CERES TMT - THE SPECIALIST LAW FIRM FOR TELECOM OPERATORS AND TECH STARTUPS
"The role startups can play in the recovery from the ongoing crisis [...] cannot be understated: they have a proven capacity to develop breakthrough innovations in response to real world needs, create new jobs and build synergies with Europe's strong traditional industries."
European Commission | Digital Day 2021
We offer a number of combined efforts to support acceleration of tech startups:
Drafting of proposals and searching for prospective partners nationally and internationally. We put at startups' disposal long-standing connections with European universities, innovation research centres, high-tech hubs, trade associations, manufacturers, regional/local administrations, etc.
Identification of funding programmes to finance startups' R&D projects. CERES TMT team are well connected, mostly at EU and LatAm Level, both in the industrial and research areas. We have expertise on the European Commission's recently launched EIC Pathfinder (to support early applied research) and EIC Accelerator (to support startups' commercialisation and scale-up phase).
CERES TMT assist startups in the contract negotiations of innovation projects, incl. the signing of the grant agreement. After an in-depth analysis of the startup's market, its structure, trends, risks and opportunities, we provide support in the identification of international strategic partners and subsequent negotiations with them.
CERES TMT provide startups support in the following areas:
We offer startups assistance with:
Assistance in the external audit assistance before the EU Commission or any other designated body at national level (ex., Innovate UK) within a duly established time-period after Project closure.
Post-audit defense before the EU Commission or designated organism.
Our active participation in the "GreenSoul" project, promoting Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation to achieve higher energy efficiency in buildings, is an example of how we can help startups actively contribute to social sustainability, economic growth and community well-being.