Call for “Pre-accelerator in Ukraine – powered by EIT Jumpstarter”

Pre-accelerator in Ukrain

EIT Manufacturing opened a call for “Pre-accelerator in Ukraine – powered by EIT Jumpstarter” for the remaining 2022. The program aims to support Ukrainian early-stage innovators to develop their business idea through online training, expert mentoring and sub-granting. The goal of the “Pre-accelerator in Ukraine – powered by EIT Jumpstarter” is to help Ukrainian innovators to turn their ideas and discoveries into successful businesses.

If you are a Ukrainian innovator, scientist, PhD student or master’s student with a product or service idea to disrupt the existing markets on deep tech or industry-related or manufacturing sectors, take this opportunity to bring your idea to the market. The program offers online coaching and mentoring, pitch training as well as financial support.

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The call is open until 19 October


The EIT, as an EU body stands fully behind the EU position condemning the invasion of Ukraine by russia. It is vital that the EIT – united as a community – works to support the people of Ukraine through coordinated efforts as part of the overall EU response. On 4 March the EIT published a statement on its website, expressing solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

Within this context, EIT Manufacturing as part of the EIT community offered and proposed several activities to be develop with the aim to support the Ukrainian community.

A 2020 report by the European Commission highlights the rapid development of a high technology sector in Ukraine, with pockets of scientific excellence reflecting the country’s successful contribution to scientific advancement over the past decades. The innovation potential of Ukraine and Ukrainians is immense and should be preserved and driven forward through programmes supporting innovators and entrepreneurs, also in times of war.

Thereby, a pre-accelerator programme providing Ukrainian researchers, students, idea holders and early-stage startups with entrepreneurial educational programmes and access to finance may support the sustainable reconstruction of the country, and potentially trigger a major technology and innovation leap.

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