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
If you are an innovator in the following domains: healthcare, agri-food, raw materials, energy, manufacturing or urban mobility with an innovative business idea, then this programme is perfect for you. EIT Jumpstarter is open to students, PhDs, researchers or entrepreneurs. Participants will learn how to get started on building a business in a unique cross-industry environment: how to create a team, business processes, and organizational design. The primary focus is put on quantitative business model building.