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1 Work Programme ICT 13 Specific Challenge Web Entrepreneurship Opening: 11/12/2013 Closing: 23/04/2014 at 17:00pm (CET) Budget: 10 Million (6+4) 1

2 Contents 1. Why Web Entrepreneurship is important 2. Startup Europe - actions underway FI-PP (300 M - EC contrib.) 3. Work Programme , ICT13 a. Accelerate Web entrepreneurship in Europe b. Coordination activities in the area of web entrepreneurs 4. Expected impact 5. How to make a strong proposal 6. Additional background documents Note: the text of the Work Programme is the legal reference for the Call

3 1. Why is Web Entrepreneurship important - Creates jobs - Fuels innovation - Develops cutting-edge technologies - Generates growth - Creates strong entrepreneurial communities - Accelerates Europe towards the ICT future - Increases Europe's competitiveness 3

4 2. StartupEurope.eu An EU initiative to: - Raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges faced by web-entrepreneurs 1. - Network, Europe wide, among the stakeholders and facilitate access to resources 2. - Develop web talent Final goal: - To strengthen the environment for Web Entrepreneurs to start and stay in Europe. The focus is on starting up and scaling up. 4

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6 Actions underway for Web entrepreneurs Startup Europe Leaders Club, see startupmanifesto.eu Competitions and awards (TechAllStars, Europioneers) Startup Europe Accelerators Assembly Startup Europe Web Investors Forum Startup Europe support for crowdfunding Future Internet Public Private Partnership call 3 Stimulating the emergence of Massive Online Open Courses focused on web skills (in preparation) Dynamic visual mapping of the major tech hubs in Europe (in preparation) For further information: StartupEurope.EU

7 3. Work Programme , call 1 Specific challenge ICT 13 The 10 million funding will be allocated to: -Projects to accelerate web entrepreneurship in Europe by using new cross-border services codeveloped by several local web entrepreneurship ecosystems and hubs working together. - Coordination activities to strengthen the environment for web entrepreneurship in Europe and that exploit synergies across stakeholder communities.

8 What are we looking for? a. Accelerate web entrepreneurship in Europe: Proposals to develop and provide new services for web entrepreneurs, building upon existing local ecosystems or hubs working together: -- to launch and scale up new ventures -- to link web entrepreneurs with mentors across Europe -- to create exposure to new financing opportunities -- to link acceleration programmes across Europe. Budget: 6 Million

9 Examples (non-comprehensive list) : provide online tools (training, legal) that support web entrepreneurs to start a new venture and scale across borders prizes for innovative web and mobile services and applications putting geeks from one local ecosystem in residence within accelerators and startups of another local ecosystem meet-ups of stakeholders of the local ecosystems, Internships across local ecosystems or travel grants For other relevant activities (see the H2020 consultation report of March 2013 for a list of potential relevant activities available at startupeurope.eu) 9

10 Part A Accelerate Web Entrepreneurship in Europe 6 million budget 70% all costs eligible Participants from 3 Member States

11 What are we looking for? b. Coordination activities in the area of web entrepreneurs Activities to strengthen the environment for web entrepreneurship in Europe and that exploit synergies across stakeholder communities. Includes support to European initiatives: impact on Startup Europe objectives, such as encouraging entrepreneurship, facilitating access to resources, increasing availability of web talent, thought leadership and the other areas listed in the startup manifesto. Budget: 4 Million

12 Proposals may include features such as: networking all relevant stakeholders groups; supporting European initiatives on web entrepreneurship, in particular to support Startup Europe implementation (see startupeurope.eu) encouraging people, notably young people and women, to become web entrepreneurs; supporting awards to celebrate web entrepreneurship; promoting the use of MOOCs for web entrepreneurship skills 12

13 Part B Coordination activities in the area of Web Entrepreneurs 4Million Budget 100% costs eligible At least 1 Member State involved for EU wide activities Se e al p ojects bet een 100k and

14 4. Expected overall impact Real expected impact on the web entrepreneurship ecosystem is of extraordinary importance for this objective, in concrete: To provide new, innovative environments including services that will help web entrepreneurs in their process of starting up and scaling up their startups. To support the emergence of dynamic European ecosystems for web entrepreneurs that also contribute to shaping future web entrepreneurship specific policies, in particular for the implementation of Startup Europe EU initiative. (see, for ex. the Startup Manifesto for a list of 22 concrete actions at To contribute, together with other relevant initiatives of the Commission, to a positive impact across the continuum of actors for entrepreneurship. 14

15 5. How to make a strong proposal

16 All information for proposers (conditions, templates, submission) at the EC participant portal: desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/86-ict html#tab1

17 6. Additional background documents References Web entrepreneurs Action Plan (within Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan) Web Entrepreneurs Staff Working Document Other Background documents Startup Europe Manifesto startupmanifesto.eu Report on how Horizon 2020 could be used to support web entrepreneurs All documents available at startupeurope.eu See section on funding opportunities Pre-proposal service check in startupeurope.eu under funding opportunities box Follow us on #StartUpEU

18 Startup Europe team: Isidro Laso Ballesteros Head of Startup Europe Sector Cristian Olimid Specific challenge coordinator Bogdan Ceobanu Startup Europe Sector Gaelle Lanckmans Startup Europe Sector Jeoffrey Istasse Startup Europe Sector Nathalie Danse Startup Europe Sector 18

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