EIT Jumpstarter 2023 - apply until 16 April!

23 Feb 2023
One of Europe’s best programmes for early-stage innovators – EIT Jumpstarter - is back in 2023! It offers unique synergies for HEIs to access the largest innovation network of EIT Communities through affiliated individuals or teams competing for the whopping first prize of up to €10,000 in nine categories. 

Economic growth, stability, and social impact can be achieved through deep tech. To bring new ideas to the market, Europe needs to nurture its talent pool. The whole talent pool. There are thousands of researchers, scientists, and early entrepreneurs working on cutting-edge ideas in over 25 countries in Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe. Many of them build innovations but lack business skills, networks, or market validation. With the EIT Jumpstarter, they get this. We want to initiate early adoption of technology trends, override hype curves, and deliver long-term value for the European deep tech ecosystem, especially for the raw materials sector. 


Is it for me? 

The EIT Jumpstarter is open to students, PhDs, researchers, and entrepreneurs from over 20 countries in Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe, including Ukraine, Turkiye, and the Western Balkans. 

It’s been shaped by top experts from seven innovation communities including raw materials. Its curriculum responds to the main challenges researchers and scientists face when starting their own deep-tech companies. 

With EIT Jumpstarter, you’ll get direct insights into industry dynamics and trends, and upgrade your Business Readiness Level. A truly unique cross-industry environment makes it easy to get started. 

What’s in it for me? 

Through the programme, you will receive: 

  • Training from experienced innovators​ 
  • Support the ideation process through business upskilling​ 
  • Cross-sectoral validation to reach product/solution market fit​ 
  • Grant to cover your travel and accommodation, or develop your project and create your start-up​ 
  • Access to the EIT Alumni and investors’ network​ 
  • Entrepreneurial toolbox to create and innovate your business model​ 
  • A chance to win the €10,000 first prize​ 

Applications might be submitted by 16 April 2023. 


For terms & conditions and the application, please visit: www.apply.eitjumpstarter.eu

You can learn more also during the webinar to be held on 20 March 2023 (13:00-14:00 CET) - registration is available here: https://www.lyyti.in/EIT_Jumpstarter_Information_day_8639.

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