EIT Jumpstarter’s 2021 edition saw a record number of applications, 548 teams registered to participate in this year’s programme. Although the eligibility checks are still ongoing by the participating Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), this is still a huge increase compared to last year. Let’s dive into the preliminary results.
Unmanned Systems, finalist of EIT Jumpstarter 2020 showcases the excellent opportunities EIT Jumpstarter provides you with – even if you do not finish on the podium. Spoiler alert: NASA is involved too.
EIT Jumpstarter also joined the New European Bauhaus initiative that was kicked off by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission in October 2020 with an article published on europa.eu and on several European media. The movement is kicking off with citizens from across Europe contributing to it. But what is New European […]
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.
Luis Valente, ILoF
“I cannot be happier about this prize. We work closely with pharmaceutical companies, so the money will be used to fast track our product in market and make sure our solutions reaches patients as soon as possible”,
Timur Sirman, MagnoTherm team
“This joint business bootcamp with Food and Health and RawMaterials all coming together really inspired us and showed us new perspective on our own business idea, and also on the other side working in this international environment really boosted us to do the next step.”
Marios Chryssolouris, Freshstrips CEO
“The most important thing we got during the competition is valuable feedback on various aspects of our business and good connections to industry partners and general advice about how to start our business. EIT is down the right road to bring us up to par with innovation capitals like San Francisco.”
Joao Ribas, Nebula-X team CEO
“We are very excited to continue this process and learn more for the next steps, and hopefully continue taking advantage of the excellent initiatives that EIT Health promotes.”
UP Catalyst, RawMaterials winner
“We are very excited and happy about this win. EIT Jumpstarter is a great programme with amazing mentors. For us it’s a unique opportunity, because there are not many funding mechanisms which work with raw material. This prize will be our first investment in our small facility”-
Miguel Cerqueira, 2B NanoFood
“We can name lots of benefits from the EIT Jumpstarter – we have reached several achievements, made so many contacts, all the mentoring that we had in all these months is measureless, and of course the prize that will help us move forward.”-
Click here to register Click here for the Facebook event Click here for LinkedIn event