A Launchpad for Green Entrepreneurship

Ideation & Regional Innovation Competitions

The Program’s Phase 1: Ideation & Regional Innovation Competitions is a 3-week preparatory journey designed to empower participants to take their first steps towards entrepreneurship. This program immerses them in fundamental business concepts and methodologies, guiding them from the conceptualization of innovative ideas to the formation of entrepreneurial teams.

Innovation Areas

Throughout the program, participants will navigate through ten Innovation Areas, each focusing on different aspects of European Energy Autonomy startup development. The journey includes one-on-one mentoring sessions and 4 intensive Bootcamp Trainings, providing a comprehensive learning experience.

By the end of Phase 1 of the Program, participants will be equipped with the necessary tools and preparation to compete in their country’s Innovation Competition.

They will be ready to showcase their innovative solutions, compete for prestigious awards, and make their mark in the world of green technology and sustainable business.

Our Approach

Apply with or without an idea

Have 1:1 mentoring sessions to refine your idea and complete your application for your country's Innovation Competition


Attend the 4 Bootcamp Trainings, develop your idea and formulate your team

Participate in your country's Pitching Competition and gain your spot for the Interregional Finals

The process

Create an Innovative Idea

Find your team

Develop your idea and apply to your country's Innovation Competition

Get 1:1 mentoring

Get your certificate of attendance

Bootcamps Program

Schedule is not yet available

I have an innovative idea

Make it a reality with the guidance of experienced mentors and a comprehensive training program! Whether you're on your own or with your team, join the program and start the journey.

Why attend:


I want to find a team

Want to take your first steps in entrepreneurship but don't know how? Meet ideas and young entrepreneurs, highlight your strengths, partner with them, and get started together. 2 roles to claim: Entrepreneurial Lead and Tech Lead in your startup team.

Why attend:


Anyone can apply.

This means whether you have an innovative idea or not and whether you have already a team or not, Phase 1 is open to everybody.
We could define (but not restrict):

  • Individuals from Business, Finance, Marketing, Technology, and Engineering academic sectors studying or recently graduated from any European University
  • Researchers and/or Ph.D. students in any relevant to the Innovation Areas science fields from any European University
  • Other individuals interested in teaming up with the above-mentioned categories

The program supports participants through a blend of entrepreneurship knowledge and practical application. It offers access to startup development tools, opportunities for networking with industry leaders, and exposure to real-world business scenarios. This holistic approach ensures that participants not only learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship but also apply these concepts to develop their business ideas effectively.

Teams do not need to have prior knowledge of how to implement their idea. All participants can attend the Bootcamp Trainings where training will be provided with the help of mentors.

Participants in Phase 1 should expect a 3-week intensive journey, which includes one-on-one mentoring sessions and Bootcamp Trainings. The program is designed to be immersive, requiring active participation and engagement in various activities and workshops to fully benefit from the learning experience.

The start date for submissions is the 11th of March 2024, and the closing date is the 12th of May 2024.

Be aware that if you miss the deadline for Phase 1 you can apply to directly join the Innovation Competition in your country by the 6th of June 2024 (22nd of May for applications in Greece). However, we highly suggest you join the preparatory phase during April, to get prepared for the Competition.

Although the participation of individuals is allowed, it is encouraged to participate in groups of up to 5 people.

Whether you have already a team or not, during Phase 1 we will support you in finding the ideal co-founders for your startup idea or match you with a team that fits you the most.

The intellectual property of the idea to be developed belongs exclusively to the participating team.

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