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European Innovation Academy in Portugal

European Innovation Academy

The European Innovation Academy (EIA) is a unique and intensive entrepreneurship study abroad program that provides you with the resources, connections, and mentors necessary to build a successful startup.

This program fosters an environment that will provoke the way you think and provide you with a powerful network of like-minded thinkers. In this hands-on entrepreneurship program, students from more than 70 countries create their startup just in 3 weeks.

The program is created for students of any major. In 5-member interdisciplinary teams, students develop an idea of a product or a service, then prototype and validate the idea in real life, launch it to the global market and learn how to pitch to investors.

Each day begins with an exceptional keynote speech from professionals from the field. The keynote session is followed by independent teamwork and mentoring sessions.

Having participants from all over the world, students will build an invaluable international network among themselves and have the opportunity to meet with top business professionals and academics.

The program has been developed through joint partnerships with professionals from the world’s top institutions including Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, and Google.

The program will take place in a beautiful beach resort Cascais which is located in 20-minutes train-ride from Lisbon.


  • Mentors and speakers from Silicon Valley
  • Experiential learning
  • Build a startup in 15 days!
  • Relaxing by the ocean
  • Visiting Lisbon and surroundings

Each student is entitled to receive a credit transcript of 6 ECTS after completing the program from Nova University.

Location Cascais, Portugal
14 Jul 2019 - 2 Aug 2019
Levels Bachelor / Undergraduate
Master / Graduate
Credits 6.0 ECTS
Program fee 1,899 EUR
Accommodation Not offered
Extra information about the fee:
-Intensive training for 3 weeks (8-10h per day)
-Daily access to keynotes from industry experts (keep an eye on our web-page: )
-Mentoring sessions and 1:1 meetings with experts and successful entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and EU
-An environment that will provoke the way you think
-A powerful network of like-minded thinkers from around the globe
-An unparalleled experience attractive to employers all around the world
-Access to EIA methodology and tools
-Admittance to all opening and closing event
Application deadline 30 April 2019
Entry requirements:
Students of any major
Early stage entrepreneurs
Individuals in-transition or looking for a career change

Risk-takers. Changemakers. Visionaries.
Contact information:
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