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Are you a researcher, start-up, scale-up or SME from a southern European country?Do you have a deep tech idea and want to bridge the gap from lab to market?

Apply for the S3E Open Call #1 with an innovative Deep Tech project and get the chance to accelerate your ideas to boost the social and economic growth in Southern Europe!

S3E will select research teams, growth stage start-ups, scaling start-ups and SMEs to support them in their lab to market journey to improve the connectedness and efficiency of the Southern European entrepreneurship ecosystems.

CHOOSE YOUR TRACK

S3Estart

for researchers

for tech transfer offices

S3Echarge

for start-ups

S3Ereverse

for scaleups/SMEs

for corporates & public entities

Target countries

S3E Open Call #1 welcomes applications from the following Southern European countries:
Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovenia and Spain

And the following Associated countries:
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo and Turkey

Open Call Topic

Applicants to the S3E Open Call #1 must target at least one Sustainable Development Goal.

Proposals that are not tied into one or more of these SDGs will not be considered.
For more information, please visit https://sdgs.un.org/goals.

WHO CAN APPLY?

If you are a RESEARCHER
or TECH TRANSFER OFFICE

S3Estart

IS FOR YOU!

S3E Start is for research teams with deep tech projects, grounded in a scientific discovery or meaningful engineering innovation and in any stage of development, that want to explore the path from the lab to the market.

S3E Start is also for technology transfer officers that want to learn a thoroughly tested methodology to foster science-based entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.

What’s in it for you?

You will get involved in an 18-week Hands-on Training Program on science-based entrepreneurship to:

Identify and create economic value for Deep Tech
Evaluate the different paths to move to the market
Acquire skills in Ideation–Product –Commercialization
Communicate better to a non-scientific audience
Pitch your project to pre-seed stage investors and corporate ventures

25 available spots for research teams and 20 for Tech Transfer Offices
Application Kit

Find here the specific requirements to apply for this program and download the guide for applicants

If you are
a growth STARTUP

S3Echarge

IS FOR YOU!

Start-ups in their growth phase are welcome to submit their deep tech project ideas solving an unmet (or ill met) need that impacts at least one of the SDGs on focus. In exchange, S3E will support them developing a solid investment-ready Business Plan to facilitate their access to non-dilutable and dilutable funding and connect them to ‘Innovation Leaders’ and ‘Strong Innovators’ Ecosystems.

What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a Mentoring and Networking program on Deep Tech to:

Develop a solid investment-ready Business Plan
Get access to non-dilutable and dilutable funding
Connect to ‘Innovation Leaders’ and ‘Strong Innovators’ Ecosystems
Reinforce IP protection

30 available spots for growth startups
Application Kit

Find here the specific requirements to apply for this program and download the guide for applicants

If you are a CORPORATE/PUBLIC ENTITY or a SCALEUP/SME

S3Ereverse

IS FOR YOU!

Corporates and Public Organisations are invited to submit a deep tech challenge aiming at solving an unmet (or ill met) need that impacts at least
one of the SDGs on focus (as Challengers).
On a second stage, scale-ups and SMEs will be able to
respond to the selected challenges with their
innovative deep tech solutions (as Solvers).

Let the matchmaking begin!

What’s in it for you?

You will participate in an Open Innovation program on Deep Tech to:

Access a network of large corporations (if you are a scaleup or SME)
Access fresh talent and innovative ideas coming from scaleups or SMEs (if you are a Corporate or Public Organisation)
Develop strategic projects to address specific challenges
Access to Mentoring, Networking and Brokerage activities

15 corporate challenges and 60 available spots for scaleups
Application Kit

Find here the specific requirements to apply for this program and download the guide for applicants

APPLY NOW!

The S3E Open call is open from 7 November 2022 (12pm CEST) to 10 February 2023, 17h CEST.

S3e startfor researchers
S3e startfor tech transfer offices
S3e chargefor start-ups
S3e reversefor scaleups and smes
S3e reversefor corporates and public entities

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