So you have a concept that deserves to be heard? Or, do you have an interesting concept you
would like to explore? That's great! There are however, a few things that you have to keep
in mind to be able to participate in the TU/e Contest 2024.
Your team has up to 5 students.
A majority of the team is TU/e student or recent TU/e alumni.
Teams can originate from courses, student teams (scroll down for more information),
projects, hackathons, or personal inspiration.
Alumni can enter the competition until 1 year after graduation, as long as their
originated from their time as a student.
You are all committed to participating in the TU/e contest and its events (except
Your idea needs to have a potential positive impact on one or more SDG’s.
Bring an innovative idea that contains a technological element.
Ideas can be both high- and low-tech, and tangible or digital ideas.
Your idea should still require significant development, so no white label,
shipping, or consultancy-based solutions for participation.
The competition is for early-stage ideas only, this means you can only
two times with the same idea. You don't have traction already (sales,
significant subsidies, or finalist in another startup competition) and you
do not need a registration at the chamber of commerce.
Ideas can originate from courses, student teams, honors projects,
hackathons, or personal inspiration.
You can join with an idea that isn't entirely your own, as long as you're
championing the idea during the contest and will have a significant
in the future.