Start for Future Develop & Co-create

DEVELOP & co-create

Develop and Co-Create offers a unique opportunity to startups. They get the chance to join one of the 18 Start for Future partner incubators worldwide. Here they will receive support in the development of their business idea.

Within this 6 month programme, teams also have access to an incubator exchange programme and prototyping funds.

Applications are open until 28 July.

More details on the content of the programme are dependent on the specific incubator of your choosing. The current edition of the programme starts in October 2023 and ends in March 2024. For more information, take a look at the brochure.

Hieronder vind je alvast de timing terug van de algemene incubator-overkoepelende activiteiten in het ‘Develop & Co-create’ programma:

4 Oct.: Kick-off
14:00-15:30 CET - online SFF event
8 Nov.: Session 1 - 'Customer Validation'
14:00-16:00 CET - online SFF event
29 Nov.-1 Dec.: SFF Co-creation Summit
on site in Munich (Germany)
13 Dec.: Session 2 - 'Co-creation & examples from practice'
14:00-16:00 CET - online SFF event
24-25 Jan.: mid term assessment pitch + mobility voucher award
14:00 - 16:00 CET - online SFF events
6 March: Session 3 - 'Business Creation & Investments'
14:00 - 16:00 CET - online SFF event
20-21 March: final assessment pitch
14:00 - 16:30 CET - online SFF events

More specifically, as a startup you choose the incubator from which you want to be supported for 6 months. You can do this factoring in the geographically interesting location of the incubator or the specific sector expertise it has.

  • The programme offers an international network of entrepreneurial spirits like students, early stage startups, topic field experts, and business coaches interested and passionate about solving the great challenges of the 21st century.
  • At the centre of the programme is a unique approach to working with others through an interdisciplinary and holistic approach.
  • You gain access to international, entrepreneurial ecosystems by bringing the strongest, entrepreneurial ecosystems in Europe together.

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.

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