You have a vision how to revolutionise the information and communication technologies of tomorrow? We have what it takes to get your business up and running! 

Submit your idea and become part of the unique European innovation ecosystem of EIT ICT Labs.

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Prizes in each category:

  • 1st Prize: 40,000 €
  • 2nd Prize: 25,000 €
  • 3rd Prize: 15,000 €
  • Coaching and mentoring from experts of the EIT ICT Labs Business Development Accelerator
  • Integration into future EIT ICT Labs Action Line Activities
  • Integration into pan-European partner network of the EIT ICT Labs
  • Office space for up to 6 months in one of our Co-Location Centers

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Marketing & Communications 101: How to Pimp your Public Appearance

For a startup it can be very challenging to approach the different target groups (consumers, media, investors etc) and convince them about the uniqueness, the usability, or quality of a no name product ...

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Over 300 ideas from 25 EU countries: EIT ICT Labs Idea Challenge celebrates remarkable interest 

More than 600 early stage startups and innovators from all over Europe registered for the first wave of the Idea Challenge, and 311 proposals were finally submitted to the EU-wide idea contest organised by the ...

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EIT ICT Labs challenges startups to shape the Future of the Cloud 

Winners receive a combined price money of 80,000 Euros, the invaluable opportunity to join Europe’s biggest innovation network, office space for six months, and coaching by EIT ICT Labs’ Business Development ... 

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Tinnitracks wins in the category Health & Wellbeing 

A team of innovators from Germany have claimed the top prize of €40,000 as winners of the EIT ICT Labs Idea Challenge 2014 in the category Health & Wellbeing. Tinnitracks won with their idea proposal ...

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Six EIT ICT Labs Idea Challenge winners chosen at finals in Helsinki and Munich 

In seeking innovative ideas to address Smart Spaces and Cyber Physical Systems amongst other tech trends, the EIT ICT Labs Idea Challenge announced on June 3rd another six winners ...

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Video: Idea Challenge Smart Spaces Finals 2014

The Idea Challenge final in the category Smart Spaces took place on June 3 in the capital city of Finland, Helsinki, and attracted more than 100 visitors including ICT innovators and investors.

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Video: Interview with 3rd prizewinner Avansera

Interview with Cormac Walsh, CEO of Avansera. The Finnish startup won the third prize of the Idea Challenge in the category Smart Spaces. Avansera provides advanced real-time consumer behavioural and product ...

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Video: Interview with 2nd prizewinner QGo

Interview with Christinne Cuyugan and Jakob Schröger from QGO. The Austrian startup won the second prize of the Idea Challenge in the category Smart Spaces. QGo provides a system which uses graphical data ...

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Video: Interview with 1st prizewinner Homey

Interview with Stefan Witkamp and Emile Nijssen from the Dutch startup Homey. The two founders won the first prize of the Idea Challenge in the category Smart Spaces. Homey offers speech-controlled home ...

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Main Facts

28 EU countries

Open for innovators and early stage startups from all 28 EU member countries

More than 120 partners

Become part of the biggest innovation network in Europe with more than 120 partners

Coaching & Mentoring

Get coaching & mentoring from a team of experienced business developers

Co-working space

Get co-working space for up to 6 months in Europe’s startup hotspots

680.000 Euro prize money

We will support 24 teams in total – 3 per category – with a total prize money of 680.000 Euro

And the best...

And the best: We don’t take any equity!


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We are looking for revolutionary ideas in these eight topics:

Submission starts September 1st

Submission is closed!

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