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The 2023 - 2024 Challenge has begun

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Upcoming Events


Speed Date Event

  • An afternoon filled with brainstorming and coaching
  • Great opportunity to receive face to face feedback!


Grand Finale

  • During the Grand Finale the best teams will give a one-minute pitch about their entrepreneurial idea or innovative prototype 
  • After the pitches, a few teams will participate in the showdown, in which the Expert Jury poses several in depth questions
  • The afternoon will end with an award ceremony and a bunch of ecstatic students!


After Trajectory

  • Contact with students or companies about further development of innovations via online dashboards.
  • Co-creation between students and companies, explore opportunities to start innovation collaborations in-house.
  • Sprintdays during which a consultation team of students solves a challenges faced by a partner company within one day.

Registrations are officially closed!

Welcome to the Maastricht University Challenge! For the 3rd year the Maastricht University Challenge provides a platform for students and recent graduates of Maastricht University, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Fontys and HAS to showcase and develop their innovative ideas, related to societal and entrepreneurial issues. Besides, by taking part in this challenge, students are supported by coaches from the industry in making real progress in realizing a viable business plan. Furthermore, it is the perfect opportunity to connect with partners and broaden your network for the future.

Are you prepared for the new edition of the Univeristy Challenge?

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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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