KATANA is a Business Accelerator funded by the EC. The KATANA team is offering equity-free funding and business support services to European start-up and SME cross-border/cross-sectoral consortia interested to develop innovative ICT-backed solutions for the agrifood of tomorrow.
KATANA will distribute in total 1.2 million euros to European start-ups and SMEs and empower acceleration of new cutting edge tech in agribusiness.
Starting from the first Open Call KATANA will publish on 1st of December 2016 (stay tuned on our social media channels and visit our website regularly), start-ups and SMEs (even teams of individuals in this first phase) will be given the opportunity to present who they are and how the think (in a format of 2-minutes video pitch) and participate in community-driven peer-to-peer evaluation that will bring the best 100 European teams (who will be financially supported with 2K Eur each for traveling, finding partners for the next phase and attending our bootcamp in Stuttgart) who enter the next phase and form consortia that prepare reward crowdfunding campaigns (that is actually the KATANA's second Open Call). The best 10 SME consortia in respect to their reward crowdfunding performance win additional 100K € of direct funding each from KATANA.
KATANA team, together with Lithuanian Innovation Center (EEN Vilnius), SMART Food cluster and SMART IT cluster, invites individuals, start-ups and SMEs to attend its Info Day in Vilnius and find out how they can join KATANA's activities and learn about how KATANA offers supporting services to the most promising teams that market players themselves find as ones with the most potential for future commercialization.
08.00-08.15 - Registration
08.15-08.30 - Welcome from the Lithuanian Innovation Center - Raimonda Makrickaite-Ciceliene, EEN member, project consultant
08.30-09.00 - Presentations of SMART Food cluster and SMART IT cluster
09.00-09.30 - KATANA: Supporting innovative cross-border and cross-sectoral cooperation between start-ups and SMEs for the benefit of agrifood domain
09.30-10.00 - Hands-on advice on how to apply for the KATANA funding
10.00-10.30 - Break
10.30-12.00 - Q&A session (the KATANA project team members are available for one-to-one sessions with interested participants)
Thank you for joining,
KATANA website: http://katanaproject.eu