Your Start-up or an SME offers sustainable solutions for the raw materials sector? Apply for the Booster Call to get financial support and access to the EIT RawMaterials partner network to scale-up your business!
The EIT RawMaterials “Start-up & SME Booster Program” is one of the EIT RawMaterials funding instruments dedicated to supporting third parties’ activities, such as business creation by idea holders and growth support by start-ups and SMEs. It provides support to start-ups and SMEs to develop innovative products/services that can produce an impact in the raw materials sector or benefit our partners.
Besides funding and customised services, the selected Start-ups and SMEs will also get access to EIT RawMaterials partner network, participating in our networking events, as well as gain visibility through EIT RawMaterials network channels. Eventually, supported Start-ups and SMEs may join our network as an associate or full member to benefit from the ecosystem fully.
EIT RawMaterials mission is to support innovation that develops raw materials into a major strength of Europe. It aims at promoting new solutions that provide a cost-efficient, secure, sustainable supply and use of raw materials throughout the value chain ranging from exploration, mining, and processing of raw materials, to their recycling and integration into a Circular Economy (e.g. design and manufacturing of tools and equipment, smart products and services, end-of-life product management).
All EIT RawMaterials activities are governed by the rules set out in the EIT Framework Partnership Agreement and the annual Specific Grant Agreement (you can find the models online but specific documents available upon request).
Start-up & SME Booster Call 2019 is open all year long. For the sake of clarity and to ensure a smooth selection and operational progress of the selected Start-ups and SMEs, three cut-off dates for proposal submission will be organised. The cut-off dates are 15 March, 14 June and 20 September. For each cut-off date, the process below (and described in more detail in Terms & Conditions) will apply.