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Apply to the Regional Innovation Competition 2022

Are you a start-up with an innovation for the raw materials sector? Apply to the Regional Innovation Competition 2022 to scale up, reach new markets and connect with a pan-European ecosystem! 

The Regional Innovation Competition is one of EIT RawMaterials business creation initiatives and is dedicated to supporting start-ups from Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) countries.

The competition is open for innovators from the RIS countries and regions covering:

  • EU Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain.
  • Horizon Europe Associated Countries: Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.
  • Outermost Regions: Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain).

Scale up your Start-up, win EUR 6000 and connect with European Innovators and Business

The programme aims to provide established start-ups in the RIS region with:

  • access to local EIT RawMaterials RIS start-up incubators
  • access to local and pan-European ecosystems and markets
  • coaching opportunities
  • EIT RawMaterials Business Creation & Support programmes (RawMaterials AcceleratorBooster Call)

The Regional Innovation Competition is an innovation programme with exciting, customised workshops, coaching vouchers, and local support via RIS incubators. The competition will close with a final pitching competition and prize awards.

After intensive training and coaching, start-ups will pitch their idea in front of a jury of the EIT RawMaterials team and external evaluators.

The top 3 start-ups will be awarded:

  • 1st prize: EUR 6000
  • 2nd prize: EUR 2500
  • 3rd prize: EUR 1500