Frequently asked questions
Does participation cost anything?
No, participation for all teams is free. No fees, no equity.
Can I apply if I am not from the 5 universities?
Yes, you can apply. However, this time you can only participate in workshops. In the future we might include more partnering universities, dependent on the applicants' interest.
Can I apply if I am an alumni from one of the 5 universities?
If you're an alumni of one of the universities with a science-based idea or product, you're welcomed to apply and can join the workshops. In the future, we may also include alumni teams in the mentoring sessions.
Can I participate in the workshop even if I didn't get selected into TOP 12?
Yes. All teams who applied but didn't get selected can take part in the workshops throughout the day.
Can we apply if one or several members of our team are not from a university?
Team leads should be from one of the partnering universities, other teams members can be external.
Can I apply if I have a service not a product?
How is my IP protected?
The content discussed in the mentoring sessions is highly confidential. In addition, you don't have to disclose any technical or secret information related to your product to benefit from the mentoring sessions. The focus is rather on market potential and which segments to focus on to accelerate product development.