On Tuesday, 19th of May 2020, PARSEC Accelerator Open Call 1 winners – #100PARSEC – and SMEs from around Europe and beyond met for pitching and networking at the PARSEC Virtual matchmaking event. We were happy to host more than 50 entrepreneurs and welcome among them external companies from different sectors, who wanted to join the PARSEC ecosystem and were looking for partners to apply for the Open Call 2. The floor was given to the representants of the external SMEs who presented their businesses in the format of a one minute pitch. Then all attendees joined one of the five sectoral roundtables dedicated to food, environment, energy, Earth Observation and technology and interacted with each other to find possible synergies. These potential collaborations identified in the first part were further explored during the follow-up business-to-business meetings constituting the second part of the event which we hosted on the Brella platform.
Missed our event? Join our platform and network at your own pace!
If you missed the PARSEC Virtual matchmaking event yesterday but are interested in joining us, do not hesitate to fill out this form and join the PARSEC matchmaking space today. This space is where you can reach out and meet the #100PARSEC as well as other SMEs or start-ups willing to develop Earth Observation-based solutions for the emerging food, energy and environment sectors. This AI powered platform will help you meet and match with potential partners to form cross-sectoral and/or cross-border consortia needed to apply for the Open Call 2. As of today, around 350 meetings have already been held via this platform which will remain open until the 20th of June 2020, the last day of the Open Call 2.
As all PARSEC events since February 2020, the PARSEC matchmaking is organised virtually to continue supporting Earth Observation-based innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the current circumstances, digital communication, networking and pitching skills are more important than ever before, therefore the PARSEC team continues providing the online PARSEC matchmaking platform for its ecosystem of innovators and help #100PARSEC further develop their skills.
PARSEC Matchmaking: start networking today!
Step 1: Register through this online form. It only takes a minute!
Step 2: You will receive an invitation to join PARSEC Matchmaking event on Brella.
Step 3: Sign in to Brella and create your profile.
Step 4: Send requests to the people you wish to meet!
Step 5: Accept, reschedule or decline your pending requests.
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About the Open Call 2
The second Open Call provides access to the PARSEC Accelerator second stage and is open until the 20th of June 2020 at 17:00 CEST. 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 (also happening online). An expert jury consisting of industrial CEOs, investors and business leaders will select 15 winning consortia (#15PARSEC) that will each receive access to €100.000 equity-free funding and business support services such as PARSEC business catalysts, investment readiness programme, and export promotion services.
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.