The Future Ideas European Thesis Competition 2014 is a possibility for Bachelor, Master and MBA graduates to expose their Thesis (graduation project for MBA graduates) to a European network of universities, companies and other stakeholders.
The Future Ideas European Thesis Award is awarded to candidates who address innovation in his/her thesis one or more of the following subjects:
- Financial Innovation
- Public Domain/Societal Innovation
- Entertainment, Media and Gaming
- Industrial & Technology
- Innovation Management Techniques
- Open innovation, Co-Creation and Crowdsourcing
- Big Data
- Natural Resources
Who may submit an entry?
All bachelor and master alumni within the 18-35 age group, who have graduated a university from one of the European Union Member States, European Economic Area and other European countries as generally regarded by the European Continent (Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City State) and who have written their thesis in one of the following academic years; 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013 or 2013-2014, are eligible to enter.
In addition, participants who have not graduated from a European university but whose thesis specifically adds value to development of innovation in Europe are also eligible.
The closing date for submission is January 16th 2014 00:00 Central European Time.
The cash prizes are distributed as follows:
First place: EUR 2,500,– (two thousand and five hundred Euros), free of any applicable taxes.
Second place: EUR 1,250,– (one thousand two hundred and fifty Euros), free of any applicable taxes.
Third prize: EUR 750,– (seven hundred and fifty Euros), free of any applicable taxes.
If there are less than 100 participants in the Bachelors’ theses competition Future Ideas will change the prizes.
First place: EUR 5,000,– (five thousand Euros), free of any applicable taxes.
Second place: EUR 2,000,– (two thousand Euros), free of any applicable taxes.
Third prize: EUR 1,000,– (one thousand Euros), free of any applicable taxes.
The award is given per thesis and not per person.
Category winners will have the opportunity to receive exclusive personal coaching by Future Ideas or third parties within the Future Ideas network.