Entrepreneurs often underestimate the amount of capital needed and end up raising too little money. They also underestimate the time needed to raise and close the funding. This is where InvestHorizon comes in, an Accelerator focusing on supporting deep tech entrepreneurs and their current (seed) investors to raise ambitious Series A investment.
The Karlsruhe start-up LightnTec receives a seven-point grant from the EU funding programme "Horizon 2020". With these funds, the company's revolutionary technology for digital light on film will be further developed over a period of two years starting in November 2019.
Call the bus with an app on your smartphone - and it comes without a driver sitting at the wheel. After getting off at the desired stop, the electrically powered vehicle automatically searches for a parking location, charges at the next charging station or makes its way to the next passenger. In the future, this vision could complement local public transport in rural areas.
The technology network "Modular Ultrafast Laser Technology" of EurA AG has recently been listed as a success story by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). Due to its great success, the network is currently in its second year after funding and has been able to acquire additional funding for development projects.
A groundbreaking new EU project to develop new alternative proteins will launch in January 2020. A range of highly innovative new-protein foods made from plants, fungi, byproducts, and residues will soon emerge from Smart Protein, a new Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission.
The aim of the project is to create simplified access to large-scale data processing for small and medium-sized enterprises, using supercomputing and involving programming experts, technologists and supercomputing resource managers.
Sind Sie ein kleines Unternehmen, ein unabhängiges Forschungszentrum, ein Start-up oder ein Innovator? Sind Sie Student oder Forscher? Möchten Sie die komplexe Datenverarbeitung (Big Data, KI etc.) für Ihre täglichen Aktivitäten nutzen, aber es fehlt Ihnen an Wissen, Kompetenzen und/oder Ressourcen, um sie vollständig umzusetzen?
The winners of the SME instrument benefit not only from financial support, but also from the Business Acceleration Services of the European Innovation Council. In this unique way they get in touch with investors and the decision makers of large companies - like P&G here - but also with other SMEs and start-ups. Watch the video of the networking event at the P&G Innovation Center in Brussels.