Apply to EIT RawMaterials' Accelerator programme!

Bring your idea to the market and apply to the EIT RawMaterials Accelerator programme.

EIT RawMaterials Accelerator aims to catch and mentor start-ups to rapidly become suppliers to, and perhaps future partners of, the EIT RawMaterials network. The programme facilitates introductions to customers in the EIT RawMaterials partner network who are willing to adopt innovations. EIT RawMaterials connects local and national ecosystems to the pan-European network of pilot and test infrastructure facilities as well as to potential customers. We also offer supply grant funding to enable start-up teams to participate in the RawMaterials Accelerator.

The programme comprises three phases – Explore, Build and Grow.

Each phase has specific objectives, processes and funding schemes. The support includes individual and group coaching, funding and anchoring start-ups in their local and national ecosystems. At the same time, we open up introductions to the EIT RawMaterials community partners on a pan-European level.

In 2022, there will be two cohorts or opportunities to join the programme. The first cohort is invited to submit applications by 8 April 2022, 17:00 CET. Please note the funding amount for Phase 1 is EUR 10 000, while for Phase 2 and Phase 3 will be a combined amount of EUR 80 000.

  • PHASE 1: EXPLORE build proof of concept and discover your market niche (3 months);
  • PHASE 2: BUILD validate customer needs and verify business assumptions while identifying criteria for market entry (6 months);
  • PHASE 3: GROW tailor your business for launch through market entry, raising financing and expansion of your team (6 months).
Application deadline: 08 April 2022. For more details, please visit the dedicated website.