New opportunities for students of all programmes - Business Accelerator UKIM (BAU) under the initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) announces open applications for the upcoming startup support/acceleration programmes.

EIT Jumpstarter offers access to the largest innovation network of EIT Communities for young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas who want to jumpstart their businesses.

If you are part of a scientific project team, innovator, scientist, PhD student or master’s student with a product or service idea to improve the existing markets in healthcare, agri-food, raw materials, energy, urban mobility or manufacturing sectors then EIT Jumpstarter is ideal for you. Through the programme, you will get the opportunity to work on bringing your idea out of the lab to the market.

During the 8-month duration, you will find and fit the best business model for your innovative idea. The courses build on the lean start-up methodology from Silicon Valley translated to the European Environment. To refine your deal you will learn market segmentation, customer value proposition, financials, investment basics, and legal basics.

You will receive travel and accommodation support during the programme, and the best teams in each category will have the chance to win a €10,000 money prize.

With the contribution of best-in-class experts, a creative community, and unique know-how, we aim to support idea-holders in turning their ideas into business. We help innovators and entrepreneurs build a viable business model around their innovative product or service idea and validate it. If their business idea is sustainable, we encourage them to register their company.

The deadline for submitting business ideas is April 26th on this LINK.

You can read up more on the programme here, or register for the webinar on April 9th here.

The second edition of the Founders ABCDeep Tech Startup Support Program (2024) focuses on improving the business model and capacity of participating startups, their investment readiness/access to finance potential, and their awareness of the opportunities offered by the Pan-European innovation networks of the EIT KICs.

The Founders ABCDeep Tech Startup Support Program is looking for innovative and unique solutions from deep tech-related areas, such as Advanced Computing, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Aerospace, Automotive and Remote Sensing, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Big Data, Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Communications and Networks, Cybersecurity, Electronics and Photonics, Internet of Things, Semantic Web, Robotics, Semiconductors, Clean Technologies, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Web 3.0, Blockchain and other.

The maturity of technology should be on at least TRL3.

Participation requirements:

  • Only startups from the WB economies (Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo*) and Hungary can apply, which are legally registered entities established after 2015 (or to be registered at the duration of the program).
  • Startups wishing to apply must submit their application online on the following LINK, by April 19th 2024 at 11:59 pm CET.

The online program duration will be from 7 May 2024 - 5 July 2024.

The second edition of the program will offer an award of up to EUR 10,000 to the best-performing startup(s).

About 10 applicants will be selected to take part in the online startup support program. For more information about this programme, you can read more about the details here, or contact us at