European Entrepreneurship Management

The Climate-KIC EIT Regional Innovation Scheme is an Acceleration Programme encouraging the development of new businesses in the field of the low carbon economy through the provision of a service package and grants for selected participants from the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme countries.

The overarching target of the task is to investigate, if and how the different ecosystems can be better connected to effectively apply Climate-KIC activities in a strong and flourishing network of Regional Partners. Further information can be found here.

The Climate-KIC Regional Innovation Scheme Accelerator 2018 starts in June and runs until November Besides financial support, they will receive individual coaching,mentoring and peer-to-peer learning, exposure to customers, partners and investors and access to an extensive relevant international network. The Start-ups are divided into three stages according to the criteria below:     


Stage 1 – Fundamentals: Business model development

This stage aims to help entrepreneurs translate inventions into business plans, develop and present a business model using the Business Model Canvas or another appropriate business model assessment framework, and present a plan for validating that business model by real-world customers

Financial support: up to EUR 20,000 grants

We are looking for start-ups (third parties) that comply with the following criteria:

  • A BASIC business model is already defined.
  • The start-up is composed by a motivated team (at least two founders).
  • The start-up may or may not have a legal entity formed yet. In case they have a legal entity this cannot be older than 3 years.


Stage 2 – Validation: Business Model Validation & First Customers

Builds on the first stage and helps entrepreneurs translate business plans into concrete value propositions. Start-ups need to provide evidence of the validation of the business model by real-world customers and develop and present a plan for developing products/ services to market-readiness and achieving market entry.

Financial support: minimum EUR 5,000 and up to EUR 25,000 grants

We are looking for start-ups (third parties) that comply with the following criteria:

  • Successfully absolved stage 1 or coming directly to stage 2.
  • A SOLID business model is already defined.
  • The start-up is composed by a motivated team (at least two founders) and the leadership team is already in place.
  • The start-up has already a legal entity or is in advanced process to set one.


Stage 3 – Delivery: Onwards to investment and scaling

Purpose: Help entrepreneurs to prepare for a future of investment rounds and scaling. Pursue market entry with core product/service in beachhead markets and achieve a meaningful number of commercial transactions that validate value proposition of product/service and leads to generation of first commercial revenue. Start-ups in this stage of the programme are supported in preparation for negotiations with potential investors and partners and can tap into a network of investor contacts and partners.

Financial support: minimum EUR 20,000 and up to EUR 50,000 grants

We are looking for start-ups (third parties) that comply with the following criteria:

  • Successfully absolved stage 2 or coming directly to stage 3.
  • A VALIDATED business model is already defined.
  • The start-up is composed by a motivated team (at least two founders) and the leadership team is already in place.
  • The start-up has already a legal entity not older than 3 years.
  • Early users/ customers/ partners identified.


Every six months a stage ends. In order to participate in the next stage, the participants have to apply again.

Provadis Hochschule runs the programme under the name of Climate-KIC RIS in collaboration with Regional Partners in following 9 european countries, who run the Accelerator programme:

Bulgaria
Cyprus
Estonia
Latvia
Malta
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Slovenia

 

 

A common theme throughout the Bootcamps is the importance of knowledge creation through collaborative work. Startups will be introduced to representatives from international companies.

Get connected – in Frankfurt

4. – 5. July 2018

Frankfurt is the heart of Europe’s financial community and a hot spot of the chemical industry. With its strong regional ecosystem Frankfurt offers access to international businesses and with Provadis Hochschule you receive access to leading chemical and bio-technical industries. The Bootcamp in Frankfurt is dedicated to create a pan-European start-up community, unfold synergies between the RIS start-ups and to create a joint spirit. You will learn how to get your product ready for the market and expand your business internationally.

For further Information on the Bootcamp in Frankfurt please contact:

bernd.winters(at)provadis-hochschule.de

 

 

The EIT Regional Innovation Scheme Accelerator is a Climate-KIC programme to increase the innovation capacity in: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. The Climate-KIC Accelerator DACH operates in: Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Meet the startups (currently) being supported in these countries. Experience remarkable business models, get in touch with startups in your industry and get connected here: http://matchmaking-startups-cleantech.eu/

Ansprechpartner

Provadis Hochschule
Bernd Winters
Project Manager
Tel.: +49 69 305-2269
E-Mail: bernd.winters(at)provadis-hochschule.de 

Ansprechpartner

Provadis Hochschule
Jasmin Kailath
Tel.: +49 69 305-80764
E-Mail: jasmin.kailath(at)provadis-hochschule.de

Ansprechpartner

Provadis Hochschule
Prof. Dr. Hannes Utikal
Head of Center for Industry and Sustainability
Tel.: +49 69 305-13730
E-Mail: hannes.utikal(at)provadis-hochschule.de

Ansprechpartner

Provadis Hochschule
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rams
Content
Tel.: +49 (172) 1718520
E-Mail: wolfgang.rams(at)provadis-hochschule.de

Ansprechpartner

Provadis Hochschule
Alexander Schneider
Controlling and Finance 
Tel.: +49 69 305-43974
E-Mail: alexander.schneider(at)provadis-hochschule.de