The StartUp Research program is ignited by new ideas, new technologies and/or new know how

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, including NOVA SBE MBA students, will be formed around ideas fed by participants.

“How does the program value my idea?”

By bringing your own idea to the course, you’ll take maximum advantage of this learning experience. Your idea is valued during the student selection process.

Ideas are generically exposed in the Motivation Letter which is worth 60% of the overall student admission evaluation.

Proposing ideas increases the chances for winning one of the available Attendance Scholarship - see Applications & Admission for more information.

“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’ affinities and areas of interest. Students without an idea will be integrated in one of the teams.

“Is the StartUp Research IP-Blocked?”

Yes. We take IP issues very seriously. At the very beginning of the course, before idea and/or technology details are disclosed, a Non-Disclosure & Confidentiality Declaration is signed by all students and staff, recognizing the ownership of the idea/technology to the student/PI/institution from where it was originated.