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.

Welcome to BoostUp! 2022


BoostUp! 2022 


EIT Manufacturing is organizing a pan-European startup competition under the brand name: BoostUp! 2022. The competition seeks to support startups who have demonstrated unique integration use cases of their solution (pilots and/or proof of concepts) with a large manufacturing corporate.  

The objective of this competition is to showcase the next generation of European manufacturing innovators and highlight new technology integration use cases.

The top twenty startups will be invited to present their integration use cases at the BoostUp! 2022: Grand Final on 7 October 2022 in Athens, Greece. 

Up to eight (8) startups will be selected to receive a €20,000 cash prize and a package of access to market and access to finance support services. There will also be an additional €5,000 cash prize for (1) the top ranked startup coming from a RIS country and (2) the top ranked female led startup.

Please read the Terms & Condtions for a full overview of the call and requirements from applying startups.

Applications will be accepted until 31 July 2022, 23:59 CEST.  The organizers reserve the right to extend the submission deadline; any extension of the deadline will be communicated to the public on the competition website.

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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