EIT Jumpstarter


EIT Jumpstarter, recognized as the 2019 Best Association Training Initiative in Europe, is one of the widest cross-industrial programmes designed for early-stage innovators who want to gain traction and jumpstart their business. The fourth edition will be organised in collaboration with six knowledge and innovation communities: EIT Health, EIT Raw Materials, EIT Food, EIT InnoEnergy, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).


Participation on 2-day Bootcamp, where you will learn fundamental business skills (business modelling, pitching etc.) Participating teams or individuals will be awarded € 1,000 per team/individual as a reimbursement for the travel costs.
Local Joint Trainings, organized in various places from September to October 2020.
Mentoring Program with EIT Business Developers;
Participation at Grand Final Event with other EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities. The teams will pitch their idea in front of the Jury. The top 3 winners will be selected from the Jury and awarded:
1st prize: € 10,000
2nd prize: € 7,000
3rd prize: € 5,000


We are looking for:

  • Innovators in the following areas: healthcare, agri-food, raw materials, energy, manufacturing or urban mobility.

  • With an innovative idea.

  • Students, PhDs, researchers or entrepreneurs.

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