Student Innovators (SINN) is the University of Cyprus student competition featuring early stage business ideas with a strong innovation potential and/or creative twist!
During the competition 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 train aspiring entrepreneurs, with the appropriate skills and mindset to make it happen!
Open Call for Applications: March 3rd
Deadline for Applications April 2nd
Announcement of Final Ten results: April 10th
Competition: April 30th - Social Activities Centre (SFC07) ROOM 010, University of Cyprus
1st team: 3 EIA scholarships to the (European Innovation Academy) including the ‘Rectors Honorary Award’ and the The ‘PwC Award’
2nd team: 1 EIA scholarship and 1 award from other sponsor TBA
3rd team: 1 EIA scholarship
* The EIA scholarships will be awarded to the students of the three winning teams. The students who will receive the Rectors Honorary Award and the PwC Award will be selected by the SINN Panel of Judges.
For the remaining scholarships and prizes equivalent to each team, a draw will be held between the members of each team performed by the SINN Panel of Judges.
*Geometric Coupling by Demetris Konstantinou Stainless Steel
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*Isthmos, Nayia Evangelou (UCY Collection)
Problem Statement and Proposed solution
Definition the market: Understanding the market potential of their idea
Feasibility of the idea
Degree of innovation and competitive advantage
Business development timetable
Communication Skills / Presentation
The Committee that will evaluate all the applications received and announce the final 10.
Members of the Entrepreneurship Council of the University of Cyprus.
Director Marketing & Communications
Manager IDEA Cy
Strategic Development Director
of the Hellenic Bank
EMEA Partner Ecosystem Manager at Facebook
Founder at Ideas2life, Foody & AtYourService
The competition is open to teams (of max 5 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 April 2nd 2020.
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.
Interest for the European Innovation Academy Scholarships must be indicated at the application stage and all interested students must participate and be present at the competition. Interest at a later stage cannot be accommodated.
Applications for the final 10 of Student Innovators 2020 will be selected based on the Criteria mentioned as below.
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.