EU project launches competition and networking event to accelerate businesses


TETRA, a project funded by the European Union, is organising on the 8th of June 2022 a Pitch and Matchmaking event for the Next Generation Internet (NGI) Community, that is also open to external participants who are interested in accelerating their business. The event will happen online, broadcasted from Lisbon, Portugal. The winners will have access to international tendering consultancy via Tenderio platform.

  • 8 June 2022 starting at 10:00 (CEST)
  • Online-onsite hybrid format

The Next Generation Internet (NGI) is a European Commission initiative that aims to shape the development and evolution of the Internet into an Internet of Humans. An Internet that responds to people’s fundamental needs, including trust, security, and inclusion, while reflecting the values and the norms all citizens enjoy in Europe. To do so, the NGI initiative has already supported around 1.000 Internet researchers and innovators involved in many hundreds of projects with €250m (2018-2020).The many innovative solutions are all available on the NGI Portal.

The TETRA Project, as business accelerator of the NGI initiative, delivers capacity building services and personalised mentoring to NGI researchers and innovators to support them scaling their projects and businesses. As final event of the Project, TETRA Consortium organises the first Pitch and Matchmaking event.

After a welcoming introduction from European Commission representative, the morning session of the event will provide an overview of the NGI initiative, as well as of TETRA services delivered, including a set of professionally drafted business-acceleration-related materials (e.g., Intellectual Property Guide for IT developersTerm sheet and Due diligence factsheet), which will be freely available for the public. The afternoon session of the event will be dedicated to NGI innovators, who will be involved in a pitch competition, followed by a matchmaking session aiming at enhancing community building.

The event provides a unique opportunity to discover a vibrant and disruptive community of innovators who, through their open-source applications and software and with the support of TETRA services, aim at changing the internet as we know it.

The winners of the pitch competition will benefit, for a period of 6 months, from consultancy on international tendering via Tenderio platform, which includes: daily news alerts on new tenders; matchmaking with relevant legal experts from the country of the tender; matchmaking with local qualified bid writers with proven track record; benchmarking against competitors, and more.

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