Entrepreneurship programs

European Venture Programme

The EVP is a strategic partnership between six EuroTech universities: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Technische Universität München (TUM), Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), École Polytechnique Université Paris-Saclay (l'X) and Technion Israel Institute of Technology. 

Per year it offers 25 participants (5 of each participating university) exclusive access to the entrepreneurship expertise and networking resources available at the five EuroTech Universities: EPFL, TUM, DTU, TU/e and l'X. This intensive 12-day program takes entrepreneurs on a journey to the different ecosystems to enable the startups to grow their business beyond borders, with a European orientation from the very beginning. The programme runs 1 week at the beginning of summer and 1 week at the end of summer.

As such, the EVP contributes to stimulating and facilitating entrepreneurship and business creation on a European level among academics (ranging from students to Post-Docs). This is in line with the mission of the EuroTech universities alliance.

Eager to boost your business beyond borders? Become one of 5 TU/e participants to embark on an amazing journey. Send your 1-page Motivation Letter & 2-pager with a description of your business concept to Steven van Huiden.

NB incorporate in your application documents as much as possible: opportunity/challenge, solution, product/service, team, funding and finance, the market, internationalization, competition, IP and marketing

Health Tech Yard

Do you have a good idea to improve the care sector?

Do you ever think about how technology can help solve the problems in the care sector? For example, innovations that enable people to live longer independent lives at home, caring for sick children in their own homes or making a diagnosis at home. We could go on forever with all the possibilities. But if you happen to have an idea that could be of use to the care sector – in the broadest sense but with the use of technology – then you are most welcome in the Health Tech Yard. 

Health Tech Yard is a living lab with an extensive network, support and facilities in the Eindhoven region where high-tech, healthcare, academic knowledge and development come together with regional SMEs. The different parties are invited to devise, test and develop a good idea in co-creation and turn it into a concrete innovation, with the help and facilities of the test platform.

The Health Tech Yard is not just about new ideas. Because you may be looking for support for the further development of a prototype, for example, or in the search for a place to test your innovation. Here, too, Health Tech Yard can help you.

If you are an entrepreneur, a student, researcher or care institution with a good Health Tech Yard idea, and you need help in the field of:

  1. access to the network of our partners
  2. business development expertise
  3. physical places to develop your products
  4. living labs to test your products