Initiatives of the European Commission
Startup Europe Map is an initiative with two objectivs. Firstly, help startups and corporates to establish contacts, share experiences and retrieve funding among other European key players. And secondly, reduce the lack of knowledge of the support activities and services available to the entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Tha map also aims to identify everyone who plays a part in the building of the startup ecosystem. By having a space on the map, it’ll be easier for relevant stakeholders to identify accelerators, incubators, investors, corporations, universities and public administrations involved in their environment.
Brother project IRSUS will bridge the gaps faced by innovators (research teams, SMEs, spinoffs & start-ups) to reach the market with a feasible, viable and attractive business case and strategy for users, clients, partners and investors. IRSUS will support researchers and innovators through the road to market. Close to 200 promising ICT innovations detected by the Innovation Radar methodology by the European Commission will directly benefit from IRSUS support, to successfully drive their way to markets and to reach commercial exploitation.