EIT Jumpstarter

Do you have an innovative idea and want to jumpstart your business?

EIT Jumpstarter is a pre-accelerator run by seven communities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The programme includes nine categories: health, food, raw materials, energy, urban mobility, manufacturing, digital, New European Bauhaus (focused on sustainable and inclusive living spaces) and a cohort for Ukrainian innovators. EIT Jumpstarter aims to push early-stage innovators from emerging European regions onto the market and help their scientific ideas and innovations become successful businesses.

The programme lasts seven months, during which selected teams work with expert trainers and mentors and deep dive together into business modelling and business planning. Based on the developed business plan, the start-ups are evaluated, and the six best teams in each category are qualified for the Grand Final, where they compete for the prize of 10,000 EUR in each category.

Ready to jumpstart your business? Apply by 16 April.

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What you get

How it works

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Who should apply?

The programme is open for scientific project teams, innovators, scientists, PhD students or master’s students from the following countries and regions:

Azores (Portugal), Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canary Islands (Spain), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, French Guiana (France), Greece, Guadeloupe (France), Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Madeira (Portugal), Malta, Martinique (France), Mayotte (France), Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Réunion (France), Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Saint-Martin (France), Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Turkey.

For the RawMaterials field: all Horizon Europe countries are eligible.

Ready to apply?

Applying is simple, just tell us about your team and all about your idea. Don’t forget to apply by 16 April 2023.