Innovate Now!
Innovation Support Framework for fostering the collaboration of startups, SMEs and large companies on clean-tech projects.


Innovations are changing energy sector, and large companies increasingly acknowledge the fact that technological start-ups and small companies could change the market due to their innovation potential.

There are immense opportunities for cooperation between start-ups, SMEs and large companies that could result in mutual synergies and an increased number of innovative solutions and products.

The InNow project will foster such win-win cooperation in the clean technology sector which has a huge growth potential.

The project consortium consisting of partners from Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia will design an innovation support framework suited for their markets. It will consists of three programmes, each targeted at a certain maturity and size of relevant companies.



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Business Support

The Business Support Programme

The Business Support Programme targets start-ups and SMEs, enabling them to partner up with the large energy sector companies. It will be done by mapping their needs with trainings as a follow-up.

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Innovation Support

The Innovation Support Programme

The Innovation Support Programme raises knowledge of large companies about new possibilities that open thanks to cooperation with technology startups. It diagnoses innovation needs of the companies and develops pilot actions to Foster such cooperation.

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Matchmaking Acceleration

Matchmaking Acceleration Programme

Matchmaking Acceleration Programme introduces tailor-made open innovation practices between large companies, fitting start-ups and SMEs. 

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Project actions will reach about 200 cleantech startups and SMEs and 5 large companies in participating countries.
Tested solutions will be freely available for use by other organisations that support development of innovative entrepreneurs in Central Europe and in whole European Union.

Project is implemented by an international consortium from five countries: Slovenia (represented by ABC Accelerator), Croatia (represented by Optimization), Hungary (represented by Startup Campus Incubator and by the University of Debrecen), Slovakia (represented by Civitta SK) and Poland (represented by InnoEnergy Central Europe – leader of the project).

The project IS financed by Interreg Central Europe programme

Start Date

APRIL 2019

End Date

March 2022


If you run, or want to run a startup or a small company
in cleantech sector we will help you to develop.

But to do so we first need to assess your needs.

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