InnoRate is currently taking applications for its Pool of Experts. This call will close on 31st July 2020.
What is InnoRate?
InnoRate is a 3-year project (January 2019 to December 2021) co-funded by the European Union within the framework of the H2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
InnoRate is set on deploying a trusted, objective and recognised service platform across the EU and Associated Countries to support and improve the decision-making processes of investors and lenders for vetting, prioritising and providing access to finance to innovative SMEs with high growth potential. The novel Technology Rating System of digitally enabled decision support tools and services provided through this platform will be underpinned by well-customised innovation assessment and rating methodologies. These go beyond the current practices in evaluating and signalling the technological and business potential and risks of market-creating innovations, in an efficient and cost-effective way.
What does an expert do?
InnoRate experts can choose to be involved in one or more of the following tasks (on a pro-bono basis):
What is in it for you?
Experts will gain early access to the InnoRate database of European high-growth potential start-ups and early-stage SMEs and technical information about emerging technology trends. Additionally, through the InnoRate community, they will be given networking and partnering opportunities with innovation stakeholders (e.g. entrepreneurs and innovators, investors, financiers, innovation intermediaries, and more). Through the use of the platform, they will also gain an increased knowledge and awareness about existing SMEs and emerging start-ups in their domains of interest and visibility through their participation in InnoRate activities and profiling as an expert on the InnoRate website.
Who is eligible?
Experts should be proficient in English, the working language of InnoRate, and have entrepreneurial experience such as having been involved in or facilitating the creation and growth of a start-up or early-stage SME or experience in investing government/public or private funding in innovative SMEs. For example, experts may have professional experience raising early-stage and growth investment, coaching entrepreneurs to raise Series A finance or investing in deep tech companies. They may come from:
How can I apply?
Potential experts can express their interest by completing this form.
 InnoRate Deep Assessment is a five-stage evaluation carried out by an InnoRate expert.
 InnoRate Pre-Screening is a self-assessment tool which is used by SMEs and consisting of three stages, management competency, technology competency, and business feasibility.
InnoRate has received funding from the European Union’ Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no. 821518