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Startup Europe is an initiative connecting high tech startups, scaleups, investors, accelerators, corporate networks, universities and the media to accelerate growth of the European startup scene. It is supported by a portfolio of EU funded projects and policy actions. The EU Startup Nation Standard, aims at helping European SMEs and startups to pursue their market ambitions by focusing on making it easier to launch a startup and expand across borders, promoting venture-building and tech transfer from universities, increasing access to finance for scaling-up and easing visa processes to retain third country talent. The Innovation Radar, a data-driven initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects, with the goal of allowing every citizen, public official, professional and business person to discover the outputs of EU innovation funding. Digital innovation and scaleup initiative (DISC) aimed at addressing the investment gap that digital startups in central, eastern and south-eastern Europe (CESEE) region face when compared to innovators in other European regions. Startup Europe One Stop Shop, which offers entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem builders trusted information and support on topics ranging from scaling up, investment opportunities and networking.

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€95.5 billion for the Horizon Europe programme
2021 - 2027
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