CEU InnovationsLab

The CEU InnovationsLab is a flagship initiative of Central European University to create economic opportunity in Hungary and the Central and Eastern European region by nurturing a culture of entrepreneurship and linking academia and business. CEU InnovationsLab was voted Hungary's best incubator at the  Central European Startup Awards, and the only university incubator nominated for Best Incubator/Accelerator in Central Europe.

Learn more about CEU iLab via its homepage: http://ilab.ceu.edu

Recent News

Central European University’s InnovationsLab recently welcomed eight startups to its roster. GHG Emission Index, Grund, Longevity Project, Mi Utcank, Physi, Salarify, The Tailor Network and Tokeportal joined 10 other businesses in the incubator. The incoming cohort will work alongside other entrepreneurs and CEU industry professionals in a year-long program.

CEU InnovationsLab team Brokerchooser was recently interviewed by Forbes magazine. Founders Tibor Bedo and Gergely Korpos talked to the magazine about their original idea for a website that helps people compare and choose brokers for their investments. Since then the idea has turned into an online service with thousands of users and a rapidly growing business.

"It is like Skyscanner or Google Maps, only for finances. You tell us where you are now and where you want to go, and we’ll tell you how you can get there and which route you should take", they told Forbes.

Talk-A-Bot is raising 2 million Euros investment, the biggest A round investment to date in Hungary. Funds will finance Talk-A-Bot’s expansion plan in Asia with the help of the Rakuten-TechStars acceleration program in Singapore. Talk-A-Bot has been at the CEU InnovationsLab since June 2016 as an idea-phase project developed by two fresh CEU MBAs, Akos Deliaga and Gergely Kalydi. The project builds on an idea first presented in one of their CEU MBA Entrepreneurship course assignments.

CEU InnovationsLab team AbsoRice, a maker of vegan, gluten- and sugar-free protein bars, has entered into a strategic partnership with Hungarian market leader cereal producer Cerbona. AbsoRice will move production to Cerbona's new gluten-free production facility and the companies will pursue joint distribution, logistic and marketing activities. Cerbona  obtained a minority stake in AbsoRice.

Hungarian/Polish/Chinese Supp.li joined CEU InnovationsLab on February 6, 2018.

Supp.li directly links European SME food producers with European hotels, restaurants and chefs to allow direct purchase of specialty, unique food products. As of 2019 additionally: Supp.li will allow overseas SME food buyers to source quality European food products directly from SME food producers (China as test market).

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