2017 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum



Deadline for applying 09 October 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.

      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.