Access to Market

Access to Market

We help European scaleups secure international customers

EIT Digital Accelerator’s Access to Market support is tailored to help you grow your business quickly on an international scale. We open the doors and make the right introductions you’ll need to close your next deal.

Qualified sales leadsQualified sales leads
We help you identify leads cross borders and transform them with you into deals or collaborations, amongst others with our Partners.

Direct introductionsDirect introductions
We support you to identify the right target customers and market segments to address and make high-level introductions to potential customers.

Go-to-market coachingGo-to-market coaching
Hands-on advice to define your go-to-market strategy and assess your international expansion, market knowledge and ‘soft landing' support.

Showcase at international eventsShowcase at international events
Full support to attend up to five international trade shows and network events that suit your plans to increase your business visibility.

Network of 300+ corporate customersNetwork of 500+ corporate customers
Leverage a strong network of high level contacts across Europe. Our team can open doors to your target customers, help reduce your sales cycles, grow your revenue and market share.

Focus Areas

  • Digital
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  • Digital
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Digital Industry covers the seamless process from production to retail and the related supporting functions such as logistics and consumer engagement.
In this category, we are looking for innovative solutions to improve efficiency in production and retail, to better address customer needs, and to help save natural resources in manufacturing and logistics. This includes solutions creating value from big data collection, aggregation, analysis and visualization services (and their enabling technologies) for decentralized production management covering the complete product life cycle: design, simulation, production, operation/consumption, maintenance, and consumer relationship frameworks.
Digital Cities leverages the digital transformation of cities through disruptive information, mobility and safety services.
In this category, we are looking for innovations that address the concrete problems cities are facing today and the means to overcome these through centralized, participative and collaborative interactions between city actors: government, city service providers, industry, citizens. A multidisciplinary approach including service design, urbanism, and social sciences is used to provide an accurate understanding and address the concrete challenges of cities, in particular by developing sustainable business models.
Digital Wellbeing addresses the prevention of and coping with both physical and mental conditions in order to maintain a good quality of life.
In this category, we are looking for digital solutions that improve the wellbeing of a person during the working life. Ageing, working longer, and living longer do not imply that there are also more healthy work and living years. The result is a strong increase in occupational and individual healthcare costs. The focus are digital technologies that support prevention and early detection. Examples are products based on unobtrusive sensors and actuators and associated software services targeted at occupational and private health and fitness.
Digital Tech seeks to provide secure, robust, responsive and intelligent networking, computing and security solutions.
In this category, we are searching for core enabling products and services of the digital transformation. In networking, the focus is on improving the mobile broadband infrastructure, as well as network management tools based on software defined networks (SDN), and a multitude of IoT applications. In computing, we focus on Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence, especially technologies efficiently combining AI techniques such as machine learning and deep learning capabilities on top of the cloud & Big Data platforms. In security, we are looking for solutions on privacy, cyber security, and digital ID management.
Digital Finance focuses on innovative digital tools and interfaces improving the quality of the services provided by financial service providers to private customers and corporate clients.
In this category, we are looking for disruptive solutions in three large segments where digital technologies will reshape the finance industry: (1) the future of retail banking (e.g. tools to improve customer relationships, mobile banking, cashless societies, micropayments and new payment services, …), (2) modernized corporate banking and insurance tech (e.g. simplification and automation tools for corporate clients, fluid/secure lending, P2P risk distribution, digitalization of equity capital markets and investment banking, cybersecurity, blockchain, …), and (3) digitalized Wealth/Asset Management (e.g. artificial intelligence and machine learning tools improving investment decisions, client authentication solutions, inclusive asset management tools for all citizen, …).

Industry sectors

Strong network of high level contacts in corporate and public organizations across Europe in the following industry sectors:

  • Manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • Retail
  • Cities
  • Utilities
  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Automotive
  • Public Sector
  • Health
  • Service Providers
  • Insurance
  • Banking
  • Telecommunications
  • IT
  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • High Tech
  • And many more...

Proven track record

  • Boris DimitrovEIT Digital connected Checkpoint Cardio with a leading European university hospital consortium which resulted in a collaboration worth €475,000.

    "The EIT Digital Accelerator team helps us expand our business in Europe. The recently accomplished contract is a great start."
    Boris Dimitrov
    CEO Checkpoint Cardio, Bulgaria
  • Maxim KostinEIT Digital enabled DigiFlak secure a deal worth €247,000 with the Horizon 2020 eCare project ‘CAPTAIN’ which aims to develop a smart virtual coaching for the elderly living at home.

    "I thank EIT Digital Accelerator for opening up this opportunity for us."
    Maxim Kostin
    CEO & Co-Founder DigiFlak, Estonia
  • Erwin GuizouarnEIT Digital's introduction to General Electric led to a collaboration on expertise and technology between the French scaleup and the multinational corporation.

    "Combining our expertise will allow us to penetrate new markets and to jointly accelerate our ambitions, thanks to EIT Digital Accelerator."
    Erwin Guizouarn
    CEO & Co-Founder Evolution Energie, France
  • Aleksander CiszekEIT Digital Accelerator directly introduced 3YOURMIND to GKN, the global leader for innovative engineering solutions with more than 58,000 employees across 30 countries.

    "Thanks to EIT Digital Accelerator’s introduction to GKN, we are now recognized as a leading partner for Industry 4.0."
    Aleksander Ciszek
    CEO & Co-Founder 3YOURMIND, Germany/USA


Outi Toijala
Access to Market Lead
Digital Wellbeing, Digital Cities, Digital Industry
Wolfgang Kniejski
Access to Market Lead
Digital Tech, Digital Finance

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