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 EIC virtual hub visits to Stockholm, Barcelona and Berlin, starting with the Swedish capital on 13-14 October. A great opportunity to get to know these hubs inside out, meet innovation players and submerge yourself in their business culture. All that from the comfort of your own digital workspace!
Visit Stockholm innovation hub with the EIC: application open until 06/10/2020.
Visit innovation hubs with the EIC
The virtual visit to innovation hubs 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 Stockholm
Sweden, and in particular Stockholm, is well known for producing successful companies and unicorns. Stockholm is home to major innovations players like ABB, Antler, Hitachi, IKEA, NASDAQ North, SAAB and WeWork Labs, all of whom will be attending the EIC Innovation Hub Visit.
What makes Stockholm such an ideal environment for startups to thrive? To start off, an excellent safety net, enabling anyone to be an entrepreneur, its strong technical training in universities and a school system which encourages independent thinking and creativity. Combine that with a small domestic market that forces startups to think internationally and heavy investments in infrastructure like fast broadband and you have all the ingredients to make up for one of the most exciting startup hubs in Europe. For a full overview of all attending business partners please check below:
|Enablers of Sweden||Sting|
|H22||Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth|
|Hitachi ABB Powergrids||Swedish Intellectual Property Office|
|Innovation Pioneers||WeWork Labs|
|Invest in Stockholm|
The virtual visit to Stockholm innovation hub will take place on 13-14 October 2020, fully online, and consists of several dedicated sessions. A detailed agenda will follow soon.
What’s in it for you?
Meet with investors, corporates and other business partners active in the Stockholm start-up hub.
Learn about incentives and special conditions for EU start-ups and SMEs.
Realise how attractive the innovation hub is in terms of access to talent.
Understand intercultural business etiquette.
Interact with local and/or EIC peers.
Who can apply?
The applications are open to all Small and Medium Enterprises funded by the EIC, 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.
For additional information, please refer to our helpdesk: https://community-smei.easme-web.eu/contact (please choose “EIC Hub Visit Stockholm” as the subject).