Copenhagen Capacity

Copenhagen Capital helps companies land in and/or connect with key players in the Greater Copenhagen region, including Denmark and Southern Sweden.

 

Nordic Startup School

Nordic Startup School accelerates startups and invests into the best ones.

They do two batches per year. Spring batch application period is in Jan-Feb, and program start is in Feb-March. Autumn batch application Aug-Sep, and program start is around the end of September. Program length is three months, but they support the best ones for 9 + 12 months more for a total of 2 years.

They’re interested in startups from all areas, but generally not from health and education sectors.

Fazer Lab

Fazer is looking for food tech startups who focus on food (the substance), raw materials and food production process technologies.

For example solutions that help in berry or cocoa availability around the year would be interesting.

They’re interested especially in commercial cooperation, and also willing to invest in a few select startups.

Startup introductions can be sent to Jussi Loponen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zloponen/. Please include an introductory text in the connection request.

Tampere Circular Economy Cluster

Tampere circular economy cluster has over 100 companies working directly and 500 companies working indirectly on developing next-generation circular economy solutions for industry, public sector and other stakeholders.

OP Lab

OP Lab is the startup collaboration unit of OP, a major Finnish bank. They seek startups to purchase innovations from as an early adopter, while also seeking for more mature startups to acquire.

Their focus is on solutions that are linked to fields of banking, insurance & finance in general. Fields such as fintech, insurtech, AI, biometrics, customer experience, and loyalty etc. are of interest to them.

They’re happy to connect with startups that are interested in the Finnish market.

AI4Cities

AI4Cities is looking for solutions that use articial intelligence to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption. The participating cities are Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Paris region Stavanger, Tallinn.

They’re seeking 40 consortiums to participate in phase 1 (up to €40k per company), of which 20 continue to phase 2 (up to €80k) and three to phase 3 (up to €240k).

An applying consortium can consist of one or more companies. The emphasis is on European companies (main applicant of consortium and at least 50% of the budget expenditure).

Companies can seek others to form consortiums with through the matchmaking of two pre-events as well as the form on the website.

Their applications are open from 1.12.2020 to 28.2.2021.

Contact through website and email: info@ai4cities.eu.

Rocket Cluster

Lithuanian cluster of engineering, design and production companies, specializing in products of at least one cubic meter in size and orders from €30k upwards. They’re especially able to orchestrate complex offerings, up to 50 suppliers for one project. Their focus is in metal and plastic production.

Their ideal customers are from the following sectors:

  • Micro- and macro-algae
  • Aquaculture & marine
  • Industry & offshore
  • Indoor and outdoor marketing

Their offering is most often used by companies with a TRL of 4-8, but sometimes as early stage as 2.

They are also happy to help in the technical part of writing applications for Horizon and other grants. They’re also interested in discussing helping companies where management team wants to simplify their involvement or move on to something else.

Access 4 Future

Access 4 Future is a market entry program for startups wishing to help people in the target countries get better access to healthcare: India, Niger, Philippines, Egypt, Thailand.

The program’s support includes connections locally (piloting), regionally and globally (scalability) and covers startups’ piloting costs. Each location has a different challenge for startups to help in, and they have different application periods during autumn 2020. Challenges include for example furthering the education and training of doctors.

The chosen solutions have to be scaleable. For example a solution that will be piloted in two hospitals might later expand to the state, then the country and finally internationally.

 

Salo IoT Campus

Salo IoT Campus is a community of high-tech companies, researchers and educational instutitions working together on a daily basis. They have over 100 companies and 2 000 people on working and studying on their campus.

They offer versatile premises, comprehensive services and an active expert community. They are seeking more companies and partners to join them in making a smarter future.

They’re based in Salo, Finland, approximately one hour from Helsinki.

Sampo Accelerator

Sampo Accelerator is a no-equity 3.5-week acceleration program ran by Mike Bradshaw, who was the Head Coach of Startup Sauna when that acceleration program was active. The program includes follow-up meetings and checkups after the program to support the founders’ growth path.

The program is optimized for first-time growth company founders. They’re looking for companies around launch, with a working demo but without significant customer numbers. The solution will be evaluated too when applying, but teams are the main focus. Teams typically have to have background in design or product development (ability to build a solution and generate interesting ideas).

The program is free until the company generates €1M of revenue profitably, at which point the company is suggested to make a small contribution to the accelerator’s founder community.

The coaches each have over three years of experience in building startups. They’re not investors, which enables them to offer an independent point of view.

Sampo Accelerator is ran three times a year, starting typically around October, January and April. They also organize a social gathering for alumni and coaches twice a year: the week before midsummer and around the time of Slush.