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.
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.