How it works

TIMELINE

  • Applications
    open
    April 16
  • Applications
    close
    June 14
  • Calls with
    shortlist
    July 2-13
  • Announcement
    of finalists
    August 1
  • Final
    event
    October

Applications open

Please submit your application online here. We ask you to provide information about your company and team, your innovative technology, your business model, your target market as well as your financial estimates.

Applications close

Make sure to submit your application until 23:59 CET on June 14. Only applications that are complete and submitted before this deadline will be eligible. Since we have a very tight schedule, we won’t be able to offer any deadline extension.

Calls with shortlist

Our expert jury will invite all shortlisted applicants to individual calls (60 minutes) to clearly understand their needs and growth potential. Based on these calls, the finalists will be selected.

Announcement of finalists

We will announce the 25 finalists of the EIT Digital Challenge 2018. The best 5 scaleups per category will be invited to pitch their innovative product or service to a high-profile jury of corporate representatives, investors and other innovators at the final event.

Final events

The final event will give the finalists the opportunity to present their companies in front of high-level investors, corporate executives, journalists and representatives from EIT Digital in an exclusive setting. Learn more about our final here.

Applications open
April 16
Please submit your application online here. We ask you to provide information about your company and team, your innovative technology, your business model, your target market as well as your financial estimates.
Applications close
June 14
Make sure to submit your application until 23:59 CET on June 14. Only applications that are complete and submitted before this deadline will be eligible. Since we have a very tight schedule, we won't be able to offer any deadline extension.
Calls with shortlist
July 2-13
Our expert jury will invite all shortlisted applicants to individual calls (60 minutes) to clearly understand their needs and growth potential. Based on these calls, the finalists will be selected.
Announcement of finalists
August 1
We will announce the 25 finalists of the EIT Digital Challenge 2018. The best 5 scaleups per category will be invited to pitch their innovative product or service to a high-profile jury of corporate representatives, investors and other innovators at the final event.
Final events
October
The final event will give the finalists the opportunity to present their companies in front of high-level investors, corporate executives, journalists and representatives from EIT Digital in an exclusive setting. Learn more about our final here.

CRITERIA

To apply, your scaleup must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  • Fast growing technology company with international ambitions

  • Company maximum ten years old

  • Company incorporated in EU28

  • Growth stage: min. €300.000 in revenue* or €2,000,000 in funding


*€300.000 revenue in full year 2017, or until date of application in 2018


All submissions will be evaluated by internal and external experts. We will examine the market and internationalization potential of your product or service as well as the quality of your core team. We will also consider the fit of your product or service to our categories and the impact our support could have on your business.

In addition, you must be prepared to pitch in public. Pitch and application have to be done in English.

Make sure to read our contest conditions and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

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