S3E Open Call #2

The wait is finally over! We are excited to announce the official launch of the second Open Call for the three tracks of the S3E Program: Start, Charge & Reverse.

After a successful first Open Call last year, S3Eis coming back to continue fostering Deep Tech entrepreneurship and innovation in Southern Europe. If you are a startup, a researcher, a technology transfer officer or a corporate looking to take your deep tech solution to the next level, the S3E Program can help you get there!

Choose your S3E track

The S3E Program has been created to support three main groups operating within the innovation ecosystem: researchers and TTOs working on a project as a team, startups at their growth stage, and corporates interested in joining forces with scaleups/SMEs.

  • S3E Start:helps research teams and tech transfer officers to explore the commercial viability of their deep tech projects through an 18-week online training & mentorship program.
  • S3E Charge: supports deep tech startups in their growing phase through a tailored mentoring and networking program to get their business ready to access dilutive and non-dilutive funding.
  • S3E Reverse: connects corporate challenges with solutions developed by scaleups and SMEs thanks to our Brokerage Program, based on a successful open innovation methodology.

Target countries

The S3E Open Call #2 welcomes applications from participants located in the following regions:

  • South European countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Spain. 
  • Associated countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo and Turkey.

Join our upcoming Info Webinar

The teams behind S3E Start & S3E Charge will be hosting a series of Q&A Webinars for everyone interested in applying — we highly encourage future participants to come along!

S3E Start Info Webinar

  • 26 September 2023 at 15:00 CET

S3E Charge Info Webinar

  • 28 September at 13:00 CET


S3E Success StoriesDuring the first iteration of the program, S3E successfully supported 14 research teams, 10 technology transfer offices, 12 deep tech startups and 10 matches between corporates and SMEs. Now the S3E program is coming back with a second edition to offer new opportunities to the deep tech ecosystem looking to bridge the go-to-market gap in Southern Europe.