ARISE Europe Business Innovation


The ARISE Europe programme carries out business innovation projects with its local partners, bringing together investors, startups and SMEs. We provide them the framework for collaboration with EIT Digital and its partners in order to create value through:

  • Co-branded activities for ecosystem stimulation;
  • Joint support to boost technology projects, startups and scaleups at the European level;
  • High-quality mentoring, market access & fundraising opportunities;


Partner Benefits  

Cooperation with EIT Digital boosts local ecosystems. By collaborating with EIT Digital, the organisations get connected to the EIT Digital partners representing global companies, leading research centers and top ranked universities. Through EIT Digital’s business developers, startups will enjoy faster access to the wider European market and investors. Practical cooperation means include joint coaching of start-ups and co-branded events to mobilize the local stakeholders like venture capitalists, academia and public authorities.

  • Connect to EIT Digital’s  EU-wide partnership and innovation ecosystem
  • Improve the services to your ecosystem and boost the acceleration of your startups and scaleups by working together with EIT Digital’s experts – mentors, business developers, access to finance experts, business communities
  • Gain higher visibility at the European level by connecting to EIT Digital’s innovation and education activities
  • Extend and strengthen your local ecosystem by jointly mobilizing, attracting and involving new stakeholders
  • Be fully empowered thanks to a strong co-funding mechanism of joint activities


Current Innovation Centre Partners
  • BGI in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Inits in Vienna, Austria
  • RubixLab in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • ABC in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Startup Wise Guys in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Found.ation in Athens, Greece



Last modified: July 15, 2016