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This month, META would like to highlight some of our most impactful initiatives: four entrepreneurs from the Social Challenges Innovation Platform have already secured follow-up funding, while the Early Stage Investing Launchpad has successfully converted a fund manager to angel investment. Read on to find out more! 
30 June Next Deadline for IP Booster!

Get your applications for IP Booster in NOW. If you're a public research organisation or a European university looking to improve your IP strategy, you need to apply this month to have the best chance of securing a service from our experts. IP Booster is free for all universities and PROs that are recipients of EU funding up to a total of 25k. Register on the website and apply now! 
Apply Now!
Cross-border investing - play the European card to win
At the VentureCon event in Munich last month, we caught up with seasoned investor Xavier Huerre to gain some insights into investing internationally. Watch the interview here, and subscribe to our channel
Social Innovators Secure Investment

As the Social Challenges Innovation Platform initiative nears its end, we've found out that four social entrepreneurs have already found follow up funding 🙌 They include a sewing machine adapted for wheelchair users, a programme that finds companions for elderly people, and a social network that teaches teenagers how to use the web safely.
Read & share the stories here. 
Looking ahead...
META's Alessia Melasecche Germini will host a workshop on "How to achieve behavioural change for energy saving through innovative IT solutions" at Sustainable Places in Cagliari, Italy, on 7 June from 9-10 am. Four solutions that empower consumers to save energy will be under discussion.
Find out more here

ESIL Study Visit in London 9-12 JulySAVE THE DATE!
If you are interested in angel investing, or you want to sharpen your investment skills, join us this summer and learn from the most developed angel investment ecosystem in Europe. Programme and registration info will be released soon, check the ESIL website regularly for more info!
ESIL website

ESIL E-Pitching Event 25 June, 17:00 CET 
ESIL hosts one e-pitching event every month, this month we'll expect a selection of medtech and healthtech companies.
Sign up here

ESIL Webinar on Exit Investments 17 June 13:00-14:30 CET
The final webinar before the summer, this ESIL webinar will focus on exits, presented by Brigitte Baumann.
Register here 
Impact Stories 
Every edition, we'll give you a taste of the real-world impact powered by META. 
'I've always been inspired to work with people who are enthusiastic to make a successful business' 
Mirjana Perko, chairperson of InCon, dipped her toe into the world of angel investment herself thanks to the Early Stage Investing Launchpad, an EU project coordinated by META.
Read her story here. 

Do FET researchers benefit from our training? 

Watch our video here to discover the impact that FET2RIN had on emerging research entrepreneurs. Through FET2RIN, researchers learn the skills needed to successfully set up and run their start-up.
Learn more about FET2RIN here

Widening Participation

META's Anita Tregner Mlinaric, who is Vice-Chair of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, chaired a session on widening participation at the "Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions to foster scientific excellence" event in Bucharest yesterday, as part of the Romanian Presidency programme. 
More from META
"I like entrepreneurs that can explain to me why and how they do something." 
META's Luigi Amati spoke at the Global Innovation Summit on how he chooses companies to invest in. Gain some insights into an angel investor's thought process and 
watch the video here

"We can't make startups prisoners of the country."

META's Pablo Munilla went to Munich last month to attend VentureCon on behalf of ESIL communications. Read his blog post about his impressions of the event, the investors and the legendary Demon Night.
Read more here.
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What We're Reading

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The Dawn of the Deep Tech Ecosystem
"Deep tech is no longer the primary purview of deep pockets—or of the scientific community.". BCG defining deep tech and it's insights.

How venture capitalists make money and why it matters to you
"Most tech startups look to raise investment capital to finance their product development, go-to-market, and to scale growth." - Reverb Advisors.

How to Come Up With Startup Business Ideas in the Digital Era
Tips for inspiration, research and planing to develop a startup business success from John Boitnott.

Got any recommended reading? We tag our favourite reads #METAreads on Twitter. Please add your own - we're always looking for new reads to share ;)
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