You may apply as an individual, team, company and other organisation such as an NGO. Your project can be in the early ideation, conceptualisation or start-up phase as well as part of a business that has already been set up. We will admit those innovation projects to the programme, which convince us with an outstanding potential. All correspondence including your application needs to be done in English. Therefore, at least one team member must be able to communicate, write the business plan and perform the pitch in the English language. Other team members do not necessarily need to speak English.

The general application deadline for intake 2017 has passed now. Please refer to the local country websites for specific information on the deadline. The competition is entirely free of charge and you will not need to pay any admission or registration fees.

Please use this application form. Our local team will review your application and invite you to an admission interview if your innovation project demonstrates novel elements, potential and feasibility. The interview can be conducted in person at our local offices or by phone.

The admission interview informs us about your plans and needs in order to identify your support requirements. Your application form and the admission interview will provide the basis for the selection decision.

We are looking forward to review your innovation project.