Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Camp

Innovation competition and boot camp for Youth

PARTNERS

Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

EuroMed University of Fes (UEMF)

SUPPORTED BY:

Union for the Mediterranean

Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Science, Education & Sports

Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI) is proud to launch the Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Camp (EMIC), a unique innovation competition and boot camp for youth in the region. EMIC is a new venture for 2023, which aims to nurture innovation and creativity among 18–35-year-olds.

Residents of the Euro-Mediterranean and within this age-group with a novel idea or invention that has the potential to be commercialised and could be converted to a prototype within 3 months can apply. The innovation must address one of the following three thematic areas: health, renewable energy, and environment (including climate change).

Whether the applicant is a high school graduate, in higher education, post-graduate, or employed, EMIC wants to hear from you – all that is needed are inventive minds with dynamic ideas! (and don´t forget a good command of English).

EMUNI and its partners, the Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia) and EuroMed University of Fes (UEMF), are excited to be providing Euro-Mediterranean youth with the opportunity to think big and ultimately, make their ideas a reality. EMIC is supported by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Republic of Slovenia Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, and Republic of Slovenia Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Who Can Apply?

Eligibility criteria

• Age: 18-35 years at the time of application

• Resident in one of the Euro-Mediterranean countries

• With at least a high school diploma

• Higher Education Student (under or post-graduate) or on a job

• With a novel idea or invention that can eventually be commercialised

• Must be the sole owner of the idea or assigned by the co-owners to solely present and develop it

•  The idea can be converted to a functional prototype in maximum 3 months

•  Innovation addressing one of these 3 thematic areas:

• Health

• Renewable Energy

• Environment, including Climate Change

• Good command of English Language

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Application and Screening

Applications will only be accepted via the dedicated application form on EMUNI website and within the specified deadline.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts for their novelty, applicability and feasibility of implementation within the available timeframe.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to the next phase.

Extended Deadline for Application is Friday 17 February 2023
Online Pitch

Short listed candidates will pitch their ideas via an online platform in front of a Jury of experts in the different fields of their innovation. They will respond to questions of the jury members, who will evaluate their ideas and select the most innovative and appropriate to benefit from the workshop.

Time frame: from mid to end of February 2023
The Workshop

The contestants will be invited to travel to Slovenia &/or Morocco to be hosted in the workshop facility at EMUNI, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia or the EuroMed University of Fes, Morocco).

During the period of 10 weeks, they will receive technical assistance and mentorship from subject matter experts, experienced engineers, product developers & designers and innovation experts. They will compete against each other through multiple elimination stages.

All travel and accommodation expenses and the expenses of mentoring and building the prototypes will be assumed by EMUNI

Time frame: from March 20th to June 2nd 2023
Elimination Stages

Each competition phase will last a few weeks. Supported by mentors, the  contestants will attempt to achieve the pre-set goals of each phase. The best achievers will be selected to proceed to the next phase.

Time frame: from March 20th to June 2nd 2023
The FINALE

This is a live event organised about one week after the last stage. Around 3-4 finalists are prepared for the event through training on marketing and pitching their prototypes/products to a wider audience by marketing and communication experts.

The event will be attended by on-site audience, including the mentors,  representatives of the partner institutions and other invitees. In addition, the event will be live streamed on Youtube and other media.

The final scores and ranking of the contestants will be awarded 50% by the jury and 50% by the audience (on-site and remote) voting.

Time frame: 8-9 June at EMUNI premises in Slovenia

The Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI) is proud to launch the Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Camp (EMIC), a unique innovation competition and boot camp for youth in the region. EMIC is a new venture for 2023, which aims to nurture innovation and creativity among 18–35-year-olds.

Residents of the Euro-Mediterranean and within this age-group with a novel idea or invention that has the potential to be commercialised and could be converted to a prototype within 3 months can apply. The innovation must address one of the following three thematic areas: health, renewable energy, and environment (including climate change).

Whether the applicant is a high school graduate, in higher education, post-graduate, or employed, EMIC wants to hear from you – all that is needed are inventive minds with dynamic ideas! (and don´t forget a good command of English).

EMUNI and its partners, the Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia) and EuroMed University of Fes (UEMF), are excited to be providing Euro-Mediterranean youth with the opportunity to think big and ultimately, make their ideas a reality. EMIC is supported by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Republic of Slovenia Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, and Republic of Slovenia Ministry of Foreign Affairs.