Final Event // EIT Digital

Final Event

EIT Digital Challenge

Featured Sponsor:Sponsor OEHI

The finalists are confirmed, and date is set! On October 27th we will host our 20 selected scaleup finalists from all over Europe for a day of pitching, networking and a VIP investors dinner.

Here you will find all the latest updates on the Final Event, including the finalists, confirmed attendees, the agenda and more.

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Confirmed Attendees


Bernhard Janke

Bernhard is a Partner at 468 Capital focusing to invest in B2B companies from seed to growth. Previously he led LEA Partners' Venture Fund and invested in tech companies in the US as Principal at Global Founders Capital. 468 Capital is led by general partners who are former founders and leaders of ecosystem defining technologies who have well established networks.

Marc Lambrechts

Prior to joining Capricorn Partners, investment director Marc Lambrechts was a senior scientific advisor at IWT (now VLAIO) and section head of Terumo Europe’s R&D division. His core investment interests lie in technology-fusion based opportunities - crucial for digital health and industry 4.0 related businesses as covered by the Capricorn Digital funds.

Steffen Reinecke

As a Principal at eCAPITAL, Steffen specializes in technology-driven business models in the areas of cleantech, cybersecurity and B2B software. He brings a background electrical engineering along with experience in novel smart grid applications, R&D for superconductor solutions and studies abroad at Tongji University.


Claudio Catania

A Senior Partner at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR since January 2011, Claudio previously worked for The Carlyle Group. He invested in and served on the boards of directors of SmartTrust, FRSGlobal and UC4. He previously worked for Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. He began his professional career at Hewlett Packard in Great Britain, Silicon Valley and France.

Andrea Cinelli

CEO of the largest DeepTech European Venture Builder, Foolfarm S.p.A, Andrea is a recognized global expert in Artificial Intelligence, Biometrics, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity Markets. Recently named among Top 25 CEOs in Blockchain by the US magazine Technology Innovators, in 2022 he founded FoolCapital which will invest in Startup DeepTech around the world.

Mason Sinclair

Mason is a specialist deeptech venture capital investor. He has over a decade of experience in the world of deeptech, having worked as an engineer, entrepreneur, advisor and investor across multiple businesses in the high-tech sector. Mason holds degrees in both Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge.

Maxime Mallet

General Partner Maxime Mallet spent a decade as equity research analyst at Natixis and Deutsche Bank in Paris and London. He has a deep knowledge in hardware, microelectronics and semiconductors. He also served a director within the Large Cap team of Bpifrance, where he participated in a series of deals and M&A, most notably in the fields of industry and energy.

Karel Van Cleemput

Karel is Investment Manager in the Energy Transition team and focuses on private equity and venture capital investments in the energy and mobility space. Karel joined Korys in 2019. Korys’ focus on impactful investments and long-term growth is what motivated him to join the direct investment team.


David Sonnek

David (CEO) has more than 20 years of experience in venture capital from SEB Venture Capital and Industrifonden. David holds a Ph.D. in Atomic Physics from the Royal Institure of Technology and an M.B.A. from the Stockholm School of Economics. Navigare Venture invests in AI, quantum technologies, data-driven life science, synthetic biology and advanced materials.

Rémi Prunier

With a strong B2B business and management background, Orange Ventures principal Rémi is passionate about the society’s evolutions generated by digital technology and innovation. In particular, he has developed solid sector knowledge in the fields of enterprise software, AI and cybersecurity. 

Niccolò Sanarico

Niccolò is general partner at Primo Digital, a software-focused fund managed by Primo Ventures. He is a software engineer by background and works with portfolio companies such as Wordlift (AI/SaaS), Competitoor (Big Data), and Servitly (IoT/SaaS).  Niccolò is currently looking at investments in the cybersecurity, B2B SaaS, and AI sectors.

Philipp Werner

Philipp Werner is passionate about FinTech, B2B SaaS & the Web3.0 space. He is actively investing in VR ventures and currently exploring the Blockchain ecosystem. He decided to join Redstone to support ventures to grow to the next level. Recent investment highlights include Penta, and Atlas Metrics.

Sébastien Thiel

Before joining SmartFin, Partner and CFO Sébastien Thiel was the Managing Partner and co-founder of Finsight Solutions, one of the first companies in Belgium providing ‘CFO-as-a-Service’ services. He has prior experience working at both EY and Capco before taking over the CFO role at Clear2Pay after its sale to FIS.

Odette Yga Aguirre

Odette is an associate at Statkraft Ventures and is serving on the board of Schrott24. After obtaining a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Cologne, Odette joined Statkraft full time with the mission to source and screen the most promising start-ups enabling the green energy transition.

Júlia Sohajda

Cofounder of Hungarian VC firm Vespucci Partners Sohajda invests in deep tech startups. Recently, automation software startup Transcend, one of its portfolio companies, went on to raise a $10 million Series A round. Vespucci closed its first fund at $45 million and is now raising its second fund, targeted at $120 million. 

Johannes Fischer

A Principal working in the life science area, Johannes hold a PhD in biochemistry and is a medical doctor. With expertise in the M&A space, he was previously a management consultant at L.E.K. Consulting and continues to act as a commercial advisor both in the cosmetics and food delivery industries.

Cyril Petit

Cyril joined Wille Finance as Investment Manager in January 2022. Before that, he had spent 3.5 years at ISAI (Tech Growth and LBO team), and 3 years in the Tech M&A team of Rothschild in Paris. Originally from Southern France, Cyril also lived in Montreal, Hong Kong and Paris and graduated from McGill University and Sciences Po. Paris.


The EIT Digital Challenge now includes a special prize sponsored by the Open Edge and HPC Initiative (OEHI), an ecosystem of companies with the aim to foster the development of an open and feature-rich ecosystem for ARM and RISC-V-based technologies. 


12:00Doors Open
12:00 - 13:30Refreshments / Networking
13:30 - 16:30Pitch Contest with Coffee Breaks
16:30 - 18:00Jury Deliberation / Networking
18:00 - 18:30Winners Announcement
20:00VIP Dinner

EIT Digital Challenge Overview

The EIT Digital Challenge aims to identify the best European deep tech entrepreneurs and help them scale up internationally, supporting the European deep tech ecosystem.

We’re looking for fast-growing European ‘deep tech’ companies with a differentiating product offering that leverages sophisticated, hard-to-reproduce digital technologies.

Since its launch in 2014, the competition has attracted thousands of applications from more than 33 European countries. Many of the winning scaleups have moved on to become internationally successful companies. Now it’s your turn to shine!

The top 20 companies will be invited to an exclusive event to pitch in front of a panel of experts and investors as well as participate in the matchmaking sessions with invited corporates and investors.

The winners will receive waived entry into the 12-month Accelerator Program worth €50,000. They will get dedicated services in international Access to Finance and Business Development by the EIT Digital Accelerator team.

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