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
- Research teams with strong background in science or engineering
- Demonstrated experience in Artificial Intelligence & Data Platforms, XR/3D, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Hardware & Robotics, Medical Devices, New Materials and/or 5G.
- Technologies TRL 3-6
- Commitment and availability to attend to programme’s training activities (some activities will be online).
- NOTE: All candidates must be endorsed by the TTO of a Research Institution and the research group leader (Principal Investigator).
Foster your pioneering research project into the marketplace together with an experienced entrepreneur.
Support And Market Validation
Top-tier mentors and industry experts will guide your project during the validation of your market opportunity, business plan development and the creation of the scientific spinoff.
Be a Part of MWCapital And The Collider Family
Exclusive access the entrepreneurial community, the investors network and the corporations to launch pilot projects and enjoy the global visibility that Mobile World Capital Barcelona provides.
We provide you with up to €100k of initial funding. Moreover, you will be in contact with our investors network and receive advice on how to obtain public grants.
Pilot Project Development
Access industry-leading corporations to design pilot projects based on your technology in a real-world environment.
Working Space In Pier01
Rollout your knowledge together with other prestigious scientists and entrepreneurs at one of the top European technological hubs.
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.
The Collider Award
We select the 15 best projects solving industry challenges and invite them to take part in the programme.
We focus on the technologies’ maturity stage, meaning that we reward the projects that are developed enough to start piloting and testing. Entering to The Collider helps universities and research institutions apply and test their scientific know-how in real life.
Apart from entering the programme, each scientific project also receives €2000 financial help from the Ministry of Business and Knowledge of Catalan Government to cover transportation, subsistence allowance, accommodation or any other expenses occurred as a result of participating in The Collider.
The programme starts after we have selected the technologies that solve the sectorial challenges defined by over 100 corporations.
Validate technology’s maturity, market fit and the degree of transferability
We will guide you through customer discovery process in which you will interact with +100 innovation managers from leading corporations to identify potential use cases of your technology. In this way, you can pivot the project to fit the actual market needs and solve industry challenges.
By the end of this phase more a committee formed by industry experts will select the projects that can move to the next stage, Business Validation. Those, who do not meet our selection criteria will still be able to interact with the industry contacts that manifested interest in their technology.
Duration: 2 months (48h aproximate dedication).
For researchers with mature industry-validated tech projects that have an ambition to build a deep tech startup
We will team you up with experienced entrepreneurs and all together you will work on definition of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and a business plan for your future startup.
During 12 weeks you will have access to specialized mentorship, coaching and access to MWCapital innovation network. You will also have a chance to launch pilots with corporations.
By the end of this stage our investment committee will select the projects eligible to set up their deep tech startup with up to €100.000 of seed capital from MWCapital investment fund. Further on as a part of our portfolio you can count on our support to plan a fundraising strategy to attract public and private capital (see participation rules to know more about conditions).
Duration: 3 months aprox (120 h aproximate dedication).