The European Innovation Academy (EIA) is an intensive, hands-on, one-of-a-kind entrepreneurship study abroad program that provides you with the resources, connections, and mentors necessary to build a successful startup.

You will form a team of five with other students from around the world and work together to build and launch your company in just 15 days. It’s inspiring, risk-free environment will change the way you think, connect you with new lifelong friends from 70+ different nations, and offer an unparalleled experience that future employers will find valuable.

2019 Dates and Locations

In 2019, EIA programs will be organized in Italy and Portugal. Click the links below to learn  more about each specific program:

EIA Italy – JULY 7 – 26, 2019
EIA Portugal – JULY 14 – AUGUST 2, 2019

Who is the program for? 

  • Undergraduate and graduate students of all majors are welcome. The majority of the participants have a  computer science, marketing, business, or design background.
  • Early stage entrepreneurs
  • Individuals in transition or looking for a career change

What is the cost?

The regular price is €1899 per participant until April 30th 2019. It includes:

  • Intensive and inspiring training for 15 days (8-10h per day)
  • Daily mentoring sessions and 1 : 1 meetings with  experienced experts and successful entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and other global tech hubs
  • Access to a network  of mentors, speakers, venture capitalists
  • Opening and closing events
  • Entitled to 6 ECTS (Equivalent to 3 U.S. credits)
  • Lifelong friends from around the world

Applications for the 2019 EIA summer programs in Italy and Portugal are  open!

15,000 EIA alumni are already changing the future.
It’s time to pursue your dreams!