EIT ICT Labs Idea Challenge Stand Jun 2015
EIT ICT Labs Idea Challenge

EIT ICT Labs is a leading European digital innovation and education organization. Our mission is to foster innovative technology and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life in Europe.

The EIT ICT Labs Idea Challenge is EIT ICT Labs’ contest to reach out, identify and support the best digital startups in Europe, that are focused on fast growth of their business in Europe and worldwide.

Go to http://ideachallenge.eitictlabs.eu for more information!

1. Prize: 40,000 €
2. Prize: 25,000 €
3. Prize: 15,000 €


  • Access to EIT ICT Labs’ pan-European innovation network with more than 130 partners: Our partners include Europe’s leading companies, universities and research institutes in the field of information and communication technologies. We help you identify potential partners, customers and investors for your business.
  • International growth support through the EIT ICT Labs Business Development Accelerator: With a dedicated team of business developers, operating from Co-Location Centres in 9 European countries and a hub in Silicon Valley, as well as close ties into European markets, we support you to scale your business internationally.
  • Use of our Co-Location Centres to connect to our innovation activities: If you need a base for your internationalization strategy, a place where you can work and meet with clients, partners, investors and other startups, we provide you with co-working space in our Co-Location Centres.
  • Marketing support: We share your story through our powerful pan-European channels and make sure to spread the word about your products.

The contest focuses on our 8 Innovation Action Lines, that cover digital trends in areas strategic for Europe: Health & Wellbeing, Smart Spaces, Cyber-Physical Systems, Future Cloud, Cyber Security and Privacy, Internet of Things, Urban Life and Mobility or Smart Energy Systems.

Submission phase
The submission phase is open from May 6th until July 6th, 2015.

Who can apply?
If you are a European startup with a maximum of five years existence, have not yet received more than 1Million Euros of external funding and have already a proof of concept or existing customers, then you are exactly who we are looking for!

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