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Call for tender - Business Accelerator and Matchmaking

12 June 2024
ENDR team

The Commission would like to raise your awareness of the call for tender that was launched this week for a Framework Contract (FwC) on a Business Accelerator and Matchmaking (BAMM) under the EU Defence Innovation Scheme (EUDIS). Please see EU Funding & Tenders Portal (europa.eu) for more information

The Business Accelerator  aims to strengthen start-up and scale-up companies’ knowledge of defence end-users needs, and the companies’ business development and go-to-market capabilities. It will also help improve the companies’ access to financing, provide companies with a seed-financing voucher of EUR 65 000 per company and opportunities to meet with investors.

Additionally, matchmaking events will strengthen the companies’ networks and engagement with end-users, investors, and corporates. The first round of the EUDIS Business Accelerator batch will support 20 companies and is planned to be initiated in the end of 2024. The ambition is to increase the support to more companies in the coming years. 

The EUDIS Matchmaking supports the implementation of the Defence Equity Facility (europa.eu).  Companies joining EUDIS Matchmaking will have the opportunity to participate in matchmaking events across the EU and online. EUDIS Matchmaking will establish an online platform to support the development of an innovation ecosystem and facilitate networking. EUDIS Matchmaking will also provide capacity building to investors to give them insights on defence market and technologies and provided tailored support to companies for pitching.  

The maximum ceiling covering all purchases under the FWC for 2024-2028 is EUR 30 000 000.

The maximum amount for the first specific contract of the EUDIS BAMM is EUR 3 200 000 (the maximum amount of the Business Accelerator is EUR 2 600 000 and EUR 600 000 for Matchmaking).  

The deadline for submitting tenders for this call is 19 August 2024.

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