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, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students seeking to apply their academic career in the business world

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  • Research teams with strong background in science or engineering

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

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  • Technologies TRL 3-6

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  • Commitment and availability to attend to programme’s training activities (some activities will be online).

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  • NOTE: All candidates must be endorsed by the TTO of a Research Institution and the research group leader (Principal Investigator).



To define the sectorial challenges of the current edition, we organized workshops with over 100 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 upcoming future.

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.
The 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 100.000€, 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.