1/1/2015 - 12/31/2017

  • Strategic
    Projects

  • Acceleration & Entrepreneurship

  • Digital economy
  • Digital Infrastructure
  • EIT Digital
  • IoT
  • Start up

Goal

The Digital Infrastructure Business Community has a focus on cybersecurity, cloud and IoT technologies. It is the marketplace for the products of the Innovation Activities projects of EIT Digital and the main channel for supported startups to access the European market and approach new customers.

Generating deals for EIT Digital supported startups and helping them expanding to other EU markets.

Business Community - Digital Infrastructure in numbers

600+

qualified leads generated every year

56

startups supported in 2015

400+

qualified business community participants

The project

The Digital Infrastructure Business Community sharpens the value proposition and improve the commercialisation potential of Innovation Activities projects funded by EIT Digital and startups.
The workplan consists of 3 elements:

A) Technologies portfolio consolidation: selecting the best startups and market-ready innovation technologies
a. Market segmentation of BC portfolio for market verticals
b. Market screening for matching business decision makers

B) Business Community events and lead generation
a. Market screening for lead-generating events
b. Participation in own and third party events

C) Business Community follow-up
Startups managers shall follow up on the matchmaking leads, supported by the EIT Digital Business Development Accelerator and the Access-to-Finance team

Results

HIT coordinates the Management of EIT Digital Business Community on Digital Infrastructure.
As of March 2017, starting from 2015, more than 60 European Startups have been supported through the Business Community. The results have been increased market success for most of these companies with deals struck with major European corporates and new customers approached via the Business Community.

 

The team

Matteo Cevese
Business Developer

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