The Collider is a new global platform designed to build high tech startups by connecting entrepreneurs with leading scientific research.

Corporate innovators, top academic institutions and researchers have until 5 September to apply to take part in the inaugural programme, led by Mobile World Capital Barcelona, with €50K in investment up for grabs to selected teams.

“The Collider, an innovation programme promoted by Mobile World Capital Barcelona, connects scientific and entrepreneurial talent to create disruptive technology-based startups that address society’s and industry’s challenges,” the initiative’s website states. “The programme focuses on the identification and business development of highly disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Blockchain and Virtual Reality, fostering the development of new services for the future 5G network. The Collider encourages the participation of prestigious research centres and universities to build new tech transfer mechanisms and supports the creation of digital startups.”

Once ideas have been validated by the market successful teams progress to the final venture builder stage of the programme, which runs for three months, beginning next April. Apply now.