BoostUp! East 2023

BoostUp! East 2023

If you are a start-up from Austria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia and if you seek to internationalise and scale your business – look no further than BoostUp! East 2023!

What’s in it for you?

If you succeed to be among the shortlisted finalists from the first phase, the Business Creation team of EIT Manufacturing East will provide you with a “growth package” service support for a total duration of up to two months.

The top 3 winning startups, selected on the 2nd phase, will receive prize awards to support their European expansion strategy. The prize fund is as follows:

  • First prize: €7,000
  • Second prize: €5,000
  • Third prize: €3,000

What is more, a special prize of €5,000 will be offered by Vienna Business Agency to a promising green tech startup or a female-led startup.

Who can apply?

BoostUp! East 2023 is open to startups from Austria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia with solutions in the realm of manufacturing technologies. In particular, submissions need to fit one of the following EIT Manufacturing focus areas as well as the following technology domains:

  • Simulation & Advanced Engineering Tools
  • Industrial VR/AR
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Logistics Tech
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D printing)
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Advanced Sensors
  • Advanced Detection (IR/Noise/etc.)
  • Industrial Cybersecurity
  • Connectivity and IoT Infrastructure
  • Data analytics/AI
  • Digital Twins
  • Green Manufacturing Tech

For more details, please refer to the Terms & Conditions.

How to apply

The following documentation must be submitted by the applicants through the submission platform no later than the call deadline 16 May 2023, 23:59 CET:

(1) The Application Form, duly filled in

(2) Company Pitch Deck in Microsoft PowerPoint format; such file will be used as supporting presentation in case the startup is shortlisted for the 2nd phase: the document must be tailored to a 5 minutes presentation and the following details shall be clearly outlined:

  • target markets and description of the main(s) applicative use case(s) addressed by the company offerings and technologies;
  • team and company organization;
  • existing business traction (i.e. recurring revenues from commercial activities);
  • business development plans (incl. financial aspects) and go-to-European-market strategy.

(3) Company logo in high quality graphic format (this will be used for the call promotional campaign)

(4) Company Registration Certificate

NOTE: Only applications submitted through the online link (please see below) before the deadline will be accepted and considered. The organisers reserve the right to extend the submission deadline; any extension of the deadline will be communicated to the public on the competition website.

For more details, please consult our Terms & Conditions.


Call opening: March 16th, 2023, 12:00 AM CET (start of day)

Call closing: May 16th, 2023, 23:59 CET (end of day)

Eligibility and admissibility check: until May 17th, 2023

First phase: Evaluation of proposals: until May 19th, 2023

Announcement of second phase shortlist: May 19th, 2023

Second phase – live pitching session: June 1st, 2023

Apply now!

Only applications received through Submittable are valid.