Deep Tech Pioneers: Scaleups Finalists of EIT Digital Challenge Announced

The finalists of the EIT Digital Challenge 2023, the leading competition for the best European deep tech scaleups, have been announced.

These finalists have been selected for their cutting-edge solutions, spanning a wide range of sectors from AI-infused healthcare platforms, sustainable energy systems, digital identity technologies, and much more. Their breakthrough innovations have the potential to reshape the future and to drive the digital transformation forward.

This year, the contest received a record-breaking 459 applications, with 34% of the selected finalists led by women.

Fabrizio Della Pace, the Head of Challenges, expressed his enthusiasm for the finalists, saying, "As a team, we are impressed with the quality of the applications for this Challenge's edition. Considering these difficult times, it is inspiring to see so many dedicated and fine entrepreneurs. We cannot wait for the final event. It is going to be remarkable!"

The journey for these finalists will culminate in an exciting finale to be held in Brussels on June 6, alongside the Grow Digital 23 conference.

During this event, they will have the opportunity to pitch their solutions in front of a panel of seasoned experts and investors.

The winners will be rewarded with a comprehensive prize package, including full-year support from the EIT Digital Accelerator, valued at €50,000.

The EIT Digital Accelerator is committed to helping the winners scale their businesses in Europe by securing international customers in target markets and assisting in raising growth funding.

In addition to this, the winners will be granted access to EIT Digital's pan-European innovation network of 350+ partners, thus gaining unparalleled exposure and connectivity. They will also enjoy significant international visibility through EIT Digital's network channels.

The finalists are:

Abtrace (UK) - Reshaping Primary Care through Data.

Arenametrix (France) - The data-marketing platform for arts event, venues and sport entertainment.

BizAway (Italy) - Business travel truly digitalized.

Born Digital (Czech Republic) - AI powered customer care SaaS.

Buddy Healthcare (Finland) - Automated Patient Care Pathways.

Corsmed (Sweden) - Proactive healthcare based on individual MRI scanning and digital twin.

Ekkono (Sweden) - Ekkono is a software company that does Edge Machine Learning.

Fermata (Israel) - AI Pest and Disease Detection. (Netherlands) - Reduce post-surgery infections with this AI-powered prediction platform.

Iconicchain (Finland) - The platform for regulatory compliance automation.

LaavaTech (Estonia) - Energy-saving indoor farming platform. Seamless integration into any existing vertical or indoor farming facility.

OutThink (UK) - Human Risk Management Platform.

Orqa (Croatia) - EU-made critical components for drones.

Plexigrid (Spain) - Reinventing electricity grids for the energy transition.

ReSpo.Vision (Poland) - Reinventing Sport with Vision.

SkillLab (Netherlands) - Software for the next generation of career guidance and matching.

Threedy (Germany) - Accelerate your digital transformation with scalable 3D apps.

Tru.ID (UK) - Trusted digital identity for a mobile world.

Vizcab (France) - The most powerful SaaS accounting and visualization platform for net-zero.

Find out more about the Challenge final event:

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