2nd KATANA Projects: Promising Entrepreneurs to Co-Create the Future of Business in Agrifood

Deadline: 31 August 2017

Applications are open for the 2nd edition of its KATANA Projects that aims to identify products and services with high market potential. The EU-funded business accelerator KATANA is searching for promising entrepreneurs who want to co-create the future of business in agrifood.

Project Categories

  • Precision Agriculture Services
  • Mobile services
  • Functional Foods

Funding Information

  • Winners will receive 100,000 EUR per consortium (20,000-50,000 EUR per SME/entrepreneur).
  • On top of the 100,000 EUR, consortia will receive 2nd stage support services, e.g. Investment Readiness Program, E-Pitches in front of investors, Export Promotion Training.
  • Also, they will be given access to the KATANA Equity Crowdfunding platform in order to raise an additional funding from private investors to support their expansion.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The accepted applicants for KATANA Open Call 2 have to be:
    • Natural persons and companies that comply with the Commission Recommendation for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
    • Applicants based in Member States or H2020 associated countries, of August 17th, 2015
    • The leader of the Consortium must be a winner of KATANA Open Call 1 and therefore a registered business for-profit legal entity.
  • Additional eligibility criteria:
    • Consortium must be formed by minimum two (2) and maximum four (4) partners, where at least one of the partners is a successful beneficiary from Open Call 1 whom also has to be the leader of the Consortium
    • Consortium must fulfil at least one of the following criteria:
      • From the same sector, but different countries (Cross-border), or
      • From different sectors but the same country (cross-sectoral), or
      • Both from different sectors and different countries.
    • Consortium must propose one product/service from one of the following categories: Precision Agriculture Services, Mobile Services and Functional Foods. It is highly recommended that a consortium’s product/service uses at least one of the three LSD platforms.

 How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Countries:

For more information, please visit Katana Project.

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