BoostUp! 2020 – pan-European business competition
[EIT Success Story 2020]
BoostUp! 2020 was a unique pan-European business competition whose objective was to identify promising European venture opportunities and then support them in realizing their ambitions. The competition targeted companies that had solutions contributing to a sustainable, resilient and socially impactful manufacturing ecosystem.
What is BoostUp! 2020?
BoostUp! 2020 was the first edition of EIT Manufacturing’s BoostUp! competition series. It sought to identify European entrepreneurs focused on scaling their solutions to solve today’s most pressing manufacturing challenges.
From over 180 applications received, a pan-European expert jury selected several dozen finalists to compete at each of EIT Manufacturing’s five regional finals. The winners of the regional finals were then invited to the Grand Final, where they competed for cash prizes as well as business development & access to finance support services provided by our Business Creation team.
In addition to the competition, the BoostUp! 2020 Grand Final event convened investors, policymakers, startups, corporates and key industrial players to discuss some of the most topical issues within the manufacturing domain. Although only in its first year of operation, EIT Manufacturing’s ability to convene such a network demonstrated it effective engagement with the pan-European manufacturing ecosystem.