Over a hundred innovators travelled to Krakow, Poland, to join the EIT Jumpstarter Grand Final. The most promising early-stage startups from Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe were awarded nearly €200K. On November 29, the sixth edition of EIT Jumpstarter, a pre-accelerator run by six communities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), came […]
Choosing the entrepreneurial path can be intimidating, challenging and sometimes lonely. Our intention in creating a booklet and an awareness-raising activity is to give Western Balkan countries a compass that helps them navigate the opportunities and supporters available for innovators and technology-based start-ups coming from the region. EIT Communities gather passionate people to support innovative […]
This year, there has been a vast improvement for the teams from Western Balkans – this is the main result of a comprehensive review focusing on the region. This year 51 applications were received from these countries, which is a slight improvement compared to last year’s 45 applications. The more ground-breaking breakthrough could be seen […]
The winners of the EIT Jumpstarter Grand Final have had some time to rest after this great challenge and are now here to reflect on the competition, on their future plans, and the challenges ahead.
The EIT Jumpstarter, the pre-acceleration programme backed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, has named the seven highest-promising start-ups in the field of health, food, raw materials, energy, urban mobility, manufacturing and New European Bauhaus. A solution for paralysed patients to communicate independently (BirgerMind, EIT Health), an innovation that aggregates the battery capacity […]
As the end of the year is approaching, many of us start the countdown not only to Christmas but to one of the most exciting and complex start-up competitions in Europe: EIT Jumpstarter. Get ready to be amazed by the power of innovation and tune in to the Grand Final on the 1st of December […]
A former winner of the Manufacturing category, ArcLub One, took first place at the BoostUp! RIS 2021 competition, this time in the “Create” category. The Slovenian start-up’s unique system provides innovative and sustainable cooling and lubrication in CNC machines.
EIT Jumpstarter has reached its second phase with 220 teams entering the Bootcamps in seven distinct categories. Applicants will learn basic entrepreneurial skills and will evaluate and upgrade their ideas with the help of expert trainers and mentors. By the end of their journey, the most committed teams will be ready to launch their start-up.
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.