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 – To be open during March 2022. (Exact dates will be published shortly)
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 starts February 2022. (Exact dates will be published shortly)
Signing of a Collaboration Agreement
Working space for the startup for 6 months
Optional, remuneration agreement
Access to funding
Legal advice and clerical help
Visa application and processing facilitation
For local partners: February-March 2022
For startups: March-April 2022
Selection of up to 100 startups during May 2022
Bootcamp-100: May, 2022
May 2022. Intensive 5-day programme consisting of 3-hour daily sessions plus B2B meetings (startups and local partners)
4.Setting up in Spain
Arrival to Spain (after the signing of the Collaboration Agreement)
5.End of the programme
6 months after arrival
(end of VI Edition: March, 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
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”
We knew from referrals that Spain could be an interesting location for expansión. The implementation process with the programme ‘Rising UP in Spain’ has been very good: it has helped us both to validate our value proposition and even to commercially develop our platform in Spain. Our visión of the future is to continue to grow in terms of our number of clients and talent in Spain and to use the country as a platform for expansion throughout Europe"
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"