The FAN-BEST project is aimed to foster technology transfer to SMEs in blue biotechnology and exploitation of marine resources by creating a network of public and private entities focused on fundraising that accelerate the start and scale-up phases. Access to funds such as venture capital, business angels, participatory loans or crowdfunding will be promoted, so that the technologies and innovations “made in Atlantic regions” can enter the market and grow into successful business projects.
As part of Work Package 7, up to 3 start-ups/SMEs in the Blue Economy (BE) will benefit from expert private capital fundraising assistance to help them reach a satisfying deal closure. Selected companies will be coached to identify and connect with relevant investors, facilitating the different steps between the first contact until the closing.
Depending on the needs of each beneficiary, the expert service will provide a tailored assistance package that will cover, for example:
The start-ups/SME applying to the FAN-BEST fundraising assistance service must be located in one of the regions of the Atlantic Area Cooperation Programme (in blue on the map).
In addition, the following criteria will be evaluated during the evaluation procedure:
The proposals are evaluated in two steps:
2nd November 2022 – Launch of the call
25th November – Deadline date for submitting proposals
2nd December – Communication of selected beneficiaries
December – Selection of experts to assist the beneficiaries
April 2023 – Completion expert fundraising assistance service
Request form: https://acortar.link/8CiPgx
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