Driven by real market needs, STARTUP3 aimed at building and facilitating an open and collaborative ecosystem to for high-impact deep-tech innovation and acted as a cross-border/sectoral market-maker.

From January 2020 to December 2021, the following results were achieved:

5 Top Deep-Tech startups were selected among 250 applicants through a 1-year acceleration programme, from which benefited 25 startups in total. The Top5 completed the programme 3 phases, which provided individualised coaching and prospection services.

The STARTUP5 Top5 startups’ deep technologies are tackling key markets and answer diverse core fields of nowadays challenges, highly contributing to the building of a digital-autonomous Europe: AI for medtech, IoT and AI for sustainable food & environment, IoT for industry 4.0, VR for metaverse environment, Space and AI for safe smart building.

The startups’ acceleration was supported by a Pool of 15+ Corporations, 6 Investors, and 15+ Support organisations – the STARTUP3 Corporate Pool – who followed the startups’ development and were involved in their mentoring and selection thanks to the STARTUP3 Founder Studio Platform.

From the accelerator start until November 2021, 135 deals were established by the STARTUP3 startups, of which 65 with clients, 15+ with R&D partners, 15+ with accelerators, 10+ with public funding bodies, and 10+ with private investors. The startups launched 15+ products in the market, and raised 2.61 million euro, of which almost 1 million private funding.

From the building of the ecosystem, the STARTUP3 Cooperation Platform has mapped the 305 STARTUP3 ecosystem players and ensures the continuity of their collaboration for future deep tech innovation opportunities.


See SCS Members’ supported projects: HERE

Events :

  • 16 – 17 January 2020, Serbia – Kick-Off Meeting
  • 20 February – 20th April 2020 – Open Call
  • 27 March 2020 – Ecosystem Discovery Mission, Sophia-Antipolis – More information here
  • 11 May 2021 – AI Innovation Challenge at SCS AI Working Group – more information here
  • 30 June 2021 – Sophia Business Angels Tribune – more information here
  • 29 November – 3 December 2021 – Brokerage Event Sophia-Antipolis + DeepTech Week – More information here


Project Details :

  • Programme : Horizon 2020
  • Durée : 1/01/2020 – 31/12/2021
  • Coordinateur : Pôle SCS

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Communication :


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  4. Facebook
  5. Instagram
  6. You Tube


Contact :


Clémence Castell –


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