Open Call - EIC Investor Day: Digitalization of the European Industry
Working on innovative new services or products in the field of Enterprise Software, Internet-of-things & Cloud computing, Artificial intelligence and Robotics? On 23-24 March 2021 the European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services will organize the EIC Investor Day: Digitalization of the European Industry. An exciting opportunity to pitch your innovation to over 20 top-tier investors, engage in business meetings and explore new opportunities.
Applications are open until 17 January 2021.
The European Commission (EC) has been supporting the digitalisation of the European industry through the Digitising European Industry initiative (DEI), launched in 2016. Industry is one of the pillars of the European economy, accounting for over 30 million jobs EU-wide. New technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, big data and cloud computing are pushing a new industrial revolution, which could lead to an added annual EU-wide revenue of over EUR 110 billion.
The EC is working on a digital transformation that will benefit everyone, putting people first and opening new opportunities for businesses all over Europe. One of the main pillars in this aspect is the ambition to enable a vibrant community of innovative and fast-growing SMEs to access finance and accelerate their business. In that light, the European Innovation Council is organising an Investor Day focused on the Digitalisation of the European Industry on 23-24 March 2021, together with over 20 top-notch investors.
EIC Investor Day: who can apply?
For those companies selected, this exclusive service will include specific training, pitching, pre-arranged meetings with high-level European investors and the possibility to network with like-minded innovators in a dedicated online event.
The event will feature panel discussions and four online pitching sessions. The event is open to all EIC companies. For those wanting to attend the pitching sessions, the companies applying should be looking to raise seed or series A investment rounds and have a focus on:
- Enterprise Software;
- Internet-of-things & Cloud computing;
- Artificial intelligence;
EIC companies not focusing on the above-listed areas can not apply for the pitching session but are welcome to attend the different panel talks.
The following investor firms have confirmed their attendance:
- DN Capital
- investiere | Verve Capital Partners AG
- Omnes Capital
- Prime Ventures
- Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH
- Partech Partners
- Experior Venture Fund
- Breega Capital
- Target Global
- Mangrove VC
- Earlybird Venture Capital
- Nauta Capital
- Seventure Partners
- Redalpine Venture Partners
- Downing Ventures
- HV Capital
- Amadeus Capital
- Project A
- The Venture City
- Capital T
Opportunities for selected EIC-funded SMEs
By attending this event you will have the chance to:
- Engage directly with top investors representatives;
- Pitch your business case in front of a world-renowned jury of investors;
- Meet one-to-one with aforementioned investors
- Network with fellow EIC-backed companies;
- Personalised online training on pitching techniques and investors specifications before the event.
How to apply?
You can apply by clicking on the following link: https://entrypoint-smei.easme-web.eu/form/177
After logging in with your EU-Login, please fill in the respective form.
In order to have the opportunity to be selected for this event you need to update or create your profile on our matchmaking tool ScaleUp EU. Access to this tool is given by default to the Primary Coordinator (PCoCo). In case you would like to have access to it, please request this by using the following Contact Us form - ScaleUp EU: claim access).
Make sure to fill in all the information in the Investor profile sought section and upload your pitch deck.
Based on the applications, a jury panel of experts and investors will select the most suitable companies, to maximise the benefits and ensure the effectiveness of the pitching sessions and one-to-one meetings.
The Business Acceleration Services will contact all applicants once the selection process has been concluded. However, this contact does not include feedback or recommendations to not selected EIC companies.
EIC Business Acceleration Services
The Business Acceleration Services provided are free of charge. All participants are expected to fill out a brief satisfaction survey shortly after the event, and a business impact survey after six months. Failure to do so may lead to exclusion from future Business Acceleration Services.
Cancellations will only be considered in duly documented cases of “force majeure”. Unjustified cancellation can lead to exclusion in future Business Acceleration Services events. For additional information, please refer to our helpdesk: https://community-smei.easme-web.eu/contact (Please refer to our helpdesk using the category ‘EIC Investor Day: Digitalisation of European Industry’).