CEU InnovationsLab

CEU iLab

Eight new teams on board at iLab – iLab welcomes a new cohort of teams from February 2019, including Longevity Project, GHG Emission Index Project, The Tailor Network, Thanky/Miutcánk, Physi, Salarify, Grund and Tőkeportál. The teams started with a full day orientation, during which they learnt how to use the scheduled courses, workshops, networking events included in their iLab Calendar for maximum benefit. Part of the orientation day they visited the CEU Library and learnt about the business related databases available for them. Teams met with their mentors in one-on-one diagnostic sessions, which will help iLab management to plan the tailor-made mentorship program for the new teams.

About CEU iLab

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.

Launched in 2016, The CEU InnovationsLab is a business incubator-accelerator and much more. It is a CEU-wide learning-by-doing platform, enhancing students’ and alumni academic experience by offering real-life experience in student/alumni-initiated innovative new businesses and helping students to pursue career paths in business and sustainable social entrepreneurship. The CEU InnovationsLab also pursues entrepreneurship- and innovation-related research with the aim to enhance the University’s curriculum.

CEU InnovationsLab is an environment where entrepreneurs learn from fellow entrepreneurs and mentors as they grow their businesses. Where CEU students, alumni, and faculty can be start-up founders. Where established firms can try out new ideas. Where we teach and learn entrepreneurship by practicing it.

We invite you to join us, share what you know, what you do, and what you want to do.

Entrepreneurs: Have a start-up idea? Learn about the benefits of launching your company at CEU InnovationsLab. Applications are on a rolling basis subject to availability. Contact Us

Companies: Need research or planning support? Our faculty experts and talented master’s students can help. Contact Us

Mentors and Advisors: Want to give back? Your experience could lead a start-up to success. Contact Us

Investors: Interested in funding opportunities? We can introduce you to promising start-ups. Contact Us

CEU Students: Looking for a Capstone Project or Internship? You can become a team member in one of our start-ups. Or take one of our courses.

Recent News

CEU InnovationsLab team ShareKiwi received seed funding from Hiventures, a venture capital fund supervised and supported by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office and the Hungarian Develpoment Bank Plc., to complete their product development and launch. ShareKiwi aims to develop unique telecommunication software solutions that enable clients to securely and energy efficiently share HD-quality content on mobile devices even in the absence of signal.  

CEU InnovationsLab team Hashtag School secured smart money funding at a 420 million-forint (77,000-euro) valuation under basic investor protection provisions. This arrangement and the white-label sales (a language school, university, elementary school, insurance company among others) will ensure that the digital education system will be developed to a new stage by mid-2018.

Immár nem a valóságtól elrugaszkodott gondolat az, hogy chatet ne csak a barátainkkal való beszélgetésre használjuk, hanem ezen keresztül diktáljuk be az óraállást a közműszolgáltatónak, ott kérjünk recepttippeket, vagy akár fizessünk is általa. Egy magyar cég, a Talk-A-Bot éppen ezzel foglalkozik, így a vállalat alapítóival beszélgettünk a technológia lehetőségeiről és a várható jövőről, amikor a hűtőnk a chaten ír ránk, hogy elfogyott a narancslé.

A CEU InnovationsLab nyerte el a legjobb inkubátor és akcelerátor programnak járó díjat a Közép-európai startup verseny (Central European Startup Awards – CESA) magyarországi fordulóján szeptember 27-én. Ezzel ő képviselheti majd Magyarországot a CESA döntőjén, amit Bulgáriában, Szófiában rendeznek meg novemberben - közölte a Közép-európai Egyetem.

CEU InnovationsLab was named Best Accelerator and Incubator in Hungary at the Central European Startup Awards competition on Sept. 27 and will represent Hungary in Sofia, Bulgaria in November at the Grand Finale of the CES Awards.