The EIT RawMaterials Regional HUB Center Košice in collaboration with UVP Technikom offers you the opportunity to join a competition of innovative ideas  “Business Idea Accelerator” in the raw materials sector.

Who can participate?

Startup competition is open for any natural or legal person from RIS countries (more information here). Topics for startup competition are any of the following:

  • EXPLORATION and raw materials resource assessment
  • MINING in challenging environments
  • PROCESSING increased resource efficiency in mineral and metallurgical processes
  • SUBSTITUTION of critical and toxic materials in products for optimised performance
  • RECYCLING and material chain optimisation of end-of-life products
  • CIRCULAR ECONOMY design of products and services for the circular economy

What can you get?

  • free spaces in Startup center TUKE, 
  • the possibility of using the capacity of unique professional laboratories, and other facilities at TUKE,
  • help with creating a business plan, acquiring partners, searching for potential investors and other benefits,
  • expert and mentor support (both general and raw materials).
  • The top two startups will gain electric scooter

The event includes a 2-day Bootcamp. Accommodation and travel costs will be refunded to the selected participants!

How to apply?

You can submit entries for the 9th round of the contest by June 16, 2019.

To participate in the competition, you need to fill in the registration form

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