Call for proposals 2019 - Pilot project - "European startups and scaleups ecosystem graph" CNECT/2019/STARTUPSGRAPH Closed!


The objective of this pilot project is to investigate the growth potential of various startups and scaleups ecosystems, in a dynamic way, based on socio-economic data gathered through effective and reliable data collecting and processing methods. All this information will be gathered and made accessible to the public through a user-friendly online platform that will map and link key connections for numerous parameters that make up the startups and scaleups ecosystems, notably the deep tech hubs by specialisation and competence.

Specific objectives:

  • To configure an existing top data platform (i.e. to showcase in a visual and public way the details by country, industry, year, permitting the download of automatically generated reports.
  • To acquire socio economic data and establish methodologies that offer access to the European startups and scaleups ecosystem graph.
  • To create the first EU mapping of the deep tech hubs with the highest potential for scaling up in the EU


Types of activities carried out by the beneficiary which are eligible under this call for proposals include:

  • design, implementation, co-ordination and management of the project;
  • awareness-raising, training and dissemination activities;
  • organisation of workshops, meetings, conferences, seminars, including financing participation of invited experts;
  • actions aiming at the creation and improving of networks, exchanges of good practices;
  • studies, analyses, action plans and mapping activities directly related to the project;
  • establishment of data and information management, including regular update of data and information products online.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 1,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 23 September 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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