Supercharge Programme

For scaleups that want to accelerate their business


Who are Supercharge companies?

  • You are actively looking to grow.
  • You have demonstrated meaningful customer traction.
  • You have been in operation for more than one year.
  • You have a dedicated full-time team with a headquarters incorporated in a EU or Horizon Europe associated country.
  • You are looking to enhance and complement your business development efforts.
  • You are currently looking for access to finance from equity partners, or will be doing so in the future.


In this programme, the Business Creation team will offer you a tailored package of business development and access to finance support services.  Please fill out the expression of interest form below, and a representative from the Business Creation team will be in touch shortly.

Switch On Programme

For problem-solving startups that want to start shining


Who are Switch On companies?

  • You have a proven prototype or proof of concept for an innovative product that addresses critical manufacturing pain points (TRL 6 minimum).​
  • You have recently established a legal entity or are planning to do so in the near-term.​
  • You have no, or low, commercial revenues.
  • You have an entrepreneurial team, with a minimum of two members, and at least one co-founder resident in a EU or Horizon Europe associated country.​
  • You are looking to enhance and complement your business development efforts.
  • You are currently looking for access to finance from equity partners, or plan to do so in the future.


In this programme, the Business Creation team will offer you a tailored package of business development and access to finance support services.  Please fill out the expression of interest form below, and a representative from the Business Creation team will be in touch shortly.

EIT Manufacturing invites women innovators (i.e. professionals, researchers or entrepreneurs) from EIT RIS eligible countries who have played a leading role in developing innovative manufacturing-related solutions to apply to the LEADERS – Women Innovators in Manufacturing at EIT RIS competition within the EIT Manufacturing's RIS programme.


Eligibility criteria – who can apply
Eligible applicants must be women who have played a leading role in developing innovative solutions/initiatives addressing manufacturing-related challenges with a strong financial, environmental, or societal impact. It is possible to propose a team-invention. However, it will be necessary to prove a leading role within the team who invented the innovative solution/ initiative.


The call is open for women being citizens of one of the following EIT RIS eligible countries:

· EU Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain.

· Third countries: Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

· Outermost Regions: Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain).

The applicant must be able to prove her citizenship of one of the aforementioned EIT RIS eligible countries or EU Outermost Regions.

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