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The Maastricht University Challenge 2023 has concluded

Over the past few months, nearly 100 teams have worked day and night to develop their idea, prototype or start-up aiming towards the Grand Finale of the Maastricht University Challenge. From this wide array of future innovators and world changers, only the 17 best projects got the opportunity to pitch at the Grand Finale!

Our ecosystem of national & international partners, the province of Limburg and Maastricht University have brought forward the best out of these future entrepreneurs through coaching, workshops and advice! At the Grand Finale we discovered who jumped out to our jury and partners and went home with more than an amazing experience:

Category Prizes

Winner Ideation Award: UniView
Winner Prototyping Award: Sublimestone
Winner Start-up Award: Aestuarium

Check out the Grand Finale

Partner Awards

Winner Maastricht Impact Award: Sublimestone
Winner Brightlands Innovation Award: Planetario
Winner Social Impact Award: UniView
Winners of the Rabobank Expert Consult Vouchers: UniView, Sublimestone and Aestuarium

Audience Award

Winner Audience Award: Aestuarium

Our participants







Rianne Letschert

“Maastricht University is eager to challenge you, next to a successful academic study, to a fruit-bearing and creative contribution to society and the economy. We are always in need of innovative ideas and thus make real progress in setting up interesting start-ups.”

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Rianne Letschert
President Maastricht University


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