The EIT Digital Challenge, the leading competition for European digital deep tech companies, is now accepting applications.

Fast-growing start-ups with existing customers – so called scaleups – are invited to apply in one of five thematic areas: Digital Tech, Digital Cities, Digital Industry, Digital Wellbeing and Digital Finance.

The best five companies will receive a full year of tailored support from the EIT Digital Accelerator team, worth €50,000. The application deadline is 19 September 2022.

The five winners will get coached for investor readiness and then be introduced to top investors from a network of 1000+ VCs from all over Europe. They will also get market readiness coaching and strategic go-to-market support, facilitating access to international prospects.

In addition to that, the winners will gain access to EIT Digital’s pan-European innovation network of 350+ partners and enjoy great international visibility by means of EIT Digital’s network channels.

Since its launch in 2014, the competition has attracted thousands of applications from more than 33 European countries. Many of the winning scaleups have moved on to become internationally successful companies.

Prominent award winners include KONUXMedicus.AISidekickHealth and Connecting Food.

How to apply

The deadline for applications is 19 September 2022. For further information on selection criteria, and to apply, please visit

Source: EIT Digital (