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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
El Referente has compiled in the following report all the initiatives looking for innovative companies in order to incorporate them into their programs. Some of them end on October, while others will remain open until November and December.
Impulsa Vision Startups, the accelerator program for startups by RTVE, has opened its 5th Edition for the presentation of projects that must be submitted by the end of December 22nd, 2019. It is a program for freelance professionals and startups whom want to take part in the startups ecosistem.
Companies and startups with innovative ideas in the field of unmanned vehicles (UAVs, USVs) will be able to present their ideas for the incubation and acceleration programmes of the Business Factory Aero until 15 November at 14.00.
During the intense 3-month accelerator program, StartupBootcamp the selected startups receive hands-on mentorship from over 100 industry experts, free office space, seed funding, and access to a global network of investors.
Many corporations such as Abanca, Acciona, Iberdrola, Banco Sabadell, Bankia as well as specialized accelerators have decided to launch their acceleration calls after summer and all of them will coincide with the celebration of the South Summit in Madrid from 2 to 4 October, an important time of the year as the Spanish ecosystem is concentrated throughout the week in Madrid.