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We’re a global innovation agency. We partner with large organizations, corporates and governments to unlock new business opportunities by connecting them to technology providers from around the globe. We aim to tackle 21st century challenges by backing innovations with talent, access to market and funding. Our goal is to scale these innovations to 100mln in valuation. We use our Get in the Ring network, a startup competition platform active in over 100 countries to facilitate this.

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Unknown Group is partnering with HighTechXL. They’re sourcing technologies from organizations like Philips, CERN, TNO, European Space Agency. Together we’re looking for founders that can build a company around the technology/IP that is sourced.

If you're interested to build ventures around groundbreaking technologies from organisations like European Space Agency, CERN, TNO and Philips. Then fill in the interest form and we will be in touch with you.

How does it work?

Step 1 - Tech sourcing: HightechXL sources and identifies the highest potential technologies from research organizations such as European Space Agency, CERN, TNO and Philips.

Step 2 - Core team scouting: Unknown Group is looking for the right entrepreneurial people that can bring these technologies to the market.

Step 3 - Fastrackathon: A gathering of entrepreneurs, industry experts and mentors in a 1-day idea generation session to create business cases of where the technology can bring the most value.

Step 4 - Venture building: Selected teams formed at the Fastrackathon will enter a 9-month program to validate and build the business proposition with the support of HighTechXL.

What's in it for you?

  • 9-months Venture building program
  • Office space
  • Access to HighTechXL's network of investors, corporates and industry mentors & advisors (from eg. Philips, ASML, TNO, NTS).
  • Initial funding of €30,000
  • 60% Equity reservation for founders

Interested? Contact Lee Wei Lee via!