As one of the Tourban Mentors, I would like to invite any SME with an interest in sustainable urban tourism to consider applying for the Tourban Acceleration Programme.
During this 12-months programme you can develop innovative and disruptive projects tackling urban tourism challenges and transform your business. At least 60 SMEs will be selected coming from the 7 countries (Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, and Spain).
Through the programme Tourban will grant you access to knowledge, best practices, and an international network of peers and experts in the fields of tourism and sustainability, who will guide you throughout the entire year. In addition, you will receive a grant of up to € 10.000 to implement your project.
Additionally, you will also be given the chance to participate in a specail Design Thinking Lab in Barcelona, where small thematic groups of SMEs will work together to resolve sustainability challenges related to their every-day business. The programme moreover includes an Investor Pitch, organised alongside the Creative Business Cup Global Finals (BRIGHT event) in Copenhagen, and the Tourban Conference and Networking Event in Dubrovnik.
You can find the Guidelines for Applicants and all other necessary documents (including information about the EU Toruban programme) on the Tourban website. The deadline for applications is 20 October 2021.