2019-2020: Toward a Circular Economy

With mentorship from industry leaders, more than 1000 students across the EU take on the challenge to build a more sustainable European society.

Entrepreneurship Programme

December 2019 - August 2020

Over the course of the school year, student teams work with industry mentors to launch mini-companies and develop their innovative products or services.

Student companies present their innovations at country and European-wide competitions where winners can earn investments to bring their products to market.

2019-2020: Toward a Circular Economy

Skills for the Future empowers students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and innovate solutions to challenges related to climate change, the food system, and a sustainable supply of minerals and metals.

Learning by doing:

With the support of industry leaders, students experience what it takes to make an idea a reality. Industry mentors share their real-life experiences to build students’ financial literacy, communications and business development skills.


EIT RawMaterials Academy is training women and girls in STEM skills and entrepreneurship, and aims to equip 12,000 girls in Southern and Eastern Europe with digital and entrepreneurial skills by 2021 #WomenInScienceDay @Skills4FutureEU #girlpower https://t.co/hGp14qFgtd Skills4FutureEU photo

How will Europe progress to a #circulareconomy? In November, 60 students from Slovenia, Hungary and Sicily convened in Brussels for the 2019 #EITSkills4Future Summit to present #innovative solutions to lead us there.

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Team VAV (WOW!) from Ljubljana presents their %100 #recyclable aluminum bag prototype at the #EITSkills4Future summit https://t.co/gcCBWpU9RR Skills4FutureEU photo

Slovenia Idea Camp

On September 23-24, 2019, 100 students from across Slovenia gathered for a two day Idea Camp in Zreče. Maja Krušič Šega, the Head of Entrepreneurship in Education at the Ministry of Education of Slovenia delivered opening remarks. Rok Brajkovič, a Continue Reading

Sicily Idea Camp

An intelligent refrigerator and organic ink extracted from food waste. And again: a biodegradable packaging that blooms and food waste reused in an Eco-Bar. These and many other ideas were the basis of the ideas launched by the Sicilian students Continue Reading