Join the EIT Community Booster to Scale Your Business into the Green Future

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The EIT Community Booster seeks your innovative, high-impact solutions that align with the European Union’s New European Bauhaus transformation. Apply today to benefit from the EUR 1 million business growth support package!

On a mission to create sustainable and inclusive cities and industries across Europe, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and five of its Knowledge & Innovation Communities (KICs) are launching a joint initiative to support innovative ventures and teams enabling the New European Bauhaus transformation.

EIT strengthens Europe’s ability to innovate by powering solutions to pressing global challenges and by nurturing entrepreneurial talent to create sustainable growth. EIT supports dynamic pan-European partnerships, knowledge & innovation communities, among leading companies, research labs, and universities.

The EIT Community Booster Accelerates Sustainable Change

The EIT Community Booster is coordinated by EIT Digital and includes EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing, and EIT Urban Mobility. Together, they are looking for the most innovative startups and scaleups driving sustainable change for cities, industries, climate, food, wellbeing, and overall quality of life. The initiative’s approach is multi-level from global to local, participatory, and transdisciplinary.

What is the EIT Community New European Bauhaus Initiative?

Launched by the European Commission, the New European Bauhaus translates the European Green Deal into a tangible, positive experience in which all Europeans participate and progress together. With this in mind, the EIT Community Booster is set to identify and support the startups and scaleups integrating the three core dimensions of the New European Bauhaus:

  1. Sustainability: includes climate goals, circularity, zero pollution & biodiversity
  2. Aesthetics: goes beyond functionality to consider the quality of experience and style
  3. Inclusion: designed with the intention of valorizing diversity as well as securing accessibility and affordability

The EIT Community New European Bauhaus initiative supports sustainable ventures by boosting education and engagement with citizens to scale the mission of the New European Bauhaus. This is done by connecting innovation, creativity, and design to improve citizens’ quality of life. This initiative is led by EIT Climate-KIC and includes EIT Digital, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing, and EIT Urban Mobility. The goal is to bring science, technology, arts, and culture together in the fight against climate change.

Get to Know the EIT Community

Leveraging the vast network and know-how of the most prominent European innovation ecosystem, the EIT Community combines the best business growth programs offered by EIT Digital, EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing, and EIT Urban Mobility. Depending on the field of interest and expertise, entrepreneurs are invited to apply to one or more of the programs within the EIT Community Booster and their dedicated track for the New European Bauhaus. Please note that each program requires you to fill a separate application.

Read below about each of the EIT Community KICs and what they are looking for:

EIT Digital

EIT Digital builds the next generation of digital ventures, digital products, and services, and breeds digital entrepreneurial talent. Through this initiative, EIT Digital seeks scaleups leveraging the power of digital transformation to create innovative solutions and products across industries, cities, and communities by integrating circularity, inclusion, and aesthetics to foster a green, safe, and sustainable future.

EIT Climate-KIC

The EIT Climate KIC accelerates the transition to a zero-carbon, climate-resilient society. They identify and support innovation that helps society mitigate and adapt to climate change. Through this initiative, the EIT Climate KIC seeks startups developing innovative projects for the renewable energy and mobility industries, as well as green spaces and retrofitting. The solutions will contribute to building sustainable, healthy, and clean cities.

EIT Food

EIT Food builds a unique network of diverse partners to provide a holistic view of the food value chain, including key industry players, agri-food startups, research centers, and universities from across Europe. Through this initiative, EIT Food seeks agri-food startups positively impacting the agriculture or food supply chain to build a healthier, more trusted, and sustainable food system.

EIT Manufacturing

Fuelled by a strong interdisciplinary and trusted community, EIT Manufacturing adds unique value to European products, processes, services by supporting globally competitive and sustainable manufacturing. Through this initiative, EIT Manufacturing seeks startups fostering long-term lifecycle and integrated thinking in the industrial ecosystem to enable green and socially-sustainable manufacturing.

EIT Urban Mobility

EIT Urban Mobility encourages positive change in the way people move around cities to make them more liveable places. On the way to becoming the largest European initiative transforming urban mobility, EIT Urban Mobility seeks startups developing sustainable solutions for urban spaces and biodiversity, as well as enhancing accessibility to ensure universal mobility for everyone.

How will the EIT Community Booster benefit your business?

The EIT Community Booster offers a total growth support package of EUR 1 million with 20 selected companies joining the initiative and receiving business support worth EUR 50,000 each. The support will be provided in the form of grants and services designed to help the companies accelerate their business to the next level.

From first-business coaching to advanced access to finance and internationalization support, each of the five programs offers a comprehensive package of services to help ventures of different levels of maturity boost their business growth, raise funding, and scale up internationally.

Important Dates & Timeline

  • Applications Close: 17 December 2021
  • Application Evaluation: December 2021 to February 2022
  • Shortlisted Companies Announcement: March 2022

Ready to accelerate your business into the green future? Apply now!




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