Ready2Scale Open Call

The Ready2Scale Acceleration Program offers a 6-month journey supporting 25 digital and deeptech startups with grants up to 60k EUR.

Selected startups receive support on business development plans, mentorship on investment readiness, and access to funding opportunities like the EIC.

Eligibility Criteria

The Ready2Scale Acceleration Program is open to European Digital and Deep-Tech (DDT) startups
with a TRL5 or higher, offering solutions in climate-neutrality, digital and circular economy, clean
industry, and user-centric technology development. In addition, their innovations should contribute
to the twin transition, and a special focus will be given to entrepreneurs from Widening Countries.
To be eligible to apply, start-ups must fulfil the following criteria:

  • The financing is granted for legal persons only
  • The company has at least one full-time employee
  • The company is not in a liquidation or bankruptcy process
  • The company is based in an EU Member State (including overseas countries and territories or
    OCTs) or an eligible non-EU country, including Associated Countries
  • The solution must have technology maturity level TRL5 or higher
    at least one of the following criteria:
  • be digital and deep tech start-ups that have received support from the EIC for supporting
    their scaleup process in Europe
  • or digital and deep tech startups not yet supported by the EIC, that have already received
    private investment or EU funding (e.g., under Horizon Europe or the Digital Europe program)

THE GRANT – Contracts & Payments

All 25 startups through-out the Ready2Scale project Acceleration program shall sign the contracts
with Civitta.

The payment will be done in three tranches:

  • 1st Payment 10 days after signing the contract by both sides (up to 15,000 euro)
  • 2nd Payment 10 days after successfully passing the mid-review and submitting the
    feedback form, the startup will be notified of their results via email (up to 30,000 euro)
  • 3rd Payment 20 days after submitting the final report and feedback form (up to 15,000

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May 06 - 15 2024