Opportunity for SMEs with businesses solutions for circular cities

Opportunity for SMEs with businesses solutions for circular cities

Partner up with another SME and apply with innovative circular solutions to DigiCirc Circular Cities opencall!

Are you a small or medium entreprise with digital transformations solutions to address 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗺𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀?

The circular economy applied to the city could lead to autonomous and resilient circular cities by creating loops of resources produced and consumed locally.

Participate in this open call by developing a group of two or more SMEs addressing one of the circular cities challenges identified by the call.

What’s in it for SMEs?

● Up to €60k equity free funding per SME/StartUp
● Access to 4 digital tools
● One-on-one Business Coaching support
Thematic Mentoring support provided by industry expert

Eligible applicants criteria:

● Being a consortium of at least 2 SMEs or start-up (visit the Matchmaking Platform)
● Being based in one of the EU Member States or an H2020 Associated country
● Addressing one of the circular cities challenges (check them out at https://digicirc.eu/circular-cities/)

Funding process :

If you pass in the 1st phase of the accelerator programme, you will receive € 5,000, business coaching and thematic mentoring for 5 weeks. To move to phase 2, you should submit an initial business plan and a first proof of concept.

If you win and pass to phase 2, you will gain €15,000 and 7-week mentoring and coaching services. At the end of phase 2, you should deliver a go-to-market strategy and a prototype/MVP in a simulated environment. Finally, the phase-2 consortia will have the chance to pitch their ideas at a DemoDay. The 5 best ranked consortia  will be granted with further funding of €100,000 to deliver within the following 6 months a first partnership/ customer agreement and a prototype/ MVP validated in real environment.

Application deadline: 14 January 2020

More Information: https://digicirc.eu/circular-cities/

Please take into account that a webinar will take place on the 18th of November for Q&A