Access2Europe Project

The Access2Europe project helps European startups enter and scale up in other EU markets by bridging key tech ecosystems. In order to do so, four consortium partners representing major European startup hubs have joined forces: CUBE (Berlin, Germany), Tehnopol (Tallinn, Estonia), the French-German Chamber of Commerce (Paris, France) and Peninsula (Barcelona, Spain). Drawing on their strong experience supporting startups and corporates cross-nationally, they have designed customized programmes for startups to accelerate their entry into the respective markets. Through discovery tours and 3-month incubation programmes, entrepreneurs will benefit from introductions to local ecosystems and industry players, office space, workshops and hands-on coaching free of charge.


As part of the Access2Europe project (, an event will be held at CUBE Tech Fair to showcase the EU’s initiative towards cross border development notably for our project between Spain, France, Estonia and Germany. To bring value to the international startups who wish to develop their activities in Germany, we will organize various panels composed of experts to better present Germany’s specificities as well as the European startup ecosystems.

Location: Access2Europe Exhibition Area

Provisional Agenda:

DAY 1 – MAY 15TH

Intro to Access2Europe (A2E) – by moderator and Dragoni

“Accessing the European markets through H2020 projects”

Panel with Startup Europe project managers:

  • Mor Eini from Soft Landing
  • Berkay Kabay from Startup Lighthouse
  • Giorgio Barbato from A2E project coordinator CUBE
  • Consortium partners PM A2E: Alberto Ordieres (Peninsula), Triin Ilves (Tehnopol) and Lucia Scharpf/Friedemann Lotz (AHK)

“Piecing together the various European ecosystems”

Featuring Bindi Karia and Annika Brack presenting WEF declaration

12:30–12:50  Airteam Drone Video
“Live Drone Demo by Airteam (A2E Startup)”

Keynote of Massimiliano Dragoni on “The EU’s approach of integrating the deep tech ecosystem” and Startup Europe presentation

Scale-up Office hours with A2E partners from Tallinn, Paris, Barcelona and Berlin

“VR Demo by Flash VR (A2E Startup)”

“Techtransfer bottlenecks from the view of a scientific spinoff – and how to deal with them”

Workshop by Sonja Jost

Scale-up Office Hours with A2E partners from Tallinn, Paris, Barcelona and Berlin


DAY 2 – MAY 16th


Panel on “Landscapes and bottlenecks of scaling up in Germany” – A panel by local experts:

  • Christina Oelke (General Counsel)
  • Alexander Koelpin (Investor from WestTech Ventures)
  • Norbert Herrmann (Senate of Berlin, Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises)
  • Wolfgang Kniejski (EIT Digital)
  • Peter Rose (Orbica)

Keynote by Klaus Kammermeier (InnovationLabs) on “Access to EU financing and SME instrument”

“VR Demo by Flash VR (A2E Startup)”


Scale-up Office hours with A2E partners from Tallinn, Paris, Barcelona and Berlin

Access2Europe has received funding from the European’s Union H2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement 780237