As a startup you will work hand in hand with a local partner in Spain. We help you set up and grow in Spain, while collaborating in the development of specific technological solutions
Over the past years, the innovation ecosystem in Spain has evolved exponentially; the number of entrepreneurs, the quality of projects, the financing, and its global position.
Take part in this unique ecosystem to accelerate your startup.
Work hand in hand with companies in Spain, integrate in a new innovation ecosystem, have access to highly qualified talent and new sources of financing.
Rising Up in Spain
is your program
be open to collaborative technological solutions
Startups shall present a project to stablish in Spain
A local partner in Spain will host the startup and develop collaborative technological solutions
Startups will be evaluated by an expert panel. A selection of 50 startups will be able to sign a collaboration agreement with a local partner. The matching will be based on its complementarity to work on specific technologies and sectors.
Validation of product. Growth potencial
Investment prospects in Spain
Complementarity with local partner
in Spain offers?
open to collaborative innovation
at a local partner in Spain
at least for 6 months
and administrative support
for your startup in España
in media for your
access to investors in Spain
at events for startups in your sector
"The fact that we have been selected from among 150 companies has strengthened our business model and processes, and we are 100% committed to the market in Spain. At an operational level, they offer us a free workspace for a period of six months – which can be extended – and funding for our initial investment in Spain, which is reimbursable."
"After obtaining the support of the programme we were able to explain to our investor that it makes sense to put money and effort into Spain. The programme increased our visibility in the Spanish market because we were a completely new company. So, this programme has helped us a lot in building our reputation and in gaining a broad presence, which has an impact on clients and potential stakeholders."
"It really helped us to make contacts in Spain’s technology ecosystem and to market our brand in the country. We took part in several interesting networking and "speed-dating" events to meet potential customers. The mentoring sessions also allowed us to professionalize our internal processes and improve our organization in general. The most interesting thing is that they adapt to the situation of each company."
"The most important one [value added from the programme] was to understand what the main challenges are that we are going to face in the coming months in Spain, and to increase our visibility in Spain. Also, the opportunity to have the best mentors for our company and team was crucial for the development of Knok in Spain."
"The programme was extremely useful. I don't know how we would have done it otherwise. We now all have resident status here in Spain and our company is incorporated in Spain. (...) ICEX was really useful in putting us in touch with the right contacts for recruiting staff, for example. So, they pointed us in the right direction."