"Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories." -- Laurie Anderson

EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation.

EIT Digital delivers breakthrough digital innovations to the market and breeds entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and improved quality of life in Europe. It does this by mobilising a pan-European ecosystem of over 200 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes. 

EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake and scaling of research-based digital technologies (deep tech) focusing on Europe’s strategic, societal challenges: Digital Tech, Digital Cities, Digital Industry, Digital Wellbeing, and Digital Finance.

EIT Digital is in partnership with BGI to develop projects that are aimed at promoting and developing the European startup ecosystem 

Contact Person - Otito Dosumu, otito.dosumu[@]bgi.pt

ARISE Venture Program

The EIT Digital Venture Progam supports early-stage teams from 19 countries in finalizing an MVP and starting a company. With financial support up to 15,000 € and a 6-weeks pre-acceleration phase executed by 4 regional partners in Greece, Latvia, Portugal and Slovenia we help to launch digital tech businesses.


Ecosystem Reports

Read the most comprehensive reports on the Portuguese Entrepreneurial & Innovation (E&I) ecosystem. These are dynamic reports and a ground-breaking studies of the top 25 emerging Scaleups with Portuguese origin and the Portuguese Startup Ecosystem.


The reports  present the opportunities and challenges in Portugal, especially from the point of view of Portuguese technology start-up founders. One of the major purpose of these reports is to educate, inform and guide the public, start-ups and investors respectively, regarding the Portuguese Start-up ecosystem


EIT Digital Accelerator

Tailor-made growth support for European tech scaleups

  • Secure international customers

  • Raise Series A-B funding

  • Join the leading European innovation ecosystem

  • Scale up internationally


  • Qualified sales leads

  • Direct introductions

  • Go-to-market coaching

  • Exclusive matchmaking events

  • Network of 500+ corporate clients

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  • Financing needs assessment

  • Investor meetings

  • Investment-readiness coaching

  • Exclusive investor events

  • Links to over 300+ international VCs


  • European Innovation Ecosystem

  • Access to Talent

  • Access to Technology

  • Access to Workspace

  • International visibility

What are the benefits?


Open Innovation

Open Innovation activity brigs together corporates and startups, whereby Corporates pitch their challenges to Startups who have the innovation to address these challenges. 



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