Join EIT Jumpstarter and compete for the first prize of up to 10.000€ in any of the 6 included industries: health, raw materials, food, energy, manufacturing and urban mobility.

EIT Jumpstarter 2021: a call which helps to develop innovative ideas

Published: 15. mar. 2021

Do you have an innovative idea and want to jumpstart your business?
Creative community, advanced know-how, unique programme, expert trainers and mentors, this is EIT Jumpstarter. With the contribution of best-in-class experts, creative community, unique know-how our aim is to support idea-holders to turn their ideas into business. We help innovators and entrepreneurs build a viable business model around their innovative product or service idea, validate it and if their business idea is proven to be sustainable, we encourage them to register their company.

Is it for me?
Are you part of a scientific project team, innovator, scientist, PHD student or master’s student with a product or service idea to disrupt the existing markets in healthcare, agri-food, raw materials, energy, urban mobility or manufacturing sectors? Do you want to bring your idea out of the lab to the market? Then EIT Jumpstarter is ideal for you.

What will you learn?
During the 8 months-long program, you will find and validate the best business model for your innovative idea. The courses build on the lean start-up methodology from the Silicon Valley translated to the European Environment. You will learn about: how to refine your deal, market segmentation, customer value proposition, market segmentation, financials, investment basics, legal basics. You will receive travel and accommodation support during the program, and the best teams in each category will have the chance to win a €10,000 money prize.
Why it is unique?
EIT Jumpstarter is a very selective, competitive program; participating in it opens doors towards the European markets and connects the best teams with the three EIT Communities’ large industrial partners such as GE Healthcare, Siemens, Philips, Roche, Bosch, Nestlé, Pepsico and Maspex, among others.

Important dates
Deadline for submitting business ideas: 16 April 2021 at 23:59 CET
Selection of ideas and invitation of the bootcamps: 16th May 2021.
Bootcamps will be held online in June 2021
Local joint trainings: September 2021
Grand Final: November 2021

Where to apply? https://apply.eitjumpstarter.eu/

More info about the programme: https://eitjumpstarter.eu/ 

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