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European Innovation Council

EIC Scaling Club


The EIC Scaling Club is an exclusive community of 100+ European deep tech scale-ups and their partners. The 2-year program brings together high-potential deep tech companies focusing on major global challenges with investors, corporate innovators, and other industry stakeholders to spur growth.

The committed network consists of 400+ quality ecosystem players:

  • 120+ selected deep tech scale-ups;
  • 100 investors;
  • 100 corporations;
  • 100 mentors;
  • 50 government agencies;
  • 50 media & clusters.

How to be part of the club?

Deep tech companies can express their interest in joining the Club by filling out a survey. The participating scale-ups are selected based on their potential to build world-class businesses and solve big societal needs in areas such as:

  • Agri & Food Tech
  • Batteries & Energy Storage
  • Cardiovascular Therapies
  • Clean Fuels & Hydrogen
  • New Biotech Platforms
  • New Space

The application is also open to other Club members – investors, corporations, innovation agencies, tech clusters, pan-European, tech-focused media, and more.

What does the EIC Scaling Club offer?

  • Networking and peer exchange between Europe’s top-performing deep tech founders and CEOs;
  • Facilitated access to strategic partners, such as corporates and public and private investors;
  • Tailored coaching and mentoring sessions to improve the knowledge and skills of management teams;
  • Accelerated growth in value – by up to 40% – of the participating companies;
  • Facilitated growth in terms of funding, new partnerships, and talent recruitment through a curated roadshow of in-person and online events;
  • Boosted international visibility;
  • Strengthened image of the European scaleup scene.


  1. Companies’ selection
    Autumn 2023
  2. Kick-off of the 1st cohort
    April 2024
  3. Kick-off of the 2nd cohort
    October 2024
  4. Investment&Partnering roadshow
    October 2024 – April 2026

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Get in touch

For additional information, please refer to the EIC Scaling Club Helpdesk service.