Open Calls

Innovation in packaging, key to the agrifood industry

New EU regulations state that by 2030, all packaging on the EU market must be reusable or recyclable in an economically viable manner.  They also stipulate the percentages of plastic that different packaging must contain, while banning plastic carrier bags. These measures have provoked various reactions, including protests from the food industry. This is why, […]

EIT Climate-KIC and Amazon launch call for sustainable start-ups

Working on transformative, systemic innovation to accelerate a net-zero carbon economy is a key priority for EIT Climate-KIC. They aim to take climate-positive ideas, products or services from niche to mainstream to reach a tipping point and create maximum impact. In order to drive this impact further and faster, EIT Climate-KIC has partnered with Amazon […]

Ecosystem | Calls
Ship2B Foundation opens a call for its acceleration programs S2B Tech4Climate, S2B Health&Care and Scale4Impact

Ship2BFoundation, the entity that drives the transformation towards the impact economy, opens new calls for its acceleration programs. S2B Tech4Climate, for startups in the field of sustainability and environment, S2B Health&Care, for startups with a focus on health and quality of life, and Scale4Impact, which promotes educational and employment projects to promote social inclusion. S2B […]

Ecosystem | Open Calls
UNWTO launches 4 new challenges to help re-start tourism

The Hospitality Challenge in collaboration with Sommet Education is a global call aiming to receive projects that can help hospitality sector reboot. This competition is designed to identify ideas and individuals capable of accelerating recovery while promoting inclusivity and sustainability in the sector to invent the hospitality of tomorrow.

Ecosystem | Open Calls
Enel launches ReShape, a global call to face different energy challenges

The energy multinational Enel has launched ReShape: Innovability to build a brighter future, a global call to re-imagine the future and lead the energy transition to continue working with startups and SMEs that support the company in its efforts to meet the challenges of the global energy landscape.

Ecosystem | Open Calls
IVACE launches the Accelerathon Water Challenges to select the best wastewater specialized startup initiative

The Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE), in collaboration with the Metalworking, Furniture, Wood, Packing and Similar Technologic Institute (AIDIMME) and theNetwork of Technologic Institutes of the Valencian Community (REDIT), has launched the Accelerathon Water Challenges initiative, an open innovation competition on wastewater challenges.

Ecosystem | Open Calls
CEMEX Ventures and Ferrovial launch the 2020 Construction Startup Competition

Cemex Ventures, Ferrovial, Hilti, VINCI Group’s Leonard, and NOVA by Saint- Gobain launch the competition with the objective of identifying and fostering startups to lead the transformation of the construction industry.

Ecosystem | Open Calls
EIT Food will support startups that fight to cope with Water Scarcity in Southern Europe

The European consortium EIT Food, will select a total of 30 startups -presented in Italy, Greece and Spain- that seek to cope with water scarcity. The call, which will be held for the first time this year, is already opened and ends the 7th June.

Ecosystem | Accelerators
EIT Food invites women entrepreneurs to a new support programme for the agrifood sector

The EWA initiative (Empowering Women in Agrifood) seeks to find solutions to the issues of the food system and support new projects, as well as to revert the current statistics: only 28% of the women in this sector have top positions in agricultural and livestock farms. A gap that could widen after the Covid-19 crisis.

Ecosystem | Open Calls
PARSEC Accelerator launches its first Open Call for applications

PARSEC is a business accelerator supporting the creation of new Earth Observation-based products and services. The accelerator targets SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs and individuals who want to have an impact on the emerging Food, Energy and Environment sectors.