Keennan De Bie
01 February 2024

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

In the dynamic landscape of innovation, securing funding is a formidable challenge, with only 1 in 400 pitches receiving investor backing. To address this, PhotonHub Europe announces the launch of the 9th cut-date of their Investment Readiness Programme, a groundbreaking initiative poised to guide early-stage deep-tech innovators toward success.

Investors’ attention is a scarce commodity, with only 3 slides, including the financial report, capturing their interest during presentations. The PhotonHub Europe Investment Readiness Programme empowers companies to position themselves among the coveted 1% that successfully secures funding. This strategic initiative serves as a beacon of support for innovators operating in the photonics and deep-tech domains, providing essential insights into securing external financial support.

Administered by experts proficient in photonics, deep tech investments, and business development, the Investment Readiness Programme offers a tailored and comprehensive roadmap to early-stage visionaries. Through the program, entrepreneurs gain access to invaluable insights, knowledge, networking opportunities, and openings essential for navigating the challenges of infancy.

The programme encompasses a wide array of pivotal subjects, with the hallmark being Investor Days. These events facilitate connections between participants and potential investors, offering a platform to pitch ideas and forge meaningful connections. Attendees will acquire essential knowledge about equity and cascade funding, approaching venture capitalists, and navigating common funding hurdles. Additionally, the programme provides referrals to prospective investors, granting participants direct access to lucrative funding prospects.

Entrepreneurs seizing this opportunity will elevate their businesses to the next echelon, supported by secure funding to fuel growth and pioneer innovation. The PhotonHub Europe Investment Readiness Programme is an unmissable chance for those looking to make a mark in the competitive landscape of deep-tech innovation.

9th Cut-off Date: 19 February 2024, 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.

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