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From regional to international markets

Are you a start-up with an innovation for the raw materials sector? Apply to the Regional Innovation Competition 2022 to scale up, reach new markets and connect with a pan-European ecosystem! The Regional Innovation Competition is one of EIT RawMaterials business creation initiatives and is dedicated to supporting start-ups from Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) countries.

The competition is open for innovators from the RIS countries and regions covering:

  • EU Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain.
  • Horizon Europe Associated Countries: Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.
  • Outermost Regions: Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain).

Scale up your Start-up, win €6,000 and connect with European Innovators and Business

The programme aims to provide established start-ups in the RIS region with:

  • access to local EIT RawMaterials RIS start-up incubators
  • access to local and pan-European ecosystems and markets
  • coaching opportunities
  • EIT RawMaterials Business Creation & Support programmes (RawMaterials Accelerator, Booster Call)

The Regional Innovation Competition is an innovation programme with exciting, customised workshops, coaching vouchers, and local support via RIS incubators. The competition will closee with a final pitching competition and prize awards.

After intensive training and coaching, start-ups will pitch their idea in front of a jury of the EIT RawMaterials team and external evaluators.

The top 3 start-ups will be awarded:

  • 1st prize: €6,000
  • 2nd prize: €2,500
  • 3rd prize: €1,500

Submission of ideas

To participate in the Regional Innovation Competition 2022, the applicants must present a full application on the predetermined online form. Submission deadline: 10 October 2022, 17:00 CET.

The top start-ups will be selected to enter the next phase.

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