Idea Challenge draws 790 applications from 27 countries in 2014
In 2014, EIT ICT Labs received 790 startup submissions to its Idea Challenge contest - making it the largest pan-European startup contest in information & communication technology. The submissions were made in two waves of respectively 311 and 479 submissions.
"Our mission is to bring innovation to life - and the Idea Challenge is very important to us, because it helps us finding these innovations across Europe" explains Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT Digital. "The competition is really about scouting technologies, ideas, opportunities and make sure they make it to the market" he adds.