X-Europe - Artificial intelligence and machine learning (cohort 3)


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Location (s):

  • Latvia
  • Online


Hey, AI & ML stakeholders! Are you ready to join X-Europe? Join X-Europe, a highly market-oriented program born out of the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme. It is composed of five partners – F6S, TNW, Design Terminal, Growth Tribe and, TechChill, and aims to support 150 deep-tech startups and help them to internationalize and grow cross borders. The open call for Cohort 3 - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is now launched. The cohort itself will last for five months from January to May 2021.


X-Europe, an initiative born out of the European Commission's H2020 programme, aims to bring together leading deeptech startups, investors, corporations, and governments to forge stronger ties between developed and developing European regions.Leading the programme are five major ecosystem leaders - F6S, The Next Web, Design Terminal, Growth Tribe and TechChill - in the key regions of focus in X-Europe: the Baltics, western Europe, and the Visegrad region. Linking the developing regions of the Baltics and the Visegrad 4 to the wider European communities, the project's key focus is to allow opportunities and partnerships to spread across borders. Through the F6S platform, a total of 150 deeptech startups across six cohorts will be selected for the programme, each dedicated to a pressing deeptech topic: HealthTech, AgriTech, AI/ML, SpaceTech, GreenTech, and Cybersecurity. Startups joining X-Europe can expect a whole range of benefits, from training and one-on-one mentoring, matchmaking with corporates and investors, to gaining exposure at top tech events and through partners’ channels. As a centerpiece for the programme, X-Europe will host six flagship events, which will take place in Amsterdam (The Next Web), Riga (TechChill), and Budapest (Design Terminal bespoke event) between 2020 and 2022.As a Startup Europe initiative, all X-Europe services are offered free of charge.

X-Europe will provide services to 25 startups per cohort.

Cohort 3 key dates



During this period, the involved startups, investors, and corporations will have access to the following benefits.


  • Matchmaking with investors and potential partners
  • Building partnerships with corporations - your solution might be the solution to their business challenge
  • Free in-person & online training, including market-leading courses from Growth Tribe
  • 1-on-1 mentoring
  • Gaining social media exposure through the channels of 5 industry-leading European partners
  • Access to Design Terminal’s Accelerator
  • Access to Techchill and TNWs community Incubators
  • Free entry to TechChill 2021


  • An event day for you to meet selected startups and identify the best startup partner for you.
  • Invite to an event specific to your industry, bringing together Investors, ecosystem builders and of course startups in your domain
  • TechChill 2021 conference presence and exposure


  • Direct access to matchmaking with the 25 most innovative European AI & ML startups
  • Connections to ecosystem builders and deeptech stakeholders at TechChill 2021
  • Matchmake with corporate and government representatives
  • Network with other investors

The selected startups and most active investors and corporations will be invited to TechChill 2021

TechChill conference aims to bridge the gaps in knowledge, skills, and network in the Baltic startup ecosystem. The conference gathers 2000+ startups, investors, corporations and tech-enthusiasts from more than 50 countries while maintaining an intimate and friendly atmosphere.

Meet Artificial Intelligence cohort startups at TechChill 2021, on 19-21 May in Riga, Latvia.

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Description of Ideal Candidate:

Are you eligible?


  • The startup’s focus must be relevant to each respective cohort’s industry focus.


  • The startup’s primary product or service must present a scalable deeptech solution/ or innovation, e.g., AI, ML, 5G/6G, big data, quantum computing, blockchain, etc.


  • The startup must be interested in cross-border collaboration.
  • The applicants commit to participation in the X-Europe training, matchmaking and promotional services.
  • The startup plans to continue to produce novel deeptech solutions.


X-Europe will onboard companies at the following maturity levels:

  • Early stage: young companies still focusing on MVP, product testing, and seed or pre-seed funding
  • Growing: mid-stage companies who have established MVP and product-market fit and are seeking funding up to €1 million
  • Scaling: more experienced startups that are established in the market and currently focusing on increasing their reach, escalating market saturation, entering into more varied markets, and diversifying their business models


  • Applicants must be based in European Union countries or H2020-associated countries. UK-based startups are eligible.
  • Priority will be given to startups from the Baltics, the Visegrad region, North Western Europe and the Nordics.


  • The startup’s primary product or service must present a scalable deeptech solution/ or innovation, e.g., AI, ML, 5G/6G, big data, quantum computing, blockchain, etc.


  • The startup’s team members must possess demonstrable technical and business competence.


  • The applicants have confirmed availability to participate in the entire programme.


  • Each SME may submit only one (1) application form for each X-Europe open call. Multiple submissions per call is a disqualification factor.
  • An SME may resubmit its application for subsequent open calls if the original application was unsuccessful.
  • SMEs may participate in a maximum of one (1) accepted cohort.


Deadline: November 27, 2020

Program Starts: January 13, 2021

Program Ends: May 21, 2021

Cost/funding for participants:

Participants need to be able to cover their travel costs, as well as ensure they can join the flagship event before applying, as presence is mandatory. X-Europe will communicate travel needs in good time to help minimise costs.X-Europe covers the costs of services, events’ entrance, acceleration and incubation.

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