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ARISE Programme

ARISE Europe is a programme run by the international organisation, EIT Digital, together with the Bulgarian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) who is the programme’s representative for Bulgaria, and other national organisations throughout Europe. (See all partnerships). Moreover, its goal is to reinforce the capacity to innovate in RIS – Regional Innovation Scheme – states. (Read about EIT in your language)

The programme aims at supporting the scalability and internationalisation of innovative scaleups.

It helps to develop innovation in medium-sized and large companies with its HQ in Bulgaria, through cooperation with the leading technology providers from all over Europe.

EIT Digital drives European digital transformation by investing into strategic areas and helps enterprises by providing them with technology, talents, and support for development. The goal of the organisation is to speed up marketing and scaling of technologies that focus on social challenges in Europe.

At ARISE Europe programme we are looking for:

Digital Industry

Scaleups operating in the digital industry, digital cities, digital wellbeing, digital tech, and digital finance eager to develop in European markets thanks to joining the EIT Digital accelerator. The accelerator lets you find international clients among the organisation’s partners, obtain financing up to €15 million, receive specialist training in international expansion and use of investments, and networking.​


Medium-sized and large enterprises that face challenges connected to the introduction of innovation in digital transformation. EIT Digital can help mature companies in many ways, from presentation of selected tech solutions from all over Europe consistent with the company’s profile, via supporting partnership with other members of the ecosystem and co-financing of joint development of innovative projects, to conducting educational activities and attracting qualified made-to-measure talents.​


Students of technical courses interested in obtaining know-how in new technologies, entrepreneurship, and introduction of innovation with the support of EIT Digital Academy.

For more information contact Maria Marinova Director BVCA at [email protected] or read our joint press release.

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