Like Innovation, the StartUp Research program is ignited by ideas.

The participation of attendees with innovation ideas will be encouraged. The StartUp Research program will evolve around participant’s ideas through teamwork. Teams of 3-4 elements will be formed in the Opening Bootcamp around ideas fed by the students.


“How does the program value my idea?”

Your idea is valued during the student selection process.

  1. Ideas are generically exposed in the Motivation Letter and Interview that together are worth 70% of the overall student admission evaluation

  2. Two full participation scholarships will be attributed in each StartUp Research edition to the two best classified admitted students. Ideas are mandatory for scholarship attribution.


Besides, by bringing your own idea to the course, you’ll take maximum advantage of this learning experience.


“Can I integrate the program without an idea?”

Yes. Only 1 idea per group will be developed in each StartUp edition, meaning between 5 and 8 total. The best consensual ideas will be chosen and groups formed, according to students’ areas of interest, during the Opening Bootcamp. Students without an idea will be integrated in one of the teams.

At the very beginning of the course, before idea details are disclosed, an Intellectual Property Agreement will be signed by all students and staff recognising the ownership of the idea/technology to the student/PI/institution where it comes from.