European Accelerator Deadlines

Startup Ecosystem EU offers this European Accelerator Deadline calendar as a resource to startups.

Our goal is to bring together startups, investors and innovators to learn about cutting-edge innovations and foster dynamic conversation addressing how technology is transforming Europe.

European Accelerators

European Accelerator Deadlines

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JAN – JUN | JUL – DEC


Jan

  • Climate-KIC The Accelerator program offers coaching, training, technology validation and office space in 21 support locations and 14 EU countries. Berlin, Germany; Deadline TBA
  • IMPACT Accelerator – is the accelerator made by world-renowned accelerators, global brands, and VCs. Top ten worldwide. Offering equity-free funding, top-tier acceleration, expert mentors, and more. Our aim is to boost innovation in Europe and beyond. Madrid, Spain; Deadline TBA
  • B. Braun Accelerator – The B. Braun Acceleration Program empowers startups, entrepreneurs & intrapreneurs to quickly transform ideas into successful business innovations solutions to be implemented to their different company functions (incl. ambulatory centers & hospitals) and improve processes as well as the service level and their products in the Home Care division. Melsungen, Germany; Deadline TBA
  • Founders Factory Beauty Accelerator – Pilot opportunities and commercial contracts with L’Oreal and our wider network of beauty / retail partners. £30k cash and fundraising support (80% of our start-ups raised £500k or above during and 6 months after the program) London, UK; Deadline TBA
  • Founder’s Institute Munich – The Founder Institute focuses on helping tech or tech-enabled businesses at the pre-seed stage, including both solo-founders and teams. This includes established businesses that are pre-funding and traction, MVP and prototype-stage projects, and even part-time founders with just ideas. Munich, Germany; Deadline Jan 12, 2020
  • Grow F – Female Founders Global is a hub for entrepreneurial women that empowers, connects and supports. Our three-month program aims to kickstart highly innovative and scalable female-led ventures. This accelerator program focuses on startup development, founder development, and one-on-one support. Vienna, Wien, Austria; Deadline Jan 15, 2020
  • B-Value – el programa que impulsa la transformación del sector social a través de la innovación. Dirigido a líderes del tercer sector que trabajen en entidades sin ánimo de lucro con base en España, llega a su 4ª edición buscando ayudar a desarrollar proyectos desde una visión estratégica, diseñar nuevos modelos de generación de ingresos, profesionalizar la propuesta de valor y alejarse de los esquemas filantrópicos tradicionales. Barcelona, Spain; Deadline Jan 15, 2020
  • Bethnal Green Ventures Spring 2020 Programme – We are Europe’s leading early-stage tech for good VC. We back ambitious founders using technology to tackle big social and environmental problems that aim to radically improve millions of lives. London, UK; Deadline Jan 19, 2020
  • Rising Up in Spain – a program for foreign startups and entrepreneurs with scalable and innovative projects. Barcelona/Madrid, Spain; Deadline Jan 19, 2020
  • BerriUp  la primera aceleradora de startups con iniciativa privada del País Vasco, ha abierto la convocatoria de su décima edición. Los emprendedores disfrutarán de un programa de aceleración de cuatro meses, en los cuales contarán con: financiación 50K€, equipo de mentores, red de contactos, charlas de emprendedores, internacionalización, apoyo legal, seguimiento del proyecto, gestión de subvenciones, y espacio de coworking. La convocatoria permanecerá abierta hasta el 19 de enero de 2020 a través de la web. Deadline Jan 19, 2020
  • Founder’s Institute Oslo – The Founder Institute focuses on helping tech or tech-enabled businesses at the pre-seed stage, including both solo-founders and teams. This includes established businesses that are pre-funding and traction, MVP and prototype-stage projects, and even part-time founders with just ideas. Oslo, Norway; Deadline Jan 19, 2020
  • Founder’s Institute Warsaw – The Founder Institute focuses on helping tech or tech-enabled businesses at the pre-seed stage, including both solo-founders and teams. This includes established businesses that are pre-funding and traction, MVP and prototype-stage projects, and even part-time founders with just ideas. Warsaw, Poland; Deadline Jan 19, 2020
  • Fit 4 Start – To maximize your business’s chance of becoming successful and sustainable, Fit 4 Start offers intensive coaching, attractive pre-seed capital up to €150,000 and access to the best networks. The program is open for selected start-ups in the domains of ICT, HealthTech or Space with innovative ideas, strong motivation and high development potential. Luxembourg; Deadline Jan 20, 2020
  • PortXL – PortXL is the World’s first port acceleration program for disruptive port innovations to help change the way maritime is shaped today. Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands; Deadline TBA
  • Founder’s Institute Bucharest – The Founder Institute focuses on helping tech or tech-enabled businesses at the pre-seed stage, including both solo-founders and teams. This includes established businesses that are pre-funding and traction, MVP and prototype-stage projects, and even part-time founders with just ideas. Bucharest, Romania; Deadline Jan 26, 2020
  • Toyota Accelerator Program – Toyota Motor Europe has teamed up with ISDI Accelerator to find innovative solutions in the startup ecosystem that work in inclusive mobility. Barcelona, Spain; Deadline Jan 26, 2020
  • Iceland Innovation Lab Iceland Innovation Lab is looking for startup businesses and talented people with big ideas. Deadline Jan 26, 2020
  • SpinLab – We are not just another startup accelerator. Because we’re not tied to one single entity, we’re able to offer some unique advantages that can really give your startup a strategic edge in the early phases. Leipzig, Germany; Deadline Jan 28, 2020
  • Vision Health Pioneers – Vision Health Pioneers will support 40 early-stage entrepreneurs. We are looking for mixed teams of up to 4  members to work on one amazing healthtech idea that is applicable to the German market. Berlin, Germany; Deadline Jan 31, 2020
  • DIATOMIC – The second (and final) call for application experiments aims to accelerate solutions that apply electronic components, sensors, smart objects and systems across health, agrifood and manufacturing (Industry 4.0) sectors. Total funding amount: € 1.610.000. Deadline Jan 31, 2020

Feb

  • Farfetch Startup Accelerator – Dream Assembly’s mission is to support the best entrepreneurs, teams, and technology that are shaping the future of commerce. We believe that the whole luxury fashion industry, including Farfetch, can benefit from supporting the next generation of technology companies. Lisbon, PortugalDeadline Feb 5, 2020
  • Female Founders – a skill-building mentorship program run by Google for Startups. Over the course of 11 weeks, your high-potential startup will be matched with selected Google mentors to solve your growth challenges. Berlin, Germany; Deadline Feb 8, 2020
  • Startupbootcamp Commerce 2020 Accelerator – we are looking for world’s leading startups whose solutions are shaping the Future of Commerce, by disrupting the customer experience, reinventing points of sale and revolutionizing the CPG industry.  Amsterdam, Netherlands; Deadline Feb 8, 2020
  • BMW Innovation LabBMW Innovation Lab offers an opportunity for startups to test their solutions in a live customer environment. Farnborough, United Kingdom; Deadline Feb 9, 2020
  • Travel Impact LabTravel Impact Lab helps start-ups to get started and sets existing travel organizations in motion. Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Deadline Feb 16, 2020
  • Lloyd’s Lab – The Lloyd’s Lab is a fast-track, fast-fail environment where new concepts, ideas, and products can be tested with the support and active involvement of the world’s specialist insurance marketplace. Focusing predominantly on designing technology-driven solutions to meet the unique and rapidly changing needs of Lloyd’s market. London, UK; Deadline Feb 21, 2020
  • Thales Digital FactoryThales Digital Factory aims to accelerate the digital transformation of Thales and of its customers on five core markets. Paris, Ile-de-France, France; Deadline Feb 21, 2020
  • Alpine House Spring 2020Alpine House Spring 2020 is a unique one-year-long acceleration program for tech startups who are looking to build something big. Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia; Deadline Feb 21, 2020
  • Born from KnowledgeBFK is a program used for enhancing and promoting the culture of scientific and technological knowledge. Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal; Deadline Feb 22, 2020
  • Novartis Cancer Startup Program – The selected startups will enter the acceleration program, which is supported and monitored by a group of high-level mentors from Novartis and the Conector network who will share their experience to support and optimize the development of their business models.  Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain; Deadline Feb 23, 2020
  • Founder’s Institute Stockholm – The Founder Institute focuses on helping tech or tech-enabled businesses at the pre-seed stage, including both solo-founders and teams. This includes established businesses that are pre-funding and traction, MVP and prototype-stage projects, and even part-time founders with just ideas. Stockholm, Sweden; Deadline Feb 23, 2020
  • ToasterLAB – ToasterLAB is a FoodTech and AgTech business acceleration program, launched by Vitagora. ToasterLAB is a FoodTech and AgTech business acceleration program, launched by Vitagora, a leading European food business cluster. It is backed by top players from throughout the FoodTech value chain. From its base in Dijon and Paris, ToasterLAB helps promising start-ups and SMEs to scale up and industrialize their products and services and accelerate their time to market – faster, further, smarter.Dijon, Bourgogne, France; Deadline Feb 24, 2020
  • Conector Startup AcceleratorConector Startup Accelerator is a Spanish startup incubator that provides mentorship services for startups and entrepreneurs. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain; Deadline Feb 24, 2020
  • Digital Innovation Challenge for SMEs and European startups by the European Commission. Imagine new services based on open and reusable solutions provided by the European Commission to grow your business and contribute to shaping a Digital Europe. Deadline Feb 28, 2020

Mar

  • Cleantech Camp 2020We will select up to 15 projects that will opt to cash prizes and possible pilot financing, valued at more than 150,000 euros. From InnoEnergy, Naturgy, Enagás, CRH, Prio, Barcelona Activa and the Municipal Chamber of Lisbon we promote the 5th edition of Cleantech Camp, our acceleration program with an international focus oriented towards startups or business ideas in the initial phases, that focus on clean energy.  This month we have opened the call, which we will close at the end of February, to receive candidacies from European entrepreneurs, among which up to 15 projects will be chosen, which will participate in Cleantech Camp 2020. Barcelona, Spain; Deadline Mar 1, 2020
  • Founder’s Institute Berlin – The Founder Institute focuses on helping tech or tech-enabled businesses at the pre-seed stage, including both solo-founders and teams. This includes established businesses that are pre-funding and traction, MVP and prototype-stage projects, and even part-time founders with just ideas. Berlin, Germany; Deadline Mar 1, 2020
  • Founder’s Institute Zurich – The Founder Institute focuses on helping tech or tech-enabled businesses at the pre-seed stage, including both solo-founders and teams. This includes established businesses that are pre-funding and traction, MVP and prototype-stage projects, and even part-time founders with just ideas. Zurich, Switzerland; Deadline Mar 1, 2020
  • European Social Innovation Competition – The European Social Innovation Competition is seeking early-stage ideas from social innovators, entrepreneurs, students, designers, businesses, doers, makers and change creators – anyone who has an innovative and creative idea for making the fashion industry more sustainable. Amsterdam, Netherlands; Deadline Mar 4, 2020
  • enpact – The International Mentoring Programme is currently accepting applications from growth-stage technology businesses in Africa & Europe that also have a focus on empowering women in tech. 15 companies will be selected across European and Pan-African countries for the 8 months mentoring program. Deadline Mar 8, 2020
  • Alpha Programme London – Huckletree Alpha is a 12-week-long intensive accelerator program based in London & Dublin for startups at the pre-seed stage. The Alpha Programme is a 12-week-long intensive accelerator program for startups at the pre-seed stage in London & Dublin. Each cohort benefits from relentless pitch practice, workshops led by industry superstars, real-time feedback from our community and exposure to talent, partners, clients, and investors. The program culminates with an industry dinner, allowing our entrepreneurs to form relationships with the most hands-on early-stage investors; Deadline Mar 9, 2020
  • EIT Food Accelerator Network The second edition of our highly successful accelerator program offers participants with unique opportunities to gain insights into the Spanish and wider European agrifood industry.  With a €15,000 grant, we facilitate your participation in the program and provide you with the resources to develop and test your business. Drawing on a broad network of industry experts, we provide you with 30 days of training and networking opportunities to take your startup to the next level. Bilboa, Spain; Deadline: Mar 10, 2020
  • Metxa Accelerator – We support entrepreneurs investing in their ideas because we believe in innovative people and the amazing things they can do. Vitoria-gasteiz, Pais Vasco, Spain; Deadline TBA
  • dynamics – powered by MHP – the home of collaborative innovation. We’re a cultural and technological translator to facilitate partnerships between established and growing companies. Our matchmaking programs are tailored to the specific needs of startups and corporates at the various stages of their growth & innovation journeys. Coming from a VC background and with a decade of experience running both corporate and independent accelerator programs, we’ve invested in around 100 startups to date. Our extensive knowledge of the success factors and pitfalls of corporate/startup partnerships is why we built this venture with the backing of MHP – a Porsche company. Berlin, Germany; Applications accepted TBA
  • Accessible Transport for Berlin Challenge – Change the way Berlin moves! This is your chance to shape the future of public transport systems in Berlin and Potsdam, develop solutions to address mobility challenges and improve the lives of people such as the disabled, elderly or visually-impaired. Berlin, Germany; Deadline Mar 11, 2020
  • Lanzadera Accelerator – Lanzadera Accelerator provides entrepreneurial solutions for entrepreneurs to implement robust business models. Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain; Deadline TBA
  • Cosmoprof Worldwide BolognaWe are looking for 32 startups in the following sectors: Online platforms and digital solutions, AI, AR, VR, Virtual ‘try on’ apps, 3D or ‘e-make-up’, Small innovation devices, Personalization software and solutions, New solutions for the retail industry, Digital platforms, Biotech and Nanotech. These companies will be featured in an innovative space to drive brands, companies, and investors to engage and explore potential opportunities for cutting-edge achievements: a unique opportunity to access the global beauty community at the world’s largest beauty event! Bologna, Italy; Deadline Mar 12, 2020
  • CyLon is the world’s leading cybersecurity accelerator and seed investment program. London, UK; Deadline Mar 15, 2020
  • S2B Tech4Climate – Investment and acceleration program for startups in the field of sustainability and the environment. Aigües de Barcelona, ​​Fundación Repsol, Griñó, Nestlé Spain and Ship2B select the best startups in the field of sustainability and environment to incorporate them into the S2B Tech4Climate program. During the program, the selected startups work together with experts to strengthen their projects, seek synergies and alliances with the entities of the ecosystem and are analyzed by our investment team in order to receive up to 400,000 euros. Barcelona, Spain; Deadline Mar 15, 2020
  • EIT Jumpstarter 2020 – one of the most well-known European pre-accelerator programs. This year, for the very first time, candidates are able to submit their innovative ideas in six thematic categories. In addition to the raw materials, healthcare, agri-food, there are three new areas: energy, manufacturing and urban mobility. Deadline Mar 15, 2020
  • CRAASH Barcelona is looking for projects and start-ups to join the second edition of a boot camp that focuses on validating business models in the European markets of Barcelona, Paris, and Delft, as well as the US market of Boston. Participants should be part of a project in the field of medical devices, diagnosis or digital health from any European ecosystem looking to bring their product closer to the patient. The program is mostly web-based, but the travel to four on-site events will allow participants to build their network and evolve their solution. Any team of three people that have a technical lead, an entrepreneurial lead and a clinical lead with technology at technology readiness level 3 or 4 (proof of concept or proof of feasibility) can apply. Barcelona, Spain; Deadline Mar 16, 2020
  • CaixaImpulse Validate 2020 – call for life science, medical and health tech projects. Projects must be related to the areas of Life, Medical and Health Sciences, specifically from the following fields: Life Sciences: Biomathematics, Cell biology, Human Biology, Biochemistry, and Molecular biology, Human physiology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, and Neurosciences. Medical and Health Sciences: Clinical Sciences, Epidemiology, Forensic medicine, Occupational medicine, Internal medicine, Nutritional sciences, Pathology, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacology, Preventive medicine, Psychiatry, Public health, Surgery, and Toxicology. Deadline Mar 16, 2020
  • European Health Catapult 2020 – Do you run a high-potential European health business? Every year, the European Health Catapult accelerates 42 start-ups like yours, exposing the best business concepts from med-tech, biotech and digital health to leading experts and international investors. Deadline Mar 16, 2020
  • EIT Health Investor Network is the first pan-European, EU-driven network solely focused on financing health innovation. his program, part of EIT Health Accelerator, aims to connect European health-oriented investors and promising start-ups through cross-border financing and co-investments. Deadline TBA
  • Sony Startup Acceleration ProgramSony Startup Acceleration Program invests in early-stage startups, helping them develop and deliver a more focused offering. In the Sony Startup Acceleration Program, startup owners will receive extensive business support that will challenge them, helping them develop and deliver a more focused offering. We will also evaluate further partnership and collaboration opportunities during and after the acceleration. Lund, Skane Lan, Sweden; Deadline: Mar 22, 2020
  • Ingenia Energy Challenge 2020 – open call for projects that promote energy transition and decarbonization. Deadline: Mar 22, 2020
  • Tetuan Valley Startup School #20– The Startup School is a 6-week training program for teams starting out with a tech-based product. We focus on startups in the first year of their development, to help them through the most important steps as digital entrepreneurs. Madrid, Spain. Deadline: Mar 25, 2020
  • INDESCATFor the fourth year running,  INDESCAT  will be implementing its sports entrepreneurship mentoring program. Barcelona, Spain. Deadline: Mar 27, 2020
  • PcComponentes Startup Booster – the corporate program of PcComponentes that collaborates in the acceleration of startups that provide innovative solutions for the e-commerce and retail sector. Murcia, Spain; Deadline: Mar 31, 2020

Apr

  • ISDI Start 2020The startup incubation program for ISDI students: launch your project with us! ISDI Start is a two phases incubation program. All applicants will have the opportunity to join for free a training bootcamp valued at €25K (first phase). After the training, up to 5 selected projects will be invited to join ISDI Start UP, our 3 months incubation program (second phase). Madrid, Spain; Deadline: Apr 1, 2020
  • Climate KIC Accelerator – Our Spanish Accelerator program offers rapid development of a start-up for maximum business potential and climate impact. In three stages, our up to 18-month program brings climate entrepreneurs the knowledge, resources, tools and the mentoring they need to build a successful company. Deadline: Apr 8, 2020
  • Tech Startups Booster has opened a call in which it will seek to accelerate innovative projects. Entrepreneurs interested in being part of the acceleration program can present their projects on the Booster website. Seed startups with less than three years of life can participate in this program with at least one founder dedicated entirely to the project. The program consists of three batches of three months of acceleration focused on enhancing the sales of three startups in each batch through workshops with experts in pitch training and growth hacking, a good mentoring and weekly meetings with retailers in search of new solutions for their online stores. Deadline: Apr 13, 2020
  • IMAGINE IF! – an acceleration program built by Innovation Forum. IMAGINE IF! provides early-stage science startups with extensive opportunities: mentorship, the potential to secure non-dilutive capital, free advice from leading professional service companies and rapid networking across the Innovation Forum’s platform. Barcelona, Spain; Deadline: Apr 15, 2020
  • Buildings4People – GET YOUR STARTUP SCALED UP IN THE TRILLION DOLLAR FACILITY MANAGEMENT BUSINESSWe help mature startups with a commercial product and some market traction to enter the FM industry and boost their growth! Barcelona, Spain; Deadline: Apr 24, 2020
  • Rockstart AgriFood – a domain-focused accelerator-VC with €18million in capital dedicated to finding, investing in, supporting and empowering top AgriFood tech startups. We support early-stage startups going from early market validation to become a market-leading company, starting with our accelerator program and continuing to co-invest up to Series B. Our customized program runs ~5 days per month for 6 months between Copenhagen and Amsterdam; Deadline: Apr 30, 2020
  • European Startup Prize for Mobility – The EUSP is a unique acceleration programme that supports startups developing sustainable mobility innovations, with the aim of giving them the resources necessary to scale up in Europe. Deadline: Apr 30, 2020

May

  • Founder’s Institute Sofia – The Founder Institute focuses on helping tech or tech-enabled businesses at the pre-seed stage, including both solo-founders and teams. This includes established businesses that are pre-funding and traction, MVP and prototype-stage projects, and even part-time founders with just ideas. Sofia, Bulgaria; Deadline May 10, 2020
  • leAD SportsleAD Sports is the premier sports venture ecosystem. leAD, the premier sports venture ecosystem, is inspired by Adi Dassler, the founding father of the modern sports industry. leAD works with the most promising early-stage sports tech startups from around the world, aiming to propel their growth through smart investment, premier network access, and expert mentorship. leAD consists of the leAD SPORT1 Accelerator, targeting pre-seed startups, the leAD Business Builder, focused on the gap between seed and growth, and the Series A ADvantage Sports Tech Fund. Berlin, Germany. Deadline: May 15, 2020
  • Elevator Lab powered by Raiffeisen Bank International – a leading Fintech Partnership Program powered by Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) Vienna, Wien, Austria Deadline – TBA
  • EDF Energy Pulse Innovation Challenge 2019 – helps startups accelerate their products and services while helping to transform the energy sector. London, England, United Kingdom Deadline – TBA
  • Digital Cities Challenge – ICC will unite EU cities in seizing the opportunity for green smart sustainable growth, improving the quality of life and fostering new opportunities for citizens. 100 cities will receive world-class support – in person, online, and as a community. The call for Expressions of Interest is now open. Deadline: May 29, 2020
  • South Summit Madrid 2020The challenge of South Summit is to expose entrepreneurial talent and find the most disruptive startups in the ecosystem, whatever their industry, origin or stage of development. To this end, the organization has opened the registration period for its Startup Competition. Projects that want to become one of the 100 finalists of the competition can register through the web. Deadline: May 31, 2020

Jun

  • EnergySpin – They spin the energy companies to the next level. EnergySpin started as an innovative platform to share ideas and trends and developed into a multi-corporate accelerator program, supporting startups to grow, connecting them to corporates and helping them to challenge the status quo of the industry. We believe in a clean and sustainable future. And that is why we want to help startups and enterprises reach their goals, and together build a world, where clean and affordable energy is provided for everyone. Vaasa, Western Finland, Finland; Deadline – TBA
  • SpinLab – The HHL AcceleratorSpinLab supports the growth of entrepreneurial and innovative teams who want to scale up their businesses. Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany; Deadline – TBA

European Innovation CalendarEuropean Accelerator DeadlinesEuropean Digital Health Conferences

European Accelerator Deadlines

JAN – JUN | JUL – DEC