September 27, 2017
The final event entitled “SCIENT Entrepreneurship Academy and Business Competition” aims to put in practice the experiences acquired during the pilot testing programme by the participants. 35 STEM PhD students and graduates have been selected from the 7 participating EU countries to present their business ideas and take part in the competition that SCIENT will be organising in Nicosia, Cyprus, between the 11th until the 14th of September 2017.
The 5 top participants from each country will travel to Cyprus and participate in a 2-day Entrepreneurship Academy programme and a pitching event together with a Competition for the Best Business Idea (2-day event). This event aims to celebrate the success of our participants and their learning trip towards a new career path, that of entrepreneurship.
All young scientists will present their business plans to a panel of representatives from Business Angels and Venture Capital firms coming from around Europe, in order to give them the opportunity to obtain funding and realize their business idea through the creation of their own start-up.
This stage is of vital importance for the practical application of our training content, seeing in reality how our young scientists have utilised in practice everything that they have been taught during the pilot training seminar. Also the event will be a unique opportunity for young researchers from across Europe to exchange ideas, best practices and develop a network between them that could lead to successful collaborations.
The events will be open to the public. A large number of academics, researchers, consultants, public officers, decision makers, national MEPs, well-known entrepreneurs and managers and other representatives of the public and private sectors are invited to attend.