The European start-up scene is teeming with life: many European cities are establishing themselves as some of the most vibrant start-up hubs the world has to offer. In autumn 2020, the EIC will organise three dedicated Hub Visits, to respectively Stockholm, Barcelona and Berlin. A great opportunity to get to know these hubs inside out, meet all the innovation players and submerge yourself in their business culture. The EIC Hub Visit to Barcelona will take place on 2-4 November 2020. Don't miss this opportunity! 


Applications are open until 30 October 2020

Apply here and mark your calendars for 2-4 November 2020!



EIC Innovation Hub Visit

The EIC Hub Visit is a novel concept, brought to you by the EIC Business Acceleration Services. It combines the unique elements of our flagship-events (Corporate Days, Investors Days and Community Trainings), while adding a dash of digital sightseeing of some of the most exciting start-up hubs in Europe!

Whether you’re curious to find out what these hubs can offer in terms of conditions and funding schemes, you would like to meet with large corporates and investors active in these hubs or you’re looking to enter a new European market, there’s something for everyone’s taste. 


The start-up scene in Barcelona

Everything fits in Barcelona. A city open to business and open to the world, where a talented and international proactive workforce develops their careers while enjoying the truly sense of living. The dynamic business climate offers numerous competitive advantages to workers who are experiencing one of the best Mediterranean lifestyles in Southern Europe.

Barcelona is a city where business opportunities and capital investments are brought together making business grow: we can find successful corporates and investment firms such as: 

Furthermore, talent and technology constantly drive and reinforce one another, and this results in an innovative creative environment for both companies and professionals. Always improving in areas such as sustainability, social progress, healthcare or wellbeing. 

All these factors make Barcelona score high on several worldwide rankings. Barcelona has the highest number of innovative companies in Spain (21.5%) and is considered as one of the most attractive startup hubs in Europe. Talent, innovation and commitment.

The EIC Hub Visit to Barcelona will take place on 2-4 November 2020 and consists of several dedicated sessions throughout the day (not a full-day programme). A detailed agenda will follow soon.


What’s in it for you?

Meet with investors, corporates and other business partners active in the Barcelona start-up hub

Learn about incentives and special conditions for EU start-ups and SMEs. 

Realize how attractive the innovation hub is in terms of access to talent.

Understand the business culture and intercultural business etiquette of the respective hubs.

Interact with local and/or EIC peers. 


Who can apply?

The application is open to all EIC beneficiaries, both EIC Accelerator and EIC Pathfinder. The final attendee list will be established based on a ‘first come, first serve’-basis. 



You can apply here. After logging in with your EU-Login, please fill in the dedicated form.


Additional information

EIC Business Acceleration Services

The Business Acceleration Services provided are free of charge. All participants are expected to fill out a brief satisfaction survey shortly after the event, and a business impact survey after six months. Failure to do so may lead to exclusion from future Business Acceleration Services. Read our 2019 yearly wrap-up and our report on EIC Corporate Days to learn more about what we do and how we do it.


Cancellation policy

Cancellations will only be considered in duly documented cases of “force majeure”. Unjustified cancellation can lead to exclusion in future Business Acceleration Services events. For additional information, please refer to our helpdesk: https://community-smei.easme-web.eu/contact (please choose “EIC Hub Visit Barcelona” as the subject).



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