Promoting young entrepreneurial talent

The EIT CHANGE Award celebrates graduates from EIT labelled education programmes that spur innovation and entrepreneurship and bring about change in the thematic areas addressed by the EIT and its KICs. For the 2015 edition of the EIT Awards, each KIC will nominate two candidates. The EIT Innovation Jury will select the winner during the EIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Event to be held in Budapest on 05-07 May 2015.

Put your innovation story in the European spotlight!

Why apply?

  • Pitch your innovation story to the EIT and wider EU innovation community
  • Get advice and feedback from the high-level EIT Innovation Jury
  • Meet and get inspired by successful innovators and entrepreneurs
  • Exchange ideas and share good practice with other EIT Award nominees

Who can apply?

Graduates from EIT- labelled educational programmes delivered by any of the Knowledge Innovation Communities (KICs).

What do EIT Award nominees get?

  • An invitation to the EIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Event on 05-07 May 2015
  • A live-training session prior to the event to sharpen their pitching skills
  • Targeted media exposure to raise their visibility within the EU innovation community via a promotional campaign

What do the EIT Award nominees have to do?

  • Submit their innovation story and profile form
  • Pitch their innovation story in front of the EIT Innovation Jury at the EIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Event in Budapest on 05-07 May 2015
  • Participate in a Pitching workshop in Budapest on 12-13 March 2015

What will the EIT Award winner get?

  • Increased European-wide promotion and the use the “EIT CHANGE Award Winner” label in their profiling and/or marketing activities;
  • Dedicated support to their personal development and/or the development of their innovative activities.

For more information and application visit the EIT website.

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