*** UPDATE – registrations for pitching are extended until Monday, 18th of May at 17:00 CEST ***

We invite SMEs and start-ups from all sectors to join us on Tuesday, 19 May 2020, from 11:00 to 13:00 CET for the PARSEC Virtual matchmaking event. This event is a great opportunity to network with the PARSEC ecosystem of innovators and meet your match for the Open Call 2.

We offer you the opportunity to pitch your business to #100PARSEC and to the other attendees during a live session and have multiple one-on-one B2B meetings with companies from various backgrounds and expertise to work on a common product or service. You will have the chance to book the available B2B slots before the event.

SMEs or a start-ups from one of the PARSEC eligible countries[1] who are looking for expanding their network and scaling-up their business are invited join the event! Your company can be active in any field (ICT, AI, insurance, logistics, EO…). Please note that to apply for the Open Call 2 you will have to develop an Earth Observation-based solution targeting an issue in one of our focus sectors – food, energy or environment.

How to prepare for the virtual matchmaking event?

  • 1. Fill out the registration form until Monday, 18th of May 2020 at 17:00 CEST (UPDATED);

  • 2. Receive your invitation via e-mail;

  • 3. Be ready to perform a 1-minute pitch presenting your company & its services (suggested format: 1 slide PowerPoint presentation, you can use this template);

  • 4. Book in advance six B2B meetings with other attendees to meet your match;

  • 5. Take a comfortable seat and your laptop;

  • 6. Connect to our virtual networking on the 19th of May 2020 at 11:00 CEST!

Agenda of the 19th of May 2020:

  • 12:00-13:00 CEST: B2B “speed-dating” (10 minutes per meeting)

  • 11:00-12:00 CEST: Welcome by the PARSEC Team & guest pitch presentations (1 minute per presenter)

Important information:

  • Date: Tuesday, 19 May 2020

  • Time: 11:00-13:00 CEST

  • Registration: register for free by filling out this form

  • Language of the event: English

Questions? Do not hesitate to reach out to us: info@parsec-accelerator.eu.

What is Open Call 2?

The second Open Call provides access to the PARSEC Accelerator second stage and is open until 20 June 2020 at 17:00 CET.It is open for cross-sectoral and/or cross-border consortia of 2-4 innovators (start-ups, SMEs, researchers…) where at least one of the members is a winner of the PARSEC Accelerator Open Call 1 (#100PARSEC). Applicants of the Open Call 2 will pitch their Earth Observation-based innovations for Food, Energy or Environment at the PARSEC Demo Days on 2 and 3 July 2020. An expert jury consisting of industrial CEOs, investors and business leaders will select 15 winning consortia (#15PARSEC) that will each receive €100.000 equity-free funding and business support services such as PARSEC business catalysts, investment readiness programme, and export promotion services.

Learn more about the Open Call 2: Info Webinar, PARSEC website.

Who is #100PARSEC?

#100PARSEC are 100 SMEs and start-ups that are currently participating in the first stage of the Accelerator after winning our first Open Call. They represent companies from 31 different countries and share a common goal of using more efficient and sustainable methods for innovation in food, energy or environment sectors by exploiting approaches at the forefront of technology, such as Earth Observation, big data, artificial intelligence, or machine learning. They work in many diverse fields, such as: ocean or vineyard monitoring, prediction of river flows, tracking of food supply chains, improving urban planning and mobility, waste management, beekeeping, enabling energy transition, sustainable tourism and many more.

[1] The eligible countries are: all 27 member countries of the EU, the UK and 16 Horizon 2020 associated countries. Full eligibility criteria are available in the Open Call2 Guide for Applicants.