Start for Future

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So you’re an early stage startup? A student with a specific topic or business knowledge? Or simply just passionate about entrepreneurship?

The Start for Future:  MATCH & START program is here to help you bring YOUR Idea to LIFE.

Start for Future is a 10-week (16.07 – 23.09) global, intensive, pre-incubation programme where enlarged and newly formed international teams work on concepts and develop prototypes. This year, we are focusing particularly on the topics:

  • Health
  • Manufacturing
  • Circular Economy
  • Urban Mobility
  • Food

Together with our 20+ international partners and EIT, we will guide you through startup and team development, match you with an experienced startup consultant AND give you the chance to join one of our 15 partner incubators worldwide.

So what are you waiting for?

Take it. Make it. NOW.


with a topic or business background eager to form or join a startup team

Application for early-stage startup TEAMS

Start for Future is a co-developed program initiated by European Universities, reinforced by the EUAcceL and Tandem+ Consortium and EIT Urban Mobility and EIT Manufacturing.

This initiative is brought to you by the 20+ partners in the Start for Future Alliance:

  • Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Universidade de Aveiro
  • International Burch University
  • Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences
  • California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)
  • Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • The Edge – Research & Business Development
  • FH Campus Wien | University of Applied Sciences
  • Ghent University
  • GründES! Centre for Entrepreneurship der Hochschule Esslingen
  • Junior Achievement Bulgaria
  • King’s College Nepal
  • La Trobe University
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Università di Pisa
  • University of Economics – Varna
  • Ryerson University
  • Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
  • Tecnocampus

Supported by: EIT – European Institute of Innovation and Technology | EIT HEI Initiative | EIT Manufacturing | EIT Urban Mobility | EU Science, Research and Innovation

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Contact our headquarters or our regional offices

EIT Manufacturing is headquartered in Paris-Saclay and has six regional offices across Europe.

EIT Manufacturing’s offices are strategically situated to link regions that have high levels of manufacturing activity and advanced technology.