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Develop your entrepreneurial competences

Get started and discover your path to impact!

The TU/e Contest is an initiative by TU/e innovation Space, designed for engineering students to cultivate their entrepreneurial skills. As a contestant, you can interact with and make use of the expertise of our innovative and highly knowledgeable partners, gaining exposure to successful entrepreneurs and leading international companies. You receive tailor-made support throughout your entrepreneurial journey, from dream to demo to impact.

The competition facilitates the transformation of your innovative idea addressing societal issues into a viable business concept. Whether you're part of a student team, involved in a startup, or simply have an idea worth exploring, you're warmly invited to participate in the upcoming 10th edition.

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Launch your idea

If you have an innovative and potentially impactful idea, it could be the starting point for a student team or (social) startup. Throughout the TU/e Contest, you develop entrepreneurial competences during workshops and brainstorm sessions with like-minded students.

On top of that, you will be able to meet coaches from both educational and business environments in several online and offline networking events.

By joining the TU/e Contest, you take three valuable steps to launch your idea and make impact:

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    During the Kick-off days and feedback sessions you will develop your impact-case. And you will get expert support along the way.
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    Throughout the contest you will connect with a valuable network made up of our partners, students, scientist and other experts.
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    You can win prizes designed to help, motivate and support you. And you can gain access to all kinds of other opportunities.
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10 years of student entrepreneurship

Get started and discover your path to impact!

Every year, since the first edition in 2015, the TU/e Contest has offered students the opportunity to develop their own, ingenious ideas, prototypes and research projects into business ideas. The main purpose and mission is to challenge students to create or further develop innovative, out-of-the-box thinking solutions for societal problems.

This year the 10th edition of the TU/e Contest will take place. Click the buttons below for more information about the latest editions.

TU/e Contest 2023 TU/e Contest 2022
TU/e Contest 2021 TU/e Contest 2020

About TU/e innovation Space

Initiator of TU/e Contest

TU/e innovation Space is the center of expertise for Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) and student entrepreneurship at TU/e, a learning hub for education innovation and an open community where students, researchers, industry, and societal organizations can exchange knowledge and develop responsible solutions to real world-challenges.

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