The EIC Scaling Club, on Thursday, announced the list of the first 48 European deep tech scale-ups to join its community of investors, corporate innovators, mentors, media firms, and other industry stakeholders.

The announcement comes ahead of the ‘Ignition Forum’ event scheduled on 9-10 April in Brussels and Leuven, Belgium.

What is the EIC Scaling Club?

The EIC Scaling Club is a community of over 120 European deep-tech scale-ups with investors, corporate innovators, and other industry stakeholders to drive growth, build world-class businesses, and tackle major global challenges.

It is an EIC-funded initiative partnered with Tech Tour, Bpifrance (EuroQuity), Hello Tomorrow, (Webrazzi), EurA and IESE Business School.

The companies were carefully selected based on several criteria, and fall within four predefined market sector opportunities: 

  • Next-Gen Computing 
  • Digital Security & Trust 
  • Smart Mobility 
  • Renewable Energies

In total, ten market sector opportunities have been identified as crucial for positive impact; others include: 

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  • Clean Fuels & Hydrogen, 
  • New Space Tech  
  • New Biotech Platforms

The EIC Scaling Club is supported by the European Innovation Council, the European Commission’s flagship program and has a budget of over €10B. 


The Club will provide hand-picked deep tech scale-ups with fundraising support, leadership mentoring and coaching, corporate partnership identification and matchmaking, media visibility, recruitment, and other resources.

In the coming months, the EIC Scaling Club will expand its efforts to build a high-level, international network of more than 120 deep tech champions and surround them with hundreds of the world’s leading investment firms, corporations, media representatives, vetted business mentors, and other technology industry stakeholders.

“On behalf of all the partners working together to turn the EIC Scaling Club into a ‘catalyst for scale’, we welcome the first 48 companies into the fold. In unison with our investor, corporate, mentor, and media stakeholder members, we will ensure that the selected deep tech companies derive as much value for their businesses as possible, as fast as possible,” says William Stevens, co-founder and group managing director of Tech Tour, coordinator of the EIC Scaling Club.

“Time is of the essence when building category leaders in the deep tech sector, and our goal is to accelerate our company members on their scale-up journey,” Stevens added.

The list

The first 48 European deep-tech scale-ups to join the European Scaling Club are: 

Digital Security & Trust

Next-Gen Computing

Renewable Energies

Smart Mobility

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