acceleration programme (The Netherlands)

Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum vzw (IMEC vzw)


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Service description
This programme supports startups and spin-offs with a business support programme of minimum 12 months. The programme has been created for high-tech and deeptech startups and gives participants unique access to a state-of-the-art network of tech experts and IP. The day-to-day support of the teams is handled by an experienced Venture Acceleration Manager that will outline a tailored development and support roadmap per individual team based on the 6 building blocks of imec.istart (access2: coaching, community, tech, finance, talent and market). Furthermore imec.istart offers a dedicated suite of workshops catered to the needs of tech teams and pays for housing in a co-working space and dedicated 1:1 follow-up trajectories with experts. Imec.istart has best in class metrics as it is followed-up by funding and high success rate. On average, imec.istart teams have been able to secure a x36 factor in follow-up investments for every euro invested by imec.istart to reach an impressive total of almost €700 million. Application Periods: 01/04/2024 - 01/05/2024 01/10/2024 - 01/11/2024
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 4 – Technology validated in lab
TRL 5 – Technology validated in relevant environment
TRL 6 – Technology demonstrated in relevant environment
TRL 7 – System prototype demonstration in operational environment
TRL 8 – System complete and qualified
TRL 9 – Actual system proven in operational environment
Disclaimer related to service

Teams that apply for the Dutch imec.istart programme will need to move their headquarters to the Netherlands. Teams may apply a maximum of 2 times. EIC beneficiaries will be selected based on the quality of their application with a cap of 3-5 EIC beneficiaries per year.

Financial requirements

The Programme is free of charge with a small dilutable equity stake of 6% for Seed Fund for an investment of €50000. will invest another €50000 as a Convertible Loan Agreement.