The IT Academy invites IT students to participate in the 2014 European Innovation Academy technology entrepreneurship program, taking place on 7-25th July in Sophia-Antipolis, France. The program engages entrepreneurial students from all disciplines and nationalities to come together and produce products and services of the future – through creating a start-up company.

The three week program will bring together experts from world renowned companies like Google, Microsoft, Samsung and Skype, and universities such as UC Berkley and Stanford University. Every year the program hosts 500 young entrepreneurs from 40 different countries.

Here is your chance to get a spot at this event, because the IT Academy is giving away scholarships of €1290 to the 40 best IT students to take part in the 2014 European Innovation Academy. To read the full terms and conditions of the scholarships, click on the link here.

Join us at the EIA2014 information session on the 10th February:

 * University of Tartu, Liivi 2, room 111 from 10.00-11.00

 * Tallinn University of Technology room ICT 507,  from 15.00-16.00

The program will be presented by the president of the academy, Alar Kolk. The information session will give you an opportunity to get an insight into the program and meet with participants from previous years. If you would like to take part in this session, please inform us by the 31st January on

Still not convinced? Just take a look at their program for the 3 weeks:

Week 1

Ideas Discovery

Creativity Management

Customer Development

Innovation Management

Technology Entrepreneurship


James Bond Innovation Challenge

Failure Pitching

Team Marriage

Week 2

Business Model Design

Lean Start-up

Prototyping Madness

Tech Product Positioning

Future of IT Industry


Lego Lab Prototyping

Kinect Olympics

What's next after cloud?

Week 3

Product/User Design

User Experience Design

Minimum Viable Product

How Investors Think?

Perfect VC Pitch


Big Data Revolution

Blood and Innovation

3D Printing Competition

And some of the amazing feedback from previous years:

''The European Innovation Academy is a fantasticly fun way to have both an immersive primer in what it takes to actually start a start-up AND an unrivaled cultural immersion experience'' 

- Ravi Belani, Professor at Stanford University, Managing Partner at Alchemist Accelerator

''The European Innovation Academy is a fantastic opportunity to work with an international team to develop new ideas. I had a great time and learned a ton about communication, cooperation, technology, entrepreneurship, and myself''

-Zach Fischmann, CEO at PopFizz

''I really blossomed after EIA. After the 3 weeks I knew exactly what I want to do with my life and now I know precisely how I am going to achieve success.''

-Kaur Kirikall, Co-Founder at Zaika

Also, check out some of the pictures from last year:

More information is available on the EIA homepage and their Facebook.

You can also read our blog about the EIA2013 program here.