KATANA is a perfect opportunity for start-ups and SMEs coming from agrifood value chain, ICT sector and emerging industries to team up with other partners from other sector and/or other countries and opt for the rich portfolio of services and direct funding KATANA team offers.

Starting from the first Open Call that has been published on 1st of December 2016 (stay tuned on our social media channels and visit our website regularly), start-ups and SMEs (even teams of individuals in this first phase) will be given the opportunity to present who they are and how they think (in a format of 2-minutes video pitch) and participate in community-driven peer-to-peer evaluation that will bring the best 100 European teams (who will be financially supported with 2K Eur each for traveling, finding partners for the next phase and attending our bootcamp in Stuttgart) who enter the next phase and form consortia that prepare reward crowdfunding campaigns (that is actually KATANA second Open Call).

The best 10 SME consortia in respect to their reward crowdfunding performance win additional 100K Eur of direct funding each from KATANA.