Promotion of
new technologies &
Technology transfer
Consulting on How ?
Business ecosystems to connect technology and consumer economy Creating Why us ? (A) Partnership network
(B) Success rate
Two major indicators Trigger by



Management team with solid skills in innovation, technology development, and financing skills

  • 18M euros fund raised for 20 European SMEs and startups companies and 3 companies consortia
  • more than 13 years in top-10 European Academia centers and
  • more than 10 years in European funding programs (Marie Curie FP7, Accelerator program FP8, and FP9, FTI program FP8, RIA and IA programs, Ecostarts, EMMF, Horizon Europe FP9)



Our focus is the enterprise InnoTech ecosystem: start-ups, entrepreneurship, SMEs, and large companies that bring InnoTech solutions and services to make the best of our world.

  • We are the first InnoTech consulting firm based in the LATAM market that boosts the development of water, agriculture, energy, and digitalization technologies thanks to the bridges established with the European innovation and financing communities.



We have an outstanding first-in-class partnership network and an incredible success rate of achieving funding.

  • 100 % Seal of excellence in all the former Phase 1 SME instrument
  • 94% Seal of excellence in all the former Phase 2 SME instrument
  • 89.7% of the project above the evaluation threshold
  • 41% of winner projects in the former Phase 2 SME instrument
  • 82% of winner projects in the former Phase 1 SME instrument


Focus on water


The OECD recommends that governments - national and local - encourage the joint management of water quantity and quality

Focus on agriculture


Government policies and interventions play a major role in shaping food and agriculture markets, but policies are not always well aligned to evolving objectives

Focus on energy


Global energy efficiency progress is recovering – but not quickly enough to meet international climate goals

Focus on IT


Digital advances can support and accelerate achievement of each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals

Water is the most abundant resource on the planet, our blue planet Earth, and it is essential for our survival, yet water for human consumption is a scarce good. By 2030 water scarcity will affect more than 40% of the world’s population [1]. At the same time, the primary source of water consumption, the underground water, is more and more polluted, as more than 80% of wastewater from human activity is discharged without any prior treatment into rivers and seas [2]. As a result, 2.2 billion people are at health risk already [3]. On top of pollution and lack of appropriate wastewater treatment, the morphological changes, over-extraction, and climate change will only worsen the current situation.

Considering the water scenario, both the European Union and the UN, with the SDG goal 6 – ensuring water and sanitation for all by 2030, are pushing to revert the global water situation. For that, water treatment technology will be crucial to reach a sustainable future frame.

Food, like water, is a fundamental pillar for human beings, and both are closely linked. Agriculture uses a significant share (72%) of global freshwater resources [3] and consumes about 30% of the total energy consumption [4]. Hence, water and energy play a primary role in agriculture. However, as intersectoral competition for water intensifies and water scarcity increases, water use for food production will need a revision. Further, industrial agriculture has proven to be devastating to the environment and human communities, aggravated by the rapid expansion of cities and population. Thus, it will be mandatory to adapt agriculture to more sustainable practices and technology in the following years to lower water consumption, contamination, and dependency on non-renewable energy.

Moving forward, when considering the water-food-energy nexus, it is worth mentioning that the fossil sources will be over within the next 50-years. Hence, we need to face now the race to turn the energy production system into a sustainable and renewable one. As such, Europe is pushing the energy transition with technologies funded by the recent Horizon Europe program and other responsible programs, expanding these to the LATAM, Asia, and African regions.

Last, as we urgently need to establish more efficient and sustainable ecosystems, digitalization will be the next big thing to complete the circle. For instance, remote satellite data and in-situ sensors will improve accuracy and reduce the cost of monitoring crop growth, energy use, and land or water quality. Also, traceability technologies and digital logistics services will streamline water, energy, and agri-food supply chains and will provide trusted information for consumers.

As a company, we, Zirka InnoTech, speed up this change through services for technology transfer, technologies international expansion, and their financing.

Bridge between LATAM & EU

Identification barriers that the innovation and technology ecosystem faces


Excellence or nothing

100 % Seal of excellence in all the former Phase 1 SME instrument

[1] Making every drop count. An agenda for Water Action. UN-World Bank. HLPW. 2018.
[2] UN WWDR, 2017. UN World Water Development Report 2017.
[3] UN-Water 2021. Summary Progress Update 2021: SDG 6 — water and sanitation for all. 2021.
[4] «Energy-Smart» Food for people and climate. FAO. 2011

Enfoque sobre la salud


According to the WHO, one of the main challenges of the 21st century in terms of health will be the specific actions of people and societies around the world

Zirka InnoTech is also present in the Health sector, being Biotech our founder’s fundamental expertise.

Health will have significant challenges in the future. Major concerns in the years to come will be antibiotics resistance, autoimmune illness, or degenerative diseases as the population ages. Technology will be crucial to overcoming these challenges.

From the Zirka InnoTech side, we want to position ourselves as a reference to support fundraising and identifying the best partners to develop new technologies.

Considering the future scenario, and as indicated by the WHO, prominent specific actions will be educating people for limiting self-meditation or access to the correct diagnosis and treatment, some of them based in the new developed technologies.

Business ecosystems to bridge the gap between technology and consumer economy

our clients are our partners

Fund-rising proposals
Fund-rising success
Awarded proposals

Projects submitted by sector %

  • Health
  • e-health
  • Biotech
  • Energy & Engineering
  • Agriculture & Aquaculture
  • Digitalization

Location of the companies %

  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • Grecia
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • UK

Track record of Zirka InnoTech submitted proposals

% Seal of excellence (1)
% Success rate (2)
% Companies (single applicant)
% Consortia (3)

(1) % Seal of excellence or above the Call threshold.

(2) The current average success rate in the EU is 4-10% depending on the call.

(3) Each consortium constituted by 3 or more entities applying to a call with a single collaborative proposal.

  • Single applicant
  • Consortium


14 years creating bridges between technology and consumer economy

As an InnoTech consulting firm we catalyze IP Transfer, Promote the Expansion of European technologies in the LATAM market, and achieve Innovation Funding. Our focus sectors are water, agriculture, energy, and digitalization.

Zirka Innotech solves the funding and best-in-class partners identification barriers that the innovation and technology ecosystem faces while bringing a new product or service to the market. Funded in Mexico City, Zirka operates as well from Europe.



European and international funding
Grant & blended fund rising

Technology transfer

Patent valuation
Industrial partner scouting


Financial & feasibility studies
Consortium & ventures implementations

Technology transfer

Patent valuation -
Industrial partner scouting



Financial & feasibility studies -
Consortium & ventures implementations



European and international funding -
Grant & blended fund rising

… as a pillar in the search for financing.

Zirka InnoTech brings together innovative teams in consortium and strengthens international cooperation.

Whether a company or organization is looking to create, participate in an innovative team or start from scratch, we support them in identifying the best-in-class partners and the design of the value chain to bring the innovative solution to the market (both in Europe and LATAM).

With these premises, we also support consortium in preparing the funding or investment applications (i.e., Horizon Europe second pillar, LAIF program, Fund, or VCs).

In particular, the second pillar of Horizon Europe is all about partners and accounts for 56% of the total budget (€52.7 bn out of the €94bn total one).

The second pillar aims to foster European industrial competitiveness and innovation performance by funding small ecosystems innovative teams solving Global and European challenges.

The Horizon Europe second pillar 2-years’ Work Programme has been recently published. During these 2-years, there will be + 700 topics to fund innovative projects performed by innovative teams.

consortium as a pillar in the search for financing


The European Union (EU) is considered by some to have the most extensive environmental laws of any international organisation. The European Union’s environmental legislation addresses issues such as acid rain, the thinning of the ozone layer, air quality, noise pollution, waste, water pollution and sustainable energy.

Investment & Promotion

EU policies aim to protect the environment and biodiversity, minimize risks to human health, and promote the transition to a circular economy.
eu funding and grant process schema

… the Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.

The SDGs call for worldwide action among governments, businesses, and civil society to end poverty and create a life of dignity and opportunity for all within the planet’s boundaries. The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by 2030, facing poverty, hunger, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, and justice.

1. no poverty 2. zero hunger 3. good health and well-being 4. quality education 5. gender equality 6. clean water and sanation 7. affordable and clean energy 8. decent work and economic growth 9. industry, innovation and infrastucture 10. reduced inequalities 11. sustainable cities and communitues 12. responsible consumption and production 13. climate action 14. life below water 15. life on land 16. peace, justice and strong institutions 17. partnership for the goals

Zirka InnoTech responds to this call, selecting only projects that will positively impact on: 1. SG2 to promote sustainable agriculture, food security; 2. SG6 to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all; 3. SG7 to promote access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all; and 4. SG9 to build resilient infrastructures, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Furthermore, Zirka InnoTech business model goals are completely aligned with SG10 and SG17, as on the one side, Zirka aims to reduce inequalities within and among countries, and on the other, strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. Hence, Zirka InnoTech aims to be a reference in the region, supporting our customers’ revenue growth over the next years from a greater focus on sustainability.