X-Europe Open Call for Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

STARTUP3 encourages AI & ML innovators to apply now to X-Europe!

The Startup Europe programme offers training, matchmaking, and promotion opportunities to deep tech startups and unites the network and services of F6S, TNW, Design Terminal, Growth Tribe, and TechChill.

The EU-funded programme X-Europe aims to foster the growth of leading European deep tech startups by providing top-notch training and services and guiding partnerships with investors, corporations, and governments. The programme is designed and run by five leaders in the startup community:  F6S, TNW, Design Terminal, Growth Tribe, and TechChill.

The X-Europe has been going strong for 9 months now, with two cohorts,  HealthTech and AgriTech successfully delivering a growth programme and a plethora of matchmaking opportunities to 52 cutting edge deeptech startups. TNW Event has been a pinnacle of the two cohorts, where our startups have digitally mingled among the global business elite, showing a keen eye for developing and commercializing innovative solutions and shining with their flying colours.

We are thrilled to launch the open call 3 for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning focused startups. AI & ML Open Call 3 is seeking 25 startups to participate from January to May 2021. They’ll benefit from the programme’s matchmaking, training, and promotional value. Additionally, X-Europe seeks to connect ecosystems across Europe and allow opportunities, companies, and capital to flow freely across the continent. All services of the X-Europe programme are provided free of charge thanks to Startup Europe.

25 selected deeptech startups get:

  • Free entry and showcasing at Tech Chill’s conference in May of 2021
  • Matchmaking with investors
  • Building partnerships with corporations – your idea might be the right solution to their business challenge
  • Free in-person and online training, including market-leading courses from Growth Tribe
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Jobs and talent matchmaking
  • Media exposure
  • The possibility of joining the Acceleration week at Design Terminal and access TechChill’s and TNW’s community Incubators
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for Cohort 3 – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Apply before 27 November 17:00 CET

For more information, please visit X-Europe on www.xeurope.eu, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement no. 871795.
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Webinar: How to Pitch…EIC Accelerator Jury?

ELCA, in the framework of the COSME-funded CYBER SECURE LIGHT project, organises a capacity building webinar “HOW TO PITCH…THE EIC ACCELERATOR JURY?”

The objective of the webinar is for participants to gain an understanding of how the EIC Accelerator works focusing on the process and selection criteria during the interview stage. The session will cover insights on the purpose of the interview round and what it consists of, what to expect and specific guidance on how to prepare for the pitch/Q&A part. During the webinar, participants will also receive practical advice on creating and delivering a convincing pitch. The knowledge and advice delivered during the webinar will help participants to pitch with confidence and alleviate fears.


• About the EIC Accelerator

• Selection criteria & process

• What to expect during the interview stage

• How to create and deliver a convincing pitch

• How to prepare for the Q&A session

• Pitching tips & advice

Expert: Sandra Wycech, EIC Accelerator Evaluator since 2018, startup mentor, formerly Bank of Ireland Innovation, Deliveroo, MyTaxi.

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The webinar will take place through the Zoom platform, once you subscribe you will be sent a link to have direct access online.

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Hello Tomorrow Global Summit 2020

Hello Tomorrow Global Summit — the essential event to take stock of the major emerging trends and the most promising projects of the deep-tech!

Cutting edge ‘deep’ technologies have never been so important in driving necessary change and propelling solutions forward to the crises our planet currently faces, and those that are yet to come. Taking place this year on November 16th-20th, The Hello Tomorrow Global Summit 2020 is going fully virtual, bringing thousands of attendees to the forefront of new ideas, uncovering the most promising new projects from synthetic biology to quantum physics. We foster collaboration between industry leaders, startups, researchers and experts in the deep tech network from all over the world.

Unlike existing digital platforms and apps, future “deep” technologies will advance the technological frontier. Deep-tech innovations are disruptive solutions built around unique, protected or hard-to-reproduce technological or scientific advances.

Deep tech innovations lie at the crossroads of massive shifts in demand led by megatrends (such as global climate change, demographic shifts, resource scarcity, and an ageing population) and scientific progress (such as the discovery of the CRISPR-Cas microbial adaptive immune system) and are impacting all industries.

On the occasion of the annual Hello Tomorrow conference in Paris, the best startups, investors and key players in the scientific and technological ecosystem come together to exchange and compare their visions of innovations, to question their impact, but also ethical considerations, regulations and policies surrounding them.

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DIGI-B-CUBE Virtual Matchmaking: Health meets IT

STARTUP3 encourages you to apply for the DIGI-B-CUBE – Virtual Matchmaking: Health meets IT!

Do you have innovative ideas as to how to adapt digital solutions for improving healthcare?

Are you looking for collaboration partners to complement your expertise in cross-sectoral innovation projects with up to €60,000 of equity-free funding per partner?

DIGI-B-CUBE project partner Cluster for Individualized ImmuneIntervention (Ci3) is organising a matchmaking webinar to present and discuss innovative ideas to adapt digital solutions for improving healthcare.

The event will also be an ideal platform for those looking for collaboration partners to complement expertise in cross-sectoral innovation projects. The Open Call launched by DIGI-B-CUBE is now in Phase 2 and up to €60,000 of equity-free funding can be availed by Small or Medium-Sized enterprise (SME).

Entry to the webinar is free and it will be held on 22nd October 2020 at 10 AM CET. The language to be used for discussion is English.

If you are an SME operating in the health, medicine, biotech, biopharma, IT or related sectors (robotics, automation, electronics, nanotech etc.), the webinar is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other SMEs and together with them develop project ideas in order to apply for funding.

We will introduce the DIGI-B-CUBE project to you, and selected participants will have the opportunity to present their organisation and respective project ideas in a short pitch. Detailed agenda can be found here.

Registration to participate in the webinar is open until 21st October 2020. Registration for pitching slots is optional and is open until 16th October 2020.

Link to the virtual event will be sent to registered participants prior to the event. For any questions, please contact Dr. Tobias Neumann at neumann@ci-3.de

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MediaMotorEurope Open Call – Apply Now

STARTUP3 encourages you to apply for the MediaMotorEurope Open Call – looking for the brightest deep-tech innovators with solutions for the media and creative industries!

MediaMotorEurope (MME), a mentoring programme supported by Startup Europe, is looking for high-potential European deep-tech innovators who can target today’s most relevant media industry challenges. European startups and scaleups are invited to apply for MME Second Open Call on F6S until 30 October 2020 at 17h00 CET!

MME is powered by strong media and innovation hubs, as well as key players in the tech and investment scene:  VRT, Media City Bergen, Thermi, Athens Technology Center, Cluster Sofia Knowledge City, FastTrack, and F6S.

The 6-month programme will foster the development of creative and unique deep-tech solutions targeting some of the biggest challenges and needs that the media sector faces, such as the fight against misinformation and fake news; improved accessibility and inclusion of media services for people with disabilities; more advanced human-machine interaction; better protection of personal data through new technologies; and transition towards a data-driven media 4.0 market.

What does MediaMotorEurope offer?
The intensive mentoring programme aims to bring deep-tech innovators from an MVP to a growing company together with candidate clients in the media sector and potential investors.
Selected startups and scale-ups get:

  • Dedicated coaching to support upscaling the business and soft-landing to new markets
  • Tailored support and guidance to the startups’ needs and challenges, improving skills in areas such as product-market fit, legal aspects, pitching readiness, fundraising, product development, strategic management, internationalisation, UX and Design, etc.
  • Matchmaking with media & creative corporations and public procurement support
  • Meetings and networking opportunities with investors
  • Pitching and showcasing at major media events, such as Slush, Digital Media Days and New Radio Day
  • The chance to win tickets to relevant international conferences of high impact
  • Vouchers of up to EUR 600 to support travel costs to events

The second support cycle will take place between January and June 2021. All services are offered for free thanks to Startup Europe.

For more information, please visit MediaMotorEurope on www.mediamotoreurope.eu, or follow MME on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871552.

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Global Pharma Booster Startup Call

STARTUP3 encourages you to apply for the Global Pharma Booster Programme and win the chance to co-create with Bayer Pharmaceuticals France!

To face the world’s main challenges, industries are calling for innovative solutions that deep tech has the potential to offer. With an ageing population and changing ecosystems, our mission is to: deliver world-class innovation, pioneer digital transformation and set new standards in sustainability.

Join the Global Pharma Booster acceleration programme, powered by Hello Tomorrow and Digital Pharma Lab and turn collaborations into new businesses for the benefit of everyone.

What is the Global Pharma Booster?

  • A unique, 5-month programme from Hello Tomorrow & Digital Pharma Lab
  • Helping Pharma companies to source and collaborate with startups developing cutting-edge PharmaTech and HealthTech
  • International recruitment of the best startups by Hello Tomorrow
  • Collaboration support from Digital Pharma Lab’s industry experts

Why can Bayer bring you within this programme?

  • Expert support and a dedicated point of contact
  • Access to their international ecosystem
  • Prototype and launch innovative products or services together

We are launching this call for applications to empower deep tech and digital startups, and turn collaborations into new businesses for the benefit of everyone. New possibilities in health will be shaped by innovative ideas that help patients and healthcare professionals thrive together.

Can your solutions help achieve these two goals?

A) “Bayer on-demand” for customer engagement:

  • Help us improve the accessibility of our services for healthcare professionals.
  • How to optimize customer engagement through a pull solution?
  • Are you able to build a best in class solution in services accessibility, such as contact on-demand and documents on demand?
  • How to develop a flexible solution to respond to different healthcare professional segments?

B) Improving healthcare through data:

  • Help us improve the journey, management, and prevention of cardio-metabolic events.
  • How to manage Big data and AI for Healthcare?
  • How to benefit from HealthTech solutions powered by data collected from connected devices?
  • Do you know how to build on data aggregation from different sources (interoperability)?
  • Do you have experience in remote monitoring?
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ATLAS Open Call – Develop New and Innovative Services

STARTUP3 encourages you to apply for the ATLAS Project Open Call and develop new and innovative services by making use of the technical foundation the ATLAS network provides!

The ATLAS Project will build an open, distributed and extensible data platform based on a microservice architecture which will offer a high level of scalability from a single farm to a global community. ATLAS will involve all actors along the food chain, simplifying and improving the processes from farm to fork. Through the support of innovative start-ups, SMEs and farmers, ATLAS will enable new business models for and with the farmers and establish sustainable business ecosystems based on innovative data-driven services.

What is the ATLAS Open Call?

ATLAS is developing an open, distributed, and extensible data network based on a microservice architecture. It will offer innovative, data-driven services in agriculture to everything from single farms to an entire global community. The technology developed in ATLAS will be tested and evaluated within pilot studies at a variety of agricultural operations across Europe.

The open call aims to establish these pilot studies in alignment with agricultural use cases at the farming operations of the consortium’s end-user partners. It will also establish Innovation Hubs around these pilots in order to implement a sustainable ecosystem of innovative companies.

Who is it for?

ATLAS is looking for entrants with proposals that seek to develop new and innovative services by making use of the technical foundation the ATLAS network provides. The proposed projects should demonstrate specific value for either consumers or stakeholders along the agricultural value chain. The work carried out in these projects should have a thematic focus on developing services that build on and extend the use cases carried out within the ATLAS project.

SMEs, start-ups, and farmers legally established and based in one of the EU Member States or an H2020 associated country (as defined in the H2020 rules of participation) are welcome to apply.

What will be provided by ATLAS?

ATLAS will provide technology to access various kinds of data, including:

  • Interfaces to on-board sensor data from agricultural machines
  • Interfaces to data from in-field sensor networks
  • Interfaces to data from data analysis services
  • On-board computers and runtime environments for running applications
  • Access to data repositories

Open Call Topics

  • TOPIC 1: Weed and Pest Control
  • TOPIC 2: Irrigation
  • TOPIC 3: Asset Tracking and Fleet Management
  • TOPIC 4: Efficient and Transparent Nutrient Cycle Reporting
  • TOPIC 5: Behavioral Analysis and Management of Livestock
  • TOPIC 6: Information Platform for Farmers
  • TOPIC 7: Open Technology for innovative Agriculture


In 2020 and 2021, the ATLAS consortium will fund five to 10 business entities per open call in two rounds. A budget of EUR 75,000 is foreseen to develop a use case for each proposal; this budget includes an in-kind contribution of at least 30% from the applicant.

The deadline for submitting your proposal is the 15th of September 2020 (23:59 CEST).


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Farm2Fork Hackathon – Apply Now

STARTUP3 encourages you to apply for the Farm2Fork Hackathon and propose innovative and implementable products and services!

The main Farm2Fork Hackathon objective is to identify products and services applicable in the agrifood domain, which are responding to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Products and services can be presented as Minimum Viable Products (MVP) or fully developed products and services that can be deployable, promotable and marketable.

The Hackathon aims at attracting European solution providers, innovators and enthusiasts to propose innovative and implementable products and services, which will have the following impact:

  • minimizing negative effects of COVID pandemic in agrifood sector or
  • increase the resilience of the food production and food supply systems in pandemic situations

Examples for products and services may be very broad, covering following areas (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Deployment of any kind of digital technologies in agriculture, food production/processing and food supply (robotics, AI, IoT, EO, Big data, blockchain, …);
  • Agrifood workforce (management, personal distancing, training, optimization, …);
  • Education in the agrifood sector;
  • Connecting regional supply and demand (short food supply chains, transport, forecasting, …);
  • Decreasing food loss and managing food waste (donating, new business models, re-routing, circular business models);
  • Food safety, storage, packaging;
  • Preservation of nature and resources.

The Hackathon is organised by the Innovation Technology Cluster (ITC) from Slovenia – a STARTUP3 Consortium Member – along with other relevant European institutions and projects.

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STARTUP3 Winner – Detektia


Detektia S. L. is a spin-off of the Laboratory of Topography and Geomatics of the Civil Engineering School of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). Detektia gathers and integrates the knowledge acquired in more than 20 years of applied research in-ground and infrastructure monitoring. Detektia is formed by a team of one MSc and four doctors that master Differential SAR Interferometry (DInSAR) technology and artificial intelligence techniques with a wide vision of the energy, civil engineering, environmental and water sectors.

Detektia has systematized the Laboratory of Topography and Geomatics’ experience in applied research to create a web solution that is easily adaptable to different infrastructures, allowing the analysis of the integration of DInSAR processing results with artificial intelligence in a visual and dynamic way, facilitating the interpretation and decision-making. Detektia collaborates with the UPM in the development of basic research promoting the use of satellite RADAR technology in multiple dimensions of engineering and society through MSc and PhD theses.


Detektia has developed EyeRADAR, a low-cost infrastructure monitoring tool integrating DInSAR deformation time series analysis with other technologies such as cloud computing, online interactive data analysis and visualization. EyeRADAR allows early detection of anomalies increasing: i) Security and reduction of incidents through the improvement of early warning systems, ii) exploitation efficiency and preventive maintenance of the infrastructure, iii) Infrastructure profitability due to the reduction of in-situ control instrumentation costs, iv) Maintenance efficiency in all the phases of the infrastructure.

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Candela Sancho

CEO @ Detektia
STARTUP3 Project is an excellent opportunity to work on specific aspects of the startups such as Product-Market FIT, disruption impact, benchmarking, MVP strategy, KPIs… all the facts that help to materialize ideas into a real business. I am looking forward to evaluating and reinforce our strengths and weaknesses with the help of mentors, corporates and investors.
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STARTUP3 Winner – BotX


BotX is an artificial intelligence platform that allows companies to automate their processes and tasks. Some of our customers have been able to replace 80% of staff by our robots and perform the specific functions 99.9% faster, which has brought them millions of euros of new business deals and saved their expenses. We are a team of highly enthusiastic individuals from multiple fields and a solid engineering background. The most significant advantage of BotX is that it is a conceptual platform running in the cloud as SaaS. It’s a very flexible system with user-friendly interfaces, which makes it fully prepared for future growth.


Access to the AI and automation without engineering skills. BotX is not only about the AI itself but also provides an ecosystem with other sets of innovative data instruments that are combined into a single product. The concept of BotX is the most significant unique innovation.

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Ivan Sivak

CEO @ BotX
STARTUP3 Project is an excellent initiative from which we expect access to problems faced by participating corporates and offer them our solutions.
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