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start for future

Do you have an early-stage startup idea? Are you an entrepreneurial spirited individual looking to
join a startup in its early days? Are you in the need of co-founders or extra members for your team?

Start for future is a pre-acceleration programme that prepares you to join some of the best university incubation programmes in the world.
You can join as an a startup, team with an idea, researcher or talented individual

When you apply, you will join a two-month (29.01.21-31.03.21) international pre-acceleration programme supported by Ghent University, DO! and 21 global partner universities.
With the help of mentors & experts of EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility we will get you and your idea ready to change this world.

In Start for Future, we are addressing the most prominent SDGs. We are working on the challenges of:

  • Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Urban Mobility
  • Circular Economy

You will have the opportunity to cross-collaborate with entrepreneurial individuals, teams or

startups around the globe who are ready to tackle these topics. Eventually, you will have the
chance to join one of our top partner incubators.

Please check the Open Call Flyer for more information on the programme and our incubators.

The time is ticking. Join us now to design and build a better future within this community.
Apply NOW until December 19th, 2021.

Why apply?

For More information on our programme, please check the Open Call Flyer.


Start for Future is a co-developed programme 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 DO! Ghent University and 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 | Ghent University | Junior Achievement Bulgaria | King’s College Nepal | LaTrobe University | Edinburgh Napier University | Università di Pisa | University of Economics – Varna | Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University | 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.