ACE Creative Challenge

Do you have a business within the ICT and creative industries that has the potential to grow internationally?

Once again Creative Business Cup and ACE Creative invites creative entrepreneurs from Europe to participate in the ACE Creative Innovation Challenge.

As part of the European Horizon 2020 (Europe’s largest research and innovation programme) ACE Creative is on the hunt to find the top 100 new and emerging creative companies in the EU and accelerate their growth and development. 
Over 2 years, starting from 2015, the selected 100 SMEs (50 per year) will benefit from their very own customised support programmes delivered by ACE Creative.
The international team will then help to identify clients, investors and contacts that could help begin the process of international growth.

The top 15 companies each year will win the opportunity to pitch to an audience of international investors at the Creative Business Cup finals in Copenhagen in November

There aren’t many restrictions in place regarding who is invited to apply. That being said in order to be considered you must be an ICT & Creative company that needs support to fulfill ambitions of international growth and from an EU country. 


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About ACE Creative

Launched in January 2015 and funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research programme, ACE Creative is a  two-year  project  involving  11  partners  (leading incubators,  clusters,  accelerators, European  wide  networks  and  creative  supporters)  from  10 European  countries.  The ACE Creative programme  will  provide  intensive  customised  one-to-one  support  to  Creative  start-ups  and  SMEs reusing technologies and ICT in their products or services, to ensure that they rapidly gain entry and grow into international markets.

The ACE Creative partners composed of:

European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN) – Belgium, Center for Cultural and Experience Economy (CKO) – Denmark, BWCON – Germany, Media Deals – France, META Group S.R.L. – Italy, Technoport SA – Luxembourg, Asociacion Centro Europeo de Empresas e Innovacion del Principado de Asturias (CEEI Asturias) – Spain, NORIBIC – Northern Ireland, Novitech A.S. – Slovakia, Stichting European Creative Business Network (ECBN) – The Netherlands, Stichting Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid – The Netherlands.

We are proud to present the jury board for the ACE Creative Challenge 2016: