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Welcome to BoostUp! BRIDGE


BoostUp! BRIDGE, a pan-European innovation competition organized by EIT Manufacturing, seeks to build “bridges” for the technologies of startups to be implemented in addressing the industrial challenges of our corporate partners.

The competition is dedicated to startups and scaleups with products and solutions of Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 8 and higher which aim to address specific industrial challenges submitted by large corporates.  More details on the challenges are available at this link.  The 2021 edition of BoostUp! BRIDGE is dedicated to the thematic area (EIT Manufacturing flagship): ”Low Environmental Footprint Systems & Circular Economy for Green Manufacturing.”

BoostUp! BRIDGE will award several prizes to support the implementation of solutions to industrial challenges. Third-party jury members will select the winning solutions from amongst the project proposals submitted by applicants.


Submitting an expression of interest

If a startup is interested in addressing more than one challenge, multiple EOIs should be submitted. However, only one EOI per startup shall be accepted for each challenge.

An EOI shall be considered eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  • submitted by a startup registered in the EU or in a Horizon Europe associated country who established their legal entity in 2016 or later and has cumulative commercial revenues of 5 million EUR or less (grants and royalties are excluded);
  • which is offering products, services and systems of a high technology maturity level: TRL 8 – system complete and qualified – or higher shall have been achieved. TRL 7 solutions (system prototype demonstration in operational environment) will only be accepted along with a committed roadmap to achieving TRL 8 by September 2021;
  • the startup has clearly defined the advantages of adopting their technology or solution for each challenge.

Please note that BoostUp! RIS 2021 winners are not eligible to apply.

Expressions of Interest will be accepted until 6 September 2021, 12:00 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.

Please read the Rules & Regulations for full details related to BoostUp! BRIDGE.

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