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Investment forums and support in the processing of available public instruments

Deep Tech Barcelona Fund

The Barcelona City Council, through Barcelona Activa, will invest 10 million euros in national or international private venture capital entities, to boost the deeptech ecosystem of the city within the framework of the Barcelona Green Deal economic agenda.

The selected venture capital entities will be required to invest in startups in the DeepTech field.

See all the details and the Fund's Terms and Conditions.

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Barcelona Deep Tech Investment Forum

Presentation of startups to Business Angels, venture capital firms and corporations.

Meeting point aimed at deep tech startups (established or in the process of being established) in pre-seed and seed stage, mainly linked to advanced materials, artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, photonics, electronics, quantum computing and space technologies.

The Seed Deep Tech Barcelona Investment Forum is organised by Barcelona Deep Tech Node and EsadeBAN.

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Processing of public funding

Support in the processing of public aids linked to deep tech startups. A group of experts will support startups in identifying and processing applications for public financial instruments, in particular:

  • CDTI: Cervera and Neotec
  • Ministry of Science and Innovation: Torres Quevedo
  • ACCIO: Startup Capital
  • EIC Accelerator of the European Comission
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Value your technology with Proof of Concept and connect with the industry

Proofs of Concept

Financial support to bring your technology to market. Financial support to prove that the developed technology has value and can be exploited. Proofs of concept will mainly target to:

  • validate the technology in environments outside the laboratory,
  • analyse commercial viability,
  • define and implement the industrial and intellectual property protection strategy.
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Open Innovation Deep Tech Club

Connection between startups and consolidated companies that need to find new technological solutions.

Intermediation service and contact between companies and startups through different initiatives:

  • presentation of technology solutions,
  • conducting pilot tests,
  • solution to challenge calls,
  • acceleration programmes.
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Complement your team with business-oriented profiles

Mentor in Residence

Incorporation of a mentor for a period of 6 months to complement the CEO or to act as the CEO if the startup (incorporated with less than 5 years of activity, located in Barcelona or metropolitan area) does not have this figure. The mentor will be a person with extensive experience in the setting-up of deep tech startups. He/she will mainly contribute to the following tasks:

  • Product development, definition of regulatory roadmap, certifications
  • Preparation of the financing round, negotiation with investors, approaching public financing
  • Business development, definition of gotoMarket Strategy, implementation of business plan
  • Define and analyze the structure of operations, identify areas for improvement, establish new processes
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Job Market Place

Interview day with candidates with experience in business development and sales of technology products. Find profiles linked to the areas of:

  • Business development
  • Sales and marketing
  • Digital marketing
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Promote your start-up

Barcelona Deep Tech Summit

Meeting point between startups, investors and corporations in the deep tech field. A unique opportunity to raise awareness and position deep tech startups in the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem. 

Dates for the 2024 edition will be announced shortly. 

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Barcelona Deep Tech Community

An initiative to communicate the scope of the deep tech ecosystem and its startups.

Visualisation and international exposure of all the startups linked to Barcelona's deep tech field to facilitate connection with investors and big companies.

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About us

About us

We are an alliance between Barcelona Activa, UB, UAB, UPC, UPF and UOC created to support deep tech start-ups and spin-offs by facilitating their access to the market.

Our mission is to position Barcelona as a benchmark city in the field of scientific and technological entrepreneurship. We offer services to start-ups and spin-offs linked to advanced materials, artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, photonics, electronics, quantum computing, biotechnology and space technologies with the aim of:

  • Facilitating access to funding
  • Shortening time to market
  • Complementing entrepreneurial teams with business profiles
  • Creating meeting points for the ecosystem to identify business opportunities.