The European Venture Programme is the EuroTech Universities Alliance’s contribution to a more vibrant scene of scalable start-ups in Europe. We do this by offering 25 young EuroTech start-ups per year exclusive access to the entrepreneurship expertise and networking resources available at the six EuroTech Universities, i.e. Technical University of Denmark (DTU), École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), École Polytechnique (l’X), Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), and Technical University of Munich (TUM).

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An intensive 12-day programme takes entrepreneurs on a journey to multiple EuroTech locations to boost their business beyond borders! Per location, there are thematic workshops and plenty of time for peer feedback and meetings with local start-ups, companies and SMEs, governmental and public organisations, academics and more.

This unique opportunity is offered every year to four to five start-ups from each EuroTech University and is fully funded by the EuroTech Universities Alliance.

Programme details

Who are we looking for?

  • You are affiliated with one of the six EuroTech Universities (student, PhD or postdoc).
  • You have a business case beyond the idea phase and have most likely participated in a local incubator programme.
  • You already have some traction, for example raised first funding, LOIs, pilot studies, won prizes etc. and are interested to explore other ecosystems, markets, cultures, and networks.

Your unparalleled benefits

  • Unique workshops that will present you the best approaches to becoming an international entrepreneur.
  • Valuable insight and testimonials from successful entrepreneurs from the EuroTech ecosystems.
  • An excellent opportunity to build your network across Europe‘s finest technical institutes, with the possibility to arrange face-to-face meetings with large corporations, technology experts, local start-ups and investors from the other ecosystems.

When and where?

The programme is usually split into two sessions à one week at two different locations. In 2020 and 2021, things work a bit differently. More information on the 2021 programme will follow shortly.

Application requirements

Your application needs to contain:

  • A ½-1 page description about how participation will move your start-up, why you want to visit these locations, and at least 2 stakeholders to set up meetings with at each location
  • A 2-page description of you start-up project (template can be downloaded here)

Please send your application documents to your respective European Venture Programme Manager (see below). They can also answer any questions you might have.

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