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EIT Community Booster

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Application Deadline: December 17, 23:59 CET.

On a mission to foster the New European Bauhaus transformation, the EIT Community is looking for the most innovative ventures driving sustainable change for cities, industries, climate, food, wellbeing and overall quality of life in order to support their business growth and help them become the international game-changers.

Launched by the European Commission, the New European Bauhaus translates the European Green Deal into a tangible, positive experience in which all Europeans can participate and progress together. With this in mind, the EIT Community Booster is set to identify and support the startups and scaleups integrating the three core dimensions of the New European Bauhaus:

  1. sustainability, from climate goals, to circularity, zero pollution, and biodiversity
  2. aesthetics, quality of experience and style, beyond functionality
  3. inclusion, from valorising diversity, to securing accessibility and affordability

Eligibility

New European Bauhaus Climate Acceleration Programme

  • already have PoC/Alpha/Beta/prototype,  
  • less than 5 years old, 
  • incorporated and based in the EU 27 or in one of the Horizon Europe associated countries,
  • Accepting and engaging EIT Climate-KIC’s Services-for-Equity Agreement (SFEA) acting as sustainable financial mechanism.

Scaling up European digital ventures

  • Incorporated after 01/01/2011
  • Headquarter is based in the EU 27 or in one of the Horizon Europe associated countries.
  • The company must meet one of these financial parameters to be eligible:
    • Min. €300,000 annual revenue (2020) OR
    • Min. €300,000 revenues (in 2021 until 30 June 2021) OR
    • €2,000,0000 of total funding.

Drive Food Innovation and Transformation at Scale

  • customer validation,
  • early traction,
  • technology readiness,
  • incorporated and based in the EU 27 or one of the Horizon Europe, associated countries.

Green & Socially Sustainable Manufacturing – Startup Acceleration Call

  • are actively looking to grow
  • have demonstrated meaningful customer traction
  • have been operative for more than one year
  • have a dedicated full-time team with a headquarters incorporated in any EU or Horizon Europe associated country
  • are looking to enhance and complement their business development efforts
  • are currently or will in the future be looking for access to finance from equity partners

Take your mobility startup to the next level!

  • validated technology,
  • min 1 billion addressable market,
  • min 2 FTEs,
  • less than €1M revenue (lifetime),
  • at least 70% of company is owned by founders & employees, no more than 5% shares are held outside of eligible countries.
  • Incorporated and based in the EU 27 or one of the Horizon Europe associated countries.

Benefits

New European Bauhaus Climate Acceleration Programme

Four companies will each receive (1) a €25,000 prize to accelerate their growth and (2) a tailored package of supporting services valued at €25,000. Total grant per startup is €50,000.

Supporting services will include:

  • Training activities.
  • Advice from experts and climate coaches.
  • One-to-one support by a mentor.
  • Access to EIT Climate KIC’s ecosystem of cities, corporations, investors, SMEs, Universities and research institutions.
  • Access to NEB startups and projects, as well as key NEB stakeholders.

Scaling up European digital ventures

The best 4 companies will receive a full year of tailored international growth support by the EIT Digital Accelerator worth €50,000 to scale up their business.

  • Raise your next Series A or Series B funding round from European investors in a faster and smarter way with the support of the Access to Finance team
  • Expand your market share, reach new customers and grow your international footprint with the support of the Access to Market team
  • Leverage the Pan-European network of top European corporations, investors, SMEs, universities and research institutions.
  • Gain international visibility through EIT Digital communication channels.

Drive Food Innovation and Transformation at Scale

The best 4 companies will receive 6 months of tailored international acceleration support by the EIT Food FAN worth 50,000 to accelerate their growth and impact.

  • Build entrepreneurial skills, benefit from mentoring and gain exposure to your market, potential customers, investors and media.
  • Become part of the Pan-European network of world-class industry, academic and research institutions.
  • Benefit from the access to facilities such as labs, pilot sites, agricultural land.
  • Gain international visibility through EIT Food communication channels.

Green & Socially Sustainable Manufacturing – Startup Acceleration Call

Four companies will be selected to receive a €15,000 cash prize to accelerate their growth in addition to a tailored package of access to market and access to finance services, valued at €35,000 and provided by EIT Manufacturing’s Business Creation team.

In addition to the €15,000 cash prize, the four selected companies will be able to:

  • Benefit from tailored access to market support to help you reach new customers and expand into new geographies.
  • Receive tailored access to finance support to prepare for fundraising, potential financing consideration by EIT Manufacturing, and introductions to VCs and early-stage funding opportunities.
  • Leverage EIT Manufacturing’s network of more than 60 pan-European partners from industry, academia and RTOs and access to participate in EIT Manufacturing’s broader portfolio of activities and programmes.
  • Gain international visibility through EIT Manufacturing’s communication channels.

Take your mobility startup to the next level!

The 4 best companies will receive €50.000 worth of acceleration services and benefit from:

  • Individualized business coaching, training and mentoring by industry experts and experienced founders.
  • Validation of your market and technology with access to a network of living labs
  • Finding your product-market fit.
  • Scaling your business, driving growth and internationalisation.
  • Investor pitch coaching and potential contacts with investors and VC funds.
  • Access to EIT Urban Mobility network of cities, mobility players and investors.
  • International visibility through the EIT Urban Mobility communication channels.

Official Website: EIT Community Booster

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