EIT Jumpstarter is a pre-accelerator run by six communities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The programme includes eight categories: health, food, raw materials, energy, urban mobility, manufacturing, 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 best teams in each category are qualified for the Grand Final, where they compete for the prize of 10,000 EUR in each category.

Submission deadline: 26 April, 2024

Read more https://apply.eitjumpstarter.eu/

Apply https://apply.eitjumpstarter.eu/registration/

The competition is open to all individuals and teams of natural persons - researchers, master, and Ph.D. students or research groups from universities and research organisations; professionals, idea holders, or idea owners that have an idea / solution and wants to start a company. Start-ups who registered their company (connected to the business idea in application) in the given calendar year (from January 1st 2024) are eligible for the programme.


Deadline for submitting business ideas: 26 April

Selection of ideas and invitation to the bootcamps: May

Bootcamps will be held online in May-June

Local joint training: July-September

Grand Final: late November

The applications can be submitted either by a single idea holder or by a team represented by a contact person. The participation of a team is welcome and appreciated in the evaluation, especially when the team is covering different competencies required in running a start-up.

The idea must be within EIT Health focus areas: New models to deliver healthcare; Digital transformation of healthcare; The re-industrialisation of Europe.