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European Innovation Academy Program

Attend entrepreneurship program this summer in Europe! A three-week entrepreneurship program is offered this summer by European Innovation Academy (EIA) from July 15 to August 3rd, 2018 in Cascais, Portugal. The program is offered in a collaborative model where successful completion of the program is linked with a course Computer Science credit.

European Innovation Academy is a high-impact program that supports multidisciplinary teams to bring new innovations and ideas to the market. Participants follow milestones from idea to launch in teams of five, with the help of accomplished experts: business mentors, IT specialists, design experts, IP mentors and investors. For more information, you can visit EIA web site: http://inacademy.eu/portugal

Note: Please have in mind that the information on this page may change. To be sure to have the latest up-to-date information, check the page frequently, and please subscribe to the EIA email list by sending a request to vlado@cs.dal.ca.

Academic Information

The program is linked to the Computer Science course (CSCI 4190 Special Topics in Computer Science, Innovation Study Abroad). The course requirements are:

  1. Completing the 3-week program in Portugal
  2. Submitting a project report based on the program experience


Jul 14, 2018: Participants must arrive at Portugal
Jul 15, 2018: Pre-program Events
Jul 16, 2018: Program Launch

Week 1: Customer Development
Week 2: Marketing Campaign, Prototypes, and “Product Sprint”
Week 3: Funding and Pitching Aug 3, 2018: Program Completion and Final Events

Program Cost and Funding

Estimated cost:

CostType of Expense
$2600 (1700 euros) Registration Fee (funding opportunity)
$2250-$3000Total with maximal approved funding

The Dalhousie University and Faculty of Computer Science provide some funding that could cover completely or partially the cost of the registration feed. Students will need to apply for funding as part of the application package.

Eligibility Requirements

The program is available to the undergraduate Computer Science students (BCS and BACS). (Exceptions for graduate students will be considered.)

Minimum GPA: 2.5

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following:

  1. Cover letter; including a statement of interest
  2. CV
  3. Transcript

The required document must be sent by email to Vlado Keselj (vlado@cs.dal.ca) by Mar 2, 2018.

Contact Information

To learn more about the program, contact Vlado Keselj (vlado@cs.dal.ca).

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