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Apply for Scale2Dubai
Published 10. September 2021

Are you thinking of expanding to Dubai or the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia? Are you a small business or startup? Apply for Scale2Dubai!


All start-ups and small businesses wishing to secure a place in the global innovation ecosystem in Dubai are invited to join the program. The Arab capital is renowned as a place to connect, create and innovate.


Scale2Dubai offers many benefits such as:
2 years of free workspace,
2 year visa,
business environment,
free equity financing program,
and much more.


The application deadline is December 31, 2021.


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Apply for the 14th International Technology Transfer Conference
Published 27. August 2021

Did you know that the 14th International Conference on Technology and Innovation Transfer will take place on 7 and 8 October, for which you can also apply with your scientific contribution in the field of intellectual property and technology transfer and attend bilateral R2B meetings?


Center for Technology Transfer and Innovation and its partners are organizing the International Technology Transfer Conference (ITTC), which will bring together technology transfer experts, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and representatives of the support environment for the 14th time. 


As part of the conference, you can attend virtual R2B (Research-to-Business) meetings between Slovenian and foreign researchers and companies, which will take place on October 7, 2021 between 10:00 and 13:00.


You can attend the meetings free of charge by registering via the application form until 5 October 2021.



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Free EIT RawMaterials Programs
Published 27. August 2021

 Is your startup active in the field of raw materials and wants to develop? As part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology in the field of raw materials, EIT RawMaterials, there are some great opportunities to develop your startup. Read more about free programs below.



It offers a free program to help you test the concept of a business model. It is intended for teams and existing startups that are at least at the level of development of TRL4 (= verification of technology in the laboratory) in the field of raw materials. Selected startups receive € 15,000 in funding.
You can find more about the program here. The application deadline is August 29, 2021.



Enter the free Booster program, intended for existing startups, spin-offs and small to medium-sized companies in the development phase of TRL4 in the field of raw materials. Financial support of up to € 60,000, tailored mentoring and access to the extensive partner network of EIT RawMaterials awaits you.


You can find more about the program here. The application deadline is September 3, 2021. 


Regional Innovation Competition 2021 

Invites startups in the field of raw materials - minerals, metals and advanced materials. Workshops, mentoring vouchers and local support for RIS incubators, as well as the final presentation of innovations are waiting for you. Win from 2000 € to 5000 €!


More information about the competition can be found here. The application deadline is September 28, 2021.


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International Competition Innovation Hub 2021
Published 27. August 2021

Does your startup have a solution that could help preserve the environment? Take advantage of this great opportunity and apply for the international competition Innovation Hub 2021 for innovators and start-ups from Slovenia and other Central and Southern European countries. Maybe it's your idea that convinces the jury.


You have until midnight on September 30, 2021 to apply for the BASF Innovation Hub 2021.


The winner of the local competition wins 2,500 euros and the best idea of ​​the regional phase gets 5,000 euros.


Don't miss out and apply!



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Enter the Polish Market with Concordia Design Accelerator
Published 27. August 2021

Are you thinking of entering the Polish market, but are you facing many questions, challenges and obstacles? Concordia Design Accelerator is the right solution for you.


Why apply?

You can:

  • Receive a grant of up to EUR 65 000 for establishing a company in Poland.
  • Support of 20+ mentors with experience in various areas of business. Get to know them here.
  • Getting into contact with 15 industry partners waiting to validate your solution. Read more here
  • Develop your project with 5+ VCs who could be potential investors in your project.
  • Wrocław, one of the largest start-up hubs in Central and Eastern Europe.




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Sign up for EU Code Week Hackathon
Published 27. August 2021

Are you between 15 and 19 years old and love technology? Do you like to create and want to learn about similar trends in the field of digital products? If so, don’t hesitate: you can sign up to the hackathon as a single competitor or, even better, with your team, where each one of you will contribute their know-how in solving a challenge.


The best team will receive a EUR 2,000 prize.


The competition will take place between 18 and 19 September in Nova Gorica, and the winning team will be tested a month later in Europe, where they can win the title of "The Champions of Europe".



more about the hackathon


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Do You Work in the Cultural or the Creative Sector?
Published 02. October 2020

Do you have a guaranteed job for the rest of this year?


Do you work more for less money during a pandemic?


How do you assess government measures to mitigate the economic consequences of the pandemic on the cultural and creative sector?


These are just some of the key questions that Poligon and the Center for Creativity want to ask for the second time this year. They want to know how Covid-19 affects your lives and work. In spring, more than 1,500 of you took part in the survey.


Complete the survey by October 25th and get heard:

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Start-up Science Demo Day
Published 30. September 2020

Do you have an idea or a solution on how to tackle air pollution?


BASF, the largest chemical company in the world, invites you to sign up for their Start-up Science Demo Day. A short presentation of an idea or solution (elevator pitch) can guarantee their support, but only if it is the best.


The idea or solution must:

be linked to energy efficiency,

represent an alternative to a petrol or diesel-powered product,

clean the air,

reduce the need for transport,

represent a smart transport solution,

represent an environmentally friendly alternative to means of transport or

contribute to cleaner air, even if it does not meet any of the criteria above.

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Creative Drive - Challenge 3: AJM windows-doors-blinds
Published 28. September 2020

The Center for Creative Industries (CKI) Maribor and the Center for Creativity (CzK) as part of the Creative Drive project want to invite pupils from the cultural and creative sector to apply for collaboration with companies from various industries.


This time, challenge #3 brings you the opportunity to work with: AJM windows-doors-blinds.

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International Award for Young People Between 16 and 35 Years Old
Published 24. August 2020

The Princess of Girona Foundation has announced an international award, which seeks to recognize the careers of young people between 16 and 35 years old in any part of the world who stand out for their work, their merits and their exemplarity.

The deadline for submitting applications is 30th November 2020.

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P7C 2020 COVID - Credits to Mitigate Sars-CoV-2 Epidemic Effects on the Economy
Published 14. August 2020

With the P7C tender, the Slovenian Enterprise Fund offers an interest-free loan of EUR 5,000 to EUR 50,000 with a financing period from 1 to 5 years and the possibility of a moratorium from 1 to 6 months, which is considered the loan repayment period.

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Agrobiznis hi-tech
Published 10. June 2020

Do you have an idea in the field of new technologies in agriculture? With the competition Agribusiness hi-tech, the Finance newspaper monitors and presents new technologies in the food supply chain, with priority given to technologies that are the result of Slovenian knowledge.


So if you are a supplier and/or user of new environmentally friendly technologies that increase the efficiency of production and reduce costs by reducing the use of pesticides, fertilizers and water, then this is the opportunity for you.

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!Nternational CHALLENGE
Published 09. June 2020

Are you developing new technology or a solution that can help

  • in managing smart factories, smart cities, smart mobility and smart transport,
  • automate and digitalize industry, cities and traffic more effectively,
  • design new services based on data, machine learning and artificial intelligence ,
  • introduce new Sharing Economy business models for a more efficient use of resources, or
  • reduce the negative impact of modern technologies on health and the environment?


Then the Iskratel's !Nternational CHALLENGE Hackathon is a great opportunity to give your solution or technology an extra boost.

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Submit your innovation for the selection of the best innovations
Published 26. May 2020

Have you developed an innovation that deserves attention at the national level? Apply for the selection of the best innovations by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (GZS), supported by the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology and SPIRIT Slovenia.


The GZS Innovation Awards at the national level are the highest national awards for innovative achievements by Slovenian companies and thus promote innovation in Slovenia. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces the competition and awards prizes for innovation in cooperation with regional chambers.


The prizes for the best will be awarded this year on 18th Innovation Day, November 30, 2020 at the Brdo Congress Center. You can submit your innovation until 12 June 2020.

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Take part in the first pan-European Hackathon #EUVirus
Published 16. April 2020

Take part in the first pan-European hackathon #EUVirus, which will look for innovative solutions to the global challenges posed by  COVID 19 pandemic. 


Technology Park Ljubljana, together with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, the Ministry of Public Administration and the partners of the Slovenian economic ecosystem, call on individuals and groups to develop solutions to various current global challenges in the fields of:

  • health and life, 
  • business continuity,
  • social and political cohesion,
  • distance working and learning, digital finance and
  • other

The Hackathon takes place from 24 to 26 April and brings together over 60.000 participants from all over Europe.


The closing date for applications is Sunday, 19 April 2020.

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Do you have a "digital" idea and need an incentive to get started?
Published 30. March 2020

EIT Digital and ABC Accelerator invite you to the Venture Programme, aimed at teams with a "digital" idea that need an initial boost to break onto the market.


Applications are open until April 26, 2020. The programme can offer you:

  • up to 25.000 euros of financial support,
  • ABC Accelerator's 8-week online pre-accelerator programme, which has twice received the Best of the Region award,
  • support in the development of a minimum working product (MVP),   
  • the opportunity to become part of the extended ABC Accelerator family,
  • the opportunity to become part of EIT Digital, thereby gaining the benefits of the large network of this leading European innovation ecosystem.
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Startups and SMEs, do you have the technology and/or innovations that can help combat the coronavirus?
Published 18. March 2020

Startups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), if you are developing technologies and innovations that can help treat, test, monitor or help in other aspects fight the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission is calling on you to apply for the next round of funding from the European Innovation Council, today on Wednesday, March 18, by 5 pm.

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Promoting the Creative Cultural Industries - Centre for Creativity 2020-2021
Published 11. March 2020

The Slovene Ministry of Culture has announced the second call for proposals for the Promotion of Creative Cultural Industries - Centre for Creativity 2020-2021.


The subject of the call is grants for the development of innovative projects and companies in the field of creative and cultural sector (CCS), development of new products, services and processes of applicants (companies and other organizations) and encouraging stronger cooperation between CCS and the economy.

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Connect & Experience 2020 Seminar, an opportunity for senior representatives of European startup ecosystems
Published 05. February 2020

The Office of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has published a call for proposals for Connect & Experience 2020, to be held in Israel (Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa) from 29 March to 2 April 2020. Intended for senior executives of European startup ecosystems (e.g. TTOs, heads of accelerators, innovation agencies, laboratories, incubators and other agencies to support startups in the education, industry or government spheres).


Note: The program is not suitable for single startups.


Apply till 17 February 2020!

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ESA BIC Open Call
Published 07. November 2019

Do you have a product or service, related to space technology, which makes our everyday life easier?

Show your solution to the European Space Agency whereby Science Park Graz will help you with a powerful free support package.

So that you will give your solution the opportunity to "fly" into space...


Hurry -deadline for submissions is November 15, 2019.

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Get to know China and introduce yourself
Published 23. October 2019

Attending the Industry 4.0 Conference (Automation, Smart Cities, Robotics, IoT) in Guangzhou, China, November 21-26, 2019 may be a great opportunity to get insight into the Chinese market, learn about its specifics, meet Chinese business partners and for presentation of your project to the Chinese market.


The cost of the whole trip is 750 EUR, while with the support of the Slovene Enterprise Fund, your business trip can be even more low-cost as you can use the voucher for participation in international forums.

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[#StartupPlusProgram] Want to ensure your business a million dollar investment?
Published 21. October 2019

The Next Round Investment Conference, part of the rich #StartupPlusProgramme content support program, is an opportunity for Slovenian startups to receive a million dollar investment at home.

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Ensure a Partnership with Zavarovalnica Sava and up to EUR 25.000 for the POC Development
Published 18. October 2019

Insurtech Innovation Challenge is an international promotion program organized by the Austrian WhatAVenture and Maribor's Venture Factory, within which Zavarovalnica Sava is looking for innovative enterprises for collaboration and joint product development in the field of life, health and accident insurance.

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TP LJ helps Slovenian startups grow faster with Hubspot
Published 20. September 2019

Technology Park Ljubljana has become a HubSpot platform partner and an entry point for Slovenian startup companies. For Slovenian startups that have not raised more than 2 million $ of investments and do not yet use other platform services, a bunch of benefits are available.

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