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The EIT Digital "Digital Infrastructure" team with the finalists ALSID, ApiOmat, Warwick Analytics and Cogia Intelligence

The EIT Digital "Digital Infrastructure" team with the finalists ALSID, ApiOmat, Warwick Analytics and Cogia Intelligence

Winners Marcel Etzel and Travis Marsh from ApiOmat

Winners Marcel Etzel and Travis Marsh from ApiOmat

  • EIT Digital has named ApiOmat from Germany as the best European technology scaleup in the field of Digital Infrastructure in 2017
  • ApiOmat provides a holistic software platform that enables large enterprises to rapidly transform their business processes into mobile apps

ApiOmat was awarded first prize in the Digital Infrastructure <link challenge finalists>category of the <link challenge>EIT Digital Challenge. The scaleup from Leipzig (Germany) provides a Backend-as-a-Service solution that speeds up the development and integration of digital services across all channels such as app, web, wearables or chatbots. It reduces time to market, enables rapid prototyping and helps companies to digitally transform their business processes.

The EIT Digital Challenge aims to identify Europe's most promising scaleups in the field of deep technologies (deep tech) - complex and disruptive solutions that are built around unique and differentiated scientific or technological advances. "It's a great honour to have won a deep tech award with the EIT Digital Challenge," says Marcel Etzel, CEO and Co-Founder of ApiOmat. "There are few awards or competitions that support deep tech startups and even fewer that focus on companies that have built successful and scalable business models. The prize in combination with the EIT Digital Accelerator programme will help us expand our business internationally."

The prize includes a €50,000 cash prize and full year growth support by the <link accelerator>EIT Digital Accelerator worth €50,000. The EIT Digital Accelerator comprises a team of experienced business developers and fundraising experts. They operate from 13 cities across Europe as well as a hub in San Francisco. Since 2012, they have supported more than 260 startups in accessing new markets and helped them raise more than <link accelerator access-to-finance>€90 million in investment to date.

"ApiOmat shows an impressive traction," says Dominik Krabbe, EIT Digital Challenge Lead. "Their platform can benefit many businesses, no matter if small business or global enterprise. We look forward to work together and accelerate their growth."

ApiOmat competed against three other scaleups in front of an international expert jury during the EIT Digital Innovation Day in Berlin, Germany. The final was the last of a series of five finals events of the EIT Digital Challenge, each dedicated to a specific digital technology topic. The other final events of the EIT Digital Challenge were: <link newsroom news article eit-digital-challenge-cleverciti-systems-named-best-digital-cities-scaleup>Digital Cities in Trento, <link newsroom news article eit-digital-challenge-3d-printing-platform-trinckle-3d-wins-digital-industry-category>Digital Industry in Eindhoven, <link newsroom news article eit-digital-challenge-lexplore-named-best-scaleup-in-digital-wellbeing>Digital Wellbeing in Madrid and <link newsroom news article eit-digital-challenge-optiopay-named-best-digital-finance-scaleup>Digital Finance in Budapest.

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