BoostUp! East 2023

The “BoostUp! East 2023” event will be part of the Manufacturing Day programme and will take place in Vienna, on June 1st, 2023, in the ARIANA Event location.

What’s in it for the finalists?

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.


12:00-13:00 – Admission

13:00-14:00 – Keynote speech by Gerd Leonhard

“The next 10 years – and what it all means for manufacturing and sustainability”

14:00-15:00 – BoostUp! East 2023 – Pitching Session 1

15:00-16:00 – Networking Break

16:00-17:00 – BoostUp! East 2023 – Pitching Session 2

17:00-18:00 – Panel Discussion “Greenovation: Manufacturing the Day after Tomorrow”

with Mariana Mazzucato, Michael Friedl & Werner Wutscher

18:00-18:15 – BoostUp! Award Ceremony

18:30-20:00 – Networking