Student Innovators (SINN) is the University of Cyprus student competition featuring early stage business ideas! Student teams are invited to present creative ideas and solutions for challenging problems with impact to the economy and/or society in a 5-minute “pitch” to a panel of judges and the audience.
The Student Innovators Competition forges a public forum in the University of Cyprus where students of various courses in innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity present the results of selected team projects. The competition is a part of broader effort of the university to train a steady stream of graduates with activities that increase their employability and enterprise ability
Open Call for Applications: February 5th
Deadline for Applications April 5th
Announcement of Final Ten results: April 11th
Where:Seminar Room 010, SFC 07 - Social Facilities Centre
1st Winning team - all expenses paid to attend Slush
2nd Winning team - all expenses paid to attend Web Summit
3rd Winning team - Tablets
All winning teams will have the permission to access and use the Co-Working Space at CYENS for a period of six months.
*Five awards per winning team
*Geometric Coupling by Demetris Konstantinou
2004 (UCY Collection)
Feasibility of the idea
Convincing and cost-effective validation plan
Communication Skills / Presentation
Understanding of the Market
Degree of innovation and competitive advantage
The Director and Members of the Council of C4E will evaluate all the applications received and announce the final 10.
To be announced
The competition is open to teams (of max 6 participants) and individuals who are students (graduate, post graduate and Phd candidates) at the University of Cyprus.
The proposals must be submitted via email to email@example.com by April 5th 2024.
Candidates are required to complete the application form (located above) with information about their team and a brief description of their project (questions 1 and 2 on application).
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.
Individuals must participate in only one team.
Applications for the final 10 of Student Innovators 2024 will be selected based on the Criteria mentioned as above.
Student Innovators reserves the right to use and publish the title and brief description of the project in the application form, in its web sites and other media outlets. 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. Violation of these regulations by a participating team or member thereof may render their participation void.
The SINN Evaluation Committee reserves the right to exclude any application that, in their sole and absolute discretion, determines it does not fit within the Entry Guidelines and Conditions of participation of the Competition.
*Please note that it does not mean that mature ideas or projects have any advantage over an initial idea.