The Alliance of Boundary Crossing for Deep Tech project (acronym ABCD) aims to be a leading platform for innovation and deep tech entrepreneurship in the Western Balkans. It will foster an entrepreneurial mindset and support deep tech start-ups to thrive globally through effective collaboration with stakeholders and the local innovation ecosystem. By 2030, the project aims to strengthen project management, promote capacity building, provide incubation services, establish strong connections with the local innovation ecosystem, and disseminate results effectively. The project defined five specific objectives to achieve this vision, aligning with the HEI Initiative Third call. The ABCD project's objectives align closely with the HEI Initiative Third Call for the internationalisation and modernisation of higher education through interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-cultural exchange.
How does The ABCD Project work?
By working on five tailor-made work packages, our Project will make its fair share to fuel the activation and contribute to the Deep Tech Talent Initiative, whose objective is to train at least 1 million deep tech talents by 2025. Our Project directly delivers training for a target audience of at least 986 talents. By signing up for the Deeptech Pledge, our consortium partners commit to contributing to this goal even beyond the Project’s timeline. Even assuming a moderate growth in the participant pool (10% increase in case of students upskilled and a 5% increase in the number of start-ups trained year on year) by 2030, the consortium is expected to contribute by training 8 347 talents.
Who is responsible for the project?
The ABCD project consortium consists of 11 partners, ABCD consortium consists of several universities and incubators from the Western Balkans and Hungary. (You can learn more about these important contributors here).