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EIT-Jumpstarter open call

Jumpstarter - Extended deadline

Applications can be sent until 30 April.

About Jumpstarter program

Do you have an innovative idea and want to jumpstart your business?
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.
The strategic aim of this program is to create a sustainable impact in the Central-Eastern and Southern-European Regions by boosting innovation and entrepreneurship within this part of Europe. The program’s concept originates from the real needs of the innovation ecosystem of these regions. Countries face similar challenges; they have enormous innovation potential, with bright scientific minds, but the research results are likely to remain within the labs. At the same time, there is a significant number of needs that have been unmet from the corporate side. To overcome these challenges connecting the innovative solutions with the articulated demands from the industry and increase the competitiveness of our regions – six EIT Communities teamed up to jointly running EIT Jumpstarter. The competition is organized by EIT Health, EIT RawMaterials EIT Food, EIT InnoEnergy, EIT Manufacturing, and EIT Urban Mobility. They are six Knowledge and Innovation Communities of EIT, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
What's in it for you?
Throughout the program, you will receive support from the best-in-class trainers and mentors to develop your idea, and with a possibility to win up to €10 000.
Deadline & Important Dates
Deadline for submitting business ideas: 30 April 2021 at 23:59 CET (deadline extended on 16 April)
Selection of ideas and invitation to the boot camps: 16th May 2021.
Bootcamps will be held online in June 2021 (to be defined)
Local joint training: September 2021 (to be defined)
Grand Final: November 2021 (to be defined)
Events will occur either online or in-person, depending on the COVID-19 pandemic situation. At this time the programme is planned to run entirely online.
Where and How to Apply?
Application form link: apply.eitjumpstarter.eu
Applying is simple. First, applicants should go to the EIT Jumpstarter application platform at apply.eitjumpstarter.eu and start the registration. After few questions, their e-mail address will be validated. Next, they will be asked to provide information on the idea, and team. In case they wish to include another personal in managing the application, they can add other team members to their account as well.
Who can apply: Eligibility criteria
EIT Jumpstarter is suitable for individuals with innovative business ideas in the healthcare, agri-food, raw materials, energy, urban mobility, or manufacturing sectors, who want to gain a practical insight into what it means to run a business and establish a start-up.
The competition is open to all individuals and teams of natural persons permanent settled or citizens of the EIT RIS eligible countries.
Natural person: Researchers, master and PhD students or research groups from universities and research organizations; professionals, entrepreneurs, or idea owners that have an idea/ solution that is targeting the above-mentioned markets and want to start a company.
The applications can be submitted either by a single idea holder or by a team of persons represented by a contact person. The maximum number of two (2) members per team are eligible to take part in the EIT Jumpstarter program, and a maximum of two (2) members are eligible for financing.
Applications are open until 30 April 2021.

For more details and application, click on the link below:
Important links

Terms and conditions: https://apply.eitjumpstarter.eu/terms-and-conditions
EIT Jumpstarter website: https://eitjumpstarter.eu 
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EITJumpstarter/
Linkedin page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/69091636
Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/eitjumpstarter “
How to get in touch?
• EIT Health: Ms. Anna Péli, anna.peli@eithealth.eu
• EIT RawMaterials: Mr. Markus Klein, markus.klein@eitrawmaterials.eu
• EIT Food: Mr. Adam Strzelecki, adam.strzelecki@eitfood.eu
• EIT Innoenergy: Mr. Kamil Szydlowski, kamil.szydlowski@innoenergy.com
• EIT Manufacturing: Mr. Adam Sebestyen, adam.sebestyen@eitmanufacturing.eu
• EIT Urban Mobility: Mr. Bence Huba, bence.huba@eiturbanmobility.eu
• Programme communication: Mr. David Bognar, david.bognar@eithealth.eu