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Permanently Open Call for applications for financial support to start-ups: Accelerate 

The EIT Manufacturing Accelerate programme has a primary objective to support, scale and accelerate industry start-ups and scale-ups into impactful players in the European manufacturing ecosystem. Accelerate programme supports and grants financing to start-ups and scale-ups with innovative solutions and technologies, that address critical challenges in the manufacturing sector, and are helping the European manufacturing sector to become more efficient, resilient, green, and globally competitive. 

EIT Manufacturing aims to build European industry start-ups that show high growth and impact and addresses all range of technologies and business models, incremental improvement, and disruption. Furthermore, EIT Manufacturing encourages inclusive and gender-balanced teams to apply for this funding. 

Through the Accelerate Call, EIT Manufacturing aims to tackle critical industrial challenges identified across following thematic areas: Digitalisation and Automation, Net Zero Industry, Renewable Energy, and Circular Economy. 

Including any of the following priority technologies, products and/or solutions: Industrial AI, Robotics, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Materials, Critical Components, Electronics, Semiconductors, Photonics, Quantum Computing, Renewables, Energy Storage, Carbon Capture.

This Call for Proposals is open to private businesses (legal entities) with at least 2 team members and with headquarters in any Member State (MS) of the European Union (EU), and in any Horizon Europe programme associated country.  

The total maximum EIT funding allocated to this call is 8,800,000 EUR. 

The available financial support (also known as “sub-grant”) is starting from 50,000 EUR and can be up to 500,000 EUR per company.

Applicants are invited to send their proposals at any time and before any of these cut-off dates: 

  • First cut-off date: July 27th, 2024, 17 h CEST  
  • Second cut-off date: September 10th, 2024, 17 h CEST 
  • Third cut-off date: October 18th, 2024, 17 h CEST 
  • Fourth cut-off date: December 16th, 2024, 17 h CEST

Important: In case of allocating the full available budget to applicants in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd cut-off date, EIT Manufacturing reserves the right to close the call and not provide funding in the rest of the cut-off dates. 

You can find the official Terms and Conditions of the Accelerate 2024 Call here.

EIT Manufacturing - Accelerate