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ARISE Europe Business Innovation

ARISE Europe Business Innovation

Caixa Empreender Award, Portugal, March 2017
Startup WiseGuys CEO gateway in Madrid, October 2017
We'Biz Walking Tour - "Portugal is ready to scale up" - October 2017

The ARISE Europe program carries out business innovation projects with its local partners, bringing together investors, startups and SMEs. We provide them the framework for collaboration with EIT Digital and its partners in order to create value through:

  • Co-branded activities for ecosystem stimulation;
  • Joint support to boost technology projects, startups and scaleups at the European level;
  • High-quality mentoring, market access & fundraising opportunities;

Partner Benefits

  • Connect to EIT Digital’s EU-wide partnership and innovation ecosystem
  • Improve the services to your ecosystem and boost the acceleration of your startups and scaleups by working together with EIT Digital's experts - mentors, business developers, access to finance experts, business communities
  • Gain higher visibility at the European level by connecting to EIT Digital’s innovation and education activities
  • Extend and strengthen your local ecosystem by jointly mobilizing, attracting and involving new stakeholders
  • Be fully empowered thanks to a strong co-funding mechanism of joint activities

Current Innovation Centre Partners

  • ABC in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • BGI in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Found.ation in Athens, Greece
  • Inits in Vienna, Austria
  • JIC in Brno, Czech Republic
  • Startup Wise Guys in Tallinn, Estonia

What we accomplished in 2017

In 2017, together with our Innovation Partners, the ARISE Europe program:

  • Scouted 128 European startups. Out of them, five have joined EIT Digital Accelerator (AppRay, CheckPoint Cardio, DigiFlak, Eave, NAS)
  • Organized several co-branded events in the relevant regions in order to jointly mobilize local stakeholders and motivate them to connect with the ARISE Europe, including Investors dinner at Websummit in Lisbon, event at Pioneers in Vienna, Startup Nation Summit in Tallinn, several "meet and match" events in the Balkans with ABC.

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