COMMISSION EUROPEENNE EIT Digital Challenge Scale up your digital deep tech business 2019

Jusqu'au 14/06/2019

Are you a fast-growing European digital technology scaleup? Has your company developed deep tech solutions within the areas of industry, cities, wellbeing, finance or digital core technologies? Does your company already have significant revenues and is less than ten years old?

Apply for the EIT Digital Challenge and win an international growth package worth up to €100,000 to scale up your business.

Submissions close 14 June


The EIT Digital Challenge is an international pitching competition focused on deep tech scaleups – late stage startups – seeking to accelerate their growth. Deep tech comapnies create innovations that are built around unique, often protected or hard to reproduce technological or scientific advances. They have a strong research base and develop disruptive solutions that fuel the digital transformation.

In total, 25 scaleups in five categories will be selected to pitch their product or service in front of an international jury of corporates and investors at the final event in October. The two best companies per category will gain 12 months in the EIT Digital Accelerator worth €50,000 to scale up their business. On top of that, the first prize winner in each category receives a cash prize of €50,000.


You can apply with your deep tech product in one of the following categories:

  • Digital Tech
  • Digital Cities
  • Digital Industry
  • Digital Wellbeing
  • Digital Finance

To be considered for the contest, you have to meet the following criteria:

Fast growing technology company with international ambitions
Company max. ten years old
Company incorporated in EU28 or H2020 Associated Countries

Prove growth stage by meeting one of the following three criteria:

  • Min. €300,000 revenue in 2018, or
  • Min. €300,000 revenue in 2019 until date of application, or
  • Min. €2,000,000 in total equity investment

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