E-pitching event | Best EU-backed University spin-offs’ innovations  


Dealflow.eu, in collaboration with the European Commission and EurA AG, is excited to announce the forthcoming University Spin-off e-Pitching event. Mark your calendars for 6th July 2023, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CET). This event showcases 6 of the most disruptive innovators, funded by the EU, who will deliver compelling pitches to a panel of jury members. Join us for an engaging session filled with cutting-edge ideas and groundbreaking projects.  


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European university spin-offs are gaining momentum as they bridge the gap between academia and industry, translating research into practical applications. These startups face challenges such as funding limitations and navigating regulatory frameworks. The European Union (EU) recognizes their significance and has implemented initiatives to support their growth. 

EU programs like Horizon Europe provide grants and financing opportunities for university spin-offs through the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The EIT promotes collaboration and offers funding, mentorship, and networking opportunities. The European Investment Fund (EIF) facilitates access to finance and private investments. 

The EU’s Startup Europe initiative creates a favourable ecosystem through events, mentorship, and a pan-European network of incubators. Intellectual property rights frameworks have been strengthened to protect spin-off innovations, with resources provided by the European Patent Office and Intellectual Property Helpdesks. 

By fostering funding, regulatory support, and knowledge transfer, the EU is empowering European university spin-offs to drive innovation, economic growth, and job creation. These startups are poised to play a vital role in enhancing Europe’s global competitiveness and innovation landscape. 


For our University Spin-offs E-pitching event, we will meet the following 5 innovations: 

Progressive Robotics – Robotics / AI / Manufacturing 

Progressive Robotics is a university spin-off of AUTH that has developed a patent-pending solution to easily teach robots how to perform packing and palletizing tasks in the manufacturing industry with AI, in just a few seconds. 

€380K soughtGreece 


Vicomtech is our R&D partner for smart digital solutions. They are a Technology Centre specialised in Artificial Intelligence, Visual Computing and Interaction. They work in favour of the competitiveness of businesses, creating value for society.

€1M sought – Spain


CNR-ISMN – ICT / materials / nanotechnologies 

ISMN is a CNR research institute internationally renowned for its multidisciplinary activities in the field of nanostructured materials and enabling processes and technologies. The institute aims at generating state of the art knowledge in the field of Chemical Manufacturing and Science and Technology of Materials, and at exploiting the research results through the relationship with the industrial and business world. 

€2M soughtItaly 


Pixel Voltaic – Hydrogen / Energy 

Pixel Voltaic develops an innovative process using a catalytic reactor to convert methane into clean hydrogen and solid carbon at low temperature.  

Partner in 112CO2 EU Project and winner of Premios Emprendedor XXI promoted by Caixa Bank. 

€3,5M soughtPortugal



Better than Wire – Industrial communication systems 

Better than Wire provides wireless solutions for low level control in industrial automation deployments. Offering wired-like QoS over a wireless, they enable flexibility and adaptability in production lines, remote control with extreme robusteness of AGV/AMRs, robotic arms wireless control amongst others. Any industrial asset that requires remote control with deterministic reliability and latency requirements can be control with the help of their wireless technology.  

€3,5M sought – Belgium


More about the Innovation Radar 

The Innovation Radar is a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. Its goal is to allow every citizen, public official, professional and businessperson to discover the outputs of EU innovation funding and give them a chance to seek out innovators who could follow in the footsteps of companies such as Skype, TomTom, ARM Holdings, all of whom received EU funding in their early days.

To learn more about the Innovation Radar,  visit https://www.innoradar.eu/


More about Dealflow.eu

Supported by the European Commission, Dealflow.eu discovers and supports the most promising EU-funded startups and connects them with relevant investors and corporates. The initiative was launched to help groundbreaking innovations secure the funding needed for their future commercialisation by offering them tailored support and matchmaking services.

To learn more about Dealflow.eu, visit https://dealflow.eu/