What do we offer

Project your scientific talent into the market and society by fostering your entrepreneurial spirit

We transfer the impact of your laboratory research into the market and society.

To do this, we connect you with seasoned entrepreneurs, building highly functional teams that combine the strengths of the scientific and business worlds resulting in deep-tech startups.

Who are we looking for?

  • Principal investigators and postdoctoral researchers seeking to apply their academic career in the business world and impact society with their research applied into a market reality.

  • Demonstrated experience in Artificial Intelligence & Data Platforms, XR/3D, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Hardware & Robotics, Medical Devices, New Materials and/or 5G.

  • Projects validated by the leader of the research team or a collaboration agreement between The Collider and the university or research centre.



To define the sectorial challenges of the current edition, The Collider organized workshops with corporations from each of the verticals below. During these working sessions the companies helped us to identify the main problems that their industries face in the upcoming future.

Sectorial challenges 2020
Using tech solutions to improve R&D&i, optimize health system, including diagnostics, patient treatment and monitoring.
Industry 4.0
Applying innovation to automate supply chain, discover clean recycling solutions and enhance processes thanks to data analytics.
Energy & Utilities
Discovering new energy production technologies that reduce environmental impact and introduction of new consumption models.
Improving accessibility of new technologies, autonomous vehicles and reduction of CO2 emissions produced by the secotr.


Corporate Partners


The programme is divided into 2 main phases. The first one is called Opportunity Validation and it sees all teams trying to prove the market’s true interest in their technological solution. The second phase is called Venture Building and it hosts successful teams from the previous phase, which go through startup incorporation and development of their industry pilots.
This is NOT a regular paid job offer, but an opportunity to found your own deep-tech company. Only the teams that successfully pass the full programmewill be incorporated into a startup and receive a salary at their own discretion. The actual value for participants comes in form of company ownership, reaching up to 70% shares exclusively for the entrepreneurial team.
We are looking for senior entrepreneurs (5-10 years) eager to tackle a new project with outstanding organizational, leadership and problem-solving skills. Also holding several years of experience in business development and team leadership. Candidates without entrepreneurial experience are encouraged to join the COO offer instead.
TThe Investment Committee takes place at the very end of the programme and is formed of external and internal sectorial specialists. They will hear all project pitches and decide which ones move on to become a startup with The Collider’s support.
All teams endorsed by the Investment Committee will receive a seed-investment of up to 50.000€, to face incorporation and execute their industry pilots. This funding will be provided in different installments based on each team’s performance.
As part of The Collider, all participants will receive a free full pass to 4YFN and entry on the last day to the Mobile World Congress. We encourage teams to take this opportunity to arrange as many meetings possible to prove the industry’s interest in their solution.
All startups that fulfill the whole programme, become part of The Collider’s portfolio, enjoying a wide range of benefits including office space and access to the Mobile World Capital’s network of corporations, investors and experts.