As part of the EIC Tech to Market Programme (EIC T2M), the European Innovation Council (EIC) invites EIC Pathfinder (former FET-Open and FET- Proactive) and EIC Transition beneficiaries to apply for the EIC T2M Bootcamp for innovative researchers. The virtual initiative takes place from 11 to 13 September 2023, with one last pitching day on the 9th October 2023, consisting of collective workshops to explore in depth all major components of deep tech pitch, value proposition, team, roadmap. Are you interested in this opportunity? Make sure to apply until 30 August 2023!

What to expect from it?
The EIC T2M Bootcamp for innovative researchers aims to help preferably teams and early-stage startups but also individual researchers navigate through the entrepreneurial world and acquire the right skills to successfully exit the lab and scale their developments with a technology or product ready for the market.
It’s a 4 full days programme divided in two sequences (3+1), held one month apart. In addition, during this month between the 2 sequences, you will have the possibility to get advice from coaches to deep dive on all the important elements of your pitch (value proposition, customers, product market fit, team, IP, roadmap…).
It comprises an out-of-the-box approach to nurture your major business model hypotheses:
Shape all components of your business model
Build a strong pitch and get it challenged
Create a first network of young entrepreneurs

Activities and timeline:
4 days split into two parts:
3 consecutive days of deep-dive workshops on selected topics to get feedback from experts
1 day –one month later- of pitch workshop
Office hours with experts after the first 3 days and before the last one (3 weeks), to dig with you all around the major entrepreneurial topics and get your pitch ready to be challenged

Topics of deep dive sessions:
Mission Statement
Value proposition
Customer Discovery
Product/Market Fit
Intro to finance & Licence negotiation
Team presentation

The application for this initiative is open only to EIC Pathfinder (ex. FET-Open and FET-Proactive) and EIC Transition beneficiaries. Please note that projects from all domains and sectors are welcome to apply.
The EIC T2M Bootcamp for innovative researchers is open to motivated teams of researchers and to individual researchers. For teams, complementary profiles are considered to form eligible and successful teams and provide high-quality engagement. The profile of participants can be:
Entrepreneurial lead/representative: responsible for the business orientation and entrepreneurial side of the idea/innovation (usually postdocs, PhD students or any researcher that could imagine herself or himself as a potential entrepreneur or a business profile).
Technology lead/representative: responsible for the technical development of the idea/innovation.
The availability is limited, and a selection committee will choose the best applications based on the following criteria:
Maturity and potential impact of the submitted innovation idea
Strong motivation to work on the entrepreneurial project

To apply and learn more about this opportunity, please visit:

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the granting authority. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. This project has received funding from European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency HORIZON EIC Grants under grant agreement No 101070721.

Funded by
the European Union