AccelerAction, an EU-funded project to develop DeepTech innovation in Eu-rope, launches Collab

AccelerAction, a virtual space that connects DeepTech innovators across Europe and that is funded by the European Union, is launching Collab, a series of free peer-to-peer virtual reality (Frame) events that target the DeepTech sector, including investors, accelerator & incubator managers. The events are taking place in March 2024.

Collab events have been designed to address key pain points and best practices with masterclasses provided by hand-picked experts covering topics from navigating IP to cross-border investments and spotting potential in startups.

“Collab events have been carefully designed to be engaging and interactive, offering a new way to network and learn. We are confident that people who ‘collab’ with us will be part of greater transition to a more connected Europe”, says Claudia Vittorio, AccelerAction Project Coordinator.

Startups are invited to join on March 19th from 10.30 – 12.00 CET to learn to scale their solutions and locate suitable funding opportunities effectively. The speaker of the event is Sara Mancini, senior manager at Intellera Consulting, where she advises on how to seize the opportunities of disruptive technologies and how to mitigate related risks by implementing responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) adoption frameworks. She will speak about Unlocking AI Ethics in DeepTech”. Register here!

Investors are invited to join on March 20th from 10.30 – 12.00 CET to learn how to make smart investments in a high-risk environment and find the most talented tech startups. The event will be hosted by Dr. Micol Chiesa, Partner and Head of Impact at Planet Fund, and the topic is “Portfolio Management”. Register here!

Accelerators and incubators are invited on March 20th from 14.30 – 12.00 CET to learn how to provide better support to startups and help close the innovation gap.

The speaker of the event is Dóra Marosvölgyi, Founder and CEO at DARE Innovations, a consultancy business that specializes in empowering universities and incubators to enhance their incubation programs, with a focus on nurturing DeepTech start-ups. She will speak about “Spotting Potential in Deep Tech Startups”. Register here!

The last event in the Collab series will be on March 26th from 10.30 – 12.00 CET and is open to all key players, offering a space to make connections and bring together key best practices that will facilitate a gradual shift from fragmentation to a connected, equitable and more innovative European landscape. The speaker will be Patricia Allen, IT Product Engagement and Communication | IT Analytics, Data and Integration at Nestlé and former editorial director al EU-Startups. She will speak about “The Importance of Storytelling in Brand Building”.

AccelerAction was launched in September 2022 and is supported by the esteemed Horizon Europe program, which funnels billions of euros into the EU economy. It aims to bring key DeepTech players together through its new virtual ecosystem as part of a wider effort to connect innovation ecosystems and streamline business opportunities throughout all of Europe whilst encouraging and promoting gender balance in technology sectors.

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