The project is co-financed by the Governments of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

The COVID-19 crisis is causing an upcoming and emerging financial and economic decrease, which will hit all plans done until now by startups and innovation teams. Though a recovery plan is in the making, and EU is discussing very ambitious measures to foster innovation in all regions, one of the biggest threats in the situation is that many of the current innovation teams and startups will not survive long enough to really benefit from it.
We plan to create a manual, instruction of how to survive the current crisis and in the same time improve it for investment. With the elaborated materials, we plan to reach as a wide audience as possible until the end of 2020 and continue to disseminate it in the beginning of 2021, targeting to deliver knowledge to more than 400 startups in all V4 countries. With the start of 2021 we plan to run a practical program and a 2nd level test with 20 startups with online webinars and one-to-one coaching with mentors, who have had previous crisis experience and will help them shield for their survival. We will also encourage all startups to join teams and work together - for some of them this will be the best chance to survive.


DEX Innovation Center (Czech Republic)

DEX Innovation Centre´s mission is until today to "Improve society by ICT related innovation and research".
Our fields of expertise are Smart and integrated transport, Energy efficiency and Health and Well being. We also focus on broadband and ICT security, e-solutions, education and entrepreneurship support. We cooperate and work with different stakeholders and target group including for example SMEs and startups, universities and research centres and public authorities

Startup Campus Energy (Hungary)

Startup Campus is a global program for innovative businesses from the idea phase until market entry. With an international team, an extensive partner network, we provide training and education, incubation, international market entry and investment services in several major cities of the world. Startup Campus is active in global events, with the aim to increase the visibility of Hungary, Central and Eastern Europe, encourage entrepreneurship, and connect the various regional startup ecosystems.


The goal of the joint research and development innovation center BIOINFORMATIKA (SLOVAK-CTS sro) is to support and develop bioinformatics in Slovakia, with emphasis on the application of bioinformatics research in the area of ​​solving societal problems associated with active life and aging and biomedical diagnostics. It will realize the transfer of unique complex SW through direct commercialization based on unique know-how. The BIOINFORMATICS innovation center is focused on the active interconnection of ICT and biomedicine using the interdisciplinary application of ICT: the application of ICT in selected medical processes. The center will also serve as a contact and presentation center in the subject matter.
Slovak - CTS was working with EIT Health RIS Hub on the ecosystem development and prepared acceleration program with RIS Hub (T-Systems) in Slovakia.

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