Venture Building Programme 2024

Pave the way to reshape European manufacturing into a powerhouse of efficiency, sustainability, and innovation with the EIT Manufacturing Venture Building Programme 2024. The programme is designed to launch the next generation of high-growth industrial startups. 

What’s in it for you?

The 3-month online Venture Building Programme is designed for industrial startups, with services such as, but not limited to: 

  • expert workshops and mentoring on market and investment readiness; 
  • networking and pitching events; and 
  • targeted introductions to potential corporate customers or investors provided by the programme partners.
  • Fast-track to an investment of EUR100,000.00 on average per startup.

Participating startups will also gain access to EIT Manufacturing’s pan-European innovation network and gain visibility and international publicity through EIT Manufacturing’s and partners’ communication channels.  

The startups successfully completing the programme will also be evaluated to potentially receive investment of 100,000.00 EUR on average per startup through Fast Track mechanism within EIT Manufacturing Accelerate 2024 call 

Who can apply?

The Venture Building Programme is focusing on ventures with solutions that address pressing challenges in the manufacturing sector with at least a TRL 4, aiming to reach a TRL 6 by the end of the programme.  

The programme is looking for B2B startups, that are actively fundraising, and are focusing on any of the following topics:  

  • Critical Components, such as Semiconductors / Photonics / Quantum, Electronics, Advanced Materials, Additive Manufacturing; 
  • Energy Transition such as Renewables, Decarbonisation, Circular economy, Carbon Capture; and  
  • Automation and Digitalisation technologies 

As industries push towards digitalisation, sustainability, and enhanced operational efficiency, addressing these challenges becomes paramount for maintaining global competitiveness and improve the manufacturing sector. 

For legal entities: 

  • For-profit legal entity incorporated after 1 January 2021 
  • Registered headquarters in EU or Horizon Europe associated country 
  • Dedicated team of at least two individuals 

For entrepreneurial teams: 

  • A multidisciplinary team of at least two individuals 
  • At least one co-founder/team member resident in an EU, Horizon Europe associated country or Switzerland 
  • Committed to registering a start-up company until the end of the Venture Building Programme 2024 

How can I participate?

During the application process, please submit an investor pitch deck with all the information required by EIT Manufacturing. Click here to see the criteria.

More information and submission

Apply until 17 June 2024 23:59 p.m. CEST

For more information, participate in one of our Info sessions

There are two types of info sessions: for startups and for early stage investors

Registration for Venture Building 2024 Info sessions

Register for one of our info sessions on: 22 May, 28 May, or 3 June 2024

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