Student Innovators (SINN) is the University of Cyprus student competition featuring early stage business ideas with innovation potential and/or creative twist!
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 competition is a part of a broader effort of the University of Cyprus to empower student entrepreneurs to become influential change makers with the appropriate skills and mindset.
Open Call for Applications: March 11th
Deadline for Applications March 29th
Announcement of Final Ten results: April 9th
Competition: April 14th - ONLINE
The Rectors’ Honorary Awards
Each of the 3 winning teams will receive:
Proto.io: 1-year license for an Agency plan (up to 5 users). Proto.io allows users to create fully-interactive prototypes of any fidelity thatlook and work exactly like a real app, all without coding skills required.
Overflow: 1-year Pro license for 5 users. Overflow allows users to present ideas more effectively by building and sharing beautiful, interactive user flow diagrams and presentations. Peers and other stakeholders can provide their feedback through comments.
*Isthmos, Nayia Evangelou (UCY Collection)
Problem Statement and Proposed solution
Feasibility of the idea
Degree of innovation and competitive advantage
Communication Skills / Presentation
Understanding of the Market
The Committee that will evaluate all the applications received and announce the final 10.
Members of the Entrepreneurship Council of the University of Cyprus.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by March 29th 2021.
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 2021 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.