Please read carefully the following guidelines before sending your application to institute@eib.org. Deadline for applications: 24 February 2022, 23:59 CET.

Your application package is complete and your application is validated when you have:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • the Tournament is open to individuals or teams from (or residing in) the European Union Member States, enlargement countries, and EFTA countries.
  • the project proposal has to be implemented in at least one or more such countries as mentioned above.
  • only proposals submitted in English will be accepted. Interviews and presentations at the Pitching Competition will be in English.
  • after receiving the application, a confirmation email will be sent within 5 working days. Please contact us at institute@eib.org if you do not receive the confirmation email.
  • the 7-minute interview will be cancelled if the application package is incomplete or if it doesn’t comply with all the eligibility criteria.
  • if the application is not complete, the applicant will be asked to resubmit the full package and to reschedule the 7-minute interview.
  • if all the documents are not submitted by the deadline, the application will not be considered.
  • the contact person should (i) have taken part in the screening video interview, (ii) participate in the mentoring and rehearsal bootcamps, and (iii) pitch at the pitching competition. A second project member can participate in all the previously mentioned events (see the full calendar here).

If you need more information please refer to our FAQ section, the guidelines for applicants and register for the webinar that will walk you through the application process.