Attention Europe’s top Scaleups: Apply to the EIT Digital Champions for Your Chance to Win Fundraising Support

EIT Digital is going to supercharge European scaleups with the EIT Digital Champions, a competition that rewards innovative companies with the vital support they need to obtain Series A and B funding.

European deep tech companies looking for investment funds to help them scale up and grow are invited to apply by January 30th 2024. Selected finalists will pitch their ideas before a jury of international investors. The winners, our Champions, will receive free access to 12 months of EIT Digital Growth Services support, a programme that will PREPARE you to pitch your company, CONNECT you with international investors, and help you RAISE your next round. The EIT Digital Growth Services team is highly accomplished in guiding the growth of scaleups and is well known in the industry. They not only have a vast network of investor connections – more than 1000 all over Europe – but they also know what each investor is looking for and what they want and like to hear!

Who should apply?

We’re looking for fast-growing European deep tech startups with a unique and differentiated product offering that leverages  highly innovative digital technologies. These companies should have strong commercial traction and be in need for additional capital to expand into new markets.

Additionally, EIT Digital is highly committed to supporting scaleups with women founders and women in C-level roles, and we encourage applications from these ventures. Likewise, we support the whole of Europe and look forward to applications from scaleups in EIT RIS countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

The Journey of a Champion


EIT Digital Champions builds on a legacy of success. For instance, in October of 2022, WSense competed in the EIT Digital Champions, pitching their amazing company and their Internet of Underwater Things (IoUT) technology. After impressing the jury, they were declared one of our Champions. Over the next twelve months, WSense worked with EIT Digital’s Growth Services team to PrepareConnect& Raise. Together they prepared a compelling message, connected with key international investors and arranged numerous investor calls. In October of 2023, just one year later, WSense raised €9M from investors in three different EU countries! This is how EIT Digital supports European scaleups.

Apply now!

EIT Digital Challenges Lead Fabrizio Della Pace asks, “Are you the next European deep tech Champion? Are you ready to Prepare, Connect & Raise? If so, apply to the EIT Digital Champions today!