"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 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes. 

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

ScaleUp Report

This is the 2nd Edition of  the most comprehensive and data driven report on the top 25 Portuguese emerging technology start-ups from 2012 to 2017. The report discusses the Portuguese start-up ecosystem relative to the global start-up ecosystem.


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


Summer School

EIT Digital provides the opportunity for its Master School students’ to attend attend a two-week long summer school between academic sessions. The summer school program is also open to external participants, which includes participants from our EIT digital's industrial partners.

Summer school participants are immersed in real business cases originating from EIT Digitals partners. The participants learn skills they are relevant, and have the opportunity to address real life challenges in a conducive and fun atmosphere. 

Applications will open in 2020!


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?


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.




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