EIT Digital

Dock3 is the Italian partner of EIT-Digital, the independent body of the European Union to strengthen Europe’s capacity to innovate. With 2.900 partners and 22 countries in which it is active, EIT is the continent’s largest innovation ecosystem. 


As of this year, dock3 runs the EIT-Digital Venture Programme, the international pre-acceleration programme that enables startups and informal teams to create a Minimum Viable Product and present their product in front of hundreds of large companies and investors. 


EIT provides up to EUR 25,000 per start-up.




The EIT Digital Venture Program is open to teams of entrepreneurs that are residents in Italy. 

To be eligible, interested teams from the above mentioned countries must fulfill the following criteria:

  • a PoC or prototype in Digital Industry, Digital Tech, Digital Wellbeing, Digital Finance or Digital Cities.
  • at least two members and multidisciplinary, with technology and management skills 
  • do not have already established a legal entity for the project in question


February 20 – April 15: call for applications 

April 27 – June 27: weekly mentorship sessions

May 18 – June 9: pitch rehearsal 

June 15: boot at Web Marketing Festival, Rimini

June 27: Demoday, Gazometro, Roma

email: info@dock3.it

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