EIT Digital is a pan-European organization aimed at promoting innovation, education, and entrepreneurship in digital technology. ABC Accelerator is a partner of EIT Digital Slovenia and helps to identify interesting startups and corporations for cooperation with EIT Digital.
EIT Digital strengthens Europe’s position in the digital world by delivering breakthrough digital innovations to the market and breeding entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and improved quality of life. EIT Digital helps businesses and entrepreneurs to be at the frontier of digital innovation by providing them with technology, talent, and growth support.
The collaboration between ABC Accelerator and EIT Digital takes place within ARISE Europe, EIT Digital’s implementation of the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS). ARISE Europe is designed to stimulate regional growth in EU countries where EIT Digital is not physically present with a node. Its objective is to connect local and regional innovation centers and their ecosystems to EIT Digital’s Europe-wide innovation and education ecosystem.
The collaborative activities of ABC Accelerator and EIT Digital and their objectives:
- Introductions of scale-ups to EIT Digital’s business development team – to connect relevant scale-ups to the EIT Digital’s accelerator’s business development team. This way we suppoort scaling-up and internationalization of innovative high tech companies.
- Introduction of corporate industry representatives to EIT Digital’s business development team – to collaborate with EIT Digital’s team in facilitating introductions of EIT Digital’s portfolio companies to executives and innovation managers of the corporate companies. We build strategic business relationships and enhance business cooperation.
- Student engagement activities– to improve entrepreneurship skills among ICT and STEM students in Slovenia who could, later on, found their own start-ups. It also aims to popularize EIT Digital’s educational programs.
- Applications to the EIT Digital Venture Program. We support early stage teams from the region who are searching to develop their MVP and are ready to incorporate and begin their start-up journey.
- Communication activities – to raise awareness about EIT Digital and to communicate activities conducted under the partnership agreement.
Local contact details:
Polona Juvančič: firstname.lastname@example.org
More about EIT: https://eit.europa.eu
More about EIT in the Slovenian language: https://eit.europa.eu/sk/in-your-language
More about EIT RIS: https://eit.europa.eu/our-activities/outreach/eit-regional-innovation-scheme-ris
About ARISE: https://www.eitdigital.eu/arise/
More about the Venture Program: https://www.eitdigital.eu/venture-program/