European Investor Gate: call for researches and Early-Stage Companies across the EU

Innovative researchers, first-time entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in ICT sectors are invited to participate in the European Investor Gate’s competition, aimed to support participants in developing compelling business strategies to help them find the right investment partners.
The call for applications opens Monday 03 March 2014 and ends 2 May 2014 (midnight CET).
Eligible participants are researchers and entrepreneurs from the European Union who are developing a product/service making innovative use of ICT technologies in one of the below mentioned categories:
- Visualization: augmented reality, projection technologies, 3D, screen technologies etc.
- Mobilization: all products that focus on managing and enabling mobility like location-based services, mobile devices, transportation, e-mobility etc.
- Robotization: hardware technologies like robots, drones, human-machine interfaces, game equipment etc.
- Socialization: all products that focus on connecting people, devices or networks and help to manage big data like cloud computing, swarm intelligence etc.
What Participants get out of the Competition:
All applicants get free access to more than 6600 international investors registered on EuroQuity, the project partner’s online platform, and to free off and online training from experienced mentors to refine their financing strategy and learn how to manage an investment round. Selected applicants will attend a 2 day “Get Investment-Ready Bootcamp“ in Dublin with 8 survivors benefitting from exclusive one2one sessions with Dublin’s top tier ICT Corporations. Finalists will participate in a specialised coaching and mentoring program with top sector experts and attend the awards ceremony at Heidelberg’s Innovation Forum in April 2015.

For more information on eligibility and selection criteria please refer to the project website

About the Project
European Investor Gate (EIG) is a two-year project initiated by the European Commission and funded by the European Union. It’s objective is to stimulate investor interaction with ICT researchers and innovative SMEs and to facilitate investment readiness of founders and entrepreneurs in the
above mentioned technologies.

MFG Innovation Agency for ICT and Media is the official lead partner of EIG, which runs from September 2013 until August 2015. The partner consortium is composed of Media Deals, Go Beyond, Dublin Business Innovation Centre, and BPI France. The projects network partners are Business Angels Europe (BAE), Italian Business Angels (IBAN) and France Angels.





Source: PressLab

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