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Calling startups and scaleups

Early stage companies on a mission to make Europe a more sustainable and inclusive continent are being urged to apply for support worth €1 million.

The support is being offered by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) community: EIT Digital, EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility.

To accelerate the New European Bauhaus transformation, the ‘EIT Community is looking for the most innovative ventures driving sustainable change for cities, industries, climate, food, wellbeing and overall quality of life in order to support their business growth and help them become international gamechangers’.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said: “The New European Bauhaus combines the big vision of the European Green Deal with tangible change on the ground. Change that improves our daily life and that people can touch and feel – in buildings, in public spaces, but also in fashion or furniture. The New European Bauhaus aims at creating a new lifestyle that matches sustainability with good design, that needs less carbon and that is inclusive and affordable for all.”

To help deliver the change the ‘EIT Community Booster is set to identify and support startups and scaleups integrating the three core dimensions of the New European Bauhaus: sustainability: from climate goals, to circularity, zero pollution, and biodiversity; aesthetics: quality of experience and style, beyond functionality; and inclusion: from valorising diversity, to securing accessibility and affordability’.

“The 20 best companies will receive acceleration support services worth a total of 1 million Euro. From early-stage teams to mature scaleups, ventures of all levels can get the support they need to boost business growth, raise funding and scale up internationally,” the call states.

Apply by 17 December.

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Susan is the co-founder of Innovators Magazine and a consultant for OnePoint5Media. Susan is also a member of the UNFCCC-led Resilience Frontiers Nexus group and the Chair of the APOPO Foundation UK board.


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