On 27-30 March 2023, EC2U students will gather in Jena to celebrate transdisciplinary innovation, intercultural teamwork and entrepreneurial experiences.

The Entrepreneurial Week will take you on an inspiring entrepreneurial journey. Students of all disciplines are welcome to join in the adventure. Along the way, you will collaborate on new ideas in international and multidisciplinary teams. The special topic will be “Digital Innovation” this time. There will be workshops led by international experts, and entrepreneurs will share their experience and advice. Capture and reflect on what you learn, your experiences, your ideas, and your inspiration in a learning journal. Explore the lively student city of Jena, Germany, together with other students from across Europe.

Applications will be accepted until 29 January: https://forms.office.com/r/jxTL4raD3P


Who can apply

We are aiming for a truly international and transdisciplinary event.

  • Curious students and young researchers from the 7 EC2U universities
  • From all disciplines and study cycles
  • No previous knowledge about entrepreneurship is required. However, we recommend attending the previous online lectures of the Entrepreneurial Academy.


Application process

  • 14 November – 29 January: Application – Apply by filling out the application form by 29 January 2023.
  • By 13 February: Nomination – You will be notified by email if you were selected. After your confirmation of acceptance, an EC2U Coordinator at your home university will contact you with details about the Erasmus+ travel grant.
  • 26 March: You travel to Jena
  • 27-30 March: You enjoy the Entrepreneurial Week
  • 31 March: You travel back home, with wonderful memories, new friends and new ideas


Application form

In your application, we will ask your for some personal information (e.g. contact details and academic background). To get to know you a bit better, there also is a motivation section where we ask you to reflect on different questions (e.g. personal resources, global challenges, etc).



Travel grant

The Entrepreneurial Week is free – it is funded by the EC2U Erasmus+ grants. Students from the EC2U partner universities (Coimbra, Turku, Salamanca, Iasi, Pavia, and Poitiers) can receive one of around 18 EC2U travel grants to come to Jena. It will be awarded by the students‘ home universities according to their local regulations.


Preliminary programme overview

What do alumni say?

  • “Students can expect a fast-paced entrepreneurial adventure, with lots of things to do and no time to waste! Tho I’m sure they’ll still find time to go out with the great people they’ll meet!” Feedback by a participant of the 1st Entrepreneurial Week in Pavia
  • “Don’t be afraid to apply if you know little (or nothing) about the entrepreneurial world! It will be worth it.” Recommendation of a participant of the 1st Entrepreneurial Week
  • “Do not be afraid to put yourself on the spot. That is a safe environment to share your ideas and to test everything you will learn during the week.  Finally, just have fun!” Recommendation of a participant of the 2nd Entrepreneurial Week in Iasi.
  • “It is very helpful to go with open eyes through the world, to see where businesses can build up and where your help and your ideas are needed.” Feedback by a participant of the 2nd Entrepreneurial Week