The European Venture Programme

European Venture Programme in the COVID-19 era

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and the imposed global restrictions, European Venture Programme edition VI is moving ONLINE. The organisers believe that the programme will deliver value & impact to all participating EuroTech start-ups also in its virtual format!

Among other unparalleled benefits, EVP 2020 will be offering mobility grants for individual business trips to the six EuroTech ecosystems. For more information contact your local EVP project manager (contact details see below).

Don't miss out on this opportunity! Deadline for applications is April 30.

The European Venture Programme (EVP) is the EuroTech Universities Alliance contribution to a more vibrant scene of scalable start-ups in Europe. The programme offers 25 young start-ups exclusive access to the entrepreneurship expertise and networking resources available at the six EuroTech Universities i.e. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Technische Universität München (TUM), Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), École Polytechnique (l'X) and Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

This 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. In 2020 the programme will take place:

Leg 1 @ TUM and EPFL, July 11-18 2020

Leg 2 @ L’X and TU/e, August 16-22 2020

This unique opportunity is offered every year to four-five start-ups from each EuroTech university (DTU, EPFL, L'X, Technion, TU/e and TUM) and is fully funded by the Universities Alliance.


Programme Details


Who are we looking for?
  • You are affiliated with one of the six EuroTech Alliance Universities (student, PhD or Post-Doc).
  • You have a business case beyond the idea phase and have most likely participated in a local incubator program.
  • 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.
EVP Flyer 2020Unparalleled benefits
  • Unique workshops that will give you the best approaches to becoming an international entrepreneur.
  • Valuable insights and testimonials from successful entrepreneurs from the EuroTech ecosystems.
  • Excellent opportunity to build your network across Europe‘s finest technical institutes. 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 split into two sessions:

  • July 11 - July 18 2020 at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • Aug 16 - Aug 22 2020 at École Polytechnique Paris (L'X) and at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e)

Find the past programme curriculum here.

Application requirements

Apply now by sending

  • a ½-1 page 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 EVP manager (see below).


Contacts at the six universities:

DTU – Kristoffer Buch, DTU Skylab
EPFL – Tatiana Soliani Brivio, EPFL Vice-Presidency for Innovation (VPI)
TU/e – Steven van HuidenTU/e Innovation Lab
TUM – Chryssa DimakiTUMentrepreneurship
L'X - Serge Chanchole, X-Entrepreneurship
Technion - Shuli (Shoulamit) C.Shwartz , Technion DRIVE Accelerator