- May 4th, 2018 -

Student Innovators 2018

#sinn2018

Student Innovators 2018 is a student competition in which teams and individuals have the opportunity to present creative ideas and innovative solutions in a 5-minute “pitch” presentation to a panel of judges and the audience.

Winners will receive prizes, which include, mentorship by Cyprus Business Angels Network (CYBAN) to the team of their choice, free training by GrantXpert Consulting Ltd, access to the C4E makerspace, and possibly monetary awards.

Competition winners will also be eligible for 2 C4E scholarships to attend the European Innovation Academy’s summer school in Italy or Portugal.

  • Open Call for Applications: April 3rd

  • New extended deadline for applications submission: April 27th 12:00pm

  • Announcement of Final Ten results: April 27th

  • Competition: May 4th, Room 010, Social Activities Centre, University of Cyprus 10:00-13:00

  • Send your application to: c4e@ucy.ac.cy

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NEWS

Goal

OUR GOALS

  • Fostering a culture of innovation, creativity, risk-taking and entrepreneurship within the student community.

  • Encouraging students who wish to engage in entrepreneurial activities, to present their ideas and receive feedback and mentorship.

  • Establishing a public forum where students of various University courses in innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity can present the results of selected team projects of high quality.

  • Training a steady stream of young aspiring entrepreneurs, who are capable of taking their ideas to the market or the society as new businesses or social ventures.

  • Generating a wave of new, well-educated and well-resourced entrepreneurs in Cyprus, for the benefit of the local, regional and national economies.

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THE COMPETITION

Student Innovators 2018 is designed for early stage and empirical business ideas with a strong innovation potential and/or creative twist.

The three best ideas will receive prizes that will include:

  • Mentoring from Cyprus Business Angels Network (CYBAN) to the team of their choice

  • Workshop (How to get further with your project) with GrantXpert Consulting Ltd

  • Scholarships for two students to attend the European Innovation’s Academy Summer program (EIA) in Italy or Portugal, offered by Centre for Entrepreneurship (C4E)

Competition

ENTRY GUIDELINES & CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

Goal

COMPETITION CRITERIA

  • Clarity and consistency; Problem Statement and Proposed solution

  • Creativity and innovation

  • Motivation

  • Feasibility of the idea

  • Teamwork

  • Impact / Value creation for clients

  • Definition the market: Understanding the market potential of their idea, Commercial potential

  • Communication Skills / Science Communication

  • Presentation

  • Basic Management Skills

EIA SCHOLARSHIPS CRITERIA

  • Who will get the most out of the participation in the European Innovation Academy?

  • Demonstration of passion for entrepreneurship

  • Willingness to learn and acquire new skills

  • Flexibility and adaptability

  • Teamwork

For more info, check out: C4E Young Scholars - EIA Scholarship Recipients

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