News archive - [Call Announcement] The EIT Jumpstarter is back for 2023

As presented at the recent Steering Platforms meeting in Skopje, the EIT Jumpstarter, which is one of Europe’s best programmes for early-stage innovators is back in 2023 with two new categories: Rebuild Ukraine and Digital! Apply now, join the EIT Jumpstarter and access the largest innovation network of EIT Communities.

The programme is building a new wave of European changemakers

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 20 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 can get this.

Want to join the new wave of Europe’s changemakers and show your idea to the world?

Expanding to the Western Balkans, Ukraine and exploring Digital

Western Balkans: The EIT Jumpstarter is more than a special prize, it is a shift in mindset and approach. With this new dimension across the categories of the EIT Jumpstarter, we are strengthening the cooperation between the Western Balkans and the European Union.

Rebuild Ukraine: This new cohort is for all Ukrainians who want to rebuild and revitalise the country through innovation. We’re looking for scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, PhD and master’s students and innovators across all thematic cohorts – namely Digital, Food, Health, Energy, Manufacturing, Raw Materials, Urban Mobility and the New European Bauhaus. Ukrainian citizens and teams can only apply for this category.

Digital: By providing technology, talent, and support to businesses and entrepreneurs, the Digital category is building the next generation of digital ventures, products, and services, which respond to key societal digital challenges, such as digital tech, digital cities, digital industry, digital well-being and digital finance.

New European Bauhaus: The innovative solutions that teams develop in this category contribute to the creation of beautiful, sustainable and inclusive places, products and ways of living. The ideas connect the objectives of the European Green Deal to European citizens and highlight the three dimensions of the New European Bauhaus: sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion.

What’s in it for you?

Through the programme, you will receive:

  • Training from experienced innovators​
  • Support for 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 toolkit to create and innovate your business model​
  • A chance to win the EUR 10 000 first prize​

Applications are open until 16 April 2023.

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Geographical focus
  • Europe
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Admin on February 28, 2023
Modified on March 9, 2023