Work hand in hand with a local partner in Spain and accelerate your growth. We help you set up your startup in Spain, while collaborating in the development of specific technology solutions.
Over the past years, the innovation ecosystem in Spain has grown exponentially, the number of entrepreneurs, the quality of projects, the financing, and its global position. Take part in this unique European ecosystem to accelerate your startup's global growth.
Work hand in hand with companies in Spain, dive into its innovation ecosystem, tap highly qualified talent and new sources of funding.
Rising UP in Spain
is your programme
be embrace innovative technological collaborations
Startups will propose technology solutions to a business local partner in Spain. Simultaneously, they will participate in a comprehensive accelaration programme to set up in Spain.
Local partners will host foreign startups and work jointly to develop a technology solution for their business.
Application period for startups – 1 May to 15 June 2022
Blockchain, big data, IoT, machine learning, industry 4.0,...
6-month-long collaboration with a foreign startup
No initial costs
Application period for local partners: closed
Signing of a Collaboration Agreement
Working space for the startup for 6 months
Optional, remuneration agreement
Access to funding
Legal advice and clerical help in the company set-up process
Visa application and processing facilitation
1. Application period
- Startups: 1 May to 15 June 2022
2. Startup evaluation
Bootcamp: mid-July 2022
4. Arrival of startup to Spain
5. Acceleration program (2022-early 2023)
6. Acceleration program (2022-early 2023)
in Spain offers?
Entry to the Spanish market ↔ a technological solution
at a local partner in Spain
for 6 at least months
Support to apply
for entrepreneur visas
and help with paperwork
to set up your startup in Spain
in media for your
access to a network of investors in Spain
Clients, developers, events, media exposure
ICEX-Invest in Spain and the Rising UP in Spain programme have been a major part of our international adventure. They have given us the opportunity to work close to the market, to understand companies and their needs, to be in Iberia's most significant sector clusters"
Rising UP in Spain programme first helped us with understanding the market, and then with understanding the legislation and the culture. It has also connected us with great partners who can make our entry much cheaper, simpler and more certain"
Being selected for this programme has shown that Neuro-Bio is an attractive company, with good ideas and good management organisation. And there is the support the programme has exposed us to in the Spanish and European markets, with enormous possibilities for collaboration with companies and research centres headquartered in Spain which we did not know before we were selected”
For us it was very important to take a good look at our assumptions and project them onto the European market, thanks to the programme Rising UP in Spain. In Latin America we were already strong, but the European market was a complete unknown to us. That’s why taking part in this type of programme is such a great opportunity for start-ups to expand into overseas markets"
The Rising UP in Spain programme is very well thought out. It clearly provides major support when deciding to set up in Spain. ICEX does in addition have great prestige in the country and is a seal of confidence; it clearly helps us when it comes to making first contact in Spain”