This competition is a unique opportunity for the university students of the Transform4europe Alliance to work on a business idea in international and multidisciplinary teams. The mandatory topic of the projects is “sustainability” which aims to fulfill the needs of current generations without compromising the needs of future generations, while ensuring a balance between economic growth, environmental care, and social well-being.
The Business Plan Competition is focused primarily on spreading the culture of innovation among university students in Europe, encouraging the setup and development of companies (i.e. university/academic spin-offs and innovative start-ups) that turn original ideas into business ideas, with particular reference to the themes of Blue Growth. The competition offers the participants the opportunity to evaluate the feasibility of their business ideas and create the conditions to start and develop their own business activities and enhance their management skills. Admission to the business plan contest also represents a chance for privileged contact with the business and financial community, for the development of the business project, also through relationships with Business Angels and Venture Capitals.
What is a Business Plan Competition?
It is a COMPETITION where:
- young people will put themselves out there;
- innovative ideas take shape;
- passions and skills can change the world.
It is a generator of new business initiatives. It is a promoter of the entrepreneurial culture, the economic development of the territory, and the culture of sustainable innovation.
Who can participate?
This is an opportunity only for the students of the T4EU Alliance.
Students can participate in groups; each group must be a mixed team of at least 5 students coming from the different partner universities. Teams may optionally include academic staff.
The competition is an opportunity to work on your sustainable business project by sharing experiences in international teams, with the support of qualified mentors. Selected aspiring entrepreneurs will participate in a dedicated training session. The best project will be awarded 5.000,00 EUR.
- Application deadline: March 31, 2023
- Selection of the 7 best projects: first half of April (approximately April, 3rd - 17th )
- Training: second half of April till the end of May (approximately April, 18th - May, 26th )
- Deadline submission of the BP: first week of June (approximately May, 29th - June, 2nd )
- Final BPC Event during T4EU week organized by University of Trieste (June, 5th - 9th )
More detailed information HERE.