Registrations are open to the 2nd call of the ACE Acceleration Programme

14 January 2015


SPI and a set of European partners are engaged in ACE – Accelerating Crossborder Engagement, a European project aiming to provide a customised approach to internationalisation to more than 100 startups and SMEs in the ICT sector in order to ensure their rapid entry and growth in international markets.
Participants will have the opportunity to receive tailored support from an experienced mentor in their own (or nearest ACE partner) country that will analyse their internationalisation strengths and weaknesses and help them develop an individual internationalisation action plan.
Participants will also benefit from living lab validation, office space abroad, pitching events, investment readiness training, business development support and hands-on assistance in finding partners and clients in your target market.
The non-successful candidates will be contacted individually and encouraged to develop their internationalization strategies through contacting other companies, investors and mentors, and using the Open Innovation Platform of ACE.
Registrations for this 2nd call are open until the 25th of January 2015 at
ACE is a 2-year project funded by the EU Seventh Framework Programme and led by the European Business Network (EBN), involving 15 partners from 12 European countries, including incubators, clusters, living labs and business accelerators. The Portuguese partners in the project are Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) and Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI).
For additional information on the ACE Programme please consult the website or email