No, you can apply as an individual or a team of up to five members.
No, the competition is open to all eligible candidates from around the world. The ‘EU’ in the name of the competition simply refers to the fact that the final is being held at the EU Chapter Meeting.
Only one submission per participant (either as an individual or a team) is permitted, but we do recommend you to build a strong team to accelerate the success of your business plan/product commercialisation.
We strongly encourage all applicants to attend TERMIS-EU 2017, though it is not compulsory at the Executive Summary and Full Business Plan stages. If your business plan makes it through to the final, at least one representative from each team will be required to present at the conference.
Please be aware that presenting at the Business Plan Competition constitutes a public disclosure at the poster session and at final competition. Your team may decide on the level of detail that would be appropriate to present publicly. Regarding the submission of the Executive Summary, Full Business Plan or other related information, the BPC Committee is committed to keeping your information completely confidentiality amongst the committee and allotted mentors and judges.
Will I/my team be able to attend the TERMIS Conference if I/we don’t have an academic abstract accepted by TERMIS?
There are two rounds of competition at this year’s BPC program – first round completes on 27th January 2017 on which date the participant teams would be invited for selection based on a two-page Executive Summary. If students and researchers who pass this round successfully, they will be invited to compete at the final competition (the second round) including submitting a written full business plan and giving an oral/poster presentation at TERMIS-EU 2017 Conference in Davos, Switzerland. Also, during the second round, each team would be paired with a mentor to help them develop their ideas/products/services. That means any participant teams which pass the first round would be considered as accepted by TERMIS, so they can register to TERMIS or even apply travel grants from the general funding agencies.