EIT Digital Challenge 2016 – Deadline extended to 31 July

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European scaleups now have an additional two weeks to apply to Europe's hottest Challenge!

Dominik Krabbe, EIT Digital Challenge Lead

Europe’s best digital technology startups now have the chance to apply until Sunday, 31 July 2016 to gain international growth support.

Calling all early scaleups who want to grow internationally: No matter if it was the summer weather, the European Championship or anything else that kept you busy, EIT Digital is giving you extra time to submit your entry for the Europe-wide startup competition EIT Digital Challenge. You now have until Sunday 31 July 2016 to apply via http://www.challenge.eitdigital.eu.

Successful startups will become part of a unique pan-European innovation network and gain international support in scaling their business to Europe and beyond. They will also have the chance to join the EIT Digital Accelerator for a full year. On top, the best team per category receives a cash prize of €50,000. 

EU-based startups can apply with their innovative digital technologies in one of five categories:

  •     Digital Industry
  •     Digital Cities
  •     Digital Wellbeing
  •     Digital Infrastructure
  •     Digital Finance

The best ten teams in each category will be invited to pitch in front of expert juries at one of five final events. They will take place in Paris, London, Stockholm, Helsinki and Eindhoven during the month of November 2016. The best three teams in each category will be awarded and get access to EIT Digital’s pan-European innovation network with more than 130 partners that bring together Europe’s leading corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes.

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About EIT Digital
EIT Digital is a leading European open innovation organisation. Our mission is to foster digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life in Europe. We bring together entrepreneurs from a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes.

EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies and to bring entrepreneurial talent and leadership to Europe. Our innovation and education activities are organised in and around our co-location centres, where students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs come together to drive the digitalisation of society.

EIT Digital is a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since 2010, EIT Digital has consistently mobilised talent, ideas, technologies, investments and business across Europe and beyond to stimulate disruptive digital innovation. EIT Digital headquarters are in Brussels with co-location centres in Berlin, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Paris, Stockholm, Trento, as well as in Budapest and Madrid.

EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies focusing on Europe's strategic, societal challenges: Digital Cities, Digital Industry, Digital Wellbeing and Digital Infrastructure.

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