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D2XCEL Sister Projects

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SynergistEIC is an EU-funded project that advocates GreenTech Growth by providing tailored, specific and hands-on support to European impact-driven GreenTech startups to become more competitive and increase their readiness to be successful in the EIC Accelerator. The project is dedicated to assisting digital and deep tech startups, scaleups, and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within the GreenTech sector in expanding their presence both in the European Union and on a global scale two waves of open calls within 2023-2024.

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EmpoWomen is a 2-year programme (2024-2025) funded by the European Union through its Horizon Europe Research and Innovation program, aiming to tackle the underrepresentation of women in the deep-tech sector, particularly in emerging European countries and widening countries. 25 selected via open calls women-led companies participate in a unique acceleration programme, shaped together by StartupWiseGuys & BusinessAngelsEurope, and get services, awards, and 45,000 euros in equity-free funding per startup. Total funding – 1,125,000 euros. 11 startups selected via the first Open Call have already embarked on the acceleration programme with a Demo Day in November 2024. The second Open Call starts in December 2024.

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X2.0 is a deeptech growth programme that seeks to ensure the scaling up of EU deeptech startups by providing a custom, industry-focused, growth programme that will act as a catalyst in delivering market-ready applications and technology solutions in 5 key impact areas: Manufacturing & Circular Economy, AgriTech, HealthTech & BioTech, Smart Cities and Sustainability, and Data & A.I. The project will distribute €1.5M in innovation and scaling services to 50 deep-tech startups and will contribute to the offering of the EIC program. From November 2022 to November 2024 X2.0 will launch five open calls.

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Ready2Scale is an Acceleration Program that offers grants up to 60k EUR and focuses on access to finance with a special Investor Readiness Program, talent scouting and better access to qualified employees with Future Founders Club and exploring new markets with tailor-made Market Discovery Missions. The project is connecting digital and deep tech ecosystem players from 14 Widening countries with more mature ones through 4 matchmaking events. The programme also raises broad awareness of national and international support mechanisms and funding opportunities, with the specific focus on EIC offerings. It also delivers over 20+ online trainings courses and specific trainings on deep tech to investors.