Bring your idea to the market! 

Earn fundamental entrepreneurial skills, validate your innovative idea, and jump-start your business.  

Apply today to EIT 2024 Jumpstarter

Applications close on 24 April 2024


If you are an innovator in the following domains: healthcare, agri-food sector, raw materials, sustainable energy, urban mobility, manufacturing or the New European Bauhaus. 


What is in it for you?

Through the program you will receive support from the best-in-class mentors and have a chance to win up to € 10 000.


About the programme

EIT Jumpstarter is a pre-accelerator programme for innovators in the healthcare, agri-food, raw materials, energy, urban mobility, manufacturing industries and the New European Bauhaus. 

The programme contributes to boosting innovation and entrepreneurship within Central-Eastern and Southern-European Regions by validating innovative solutions and connecting them with the articulated demands from the industry. 

EIT Jumpstarter is ideal for teams with innovative business idea, who want to jumpstart their company. With the contribution of best-in-class experts, creative community, unique know-how our aim is to support idea-holders to turn their ideas into business. We help them build a viable business model around their innovative product or service idea, validate it and if their business idea is proven to be sustainable, we encourage them to register their company.  We introduce teams to partners, investors, regulatory bodies and companies that can produce their products, their first buyer or a test site. They meet major innovation hubs in Europe, which is important when they want to enter foreign markets. 

The programme has trained more than 970 start-up teams since 2017, and in 2019 EIT Jumpstarter won the Best Association Training Initiative Award of the European Association Awards. 


Why it is unique?

EIT Jumpstarter is a very selective, competitive programme; participating in it opens doors towards the European markets and connects the best teams with EIT Community’s large industrial partners. 


Target groups

Scientific project teams, innovators, scientists, PHD students or master’s students, entreprenuers, creatives, dreamers.