Young talents will pitch groundbreaking ideas, the public can vote

Save the date: November 19, 2020 4TU Impact Challenge

Young top talents in the Netherlands compete in the online final of a unique innovation competition of the four Dutch technical universities. The online final of the 4TU Impact Challenge will take place on Thursday 19 November from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Eight finalists from the four technical universities compete against each other. Which of them has the best business idea? The winner of the challenge will accompany the Dutch trade mission to the World Expo in Dubai. But the public can also vote; the finalist with the most votes wins the audience award.

The finalists were selected during the preliminary rounds at the individual universities (Delft, Eindhoven, Twente, Wageningen). All full of groundbreaking ideas for new technologies that improve our lives and can put the Netherlands on the map as an innovation country. The candidates have improved their idea or prototype with the help of coaches from companies that are experts in their field. With the help of chat and training sessions, the eight finalists are ready for the final pitch .

Harm de Vries – Innovation Industries: “We like to get in touch with young talents, which is why this challenge is interesting for us. By investing in young entrepreneurs, we help them, together with 4TU’s incubation programs, to take the next step in the development of their start-up. In addition to financing promising early-stage deep tech ventures, we try to actively contribute to the success of these ventures. This goes further than just providing capital; together with the 4TU we give advice, we think along about the business plan and we share our networks. ”

The four technical universities are committed to technological innovation. Filled with young talent, they offer their students extensive start-up facilities to help turn their ideas into reality.

The 4TU Impact Challenge showcases these bright minds working on technological innovations that are an indispensable link in the transition process to a resilient, safe and sustainable future.

Follow the online final on November 19 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm via

Those who wish to vote can register in advance on the website.

To find out who were the winners of the preliminary round on the 18th of June at TU Delft, watch the Online Grand Finale here.

Are you curious to learn why TU Delft encourages students to participate in the TU Delft Impact Contest? Read more about it in this article.