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UT Challenge 2020

Application period

Location: online

  • Create an account 
  • Apply with your idea
  • Add team members
  • Apply for challenging business case and/or apply for an internship or job at one or more of our partner companies by sharing your C.V. (application period always open)

Inspiration & kick-off meeting

Location: Incubase

Inspiration & kick-off meeting with participants and partners
  • Get to know your fellow competitors and coaches from the network
  • Learn about the do’s and dont’s 

Networking period

Location: online

  • Start chats with coaches via your dashboard and collect feedback on your proposal
  • Collect recommendations from classmates, friends and family. Bring the word out. Let them vote for your proposal. The proposal with the most collected online recommendations will win the ‘Online Audience Prize’ worth €250,- .
  • Join inspirational sessions with partners


Location: Online
15:30 - 16:30
  • Join workshops on March 10, 24, 31 
  • Workshops will evolve around several topics, such as Problem definition & Value Proposition Canvas, Solution development & Customer involvement, Lean start-up and Prototyping, Business model, Financials and pitch practice.

Speed dating event

Location: online
14:30 - 17:00
The speed date event is a fun, instructive and interactive event where all projects are invited to brainstorm with industry experts to make the projects even better. This is your chance to receive one on one expert coaching! Afterwards the top 40 of projects will be selected.

Announcement top 40 projects

Location: online

April 17 we will announce which 40 projects will be one step closer to the final!

START Program - UT Challenge Edition workshops

Location: online
18:00 - 21:30
Join us for four workshops (on May 13th and 27th and June 3rd and 17th) of the special 'START Program - UT Challenge edition'. From finance to Business Modelling, from Value Proposition to Market Analyses and many more. What are your focal points and what should you think about to bring your project to the next level?

Summer break

Enjoy the summer, but also a perfect time for the top 20 to consider all of the feedback and points of improvement about their projects. 

Prepare yourselves for a warm welcome back in September and the sprint towards the final in October!

Welcome Back event

Location: Incubase (Bastille 1st floor, building 48)
18:00 - 20:00
We hope you had a great and inspirational summer! Welcome back at the UT Challenge. It is time to get ready for the final. 

The Welcome Back Event will take place over the course of two days. With a Pitching workshop for your team-pitcher on the 28th of September and a chance to Meet the Partners on the 29th.

Grand Finale

Location: Incubase/Online
15:00 - 17:00
20 one-minute-pitches, a Grand Jury, an interesting Keynote Speaker, live for the entire world. The moment you all have been waiting for. Your chance to shine. The end battle.

The event will take plase at Incubase on campus, including an (interactive) livestream for the general public. Vote on your favourite for the Audience prize.