EIT Digital


Investing in strategic areas

EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake and scaling of research-based digital technologies (deep tech) focusing on Europe’s key societal challenges: Digital Tech, Digital Cities, Digital Industry, Digital Wellbeing, and Digital Finance.

A story of success

Since its launch, EIT Digital has equipped more than 3500 students with the skills to innovate and become entrepreneurs; we have supported more than 780 startups and scale-ups to grow internationally, created more than 265 new ventures, and launched more than 530 products and services commercially. EIT Digital continues to build on these strong achievements and in the coming years will further accelerate its venture creation activities to further develop its stand-up, start-up, scale-up innovation funnel.

The core of this funnel is the Innovation Factory that creates ventures from open innovation activities carried out by the EIT Digital partnership. This is complemented by the DeepHack, the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) Venture Programme and Innovation and Entrepreneurship activities in the education programmes. The EIT Digital Accelerator is focussed on scaling these ventures by supporting them in their growth especially with respect to access to finance and access to market.

A strong digital economy depends on people and organisations equipped with deep technical competence, strong entrepreneurial skills and agility to act. To this end, EIT Digital develops and engages talents in its selection of schools, offering master and professional level education on the latest digital technologies and on the business opportunities they enable.

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Are you planning to launch or boost a digital tech startup and need support?

Whether you are just moving your first steps or need help to grow internationally, EIT Digital is the right partner for your endeavour! We provide

  • Mentoring & Coaching
  • Support in attracting investors and customers
  • Access to EIT Digital's pan-European ecosystem of 300+ innovation partners
  • Financial support for part of your project costs

The EIT Digital Innovation Factory supports the creation and early boost of European startups for their successful entry into the market.

With this call for proposals, we invite European innovators and entrepreneurs to jointly build digital innovations and create new ventures in one of our strategic focus areas: Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Finance, Digital Wellbeing and Digital Tech.

Selected innovation activities are embedded in our pan-European ecosystem and receive financial support and professional guidance to package their technology, sign up customers and attract investors.

Check out our dedicated Innovation Factory 2022 webpage and learn more about your benefits, the process and current application deadlines.


EIT Digital embodies the future of innovation by mobilizing a pan-European multi-stakeholder open-innovation ecosystem of more than 300 top European corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes, where students, researchers, engineers, business developers and investors address the technology, talent, skills, business and capital needs of digital entrepreneurship.

EIT Digital builds the next generation of digital ventures, digital products and services, and breeds digital entrepreneurial talent, helping business and entrepreneurs to be at the frontier of digital innovation by providing them with technology, talent, and growth support.

EIT Digital answers specific innovation needs by, for example, finding the right partners to bring technology to the market, supporting the scale-up of digital technology ventures, attracting talent and developing their digital knowledge and skills. 

"We help organizations prepare and manage all the process to secure public and private funding, with a special focus on grant writing and innovation project management".

Our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy will explain how Global Institute of Advisors LLC (GIA) uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.


  • What data do we collect?
  • How do we collect your data?
  • How will we use your data?
  • How do we store your data?
  • Marketing
  • What are your data protection rights?
  • What are cookies?
  • How do we use cookies?
  • What types of cookies do we use?
  • How to manage your cookies
  • Privacy policies of other websites
  • Changes to our privacy policy
  • How to contact us
  • How to contact the appropriate authorities

What data do we collect?

GIA collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, and phone number).
  • Messages sent through the contact form and comments on our posts.

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide GIA with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

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  • Voluntarily complete a customer survey or provide feedback on any of our posts or via email.
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  • Complete a contact form request.

GIA may also receive your data indirectly from the following sources:

  • No other means.

How will we use your data?

GIA collects your data so that we can:

  • Process your order and manage your account.
  • Email you with special offers on other products and services we think you might like.
  • Use anonymized data for customer profiling activities.

We will never share your data with any other companies.

How do we store your data?

GIA securely stores your data on the premises of our cloud database provider in Frankfurt and our own servers in Bulgaria and Lithuania.

GIA will keep your messages and personal details for ten years. Once this time period has expired, we will delete your data by removing the corresponding records in our databases.


GIA would like to send you information about our products and services that we think you might like. If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt-out at a later date.

You have the right at any time to stop GIA from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please contact us to let us know.

What are your data protection rights?

GIA would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You can request GIA for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that GIA corrects any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request GIA to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that GIA erases your personal data under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that GIA restricts the processing of your personal data under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to GIA’s processing of your personal data under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that GIA transfers the data that we have collected to another organization or directly to you under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using our contact form.


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GIA uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

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What types of cookies do we use?

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How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may fail to function.

Privacy policies of other websites

The GIA website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

GIA keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on January 1st, 2023.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about GIA’s privacy policy or the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us using our contact form.

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that GIA has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office that corresponds to your jurisdiction.