The STARTUP3 project builds and facilitates an open and collaborative ecosystem for high impact deep-tech innovators and corporates and acts as a cross-border/sectoral market-maker.

STARTUP3 business and growth programme aims to build an ecosystem where cluster SMEs, technology SMEs, market-oriented researchers, deep-tech ventures, individual innovators/researchers with innovative ideas will be given an opportunity to bring their idea into an industry. The target audience will be guided by experts from digital clusters and Digital Innovation Hubs who will support them and connect them with big players, as well as select the most promising ones.

STARTUP3 represents also the opportunity for Corporations to better know the European ecosytems of Deeptech innovators and identify high value solutions responding to their own challenges. Corporations and investors willing to take part to the project will be involved in the selection process of the startups.

STARTUP3 Open Call will be launched on the 20th of February and will last for 2 months. Out of all applicants, the best 25 will be selected to continue their further acceleration programme. The interesting fact in the whole process is that in this case, the applicants will be, at the same time, evaluators. They will have an opportunity to evaluate their colleagues from Europe on the basis of three criteria. Each applicant’s ranking also depends on the ratings they give to the other applicants. Further acceleration continues through 3 phases in which after the first phase the 10 best potentials will be selected, and after the second phase, 5 best ideas/projects will have the opportunity to integrate their product into the companies involved into the project.


Events :


  • 16th – 17th January 2020, Serbia – Kick-Off Meeting
  • 20th February 2020 – Open Call Official Page here
  • 27th March 2020 – Ecosystem Discovery Mission, Sophia-Antipolis – More information here


Project Details :


  • Program : Horizon 2020
  • Duration : 1/01/2020 – 31/12/2021
  • Coordinator : SCS Cluster


Partnership :



Communications :


  1. Site Web
  2. Linkedin
  3. Twitter
  4. Facebook
  5. Instagram
  6. You Tube


Contacts :


Clémence Castell –



The STARTUP3 project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n°871709