BoostUp! Europe 2023 Call

Pan-European Open Innovation Competition for Startups and Scaleups: BoostUp! Europe 2023 Call

BoostUp! Europe 2023 Call is a call for mature European startups to solve 5 industrial business challenges, disclosed by this year’s partners – Volkswagen AG, Dana Inc., Talgo, voestalpine Böhler Aerospace, and Berg Propulsion. BoostUp! Europe 2023 is an instrument for EIT Manufacturing to promote relationships between innovative startups and industrial Corporates and SMEs. The total budget for this call is €150,000 and the top-5 startups will receive a 30,000 Euro lump sum grant to implement a proof of concept (PoC) of their innovative solution to solve a Corporate/SME challenge.

EIT Manufacturing organises BoostUp! Europe 2023 Call – a pan-European Open Innovation competition for solutions to relevant industrial challenges addressing at least one of the following four thematic areas (EIT Manufacturing flagships):

  • Flexible Production Systems for Competitive Manufacturing
  • Low Environmental Footprint Systems & Circular Economy for Green Manufacturing
  • Digital & Collaborative Solutions for Innovative Manufacturing Ecosystems
  • Human-machine co-working for socially sustainable manufacturing

The BoostUp! Europe 2023 Call is now open!

You will be able to apply until September 8th

This Call for Proposals is comprised of two phases: 

Phase 1 is the submission of application form and project concept where the applicants present a technological solution. 

In Phase 2submission of Proof of Concept (PoC) project full proposal –15 shortlisted startups will be invited to submit a PoC project full proposal showcasing in detail the recommended plan for the proof of concept of their technological solution applied to the specific challenge posed by the Challenge Owner.  These PoC project full proposals will be assessed by a panel of independent experts.  

Top 5 startups selected during the 2nd phase will receive a “growth package” as well as 30,000 EUR in the form of a lump sum grant for the implementation of proofs of concepts (PoCs) of the startups’ innovative technologies applied to the corporates’ challenges. 

The BoostUp! Europe Call is now open!

You will be able to apply until September 8th