EVOLVED-5G Accelerator Call for Expression of Interest is Now Open 

EVOLVED-5G Accelerator Call for Expression of Interest is Now Open 

  • Open Call for SMEs and Start-ups from Europe to apply for the EVOLVED-5G Acceleration Program.
  • A 5-month capacity building programme for 20 startups & SMEs.

Athens, October 17, 2022 – EVOLVED-5G (https://evolved-5g.eu/) consortium is calling for SMEs and Start-ups from Europe to apply for the EVOLVED-5G Acceleration Program, which will help them turn their products/services into scalable businesses by adapting new digital technologies and 5G applications. 20 entrepreneurs and start-ups will be selected to join the 5-month program, starting in January 2023. The EVOLVED-5G consortium, through an intensive capacity building program, will support its participants, by providing them training and advanced business support, coaching on funding opportunities, technical assistance, and business networking to grow their ventures and expand them across the EU. 

Applications are open until Wednesday, November 30th 2022.  

The EVOLVED-5G Project is funded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 Programme, counting 21 partners from 9 countries.  

What we offer: 

Capacity Building & Training on  

 Business and technical support tailored to the needs of the ventures.  

  • Training on investment readiness and funding opportunities.  
  • Access to European market opportunities and support through networking events. 
  • Access to members of the EVOLVED-5G network of 5G and innovation experts.  
  • Access to EVOLVED-5G project’s network of entrepreneurs, professionals, media, funding companies and international partners. 

How to Apply 

Applications are submitted online via Vestbee’s platform for startups: https://app.vestbee.com/org/envolve  

Application Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 30 November 2022.  

Who Can Apply? 

The call is addressed to start-ups and small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) from all the EU countries. 

Commitment from the participants 

A minimum of 1 member per team, expert in their project field, must be committed to participate in the accelerator activities.  

Need Support? 

Arrange an appointment with our team to learn more about the acceleration program and receive support at the following email: accelerator@evolved-5g.eu 

About the EVOLVED-5G Acceleration Programme: 

The Program’s Timeline & Support Stages 

The Program starts in January 2023 and ends in May 2023. Below is the timeline and the description of the different support stages. 

  • Outreach & Selection: October 17 – December 31, 2022 
  • Application period: October 17 – November 30, 2022 
  • Evaluation period: December 1 – December 20, 2022 
  • Selection of 20 companies  
  • Information to the applicants: December 20 – January 10, 2023 
  • Capacity Building Program: January 20 – May 31, 2023 
  • Pitching Day & Selection of 10 Projects:  June 2023 
  • Incubation Support & Mentoring: June 2023 – July 2023 

The selected start-ups will go through a 5-month capacity building Program tailored to support them in developing their business models, access to finance and market strategies. 

Pitching Day | Selection Of 10 Projects – June 2023 

Entrepreneurs will pitch in front of a selected jury from the consortium members and our advisory board that will select 10 projects, which will continue in the next incubation phase.  

The pitching teams will be screened based on their value proposition, their innovation, the applicability of their technology, their business model and scalability potential, their implementation capacity, and finally on their pitch effectiveness. 


Incubation Support: June 2023 – July 2023 

The 10 selected companies will benefit from a 2-month incubation support and get in depth technical and business support. The 2-month incubation period will revolve around:   

  • defining a business growth roadmap for the companies and supporting them in the implementation.  
  • facilitating linkages with experts, investors, and professionals – giving the teams access to support programs, market and funding opportunities through EVOLVED-5G and its partners’ networks.


This document contains information, which is proprietary to the EVOLVED-5G (“Experimentation and Validation Openness for Long-term evolution of VErtical inDustries in 5G era and beyond) Consortium that is subject to the rights and obligations and to the terms and conditions applicable to the Grant Agreement number: 101016608. The action of the EVOLVED-5G Consortium is funded by the European Commission. 

Neither this document nor the information contained herein shall be used, copied, duplicated, reproduced, modified, or communicated by any means to any third party, in whole or in parts, except with prior written consent of the EVOLVED-5G Consortium. In such case, an acknowledgement of the authors of the document and all applicable portions of the copyright notice must be clearly referenced. In the event of infringement, the consortium reserves the right to take any legal action it deems appropriate. 

This document reflects only the authors’ view and does not necessarily reflect the view of the European Commission. Neither the EVOLVED-5G Consortium as a whole, nor a certain party of the EVOLVED-5G Consortium warrant that the information contained in this document is suitable for use, nor that the use of the information is accurate or free from risk, and accepts no liability for loss or damage suffered by any person using this information. 

The information in this document is provided as is and no guarantee or warranty is given that the information is fit for any particular purpose. The user thereof uses the information at its sole risk and liability. 

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About Envolve Entrepreneurship:

Envolve is an entrepreneurship support organization, founded by the Libra Group in 2012. It provides education, resources, and award programs for startup businesses globally. The organization encompasses the former Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award (HEA) and the American Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) – programs that have declared 67 winners since 2012, supporting job creation and economic growth in Greece and the US. Striving for a global society where all business owners can prosper and grow, Envolve is committed to developing and cultivating entrepreneurial ecosystems by ensuring business support services are more readily available to entrepreneurs.

To learn more about Envolve, please visit https://greece.envolvelglobal.org


About EVOLVED-5G Project

The EVOLVED-5G project consortium brings together 21 partners: 3 research and academic institutions, 11 SMEs, 6 industrial partners, and 1 entrepreneurship accelerator, from 9 countries around Europe, namely Spain, France, Greece, Germany, Cyprus, Romania, Estonia, Italy, and Luxembourg.  

Specifically: Telefonica, Demokritos, Gruppo Maggioli, Atos, Intrasoft International, Cosmote, Lenovo, Envolve, Universidad de Malaga, Universitat Politecnica De Valencia, GMI AERO, internet institute, CAFAn InQbit, FOGUS, INFOLYSIS, EIGHTBELLS, PΛL ROBOTICS, Qucomm, IMMERSION and UNMANNDED Life. 

The EVOLVED-5G is co-founded by the European Union.