Apply now for the EIT Ultimate Business Idea Competition
Created in 2008, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is a unique EU initiative that boosts innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe. Within this scope, the Business Idea Competition 2018 (BIC'2018) seeks at supporting idea holders aiming at embracing the venture path and wanting more training in entrepreneurship.
It is jointly organised by EIT Health, EIT RawMaterials and EIT Food to improve cross-sectoral innovation performance, with a special focus on - but not limitied to - EIT RIS eligible countries, along the following thematic areas: 1) Food 2) Health 3) Raw Materials (excluding: food, oil, wood).
The BIC'2018 offers cash worth of EUR 1 000 of scholarship for attending the training bootcampsfollowed by individual coaching to finalise the complete business plan for final competition in which the best business ideas will be awared up to EUR 10 000 of grant for each sector.
The participants will be shortlisted to participate to the bootcamps based on their entrepreneurial motivation and the impact of their business ideas to the sector.
There will be different bootcamps. You will be assigned a bootcamp according to your thematic areas and location.
The participants to the bootcamps will be selected based on the strength of their business idea, the impact to the sector and their growth potential. They will receive a travel scholarship worth of EUR 1 000 which will be paid upon the successful completion of the attended bootcamp.
|4-5 May||11-12 May||15-16 June||20-22 June||June 2018|
|Food, Health, RawMaterials||Food, Health, RawMaterials||Food, Health, RawMaterials||ONLY RawMaterials||ONLY RawMaterials|
We are looking for individuals or teams of individuals and very early stage start-ups that have innovative business ideas in one of the three sectors above mentioned: Food, Health and Raw Materials value chain.
The BIC'2018 is open to all citizens of the European Union Member States and the associated countries.
For Food and Health, ONLY citizens or residents of so called Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) eligible countries can apply.
More specific requirements for each sector are provided in the Terms and Conditions section.
Please fill in the online application by clicking on the link below:
You may also register your team members. You may bring up to 3 team members to the bootcamp.
If you don't have a team yet, you can enter "1" as number of participants.
We require that you enter a valid personal ID number to ensure that you are a real person.
It is required for our reporting purposes and will be kept confidential.
We recommend to prepare your answers before filling in the online form.
Before you apply, remember to check out the thematic Terms and Conditions.
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