Entrepreneurial Academy 2024

Join us to boost entrepreneurship and digital education in Europe!

Would you like to boost entrepreneurship and deep-tech education in Europe?

Submit your proposal to the EIT Digital Entrepreneurial Academy 2024 to develop and deploy with us education programmes and courses in deep-tech technologies with business development-oriented components.

EIT Digital is seeking to expand the current portfolio of two-week and one-week summer school programmes between July and mid-August 2024. The key ingredients for a strong and impactful summer school are:

  • The Topic:
    • For two-week summer schools; The proposal must provide evidence of the alignment with one of the five strategic focus areas of EIT Digital: Digital Tech, Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing and Digital Finance. 
    • For one-week summer school; Evidence of the attractiveness of the topic, based on market studies of learning needs, must be demonstrated. Favourite topics are High-Performance Computing (Quantum Computing), Generative AI, Defense, Space, Green Digital. Other disruptive deep-tech topics will also be considered. 
  • The Location. An easily accessible location in Europe with the potential to attract many participants.
  • Support to the marketing campaign. The proposal must provide details on how the Partner will support EIT Digital to increase the number of paying participants during the marketing and sales campaign.
  • Collaboration with Industry. Partners teaming up with organisations demonstrating a strong local industrial network able to support the recruitment of participants (for instance via pre-paid scholarships) will score higher in the review process. These organisations can be, for instance, regional funds, education funds, associations of startups/companies operating in one specific sector, etc.

For two weeks summer school, a focus on venture creation is required and the proposal must provide details on how the students will be encouraged to submit their initial business concepts before the programme officially begins and on how students will be divided into teams to work collaboratively on venture creation projects.

The work programme is guided by the EIT Digital Strategic Innovation Agenda 2022-2024, which identifies the five focus areas of our strategy: Digital Tech, Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing and Digital Finance.

Selected education programmes will ​be included in EIT Digital’s portfolio of Summer School programmes delivered in partnership with training providers from EIT Digital’s pan-European ecosystem of over 350 partners from research and academia, business and industry, investment, and the public sector. 

Engage in the largest European digital education ecosystem and benefit from Summer School 2024! 


  • Call for proposals opening date: 4 October 2023.
  • Submission deadline: 4 December 2023 at 17:00 CET (hard deadline, no extension will be granted).

Submit your proposal

The Summer Schools encourages the submission of the education proposals by European training providers such as universities, business, education and research organisations. The proposals should present a two-week training programme for Master students, PhD students, young professionals and others who want to deep dive into emerging technologies, learn how to create new businesses using these technologies or upskill their careers. The programmes should be designed for a minimum capacity of 40 participants. A strong and impactful proposal should present evidence of the attractiveness of the topic based on market studies of learning needs, as well as an easily accessible location in Europe with the potential to attract many participants.

If your proposal is selected, EIT Digital will co-invest in your plan to jointly develop and deploy education programmes and courses focused on deep-tech technologies and including business development-oriented components. Accepted proposals should be ready to start in February 2024.

How to participate?

Please read the Entrepreneurial Academy 2024 document carefully.

Download the Entrepreneurial Academy 2024 Document

There will be an information session at the end of October 2023. Stay tuned for information session announcements on our communication channels.

EIT Digital is a partnership organisation. This implies that organisations owning the selected proposals are expected to be or become Partners of EIT Digital.

Please contact the relevant Node if you need assistance or have further questions about EIT Digital in general and Entrepreneurial Academy 2024 in particular.

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