The Arqus International Innovators Award 2023 is approaching!
|16 Jun 2023
The Arqus International Innovators Award is an online competition that looks for selecting the most innovative and internationalized Arqus start-ups. You, as part of the Arqus community of students, academics and professional staff, will have the opportunity to vote for your favourite Arqus international business model!
The video pitches will be released on the Arqus website on 20th June. Stay tuned and pick your preferred Arqus born-global start-up until 26th June on this website! By participating with your vote and disseminating this initiative among your colleagues, you are supporting the visibility of the Arqus international venture and contributing to start-up exchange and networking within and outside our Alliance!
The winner will be announced on 27th June during the Born Global Start-up Festival (BGSF) in Leipzig! This is a big 3-day event aimed at empowering internationals to create start-ups in Germany.
International students, PhD and postdoc researchers interested in setting up a company or struggling with the legal frameworks, funding opportunities, and access to networks will meet at BGSF to be inspired by other successful entrepreneurs and also to receive specific advice for creating a business.
At the end of the day, and after the informative workshops, the Arqus International Innovators Award winner will be announced, followed by a summer party. It is already confirmed that 4 Arqus universities will send a total of 8 people to Leipzig to participate in this Festival. Check out the programme of the festival on 27th June here.
The Arqus International Innovators Awards is one of the initiatives of the Alliance intended to identify and foster university-based start-ups planning to internationalize (Born Global Start-ups) very early. The Award allows them to present international business models in order to support visibility and networking on the European level for international venture implementation.
It is developed in the framework of the initiative “Arqus Linking Local Ecosystems” aimed at fostering knowledge and technology transfer among local ecosystems, contributing to regional and European innovation strategies. Co-led by Leipzig University and the University of Minho.