European Venture Programme


The European Venture Programme  is the EuroTech Universities Alliance contribution to the European challenge of missing high-tech start-ups and   the issue of scaling. The programme offers 20 young startups exclusive access to the entrepreneurship expertise and networking resources available at the four EuroTech Universities. The intensive 12-day programme (7 days beginning of summer + 5 days end of summer) takes entrepreneurs on a journey to four different ecosystems, where a mix of thematic workshops, company visits, and public pitching competitions will enable the startups to grow their business beyond borders. EVP started in 2015 as an Erasmus+ funded strategic partnership and supported participating start-ups in different areas such as Health, ICT, Agro/Food, CleanTech, Mobility and Energy.

This unique opportunity, offered to five startups from each technical university (DTU, EPFL, TU/e and TUM) is funded by the EuroTech Universities Alliance.


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  • You are currently enrolled at one of the four EuroTech Alliance Universities (student, PhD or Post-Doc).
  • You have a concrete technological business idea and have the ambition to start a company based on that idea (or already have just started that company).
  • Preferably, you have a basic business case or business plan, and you have a vision of the steps that need to be taken to further develop your idea into a product/service (roadmap).
  • If possible, you have some idea about the amount of money your company would need to realize this roadmap.



  • unique workshops (solid business plan and company, product, team, funding and finance, the market, internationalization, competition, IP and marketing)  that will give you the best approaches to becoming an international entrepreneur .
  • valuable insights and testimonials from successful entrepreneurs from the four ecosystems.
  • pitching sessions and prototyping with expert feedback and coaching.
  • visits to successful startups as well as large corporations and investors.
At the end of the programme the best projects will be awarded with the EVP prize.



  • gaining valuable experience among the best in technical startup development
  • having a unique opportunity to build your start-up network amongst Europe‘s finest technical institutes
  • bringing innovation to all aspects of your enterprise
  • sharing and building experience with your peers and creating a community of international entrepreneurs.



Programme 2017


  •  July 9th – July 15th, 2017 at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL),
  •  August 27th – September 1st, 2017 at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (please note that one-day prior and after these dates may be used for travel purposes)


The application for the 2017′ edition of the European Venture Programme is closed.


Contacts at the four Universities:

DTU – Kristoffer Buch, DTU Skylab
EPFL – Corine Zuber, EPFL Inno Grants
TU/e – Steven van HuidenTU/e Innovation Lab
TUM – Chryssa Dimaki, EVP Programme Manager, TUMentrepreneurship