Keennan De Bie
08 November 2023

PhotonHub Europe Paves the Way for Early-Stage Deep-Tech Innovators with Investment Readiness Programme.

PhotonHub Europe, the preeminent platform dedicated to nurturing deep-tech startups in the photonics industry, is excited to unveil the next application intake for its esteemed Investment Readiness Programme on 22 December, 2023. This groundbreaking initiative serves as a guiding light for fledgling innovators in both the photonics and deep-tech domains, empowering them with insights into securing external financial support.

Tailored and administered by experts proficient in photonics investments and business development, the PhotonHub Europe Investment Readiness Programme delivers a comprehensive roadmap to early-stage business visionaries. By imparting invaluable insights, knowledge, networking opportunities, and openings, this exceptional programme equips entrepreneurs with the acumen and expertise necessary to unlock their business’s full potential during its crucial infancy.

Anna Dymowska, COO at FundingBox, articulated the programme’s core purpose, stating, “Our objective with the Investment Readiness Programme is to demystify the complex path to securing funds and bolster deep tech entrepreneurs. We wholeheartedly comprehend the challenges confronting nascent deep-tech startups, especially those treading in the waters of cutting-edge technologies and photonics. This programme is meticulously crafted to furnish them with the requisite tools and support to navigate funding waters successfully and propel business expansion.”

The PhotonHub Europe Investment Readiness Programme comprehensively covers a gamut of pivotal subjects. The hallmark of the programme is the pivotal Investor Days, which facilitate connections between our participants and potential investors once they are primed to pitch their ideas. Attendees will glean indispensable knowledge about accessing equity and cascade funding, approaching venture capitalists, and sidestepping common funding hurdles. Furthermore, the programme extends referrals to prospective investors, affording participants direct access to lucrative funding prospects.

This is an unmissable opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to elevate their businesses to the next echelon, underpinned by secure funding to fuel growth and pioneering innovation.

The PhotonHub Europe Investment Readiness Programme maintains a bimonthly application deadline. Founders and entrepreneurs eager to participate are encouraged to apply early, bearing in mind that opportunities are limited.

8th Cut-off Date: 22 December 2023, 17:00 CET.

Contact our team at FundingBox for PhotonHub Europe:
Maria Karpilowska (project manager):
Delia Molina (communications):

About PhotonHub Europe

PhotonHub Europe, the full-service one-stop-shop Photonics Innovation Hub, is a pioneering initiative supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, dedicated to accelerating the uptake of photonics technologies by European industry. With a mission to boost competitiveness and foster new business models, PhotonHub Europe provides open access and guided orientation to a broad range of services and capabilities covering innovation support, training, and business coaching.

Contact PhotonHub’s marketing team at

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