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BoostUp! is a competition where European ventures Startups, Scaleups and SMEs active in the  manufacturing sector compete to boost their businesses. Participants compete for packages of support services and a cash prize for the global finalists.

BoostUp! competition is open for ventures in their early stages, Startups, Scaleups and SMEs from EU27, UK  or H2020 Associated Countries. It’s an opportunity to get visibility for our business idea, to reach potential clients, partners and access to the EIT Manufacturing Network and boost your impact.

Applications and pitches in all CLCs will need to be in English.

The BoostUp! Challenge offers mentoring, business development and up to 120.000 EUR in cash prize for winners. Besides, by participating, you will become part of a growing, and powerful European community for start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs.

To apply you will need to:

  • Fill in the application form (all categories)
  • Upload a creative video (for the CREATE category)
  • Prepare a pitch deck (for the ACCELERATE category)
  • Corporate files/presentation (for the TRANSFORM category)

No, one company or business idea will only be accepted in one category. Find your right category and go for it!

Check the section of our website with the dates for regional finals and make sure that you will be available on those dates, before submitting your application.

Depending on each CLC the event could be physical, online or hybrid. Stay tuned through our website to be aware of any updates due to the COVID 19 progress regionally.

Yes, the pitch deck is available on our website and also ready to be downloaded from our submission platform.

The CREATE segment is meant to attract creative entrepreneurs. This is your opportunity to show us how creative and fun you are while explaining your innovative idea and its benefits!

Travel expenses (hotel, travel) for the finalists are covered.