Let your idea take flight with PARSEC
The PARSEC Accelerator will run in two stages to select, fund and support the best SME’s to create EO-based services and products with strong market potential in the sectors of food, energy and environment. To become one of the 100 beneficiaries of the PARSEC first stage you have to apply to the Open Call 1 “Call for ideas” until the 20th of December 2019 at 17:00 CET. The first stage will run between March and July 2020. The PARSEC Open Call 2 “Call for consortia” application period will take place in spring 2020 leading to the PARSEC second stage that will run between September 2020 and October 2021. At the end 15 winning consortia will see their new products or services launched into the market.
Can I apply for the Open Call 1?
Are you a representative of a Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME), a single entrepreneur, or an aspiring founder?
Are you keen to innovate for the sectors of food, energy or environment?
If you answered yes to the above questions, you can apply now!
How do I apply for the Open Call 1?
Read the official Open Call 1 documents:
Just prepare a 3-minute video explaining your vision for innovation and your competences. You can have a look at our “Easy guide to a great 3-minute video pitch” presentation, here.
Sign up and upload your video before the 20 December 2019 at 17.00 CET.
You will evaluate the videos of other participants during a specific period during the month of January 2020.
If your application ranks among the top 100, you are in!
What is the deadline for Open Call 1 applications?
Application submission closes: 20 December 2019 at 17:00 CET.
Applications submitted after the deadline will be automatically rejected.
Your challenge areas
Open Call 1 Winners
I’m in! What are the next steps?
Register as a sigle entrepreneur or as an SME, if you have not already done so, and sign a contract with the PARSEC Accelerator.
Join all the 100 winners at the PARSEC Accelerator Bootcamp in Stuttgart, Germany (mandatory).
Attend at least one of our regional networking events physically or online (mandatory).
Form a cross-border or cross-sectoral consortium of 2-4 organisations.
Together with your consortium, develop a business idea in the food, energy or environment sectors using Earth Observation.
The PARSEC Accelerator timeline
PARSEC is a two-stage acceleration programme and will run until October 2021. If you get selected you will benefit in the long-term from the supporting services that the programme offers.