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Criteria for the entry of start-ups into the CzechLink StartUp project

  • the start-up is focused on innovative technology or has an innovative business model
  • the start-up is developing new technologies in preferred sectors:
    • KET (photonics, microelectronics, nanoelectronics, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing technology)
    • ICT (SaaS hardware, software, security, IoT, e-commerce, mobile apps)
    • cleantech, medical technology, aerospace technology, pharmacy, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, creative industry, education, mobile, fintech and real estate
    • robotics
    • other high-tech sectors
  • character and level of advancement corresponding to the definition of the investment target
  • the innovativeness of the solution has the potential to attract investors
  • the start-up has a growth strategy and interest in expansion
  • the start-up is not more than ten years old*
  • the start-up has the status of a legal entity
  • the start-up fulfils the definition of a small enterprise (i.e. it employs fewer than fifty people and its annual turnover or balance-sheet total does not exceed EUR 10 million).
*With the exception of such company that was a participant in CzechInvest’s internal CzechAccelerator and CzechEkosystem project implemented in the period 2011-2015, which can thus be older than ten years.