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We back and support European Industrial Tech founders

Take your hardware-based startup from a functional prototype to a first industrial series, complemented with market validation, and a growth strategy.

Watch our webinar on "Growing an Industrial Tech Business Beyond the Prototype" where we discussed the four challenges every Industrial Tech startup experiences and how Stage2 Acceleration Program 2023 can help.

| We aim to strengthen the role of the industrial sector & improve Europe’s competitiveness by helping startups with market validation, prototypes' building, and launching their first industrial series.

Selection Process (2023 Cohort)

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January 9th

February 26th

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February 28th

March 3rd

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March 20th

March 23rd

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April 3rd

April 5th

2nd Edition of the Acceleration Program

At Stage2 we offer a truly transformational experience for industrial tech startups, with a hands-on program that delivers results.The 6 months program will start in May'23 and will take place in Barcelona and online. Stage2 takes place on an industrial environment, equipped with workshop and shared equipment, ideal for hardware-based startups.During the program, participants enjoy real and tangible acceleration of their ventures; that's part of our unique value proposition.We are looking for European early-stage startups, to take them from a functional prototype to first industrial series, complemented with market validation, and a growth strategy.The call for projects closes on February 26th. 23:59 CET

Acceleration program

A one-of-a-kind 6-months program covering key areas for hardware-based startups

You come with

  • Functional prototype (TRL 4/5)

  • Own IP

  • Nor or minimal market validation

  • Unbalanced team (lead by great CEO)

  • 2/3 years of existence

You leave with

  • Manufacturing-ready / first short series

  • Strong market validation

  • Balanced team

  • Fundraising strategy (public & private)

  • Internationalization strategy

A European-oriented one-stop shop for science and hardware-based new startups.


  • Hardware-based (physical product) ventures

  • Validated technology (TRL 4/5)

  • Proprietary technology (IP)

  • Full-time committed team

  • Geography: Europe


  • Med tech

  • Food & Agro tech

  • Clean tech

  • Robotics

  • Mobility

  • Energy tech

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Go-to-market Plan

Letters of intent

Pilot + follow-up contract

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BOM & Manufacturing Plan

Certification strategy

Short series (i.e. 200 units)

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Balanced team

Roles & responsibilities

Processes definitions

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Internationalization strategy



2022 Cohort Startups

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Our Network of Partners

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A unique 560 m2 space in Barcelona

Benefit from our one-of-a-kind space with access to machinery, equipment, and electronic lab to bring your prototype into a reality.We are in the industrial district of Barcelona, heart of an emerging industrial startup ecosystem. An innovative city in the top of the rankings for creating startups that is attracting ventures from all over Europe.

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STAGE2 Barcelona (HQ)Santander 45, 08020
Barcelona, Spain / +34 936 093 777

STAGE2 HelsinkiEteläesplanadi 22B, 00130
Helsinki, Finland

STAGE2 BerlinWolliner Str. 2 10435
Berlin, Germany

STAGE2 UtrechtEuclideslaan 60A, 3584 BN
Utrecht, Netherlands