The top 6 startups in the seven categories of EIT Jumpstarter will pitch their ideas to our panels of expert judges. They will compete in each category for
The top 6 startups in the seven categories of EIT Jumpstarter will pitch their ideas to our panels of expert judges. They will compete in each category for the first prize of €10.000. But this is not purely about money: the innovators reveal their ideas to the whole EIT Community and the investor guest.
EIT Urban Mobility startups will compete in a separate room, as all the other cohorts, for the final prizes.
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.
The strategic aim of this programme is to create sustainable impact in the Central-Eastern and Southern-European Regions by boosting innovation and entrepreneurship within this part of Europe. The programme’s concept originates from the real needs of the innovation ecosystem of these regions. Countries face similar challenges; they have enormous innovation potential, with bright scientific minds, but the research results are likely to remain within the labs.
At the same time, there is a significant number of needs that have been unmet from the corporate side. To overcome these challenges connecting the innovative solutions with the articulated demands from the industry and increase the competitiveness of our regions – six EIT Comminities teamed up for jointly running EIT Jumpstarter. The competition is organised by six Knowledge and Innovation Communities of EIT, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology: EIT Health, EIT RawMaterials EIT Food, EIT InnoEnergy, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility. They bring together businesses, research centres and universities as partners creating a favourable environment for creative thought and innovation to flourish. EIT is a valuable, credible partner to get your business idea up and running.
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