Investment readiness programme

The investment readiness programme is part of the European Partnership on Innovative SMEs. The partnership is co-funded by the European Union through Horizon Europe.

Develop and enhance business relationships by participating in our international missions and corporate activities in 2024.

Eureka will be organising:

  • International missions with opportunities for SMEs to connect with non-EU investors and key strategic partners.
  • Corporate activities helping SMEs approach multinational corporate investors for business partnerships. Learn about best practices and collaborating to develop solutions to industry challenges.

You can apply if your startup or SME is based in a Eureka country.

  • 237 COMPANIES FROM 31 COUNTRIES PARTICIPATED IN CORPORATE ACTIVITIES
  • 95 CHALLENGES SUBMITTED
  • 19 ONE-TO-ONE MEEINGS WITH CORPORATES ORGANISED
  • 2 NEW CORPORATE PARTNERS IN 2O23

Our activities with corporates

Our activities with corporate partners this year will include:

  1. online sessions on specific corporate challenges
  2. thematic online sessions
  3. a workshop (by invitation only) where corporate partners will exchange views and learn from each other about how they organise their open innovation activities and investment vehicles for startups. Eureka will also provide an overview of all Eureka programmes and activities for SMEs and startups.

Join our session with Telefonica on 23 May at 15:30 CEST.

Register here

Apply to Agbar challenges by 24 May EOB.

Apply here

Apply to Fluidra challenges by 7 June EOB.

Apply here

Join our session with Enel on 2 July at 15:00 CEST.

Register here

Participating corporate/key partners

A series of online tailor-made sessions with corporates and strategic partners. The corporate activities will give you the opportunity to meet, learn from and develop partnerships with leading corporates from different sectors.

We have held sessions with:

International missions

In 2020 and 2021, we organised international missions to attend the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) in Singapore and Collision in Canada.

In 2022, we organised an international mission for 30 SMEs and startups with Web Summit, “the best technology conference in the planet” (Forbes), taking place in Lisbon from 1-4 November.

Keep visiting our website and subscribe to our newsletter to learn about the next international missions set to take place in 2024.

Investment readiness aims

By participating in our programme, you can:

  • learn about international growth opportunities,
  • forge connections with non-European investors and
  • establish and explore relationships, partnerships and investment opportunities with large corporates and corporate venture teams.