2017 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum
(IEF2017)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

COMPETITION TRACK

Deadline for applying 25 September 2017
Please submit a complete application form to: ief2017-competition@ucy.ac.cy

The 3rd Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF2017) seeks applications by start-up companies or teams with innovative products for its Competition Track. Selected applicants will be invited to present a 6-minute pitch in front of a panel of entrepreneurs, business experts and investors, and compete for monetary and in-kind prizes.

Information and Guidelines:

  • The Competition Track is the track in the 3rd Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum in which selected applicants will present their ideas and innovative research and will compete for monetary and in-kind prizes.

  • Submitted application forms will be evaluated by the organizing committee of the IEF2017 to select up to 10 qualified teams who will have to pitch live, in English, to a selected group of judges, consisting of business executives, investors, successful entrepreneurs and opinion leaders from the tech entrepreneurial ecosystems of America and Europe.

  • The companies/teams to be selected will be notified directly.

  • Eligibility Criteria: All participating teams must:

    1. Be technology oriented ventures.

    2. Have a working prototype of product or service.

    3. Be incorporated companies or teams planning to incorporate soon.
      Specifically:

      a. The companies must be incorporated in Cyprus or

      b. Companies incorporated abroad must have a founding team of more than 50% Cypriot nationals.

    4. Companies or teams must have at least two founding team members, with a maximum of six individuals.

    5. All participating team members must be at least 18 years old.

    6. If an applicant is a research company, it must have considered an IP strategy to support the establishment of a company (this applies especially for Medical & Science products).

For more detailed information on the specific legal rules and terms of participation, see the Terms & Conditions.

Please fill the application below and send by email at ief2017-competition@ucy.ac.cy

Competition Track Form
All questions are mandatory to answer.