THE MOST FOUNDERS FOCUSED
CEE CHALLENGE FOR DEEP TECHS

Unique opportunity to become Deep Tech CEE Rising Stars, get funding, build business connections, and get regional visibility.

04.09 - 29.10.2023

20 - 21.11.2023

CEE Challenge submission of applications

Investor Day & CEE Summit (Warsaw, Poland)

04.09 - 29.10.2023

CEE Challenge submission of applications

20 - 21.11.2023

Investor Day & CEE Summit (Warsaw, Poland)

WHY APPLY?

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FUNDING

Equity-free funding, access to our regional investors (VC, CVC, PE & Angels), and one-to-one meetings at Deep Tech CEE Investor Day 2023.

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CONNECTIONS

Meet internationl corporations and big companies from CEE+ region. Find service providers, partners to grants and ecosystem stakeholders from 15+ countries.

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VISIBILITY

Build strong relationships with deep-tech focused investors, media, industry leaders, experienced managers, experts and serial entrepreneurs. Pitch on Summit's stage or use a small booth.

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PRIZES

Win tickets, accomodation and/or flights to the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit 2024 (Paris), and European Innovation Council Summit 2024 (Brussels). Get mentoring with investors and services of our Partners.

PRIZES FOR 70+ SELECTED DEEP TECH STARTUPS
from 350+ submitted CEE region applications:​

- Privileged access to 1:1 meetings at the Deep Tech CEE Investor Day 2023 (November 20th)

- 1 x free startup ticket to the Deep Tech CEE Summit 2023 (November 21st)

- Access to closed breakfast with Warsaw Stock Exchange representative for 10+ selected startups (November 21st)

- Closed 1:1 meetings with event Partners for selected startups

- An opportunity for startups to present in the Deep Tech Exhibition Area (November 21st)

- Access to closed webinars before the Deep Tech CEE Summit 2023

DEEP TECH CEE RISING STARS
(15+ FINALISTS)
- Pitch before a jury in English at the CEE Innovators Gala (November 21st)
- Access to VIP Afterparty

SPECIAL PRIZES:

- 3 x ticket, accomodation, flights and basic daily allowance to the EIC Summit (Brussels March 18-19, 2024)

- 1 x ticket to the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit (Paris, March 20th-22nd 2024) + 1000 euro

- 1 x ticket to the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit 2024 + 500 euro

- 2 x ticket to the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit 2024

- 1 x 10h mentoring session with Warsaw Equity Group team

- 1 x 3-hour business mentoring consultancy with Riccardo Falduto

- 3x Fast track to the ENROLLMENT phase of Ready2Scale Acceleration Program running by CIVITTA

- Compete with 60 other startups for 15 slots in a program and 60k euro non-equity funding.

DEEP TECH RISE IN POLAND
(10+ FINALISTS)

- Pitch before a jury in English or Polish at the Deep Tech CEE Summit (November 21st)

- Access to VIP Afterparty (November 21st)

SPECIAL PRIZES:

- 1 x ticket, accomodation, flights and basic daily allowance to the EIC Summit (Brussels, March 18-19, 2024)

- 1 x ticket to the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit (Paris, 20-22 March 2024) + 1000 euro

- 2 x ticket to the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit 2023

- 1 x 8h mentoring session with Aper Ventures team

- 1 x FAST TRACK TO AKCES NCBR ACCELERATION PROGRAM
(UP TO PLN 400.000 NON EQUITY FUNDING IN CASH & MENTORING)

DEEP TECH APPLIED SCIENCE
(5+ FINALISTS)

- Pitch before a jury in Polish or English at the Deep Tech CEE Summit (November 21st)

- 5 x access to VIP Afterparty (November 21st)

- 1 x ticket to the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit (Paris, 20-22 March 2024) + 500 euro

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PRIZES FOR 70+ SELECTED DEEP TECH STARTUPS
from 350+ submitted CEE region applications:​

- Privileged access to 1:1 meetings at the Deep Tech CEE Investor Day 2023 (November 20th)

- 1 x free startup ticket to the Deep Tech CEE Summit 2023 (November 21st)

- Access to closed breakfast with Warsaw Stock Exchange representative for 10+ selected startups (November 21st)

- Closed 1:1 meetings with event Partners for selected startups

- An opportunity for startups to present in the Deep Tech Exhibition Area (November 21st)

- Access to closed webinars before the Deep Tech CEE Summit 2023

DEEP TECH CEE
RISING STARS (15+ FINALISTS)
- Pitch before a jury in English at the CEE Innovators Gala (November 21st)
- Access to VIP Afterparty

SPECIAL PRIZES:

- 3 x ticket, accomodation, flights and basic daily allowance to the EIC Summit (Brussels March 18-19, 2024)

- 1 x ticket to the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit (Paris, March 20th-22nd 2024) + 1000 euro

- 1 x ticket to the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit 2024 + 500 euro

- 2 x ticket to the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit 2024

- 1 x 10h mentoring session with Warsaw Equity Group team

- 1 x 3-hour business mentoring consultancy with Riccardo Falduto

- 3x Fast track to the ENROLLMENT phase of Ready2Scale Acceleration Program running by CIVITTA

- Compete with 60 other startups for 15 slots in a program and 60k euro non-equity funding.

DEEP TECH RISE IN POLAND
(10+ FINALISTS)

- Pitch before a jury in English or Polish at the Deep Tech CEE Summit (November 21st)

- Access to VIP Afterparty (November 21st)

SPECIAL PRIZES:

- 1 x ticket, accomodation, flights and basic daily allowance to the EIC Summit (Brussels, March 18-19, 2024)

- 1 x ticket to the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit (Paris, 20-22 March 2024) + 1000 euro

- 2 x ticket to the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit 2023

- 1 x 8h mentoring session with Aper Ventures team

- 1 x FAST TRACK TO AKCES NCBR ACCELERATION PROGRAM
(UP TO PLN 400.000 NON EQUITY FUNDING IN CASH & MENTORING)

DEEP TECH APPLIED SCIENCE
(5+ FINALISTS)

- Pitch before a jury in Polish or English at the Deep Tech CEE Summit (November 21st)

- 5 x access to VIP Afterparty (November 21st)

- 1 x ticket to the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit (Paris, 20-22 March 2024) + 500 euro

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DEEP TECH TRACKS

We welcome innovation across all tracks

AEROSPACE &
MILTECH

INDUSTRY &
MACHINES

MEDICAL BIOTECH & PHARMACEUTICALS

ENERGY
& RESOURCES

INDUSTRIAL BIOTECH & NEW MATERIALS

ADVANCED COMPUTING & ELECTRONICS

DIGITAL HEALTH &
MEDICAL DEVICES

FOOD &
AGRICULTURE

ENVIRONMENT & BIODIVERSITY

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE

AEROSPACE & MILTECH

ADVANCED COMPUTING & ELECTRONICS

INDUSTRY & MACHINES

DIGITAL HEALTH & MEDICAL DEVICES

MEDICAL BIOTECH & PHARMACEUTICALS

FOOD & AGRICULTURE

ENERGY & RESOURCES

ENVIRONMENT & BIODIVERSITY

INDUSTRIAL BIOTECH & NEW MATERIALS

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE

WHO IS THE CHALLENGE FOR?

We welcome deep techs that are....

1. Startups, scaleups or projects based on R&D or high-tech engineering.

2. In the early stages of development, or the beginning of their commercialisation phase (TRL 2-8).

3. Based on a new technology, a scientific discovery, or a complex engineering process.

4. Addressing an unmet industrial, societal, or environmental need/problem, or creating a new market.

5. Composed of a team of at least 2 people.

6. Not a subsidiary or spin-off of an existing company.

7. Have high scientific or engineering risk and product-market fit risk.

TIMELINE

2023/2024

JURY

Łukasz Kościjańczuk

Partner at CRIDO

Ioardanis Arzimanoglou

EIC Programme Manager

Adam Iwan

CEO Akces NCBR

Arvin Khanchandani

Head of Climate Tech Investments Warsaw Equity Group

Jacek Błoński

Managing Partner Aper Ventures

INVESTOR DAY

November 20th, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Closed 1:1 meetings for VC funds, investors, C-level managers.

and 70+ selected deep tech startups from CEE region.

CEE INNOVATORS GALA

THE GRAND FINAL OF THE DEEP TECH CEE SUMMIT 2023

November 21st, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The gala will feature presentations of the best 15+ CEE based deep tech projects.

JURY MEMBERS WILL SELECT DEEP TECH CEE RISING STARS 2023

VIP AFTERPARTY

November 21nd 2023, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

People, music, culture, food & drinks.

It's a time to chill out, network, new relationships, and a party with true innovators!

CEE CHALLENGE PARTNERS

INTERNATIONAL PARTNER

ORGANIZER

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

SUMMIT & CHALLENGE PARTNERS

SCOUTING PARTNER

ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

CEE CHALLENGE PARTNERS

ORGANIZER

CO-ORGANIZERS

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

SCALEUP PARTNER

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INTERNATIONAL PARTNER

PATRON OF THE INNOVATORS GALA

MAIN MEDIA PARTNER

SUMMIT & CHALLENGE PARTNERS

ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS