EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organization driving Europe’s digital transformation. Its way of working embodies the future of innovation through a pan-European ecosystem of over 200 top European corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes, where students, researchers, engineers, business developers, and entrepreneurs collaborate in an open innovation setting.

EIT Digital aims to be the ultimate driver of digital transformation not only in places where it operates brick-and-mortar representations. ARISE Europe  is set to develop strategic partnerships with relevant ecosystem stakeholders (innovation support organizations and universities) in RIS countries via co-branded activities and by providing them access to a pan-European network of EIT Digital.

Supporting the establishment of tech-based ventures and helping innovators in RIS countries to develop and finalize their MVP and start their venture via EIT Digital Venture Program. In 2019 7 startups, and in 2020 5 new startups were created during the program, each receiving 15k of equity based funding.