Ecosystem and Other Events

Here are some opportunities around the Alumni Community. We hope you will find your likings among them. Keep active!


18 May 2020

EIT Alumni Challenges #1: COVID-19 Map & Act

The EIT Alumni Community launches a series of online ideation challenges, focused on solving current societal and environmental challenges. The first challenge, COVID-19: Map & Act, will cover all aspects of the COVID-19 crisis. Participants will map good practices and lessons learnt and come up with innovative ideas for immediate response or long-term measures.  The challenge will take place on Be-novative, a European online innovation platform. All EIT Community members, as well as external participants, are welcome to register and join the ideation process. 

Timeline of the challenge:

  • 12 May - Registration opens on Be-novative
  • 18 May - Opening Webinar at 6pm CEST and launch of the Challenge
  • 18 May - 01 June: Ideation (submit, evaluate, suggest, refine your ideas)
  • 02-03 June - Completeness check of the ideas by EIT
  • 04 -10 June - Expert review
  • 11 June - Closing webinar and announcement of the top 5 ideas

Find more details and apply HERE before 8 May 2020.













27 May 2020

Deephack: From Farm to Fork

A growing trend is that consumers wish to have more convenience in grocery shopping, meanwhile maintaining sustainability, freshness and quality. The aim of this challenge is to better connect local consumers and local producers. For example, in the “virtual vegetable garden” consumers can buy from local farmers directly and have their groceries delivered.

How to better connect consumers with local producers for more fresh and sustainable products? Target the links in this farm-to-fork food chain and find new technology or business models to upgrade them. The prize is €5000 shared among winning teams.

  • Date: 5-7 June, 2020
  • Where: Online

Find more details and register HERE before 27 May 2020.











7 June 2020

EIT Digital Challenge

Are you ready to scale up? Apply for the 7th edition of the EIT Digital Challenge, the pan-European competition for deep tech scaleups, and become the next European success story! 

Top 20 companies will be invited to an exclusive event to pitch in front of a jury of high-profile corporates and investors. The best 5 companies will receive prizes totalling €350,000 in cash and in kind to boost their international growth. Submit your application by 7 June 2020.