The European Venture Program (EVP)

The European Venture Program offers 20 young academic entrepreneurs exclusive access to the entrepreneurship expertise and networking resources available at the four EuroTech Universities (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Technische Universität München, Technical University of Denmark and Eindhoven University of Technology).

EVP neutral overview

This unique opportunity, offered to a selection of five startups from each technical university is funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ framework, and co-funded by the EuroTech Universities Alliance.

The intensive 12-day program helps you to grow your business beyond borders because you:

  • Visit four different ecosystems,
  • Follow a mix of thematic workshops,
  • Learn from seasoned entrepreneurs,
  • Visit and learn from other companies,
  • Expand your network internationally,
  • Build your business toolbox

All travel and accommodation and most meal costs during the program are covered.

At the end of the program, you will have a complete EVP Tool Box including a pitch deck, 2-pager, and video pitch.

When and where?

The program is divided into two sessions:

 – June 30 – July 6, 2016: at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and at the Technische Universität München (TUM) and UnternehmerTUM

 – August 21-26, 2016: at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

Enrolment criteria

  • You are currently enrolled at one of the four EuroTech Alliance Universities.
  • You have a concrete technological business idea and have the ambition to start a company based on that idea or already have just started that company.
  • Preferably, you have a basic business case or business plan, and you have a vision of the steps that need to be taken to further develop your idea into a product/service (roadmap).
  • If possible, you have some idea about the amount of money your company would need to realize this roadmap.

Eager to boost your business beyond borders?

Be one of 20 participants to embark on this amazing journey!

For more information please contact the EVP Coordinating Manager 

Steven van Huiden MSc,
Horsten 1, MMP 1.45
5612 AX Eindhoven
T: +31 (0)40 247 4405

Application deadline: March 1, 2016.


Don’t worry if you deviate a bit from the criteria. We invite all potential applicants that are interested!

But please make sure to come by at our office to talk with us before you apply!