Student Innovators 2019 is a student competition in which teams and individuals have the opportunity to present creative ideas and innovative solutions in a 5-minute “pitch” presentation to a panel of judges and the audience.
Competition winners will also be eligible for 3 C4E scholarships to attend the European Innovation Academy’s summer school in Italy or Portugal.
More Prizes for the competition will be announced soon.
Student Innovators 2019 is designed for early stage and empirical business ideas with a strong innovation potential and/or creative twist.
The best ideas will receive prizes that will include:
4 scholarships to attend the European Innovation Academy’s summer school in Italy or Portugal. Three (3) scholarships are offered by Centre for Entrepreneurship (C4E) and one (1) from the University of Cyprus Rectorate ‘The Rector’s Award’.
One participation to the IDEA Field Trip in Israel at the DLD Innovation Festival and several Innovation Centers in Tel Aviv in early September 2019. The prize includes air ticket, accommodation, transportation expenses, entrance tickets and more. The trip usually takes 4 days.
Promotional digital activities with Digital Tree and through the Digital Tree platforms: interviews, audiovisual and editorial content, communication of their idea/project.
A tablet from Hellenic Bank
Problem Statement and Proposed solution
Definition the market: Understanding the market potential of their idea
Feasibility of the idea
Creativity and innovation
Communication Skills / Presentation
Who will get the most out of the participation in the European Innovation Academy?
Demonstration of passion for entrepreneurship
Willingness to learn and acquire new skills
Flexibility and adaptability
For more info, check out: C4E Young Scholars - EIA Scholarship Recipients
The competition is open to teams (of max 5 participants) and individuals who are students at the University of Cyprus.
The proposals must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by completing the application form below by April 2nd,2019.
At most 10 applications will be selected as finalists, and will be invited to pitch their idea in English or Greek, within 5 minutes, to a panel of judges and to the public, followed by 5 minute Q&A session.
For the presentation pitch you can use slides. If you have a working prototype, a video or live demonstration, you can show it during your talk but this should not add time to your presentation beyond the 5 minutes.
You can only submit one idea per team/individual.
Interest for the European Innovation Academy Scholarships Summer School must be indicated at the application stage. Interest at a later stage cannot be accommodated.
Applications for the final 10 of Student Innovators 2019 will be selected based on the Criteria mentioned as below and announced on C4E and Department of Business and Public Administration websites and social media platforms.
Applicants are required to complete the application form below with information about their team and a brief description of their project (questions 1 and 2 on application). Student Innovators 2019 reserves the right to use the title and brief description of the project in the application form publicly. However, other details submitted on the proposal will be kept confidential. If you are concerned about protecting your idea, do not put any protected information in your short description.
By applying you agree to abide by the University’s Rules, Regulations and Academic code of conduct regarding academic integrity and plagiarism.
In order to prepare your application, please read the questions below and fill in your entry form. All questions are mandatory to answer.
Fostering a culture of innovation, creativity, risk-taking and entrepreneurship within the student community.
Encouraging students who wish to engage in entrepreneurial activities, to present their ideas and receive feedback and mentorship.
Establishing a public forum where students of various University courses in innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity can present the results of selected team projects of high quality.
Training a steady stream of young aspiring entrepreneurs, who are capable of taking their ideas to the market or the society as new businesses or social ventures.
Generating a wave of new, well-educated and well-resourced entrepreneurs in Cyprus, for the benefit of the local, regional and national economies.