About the Erasmus University Challenge
A little information about the Challenge
The first edition of the Erasmus University Challenge offers students the opportunity to further develop their own, ingenious ideas, prototypes and research projects into business plans. The main purpose and mission is to challenge students to create great, out-of-the-box thinking innovative solutions for societal problems and translate them into real products and business plans, while interacting and making use of the expertise from our innovative and very knowledgeable partners.
The contest is an entrepreneurial and innovation competition for all students at Erasmus University. Erasmus University is using the contest as a means to bring the academic institution, students, government institutions, companies and organisations together in a community where innovation, entrepreneurship and co-creation are key. Students at all levels of Erasmus University (Bachelor, Master, PhD’s, PDEng’s) are encouraged to pitch their creative ideas and projects and further develop them into a feasible concept. Community building and co-creation with the business community is essential for this and of great added value for students at Erasmus University as well as for companies and organisations belonging to the Erasmus University Challenge’’s partner network.
What can you expect?
Do you have a business idea or even a prototype? Create an account and start making use of the platform. You can participate either alone or in a team. Interact with the network, visit workshops and events. Show off your idea or prototype and test your business model with experts and potential lead customers. The winners per category receive an impressive amount of money to help them make the next steps in their journey.
After the Erasmus University Challenge our partner network has the opportunity to invite you to work on a business case of their own. During this Sprintday you will help a company find a solution, which is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and fresh insights. These business cases will be solved by a team of selected students within one day in an online environment or if possible at the location of the partner.
Are you looking for an internship, traineeship or perhaps a job? You can easily make this known to the diverse network of the Erasmus University Challenge by uploading your C.V. and share it directly with partners of your own interest, while being notified about interesting career opportunities.