Ongoing projects


FIBIA: Fostering Inclusive Business Incubation & Acceleration 

FIBIA is a project launched by the European BIC Network (EBN) with the support of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. It is aimed at empowering business incubators and accelerators to become more open and inclusive in their service offering by tailoring their activities to address the needs of disadvantaged groups. In addition to Technoport, the project includes incubation and acceleration partners from Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, offering tailored support services to a diverse community of clients. 

Wear Sustain

WEAR sustain: Wearable technologists Engage with Artists for Responsible innovation

Technoport is involved as a coaching and reviewing expert in the H2020 Wear Sustain project coordinated by the Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum vzw. The project is aimed at encouraging cross-border and cross-sector collaboration between creative people and technology developers to design and develop innovative wearables, electronic and smart textiles. Technoport is providing support to the selected teams in the field of business models, IPR, partnering and venturing, user-centred design, validation trails and sustainability. 

Closed projects


ACE: Engagement of highly innovative ICT start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs into Cross-Border cooperation and venturing

The ACE FP7 project focused on accelerating the growth of innovative ICT companies through rapid internationalisation. Entrepreneurs selected to participate in the ACE pilot programme were exposed to foreign partners and investors very early in their development cycle and were offered a tailored internationalisation support programme by a group of leading ICT clusters, incubators and accelerators. The scope was to achieve together a number of specific business development objectives (e.g. new clients abroad, business partnerships, collaborations in research, ...). 

ACE Creative

ACE Creative: support the growth of ICT innovative creative industries/SMEs

The H2020 ACE Creative project was aimed at harnessing strengths and innovation multipliers cross-border to accelerate the growth of creative industries through an integrated support ecosystem in finance, market access and technology exploitation. 100+ new and emerging creative companies with the ambition to scale were supported by international teams in order to accelerate their growth and development across Europe through access to new clients, technology partners and investors.

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c-Space: turning the surrounding space around us into a creative experience

c-Space was a creative ICT project in the field of 4D content and ubiquitous media sharing, funded under the FP7 programme of the European Union. It was aimed at supporting start-up companies and innovative businesses in offering new services in mobile advertisement, urban planning, architecture, content creation, cultural tourism, etc, based on augmented reality technologies, geolocalisation, and the projection of personalised information into the surrounding space.


CENTRIC: Centre for ExcelleNce in TerRItorial management and Cadastre

The CENTRIC H2020 project was a feasibility study for the creation in Romania of a Centre of Excellence on territorial management and cadastre. The project included the preparation of a business plan and innovation strategy in the fields of 3D/4D geospatial data, linked geospatial data, land classification, remotely sensed data, etc. based on the strengths and weaknesses of the existing public, research and business-related ecosystems, as well as the needs and opportunities for collaborations and partnerships at national and international level. 


DIGIBIC: a sustainable creative industries network for the deployment of research results 

DigiBIC was an FP7 project focused on the deployment of best practice, tools and results from FP6, FP7 and national research projects in cultural heritage, digital libraries and preservation to the wider Creative Industry (CI) sector and in particular to small and medium sized enterprises (SME). The project created a network of industry players, researchers, support organisations and policy leaders to support the transfer and exploitation of digital-related technologies by creative businesses all over Europe. 

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i-Locate: Indoor/outdoor LOCation and Asset management Through open gEodata

i-locate was aimed at enabling the creation of innovative businesses based on indoor and outdoor localisation of people and objects. Location technologies and customised software applications were developed and tested with the involvement of users and stakeholders at 14 pilot sites in 8 European countries. Services in the field of health, business, education, culture, smart cities and public infrastructure were designed and implemented into real operational contexts. i-Locate was funded by the EU ICT-PSP Competitiveness and Innovation framework Programme.  

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LILA: LIving LAbs application for the internationalisation of start-up companies

LILA was an Interreg IVB project aimed at providing start-up companies in the digital economy and the greentech sector with groups of users in Germany, France and the United Kingdom, so as to get feedback and guidance before launching an innovative product or service and adapting as needed. The project was based on open innovation and co-design methodologies.


SATLAS: SatCom incubator 

Satlas was an ESA ARTES SATCOM-APPS project aimed at supporting applicants with innovative ideas in the field of satellite-based services, with or without prior experience in space technology, to develop, prototype, build up and/or improve their products and business applications in Europe, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan West Africa. The SATLAS incubator has been successfully deployed and tested with graduates in the field of Internet of Things, optimized communications, agriculture and tourism, some of them still being supported by Technoport and SES Techcom Services for future growth and expansion.