Czech Republic

GAEA is now in your country

GAEA is not just coming to your country; it’s setting the stage for you to be a part of a green revolution. 

Join us in this journey of cross-border collaboration and innovation and be part of your country’s pitching competition. 

Ambition and approach

GAEA marks a new era in green innovation and entrepreneurial skill enhancement across Europe. This innovative initiative is your gateway to becoming a green entrepreneur, enhancing your skills amidst Europe’s vibrant innovation ecosystems!

This is not just a competition; it’s a chance to make a real impact and claim your place at the forefront of Europe’s green future.
Join us in this exciting journey towards a more sustainable and energy-autonomous Europe!

Why join

Engage in Addressing Regional Challenges

Participate in creating impactful solutions for ecological, economic, and societal challenges specific to the Czech Republic and the broader European context.

Opportunity for Impact

Engage in creating solutions that address regional challenges, contributing to green alternatives and European autonomy.

Cross-Cultural Collaboration

Be part of a program that connects regional entrepreneurial ecosystems across eight countries, fostering international cooperation and knowledge exchange.

Hands-On Experience

Gain practical experience in transforming ideas into market-ready projects, with a focus on ecological, economic, and societal challenges.

Professional Growth

Expand your professional network both regionally and internationally, making a dynamic entry into the business world.

Skill Enhancement

Develop entrepreneurial skills and business thinking through action-based training and co-ideation competitions.

Firm Visits

Exclusive Insight into Large Organizations

Firm visits in each GAEA country offer you a unique opportunity to understand the operations and challenges of large organizations, providing valuable real-world insights.
These visits facilitate direct interaction with industry executives and respected members of the environmental and energy sectors, enhancing networking opportunities.

Connection with Industry Leaders

These visits facilitate direct interaction with industry executives and respected members of the environmental and energy sectors, enhancing networking opportunities.
The visits are designed to complement the educational aspects of the GAEA program, allowing participants to apply theoretical knowledge in a real business environment.

Are you ready to explore the challenges and connect with your country’s Industry Leaders?

Timeline

Monday, 08 April 2024
14:00 - 15:30 (CET)
Info Day | Czech Republic
Don't miss the Info Day to learn more about GAEA, Phase 1: Idea Generation & Regional Innovation Competition, the program's process, and the benefits of participation.
Monday, 08 April 2024
14:00 - 15:30 (CET)
11 March 2023 to 12 May 2024
Submit your application for Phase 1
Deadline: 12th of May 2024
In case of individual participation, fill in all the mandatory fields and ensure your participation in Phase 1 of the Program. In case of group participation (2-5 people), the representative of the group (and only he/she) is invited to register for the whole group. Other members do not need to register separately on the platform. Don't miss out the Info Day before applying to learn more about the Program.
11 March 2023 to 12 May 2024
15 May – 31 May 2024
Attend Phase 1: Ideation & Regional Innovation Competition

Support: Receive services for startup creation worth up to 30.000€

Certificate of Attendance: Complete the program and receive a digital certificate of attendance from one of the most impactful European initiatives for green innovation.

Mentoring: An experienced Mentor will guide your team’s progress, support you in shaping your innovative idea, and transform it into a commercially viable product/service.

Connect: Meet industry representatives and successful entrepreneurs and mentors, listen, and share new ideas.

Education: Get access to Bootcamp Trainings, startup development material, and tools.
15 May – 31 May 2024
July 2024 - October 2024
Proceed in Phase 2: Incubation & Interregional Innovation Competition
The best five teams coming by each Regional Innovation Competition will proceed in Phase 2 to be incubated and get prepared for the Interregional Innovation Competition.

If you want to attend Phase 2, you have first to compete in Phase 1 of GAEA.
July 2024 - October 2024
November 2024 - September 2025
Proceed in Phase 3: Acceleration & Startup Establishment
The best five teams of the Intrerregional Pitching Competition will proceed in establishing their startup while also developing their Proof-of-Concept (PoC) with a leading industry and making their first sales. Dedicated support on go-to-market strategy, business operations and strategy planning, accounting and legal matters as well as networking with investors will be provided to support their first steps as entrepreneurs.

If you want to attend Phase 3, you have first to compete in Phase 1 of GAEA.
November 2024 - September 2025

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:

Or

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. 4 roles to claim: Business Expert, Tech Expert, Scientific Expert, Legal Advisor.

Why attend:

FAQ

You can find the submission form here. Sign up first (or log in if you already have an account) and fill in your information.

Whether you have an innovative idea or not you can apply and during Phase 1 we will support you in identifying your startup concept.

You can attend your country’s virtual Info Day (early April/2024) by registering via the ‘Eventbrite’ link.

If you can’t join or you’ve missed it, you can also contact us via the Contact Form of the program.

As the Interregional Challenge is the 2nd Phase of GAEA, you should first apply to Phase 1 of GAEA via the program platform.

Firm visits will be provided to each country’s Innovation Competition finalists as an additional award (it is not mandatory).

So make sure to apply for Phase 1 of GAEA and earn your spot in the Firm Visits.

GAEA is a comprehensive Open Innovation Program designed for innovators and idea holders eager to generate or refine an innovative concept into a startup.

This means whether you have an innovative idea or not and whether you have already a team or not, GAEA is a Program for you.

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

Of course, you can join.

Apply now for Phase 1 of the Program and we will connect you with a team or individual from the country you prefer.

Countries are just the ‘place’ where the Regional Innovation Competitions will be held.

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