The EU-LAC Digital Accelerator is developing new international business partnerships with more than 30 corporate challenges. 

Several renowned corporates have trusted the EU-LAC Digital Accelerator,  including CEMEX, SACYR, InfoTrack, L’Oréal Group, Coninsa, Volkswagen Innovation Group and CAF. 

Startups from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean with innovative digital-based solutions are invited to address these challenges and develop new business opportunities by joining the EU-LAC Digital Accelerator Matching Platform.

The European Union finances the EU-LAC Digital Accelerator which offers a Matching Platform to corporates, startups, companies, investors and all actors involved in the EU-LAC innovation ecosystem.

A consortium of 10 leading partners in open innovation from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, led by TECNALIA Spain, is implementing this open innovation methodology with a strong commitment to bridging the digital gap and fostering partnerships to generate digital business collaborations.

Once the new business partnerships are matched or established, the EU-LAC Digital Accelerator will provide acceleration services until they are investment-ready.

Creating international business partnerships 

During an initial stage of the Smart Production Call for Challenges, corporates from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean are submitting their challenges. Currently, through the EU-LAC Digital Accelerator Matching Platform, these corporates are searching for innovative digital solutions from startups based in other regions.

By sharing their challenges, these leading corporates have expressed their interest in undergoing a digital transformation to improve, renovate and/or diversify their activities. The most innovative startups will collaborate with these corporates and come with their digital technologies to address their challenges and thrive businesses.

Startups Solutions: how to apply?


The EU-LAC Digital Accelerator is looking continuously for startups based in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean to solve digital challenges for corporates willing to transition to the smart era. To be selected, the startup/SMEs with a digital-based solution must be in a region different from the corporate challenge.

Interested startups can contact the EU-LAC Digital Accelerator for more information or directly join the matching platform. After registering on the matching platform, they can access the challenges, connect with the corporates and submit a matching solution.

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