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IT ALL STARTS WITH AN IDEA AND WE KNOW THE PERFECT STAGE TO USE - REGISTER NOW

Join the UT Challenge en get the chance to expand your network and win awards worth up to €5.000!

Every year, since the first edition in 2017, the UT Entrepreneurial Challenge has offered students the opportunity to further develop their own, ingenious ideas, prototypes, start-ups and research projects into the next step. With the help from our innovative and knowledgeable partners and the UT, in between and during fun and educational events.

The UT Challenge is an initiative of the University of Twente, Student Union, Novel-T, Designlab and ETM and has grown into a platform that every student can benefit from. In previous editions, over 1200 students have developed ideas and prototypes, drawn up business plans and exchanged valuable knowledge with the (local) business community, with regard to important societal themes.

The 6th edition of the UT Entrepreneurial Challenge will start in March 2022. Register now and join the network. Our stage is yours!

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CATEGORIES YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN

Ideation

You have an innovative idea, a solution for a contemporary or future problem, or perhaps a vision that you want to make more concrete? Work on your value proposition and make that next step to a business model canvas and compete for the Ideation Award!

Prototyping

Are you already beyond the ideation phase and are you improving and testing your prototype, scale model or business model? Are you ready to take the next step to a Minimal Viable Product and a complete business plan? Then you can compete in the Prototyping Category.

Startup

The participants in the Startup category are more than fantastic projects, who are ready for business! Pitch now with your Startup, show yourself to the UT and the world, connect with our partners and build new collaborations, recruit new team members and grab this chance to win the Startup Award.

WHY PARTICIPATE

  • Showcase your idea or startup and show what the heart and soul of the University of Twente is all about
  • Connect and interact with the network and attend workshops with interesting guests and fun events
  • Grow both with your idea or startup and personally, into the next steps on your entrepreneurial journey
  • Achieve new insights, skills, connections and various prizes at the end;
    • Audience Prize | € 1.500,-
    • Ideation Award | € 3.000,-
    • Prototyping Award | € 4.000,-
    • Start-up Award | € 5.000,-
    • Partner prizes like the ASML Makers Award | € 2.500,-
  • Challenging business cases; get inspired and help partners with their challenges
  • Career and internship opportunities with on of the many partner companies
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