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Join the Green Alternatives for European Autonomy Challenge and Compete for the Grand Prize!

We invite students and academic staff to join the Green Alternatives for European Autonomy (GAEA) challenge and compete for the grand prize – €30,000 for startup services!

Currently, the world is facing critical environmental problems and the imperative of sustainable development, so you have the opportunity to find a solution that will change the world!

Green Alternatives for European Autonomy is a comprehensive open innovation program designed for innovative minds eager to develop or refine an innovative concept into a startup. With an entrepreneurial supportive environment, the focus is on nurturing ideas addressing the challenges of European Energy Autonomy across 8 countries, including Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Serbia.

What are the benefits of participating in this project?

  • The best teams will have the chance to win cash prizes and receive startup services worth up to € 30,000
  • Access bootcamp trainings and essential entrepreneurial resources
  • Get mentored by experts to turn your idea into a viable product/service
  • Network with industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs
  • Earn a digital certificate from a top European green innovation initiative

You can join the program with or without a business idea, you only need a strong interest in the energy and raw materials industry. The first phase includes a 4-week Ideation BootCamp and it starts already in May!

We invite everyone to take part in this exciting opportunity! Apply here:

Deadline for applications: May 12, 2024

This project is supported by funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program

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