The consortium of S3E – Southern European Entrepreneurship Engine launched its first open call as part of the development of an engine of growth that will improve the connections and efficiency of the entrepreneurship ecosystems in Southern European countries. The S3E project mission is to develop an engine of growth that will contribute to improve the connectedness and efficiency of the entrepreneurship ecosystems in southern European countries.
South3E is a joint initiative funded by the European Commission under the European Innovation Ecosystems Scaleup call, part of the Horizon Europe Programme. The project will take 30 months and it will be managed by 4 partners from Portugal, Greece, Ireland and Spain.
It will focus on accelerating deep tech projects, startups, and SMEs that, by providing solutions towards a more sustainable society and economy, can impact social development and economic growth in these countries and contribute to the timely achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in line with the EU Green Deal, the Recovery and Resilience Facility and the Next Generation EU fund.
Through the Open Call #1, S3E supports the development of disruptive solutions built around unique, protected or hard-to-reproduce breakthroughs, and embodies products, processes or services capable of fulfilling currently unmet (or ill-met) market needs. This new engine will unlock the untapped innovation potential of Southern European Deep Tech, targeting scientific and technical excellence in the fields of agricultural, life and physical sciences, engineering and technology.
The call is built around three tracks of bespoke services tailored to researchers and innovator’s varying levels of maturity (i.e., early, growth, and scaling stages):
- S3E Start: For research teams and technology transfer offices, S3E offers a hands-on training program to hone their commercial skills and secure early funding for development.
- S3E Charge: For growth start-ups, S3E provides mentoring and networking to develop an investmentready business plan and facilitate access to non-dilutable and dilutable funding.
- S3E Reverse: For scaling start-ups and SMEs, S3E will set up an Open Innovation ecosystem to broker, connect and match corporates to scaling start-ups through a challenge-solution duality.
The deadline for applying to the S3E Open call is February 10th 2023, 17:00 CEST.
Don’t miss this chance and register HERE.