RM Incubator Greece

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RM Incubator Greece

EIT RawMaterials in partnership with Mantis B.I. has established the Raw Materials Incubator in Greece. The Incubator supports entrepreneurial teams and companies from Greece with business ideas covering the entire raw materials value chain. The Raw Materials Incubator operates as an accelerator, preparing the teams for the European calls and programs and is a gate to the European Market.

Are you working on a business idea for the raw materials sector or you’re running a company in the raw materials field?

Join us in the Raw Materials Incubator Greece
and skyrocket your business!!

How it works

EIT RawMaterials thematic scope

Europe is home to world-leading manufacturing industries, game-changing innovative technologies and an entrepreneurial infrastructure that can enable the transition to a resource-efficient, sustainable, society as envisioned in the EU 2020 agenda. A sustainable supply of mineral resources (metals, construction material) is vital for the development of these core industrial activities and their long-term economic success.

Exploration and raw materials resource assessment​
Mining in challenging environments
Resource-Efficiency (1)
Increased resource efficiency in mineral and metallurgical processes
Substitution of critical and toxic materials in products and for optimised performance
Recycling and material chain optimisation for End-of-Life products
Design of products and services for the circular economy


Whether you hold an idea in the RM Sector or you run your own startup,
the RM Incubator Greece offers customized programs for each category!

Scale-up your business!

Funnel for Startups - RawMaterials Accelerator

Do your Startup offer sustainable solutions for the raw materials sector? Apply and participate in this funnel so as to get financial support and access to the EIT RawMaterials partner network to scale-up your business!
This funnel provides support to startups in order to develop innovative products and services that can produce an impact in the raw materials sector or benefit our partners.


Τhe EIT RawMaterials Accelerator Programme aims to coach and mentor start-ups contributing to job creation and accelerating new technology that will have an impact and contribute to the EIT RawMaterials network.

The programme comprises three phases – Explore, Build and Grow. Each phase has specific objectives, processes and funding schemes. The support includes individual and group coaching, funding and anchoring start-ups in their local and national ecosystems.

In 2022, there will be two cohorts or opportunities to join the programme. The first cohort is invited to submit applications by 8 April 2022, 17:00 CET. Please note the funding amount for Phase 1 is EUR 10,000, while for Phase 2 and Phase 3 will be a combined amount of EUR 80,000.

  • 08/04/2022 – Sublissions deadline for the 1st Cohort – 17:00 CET
  • 09/04/2022 – Begin Phase 1/Cohort 1

The target group and criteria for the RawMaterials Accelerator Programme Phase 1 are as follows: 

• Teams or Start-ups with an innovative idea/solution 

• The phase of the solution should be ready for acceleration, at least TRL 4 (beyond basic

• Start-ups do not need to be a legal entity to enter Phase 1 

• Start-ups need to have a team of two or more entrepreneurs 

• Start-ups need to be prepared to work full-time with a dedicated team 

• Start-ups need to commit to the proposed methodology and activity plan of the programme
• Start-ups that are funded for the same activity by another KIC (Knowledge and Innovation
Community) are not eligible 

• The programme is open to participants who have an operative branch in one of the EU member countries or Countries Associated to Horizon Europe

Besides funding and customised services, the selected startups and SMEs will also get access to the EIT RawMaterials partner network, participating in the European networking events, as well as gain visibility through EIT RawMaterials network channels. Supported startups may join the network as an associate or full member to benefit from the ecosystem fully.

Check out all the European Calls

  1. https://eitrawmaterials.eu/accelerator/
  2. https://eitrawmaterials.eu/booster-call/

Contact us for more info

Claim prizes up to 10.000€!

Funnel for Idea Holders

Do you have an innovative business idea in the Raw Materials Sector and want to jumpstart your business? Learn how to validate your business concept, develop your business plan and pitch your idea to future investors. In this program, you will learn how to get started on building a business in a unique cross-industry environment: how to build a team, business processes and organizational design. The primary focus is on quantitative business model building.

This program is designed to support the best ideas from researchers, professionals and early-stage startups, with a potential impact in the Raw Materials Value Chain. The program includes 3 Bootcamp Trainings that will offer an extended training provided by customized mentorship to each team and will end up to a final competition where the best idea will be rewarded and promoted to the European Call Jumpstarter. This year’s program runs along the GreenTech Challenge by ESU – NTUA Funnel, starting a strategic partnership with the National Technical University of Athens. You can look up more information here

  • 03/11/2021 – 1st Bootcamp Training
  • 10/11/2021 – 2nd Bootcamp Training
  • 24/11/2021 – 3rd Bootcamp Training
  • 11-12/12/2021 – Final Competition

Researchers, engineers, mineral resources engineers or geologists most likely will hold an idea in this sector. However, anyone who holds an idea in the Raw Materials Sector and is looking forward to an opportunity that will evolve it is eligible for this call.

At the end of the program, the winners will prepare their pitch deck, business model canvas, competitive landscape, go-to-market strategy, roadmap to be ready for the European call Jumpstarter and claim prizes up to 10.000€. 

Check out more about the Jumpstarter call here

Regional Innovation Competition

The 30th of September 2021 marks the beginning of EIT Raw Materials Regional Innovation Competition. The Regional Innovation Competition is an innovation program with workshops, coaching vouchers, local support with RIS Incubators and a final pitching competition with prize awards. If you are an SME, startup or a spin-off from Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia or Ukraine submit your idea to connect, grow your business and win 5,000€!

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