European Innovation Academy

European Innovation Academy

Interested in taking your business to the next level with support from entrepreneurs, industry professionals and like-minded students from across the world?

The European Innovation Academy (EIA) is a 15-day startup accelerator programme held every year in Nice, France, that focuses on IT innovations and is supported by industry leaders such as Google, Samsung and Orange. The below is a summary taken from the EIA website…

The brightest student minds benefit from the experiential learning of startup life. Multidisciplinary teams can launch new IT innovations to the market in a record time of 15 days. The teams are daily mentored and educated by 100 industry leaders and professors.

The program of the summer school is strongly influenced by prestigious startup accelerators and their methodologies from Silicon Valley.

The content of the summer school is developed in cooperation with professors from top universities including UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Also innovative corporations such as Google, Amadeus, Rovio (Angry Birds), Samsung, Orange and Credit Agricole.

During the summer school, students will experience 50+ unique sessions such as Art Hackathon, 3D Printing Competition, IT Hackathon, Sleep and Food Hacking, Venture Capital Investment Competition, Growth Hacking and many more!

QMUL Enterprise will be sponsoring a student to attend the Academy. This will cover the price of a ticket, flights and accommodation (an approximate value of £2000).  If you would like to attend please send a one page personal statement to rachel.brown@qmul.ac.uk outlining why you want to take part in the EIA, your entrepreneurial experience to date and what your future business aspirations are.

The deadline for statements to be submitted is 24/04/2015.

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