Acceleration TINC:

TINC 2019 - Take your business concept to new heights in Silicon Valley

Closes in 3 months

TINC 2019 is an accelerator programme at Nordic Innovation House, Innovation Norway and Vinnova.

The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Five Swedish start-up teams are offered help with, business development, pitch training, growth hacking, scaling strategies, networking and understanding of raising capital.

Who can apply?

Start-up companies that have a product launched, are starting to see customer growth and have a scalable business model with clear international ambitions. You are able to challenge yourself and be open to new ways of thinking.

How much can you apply for?

The funding includes a kick-off in Oslo and four weeks at Nordic Innovation House in Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley.

We make assessments of applications on several occasions

You can apply to TINC 2019 on several occasions. For this call, we collect applications on several occasions and make assessments. The last date for applications are during 2019: 

  • January 15, 2019
  • June 2019
  • December 2019.

Important dates

  • What is the offer about?

    I Silicon Valley is the sharpest business developer, sharpest marketers and many insightful future savers. There is also Nordic Innovation House (NIH) - a Nordic collaboration to promote innovation and business development.

    NIH has now opened the autumn's application round to the Tech Incubator (TINC) accelerator program. The program includes a kick-off in Oslo (5-6 September 2019) and four weeks at Nordic Innovation House in Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley (14 October - 8 November 2019). TINC is implemented in collaboration with Innovation Norway SF / Silicon Valley and with funding from Vinnova.

    We now have the opportunity to offer a maximum of five Swedish start-up teams in programme with. Together with teams from other Nordic countries, these will receive help with, among other things, business development, pitch training, growth hacking, scaling strategies, networking and understanding of capital procurement. The form of the programme is workshops in combination with individual time with some of the absolute best business developers in Silicon Valley. In addition, NIH has a large network and is happy to connect you with potential customers and partners.

    Who can participate?

    You who are applying for TINC should:

    • dare to challenge yourself, dare to think again!
    • have launched your product and started to see customer growth.
    • have a scalable business model with great international ambitions.
    • have an innovation height regarding solution and / or business model.

    How to apply

    To apply for funding, you need to complete an application form in our application portal, Intressentportalen. The form contains questions about your project, project members and budget.

    Download attachments

    Please download the documents that you need to attach to your application, for example, the template for a CV or a project description.

    Allow enough time to complete the application

    Keep in mind that it can take several days to gather the information you need to complete your application, so it’s a good idea to start early. That way, you can save your details and come back to your application, making adjustments until you submit it.

    Any questions?

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Inger Gustafsson

    Vinnova, Nordic Innovation House, Palo Alto, USA


    Göran Persson

    Administrativa frågor

    08-473 31 32

    Fredrik Weisner


    08-473 31 80

    Vinnovas IT-support

    Technical questions about our e-service portal

    +46 8 473 32 99

    Selection of fund­ed pro­jects

    Project title Coordinator Grant Status Reference number
    Disrupt IT-distribution by document-centricity Dynamic Documents of Scandinavia AB SEK 108 658 Ongoing 2019-02900
    Connectitude Scale Up Connectitude AB SEK 110 000 Ongoing 2019-02901
    CE Check - Disrupting the certification industry CECHECK AB SEK 52 419 Completed 2019-00112
    Njus - one app with all news, magazines and social media Njus Media AB SEK 100 000 Completed 2019-00111
    Podmosphere AB Podmosphere AB SEK 100 000 Completed 2019-00107
    Swipe-2-Buy Touchize Sweden AB SEK 0 Completed 2019-00822
    Page statistics Reference number 2018-04477