A key objective of the EIT is to support the creation of an entrepreneurial culture – both as a mind-set and as an activity. In order to support this objective, the EIT organises an annual award competition in collaboration with its three KICs – Climate-KIC, EIT ICT Labs and KIC InnoEnergy - in two categories:
- The EIT Venture Award showcases entrepreneurial undertakings emerging from the KICs and supports them in their further development;
- The EIT Change Agents and Next Generation of Entrepreneurs (CH.A.N.G.E.) Award puts the spotlight on young entrepreneurial talent from EIT-labelled and KIC education and training programmes for their achievements in entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and innovation.
We look forward to welcoming you at the EIT Awards 2013 in Budapest on 12 November!
Please register here
Entrepreneurial Encounters - Networking Dinner Event
11 November 18:30 – 22:00
Objective is to foster inspiring and valuable entrepreneurial exchanges between participants.
Welcome by Alexander von Gabain, Chairman of the EIT Governing Board and José Manuel Leceta, EIT Director
Dinner speech: Dr. Bert Twaalfhoven, Founder of EFER and Former President of Indivers, co-founder of Gilde V.C
EIT Awards 2013
12 November 09:00- 17:00
Venue: Millenaris, Budapest, Hungary
08:30 – 09:00 Registration and coffee!
MC: Daria Tataj, Member of the EIT Governing Board
09:00 – 09:30 Opening
Alexander von Gabain, Chairman EIT Governing Board
09:30 – 09:40 Artistic intervention
09:40 – 10:30 Entrepreneurial keynote: The potential of innovation and entrepreneurship to solve grand challenges facing humanity (tentative title)
Naveen Jain, Trustee of Board of Singularity University and Founder of the World Innovation Institute, Moon Express, Intelius and InfoSpace
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 EIT CH.A.N.G.E.-Award interviews
This session will present the students and alumni nominated for the EIT’s Change Agents and Next Generation of Entrepreneurs Award.
Facilitator: Karen Wilson, Board Member and Advisor, EFER
12:00 – 12:10 Warm-up
12:10 – 13:10 EIT Venture pitches
The nominees for the EIT Venture Awards will do their elevator pitches.
Facilitator: Javier Garcia Martinez, Co-Founder, Director, Chief Technology Officer of Rive Technology Inc.
13: 10– 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Interactive session: What it takes to be an entrepreneur and change agent?
This session will highlight and discuss which personal qualities entrepreneurs in different phases of development of their business need to have and which challenges they may face.
Moderator: William Benkö, Chief Commercial Officer, DBH Group
Peter Arvai, CEO and Co-founder of PREZI (tbc)
Gabor Bojar, Member of the EIT Governing Board
Rosa Vilarasau, Co-founder of NOEM and EIT 2012 Award winner
Ihsan Elgin, Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Özyeğin University
José Manuel Leceta, EIT Director
15:00 – 16:00 EIT Awards Ceremony
16:00 – 17:00 followed by a Farewell drink