U-START Accelerator Programme

Start-ups are invited to apply to U-STARTseed funding.
Call deadline - 31 May 2019
Aalto EIT Services

Who is eligible?

We are looking for entrepreneurs, innovators and companies with a venture at an early stage of its development that can serve as the basis for a viable new business.
Entrepreneurs should be full-time on their venture. Participants can commit to relocate key staff to the Veolia startup camp in Berlin during the program’s duration.

Five good reasons to join the U-START program

#globalplayer: Team up with the world leader in energy and resource efficiency services for municipalities & industries.

#seedfunding: Benefit from up to 100 000 € to test your solution

#collaboration: Develop your project in a co-creation mode with our experts.

#testing: Test your solution on one of our > 200 industrial sites in Germany.

#scaleup: Deploy your solution on the German market with our commercial teams.

#market: Accelerate access to global market through Veolia network.


About the application process:

  • April 1st to May 31st: Application period
  • June 3rd - June 14th: Internal evaluation phase of all applications
  • Last week of June: First feedback on your application - we will let you know if you are eligible for the next round
  • Beginning of September: Veolia Startup Village in Hamburg - where selected applicants will pitch their ideas in front of Veolia experts (about ten startups are invited)
  • After the Startup Village: In case you get chosen (second selection round), you will elaborate a concrete joint innovation project with mentors from Veolia and EIT RawMaterials
  • Around the end of October 2019: Final pitch in front of top managers from Veolia and EIT RawMaterials - winners will be announced!

We are looking forward to hearing about your ideas! -

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