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INNOVA Europe 2024

Student and alumni competition focused on driving sustainable development impact

September 26, 2024

Grand Final at Station F in Paris

Welcome to INNOVA

Europe: Shaping

tomorrow's solutions


At INNOVA Europe, we're driven by the urgency to tackle the pressing challenges facing our world.

Our economies, societies, and cultures are at a crossroads, presenting both obstacles and possibilities.

We strongly believe that the innovative ideas of young minds—students and alumni—hold the key to shaping a future that’s sustainable and impactful.

A cooperation between European business schools

INNOVA Europe is initiated by European academic institutions, devoted to high-level management education.

Our partners

Cooperating partners will be announced soon.

Join the challenge: crafting sustainable solutions with student-alumni teams!

We invite proposal submissions in two distinct categories: Idea stage and MVP stage.

Idea stage


In the Idea stage, we seek visionary ideas for impactful tech ventures that are in their conceptual phase. Ideal for creators and innovators with groundbreaking ideas and/or technology, this category calls for proposals outlining the core concept, potential impact, feasibility, and the strategic roadmap for implementation.

Proposals should present a clear vision, problem-solving approach, and the unique value proposition of the idea.

Challenge prize: €5,000

MVP stage

The MVP (Minimum Viable Product) stage is for concepts beyond ideation, featuring a functional prototype or a basic version of a product or service. Submissions should include demonstrations of core features, user experience, initial feedback, and scalability potential.

Proposals are expected to showcase progress, lessons learned, and a roadmap for further development, illustrating the product's viability and market readiness.

Challenge prize: €20,000 + incubation at one of the participating schools* entrepreneurship hub.

*List of participating schools to be announced soon.

  • Every proposal should be crafted by a team of students (ranging from Bachelor to Master levels) and/or alumni. At least one member of the team must be either a student or an alumni affiliate of one of the participating schools.

  • The maximum team size for each proposal is five participants.

  • The proposal must explicitly specify which Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are being targeted.


  • March 2024: Submit your team application to your home school
  • April 2024: National competition at your school, winner advances to next stage
  • May to August 2024: Development of proposal supported by your school’s entrepreneurship hub
  • September 26, 2024: Grand final between all national winners at Station F in Paris

Grand Finale schedule

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Station F, Paris 13° arrondissement

September 26, 2024

1:30-6:30 p.m.


If you have any questions, please reach out to our team via email support@innova-europe.com