Considering that startups and scaleups are drivers of economic growth and open doors to job creation in the European Union, the European Commission launched a new portal with exclusive resources for those who need to give their business a new lease of life. It is called Startup Europe and aims to support and create ecosystems for startups to expand their business.
According to the statement, the ecosystem of startups in Europe was only boosted by some cities, and to give an example, 76% of all capital invested in Europe since 2013 was directed to 10 hubs, about 30% of the talent pool. in this sense, the new website intends to communicate to more people, promoting the growth and expansion of new hubs. And to catalyze the process, seven new European projects are being launched that aim to create ecosystems to accompany startups, helping them to overcome the obstacles inherent to their growth.
In practice, the website works a bit like a framework for job offers, in this case thematic projects, which the interested statups, in the different available areas are redirected to the respective page where they can apply. described the theme, objectives and financing amount for the chosen teams. Currently there is a blockchain partnership program, intelligent fabrication of textiles and cloud, big data and machine learning systems, to name a few.
As explained by Pteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit at Startup Europe: This new website represents the ambition of Startup Europe's goals to encourage startups across the EU to evolve, receiving all the support they need. Our vision is to help give visibility to the different ecosystems in Europe that are here for this reason, and to develop their formation, encouraging dialogue between them.
Please note that the application for projects in force has a limited time. For example, the Blockchain projects that are currently available have an enrollment period until February 10, followed by the start of idealization in March, the construction of the prototype between April and July, and then the pilot test between September and October.