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 assembles a public forum 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 of Cyprus to train a steady stream of graduates with activities that increase their employability and enterprise ability.
Open Call for Applications: March 21st
Deadline for Applications April 4th
Announcement of Final Ten results: April 8th
Where: Audotorium B108, Anastasios Leventis Council & Senate Building, UCY
The ‘Rectors’ Honorary Award
A team will be selected to represent the University of Cyprus at the Stage Two Competition in Berlin in October 2022. Stage Two is the first pan-European competition for the best startups spinning out of leading European universities. The selected team (or members of the selected team subject to the availability of funds) will subsequently attend and compete at Stage Two and will be evaluated on innovativeness, scalability, and the impact for the world of tomorrow and the viability of their idea as an investment opportunity.
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The “IDEA Innovation Centre Award”
500 Euro Tech Gift Voucher
* More prizes and the distribution to the winning teams will be announced at a later date.
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Feasibility of the idea
Convincing and cost-effective validation plan
Communication Skills / Presentation
Understanding of the Market
Degree of innovation and competitive advantage
The Committee that will evaluate all the applications received and announce the final 10.
Members of the Entrepreneurship Council of the University of Cyprus. https://www.c4e.org.cy/about-us/council
The competition is open to teams (of max 6 participants: graduate, post graduate and Phd candidates) at the University of Cyprus.
The proposals must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 4th 2022.
Candidates are required to complete the application form (located below) 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 2022 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.