DeepTech Accelerator Program Call for Expression of Interest Is Now Open

DeepTech Accelerator Program Call
for Expression of Interest Is Now Open

  • Open call for student-led startups or ideas from Europe to apply for the DeepTech Accelerator Program
  • A 2-month program for 10 startups & SMEs from  Europe and Horizon Europe associated countries

Athens, September 11, 2023 – The Skills2Scale ( consortium announces the launch of the DeepTech Accelerator Program. This 2-month acceleration initiative aims to empower student-led startups and ideas to scale up and thrive in an ever-evolving market. Our target group is startups that are ignited by students and graduates from European Higher Educational institutes, or ones from Horizon Europe associated countries. The Deep Tech Acceleration Program will select 10 innovative teams to participate in a journey of growth and learning, starting in October 2023. Emphasizing new business models that incorporate deep tech capacities, 5G and Beyond technologies etc., the program promises to equip participants with the necessary competencies to flourish in the deep tech industry.

Applications are open until September 30, 2023. 

What the Program Offers: 

  1. Empowering Training and Tailored Mentorship (October 2023 – November 2023):
  • Inspiring Webinars (4 hours): Enthralling, digestible online sessions about the limitless potential of Deep Tech and Beyond 5G technology. These sessions will immerse participants in captivating stories about market opportunities and crucial regulatory insights.
  • Interactive Workshops (8 hours): Engaging and practical sessions that equip participants with the knowledge to seamlessly integrate innovation, business skills, deep tech  and Beyond 5G technology into their offerings. Participants get a chance to work on real-world scenarios and gain immediate, valuable feedback.
  • Personalized Mentorship (1 hour): A mentor, selected based on the specific needs of each team, will provide strategic guidance and support. These intimate mentorship sessions focus on honing business plans, devising winning strategies, and optimal use of deep tech and Beyond 5G technology.
  • Capstone Showcase: A grand finale where participants unveil their progress and achievements. This event is an exciting opportunity to present business and technological developments in a pitch-style format to potential investors.
  1. Energizing Networking and Collaboration Opportunities:
  • Quarterly Networking Events (1.5 hours): An inviting platform for participants to rub shoulders with industry leaders, potential investors, and like-minded startups, sparking conversations that could lead to exciting collaborations.
  • Bi-monthly Collaboration Sessions (1 hour): A creative space for brainstorming and collaboration amongst participants, encouraging synergy and cultivating potentially groundbreaking solutions.
  • Exclusive Partner Engagements (as required): A golden ticket for selected teams to have valuable meetings with potential partners and investors, opening doors to possibilities that could propel their startups to new heights.
  • Support in securing the first funding opportunities. 

How to Apply: Apply here:

The deadline for application submission is September 30 2023 at 17.00 CET.

Who Can Apply: 

The Deep Tech Accelerator Program welcomes student-led or graduates- led startups from Europe or Horizon Europe associated 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.

Program Timeline & Support Stages:

Application period: September 2023

  • Evaluation period: October 1-10 2023
  • Selection of 10 companies
  • Announcement to the applicants: October 11-13, 2023
  • Launch of the Deep Tech Acceleration Program: October 16, 2023
  • End of the Deep Tech Acceleration Program: November 30, 2023

The DeepTech Accelerator Program offers an unparalleled opportunity for participating teams to gain valuable insights, develop critical skills, and form strategic partnerships. Together, let’s revolutionize the future of the deep tech industry.

For more information about the program and to apply, visit

The Skills2Scale Project is funded by the EIT HEI Initiative  Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education. The Skills2Scale consortium, consisting of seven partners from five countries, is committed to igniting innovation and fostering new talents in the deep tech field and  through its transformative programs.

More information of the Skills2Scale project can be found here

More information of the EIT HEI Initiative can be found here

Need Support?

For further information on the Call for Expression of Interest and the Deep Tech Accelerator Program, in case of any doubts regarding the eligibility rules, the information that is to be provided in the Application Form, or if you encountered problems with the Application Form, please contact our team at the following  email:


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