After six months, the first phase of the Digital Innovation Accelerator Programme is about to come to an end. By the beginning of this month, the 12 winning teams will be announced - time to look back!

A lot has happened in the past few months! Let’s recap briefly: by March this year we had received more than 220 applications from aspiring start-ups with inspiring digital innovations to participate in the Digital Innovation Accelerator Programme. The many ideas by young entrepreneurs have truly impressed us and the choice was tough. In the end, we selected 45 start-ups to participate in our accelerator programme.

Between April and October, the chosen start-ups have invested a lot of work and energy to grow their ideas, products and services. The teams received training and support in fields ranging from prototyping, business plan assessment, impact monitoring, relationship mapping, to investment readiness. At the end of October, the start-ups had to hand in their business and financial plans which are currently assessed by an international jury.

In the upcoming days, we will already announce the 12 winning teams! They will receive tailored support packages which serve the special needs of each individual team in order to scale its business.

Looking back, the journey has been exciting for us as much as it was for the teams. We cannot wait to see the outcome of this half year-long learning journey that our accelerator programme was – and to share the winners with you soon.

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