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EIT Digital is calling fast-growing startups with existing customers – so called scaleups – to apply for the sixth edition of the EIT Digital Challenge. This year, in addition to companies from EU28 member states also companies from countries associated to Horizon2020 can apply. Ten winners will receive international growth support totaling €750,000 in cash and in kind. The application deadline is 14 June 2019.

EIT Digital Challenge 2019 at a glance

The EIT Digital Challenge takes place for the 6th consecutive year and aims to identify the most innovative European digital tech startups to help them grow internationally.

What’s the prize?

25 companies will be invited to an exclusive event in Brussels to pitch in front of expert juries. The two best companies per category will gain 12 months support to scale up their business. The growth support is provided by the EIT Digital Accelerator team (no equity taken, no physical presence needed). On top of that, the first prize winner in each category receives a cash prize of €50,000 (no strings attached). And last but not least: finalists and winners will a gain a lot of international visibility!

Who can apply?

Growth stage startups (scaleups) based in a EU member state or country associated to H2020, with a min. annual revenue of €300.000 or min. €2 million in equity investment, that are max 10 years old. Applications are open for the following categories: Digital Tech, Digital Cities, Digital Industry, Digital Wellbeing, and Digital Finance.

How can I apply?

Applicants need to register and fill out the online form.

When is the submission deadline?

The submission phase ends on 14 June 2019 (23:59:59)

Any questions?

Please contact the EIT Digital Challenge team at

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