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Final event

Final event

EIT Digital ChallengeThe best 5 scaleups per category are invited to the exclusive EIT Digital Challenge final event and will have to pitch their innovative digital technology to a carefully chosen jury of experts. Each jury selects the best two companies who will win 12 months dedicated growth support from the EIT Digital Accelerator, access to EIT Digital's leading pan-European innovation network and great international visibility. The first prize winner per category additionally receives a €50,000 cash prize.

18th October 2018, 10am - 8pm
EIT House, Brussels, Belgium


Follow us live on 18 October 2018 for the 5th edition of the EIT Digital Challenge and see live, which companies will be awarded as the best European Deep Tech scaleups.


11:00 - 11:30 Welcome & Introduction
11:30 - 12:15   Finalist Pitches Digital Infrastructure
12:15 - 13:00   Finalist Pitches Digital Industry
13:00 - 14:00 BREAK
14:00 - 14:45   Finalist Pitches Digital Finance
14:45 - 15:30  

Finalist Pitches Digital Wellbeing

15:30 - 16:00   BREAK
16:00 - 16:45 Finalist Pitches Digital Cities
16:45 - 18:15   BREAK
18:15 - 19:00 Award Ceremony

Jury: Digital Industry

  • Christian Bacher Christian Bacher SAO IoT Startup Accelerator
  • Johnny Waterschoot Johnny Waterschoot EY - The Factory
  • Marc Gendebien Marc Gendebien Expon Capital
  • Outi Toijala Outi Toijala EIT Digital
  • Tim Stone Tim Stone Breed Reply

Jury: Digital Cities

  • Claire Falzone Claire Falzone Nova Veolia
  • Gitte Bedford Gitte Bedford Capital
  • Hannes Schill Hannes Schill eCapital
  • Francisco Ibanez Francisco Ibanez EIT Digital
  • Jean-François Naud Jean-François Naud EIT Digital
  • Julien Fredonie Julien Fredonie Honda Ventures

Jury: Digital Wellbeing

  • Alberto Prado Alberto Prado Philips
  • Andrea Conti Andrea Conti EIT Digital
  • Furio Gramatica Furio Gramatica Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS
  • Katrin Geyskens Katrin Geyskens Capricorn
  • Peter Gullander Peter Gullander EIT Digital
  • Sander Hulsman Sander Hulsman Jaarbeurs IT Media

Jury: Digital Finance

  • Daniel Michel Daniel Michel EIT Digital
  • Jaime Cuykens Jaime Cuykens ING
  • James Bamford James Bamford EIT Digital
  • Pablo Gomez Pablo Gomez Bankia
  • Stephane Hannache BPCE Group
  • Thomas Depuydt Thomas Depuydt SmartFin Ventures

Jury: Digital Infrastructure

  • Ben Mcclure Ben Mcclure EIT Digital
  • Fabian Gruner Fabian Gruner HV Holtzbrinck Ventures
  • Heike Worner Heike Worner Arthur D. Little (ADL)
  • Katrin Bacic Katrin Bacic Wayra Deutschland
  • Remi Prunier Remi Prunier Orange Digital Ventures
  • Wolfgang Kniejski Wolfgang Kniejski EIT Digital

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