Maxion Advanced Technologies

Iochpe-Maxion is a Brazilian wheel and chassis manufacturer, looking to connect companies in the mobility industry to develop new partnerships and revenue streams.

They prefer working with companies that have funding and at least a working proof of concept of their technology. Traction is also highly valued.

Tehnopol Startup Incubator

Tehnopol Startup Incubator is located in Tallinn, Estonia. Applications are open all through the year, selection process and intake are in batches around the year.

Current focus areas are health tech, space tech, B2B ICT, greentech and smart cities. Startups from other areas are also welcome.

Most of their participating companies are B2B or B2C. They also have a separate program focused on the needs of B2G startups, which they’re happy to tell more about.

Participating teams have to have or establish a company in Estonia (takes 15 minutes) within a month of joining the program.

Nordic Startup Bits (News)

Nordic Startup Bits publishes English-language news on startups in the Nordics, including Baltics. They’re happy to publish press releases and submitted articles.

They’re an open source effort by volunteers.

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: 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 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:

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.