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Arise – H2020 – Entrepreneurial innovation & education driving Europe’s digital transformation


Starting up in deep tech and in need of a push? Idea and early-stage startups from the Balkans apply for Arise Venture Program to develop you MVP, incorporate your startup and get your first investment.


Application open: March 2019

Start of the program: April 2019

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Contact: Špela Jovanovič Gaberšek



ABC Accelerator is a partner in ARISE Europe program as a part of the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS).

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 almost 200 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes. As a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (, EIT Digital is focused on entrepreneurship and is at the forefront of integrating education, research and business by bringing together students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs. This is done in a pan-European network of co-location centres in Berlin, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Paris, Stockholm, Trento, as well as in Budapest and Madrid. It also has a hub in Silicon Valley. EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies focusing on Europe’s strategic, societal challenges: Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing, Digital Infrastructure and Digital Finance.

As an ARISE Europe partner covering the Balkan part of the SEE region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia), ABC Accelerator is a link between the (scaleup) startups and corporations in this region and the wide network of EIT Digital.

In 2018 EIT Digital also launched its pilot ARISE Venture Program – a two-stage competition offering support for entrepreneurs from the Balkans in the form of an intense 6-week incubation program executed by ABC Accelerator and a monetary prize/investment. The call for the application to the ARISE Venture program 2019 will be published in March 2019. All entrepreneurs from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia or Slovenia who need support in developing their Minimal Viable Product in the field of Deep Innovation are welcome to apply!


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