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Internationalise and scale your business!

If you are a spin-off, start-up or scale-up in the manufacturing sector from Ukraine take a look at the BoostUp! Ukraine 2024!

New to BoostUp!?

BoostUp! is EIT Manufacturing’s start-up competition format and has fostered business creation in manufacturing across Europe since 2020. In 2024, the competition comes to Ukraine for the first time to specifically address the Ukrainian manufacturing industry – we’re looking forward to your application!

What’s in it for you?

In a nutshell:

  • Opportunities for internationalisation
  • Access to a large European network
  • Growth support to realise your goals
  • Prize money to work with: First prize: €7,500, second prize: €5,000, third prize: €2,500

If you make it to the finalist applicants shortlisted from the first phase, the Business Creation team of EIT Manufacturing Central will support you up to four months to achieve your goals.

The three finalist applicants shortlisted from the second phase will receive an exclusive invitation to join a matchmaking event in Europe and a prize award to support their go-to-European-market strategy.

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

Who can apply?

  • An entrepreneurial team with a minimum of two members
  • Team members must be residents in Ukraine
  • Company must be incorporated in Ukraine
  • Applicants must prove revenue traction (existing reference customers)
  • The business development plans (incl. financial aspects) shall be disclosed
  • The application package should include a completed application form, pitch deck, logo and company registration certificate
  • The applying startup is NOT a Partner Member of EIT Manufacturing, or a Linked Third Party of a Partner Member of EIT Manufacturing.

Please note: Startups that have been shortlisted for the second phase of any edition of BoostUp! competition that took place or will take place before the launch of the “BoostUp! Ukraine 2024” call, are NOT eligible.

What is the competition about?

BoostUp! Ukraine 2024 is open to applications from Ukrainian spin-offs and start-ups with solutions in the realm of manufacturing technologies.

In particular, submissions need to fit one of the EIT Manufacturing focus areas as well as the following technology domains:

  • Additive Manufacturing / 3D printing
  • Advanced Sensors
  • Battery / Hydrogen / Energy Storage
  • CO2 Capture, Utilization & Storage / CO2 Tracking
  • Computer Vision / Quality Control / Assurance
  • Connectivity / IoT Infrastructure
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics / AI / ML
  • Electronics and Semiconductors
  • Health and Safety
  • Logistics / Asset Tracking
  • Mixed and Extended Reality / VR / AR
  • Plastic and Metal components
  • Platform business / Marketplace
  • Prescriptive and predictive analytics
  • Production Planning / Flexible production systems
  • Recycling / Reuse / Remanufacturing
  • Robotics
  • Simulation / Digital Twins / Advanced Engineering Tools

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

How you can take part

The following documentation must be submitted by the applicants through the submission platform no later than the call deadline 4 February 2024, 23:59 CET:

  • Application form
  • Company Pitch Deck in Microsoft PowerPoint format. 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., revenues from commercial activities),
    – business development plans (incl. financial aspects) and go-to-European-market strategy.
  • Company logo in high quality graphic format (this will be used for the call promotional campaign) – if applicable
  • Company Registration Certificate – for established legal entities

NOTE: Only applications submitted through the online link 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 refer to the Terms and Conditions.

Timeline

Call opening: 4 December 2023, 12:00 CET
Call closing: 4 February 2024, 23:59 CET
Eligibility and admissibility check: until 9 February 2024
First phase: until 8 March 2024
Announcement of second phase shortlist: 21 March 2024
Second phase: live pitch session: 28 March 2024
Communication of results: a jury deliberation meeting will take place directly after the pitch session. Right after the jury decision is taken, the results will be announced publicly during the award ceremony of the event.

Save the date!

The BoostUp! Ukraine 2024 competition will take place 28 March 2024 in Ushgorod, Ukraine. Save the date in your calendar!

BoostUp! Ukraine 2024 final

Please contact us if you have any questions