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.

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

http://civilhetes.net/a-cebit-egyikkiallitoja-a-ceu-innovationslab-ban-inkubalt-talk-a-bot-startup - Hungarian news portal civilhetes.net reports: Toward the goal of becoming a leader in digital technologies in Europe, Hungary is building its largest pavilion ever at the CeBIT conference, which starts in Hannover March 20, and CEU InnovationsLab company Talk-A-Bot will be one of the exhibitors as a successful innovative startup.

Toward the goal of becoming a leader in digital technologies in Europe, Hungary is building its largest pavilion ever at the CeBIT conference, which starts in Hannover March 20, and CEU InnovationsLab company Talk-A-Bot will be one of the exhibitors as a successful innovative startup. Talk-A-Bot represented the 18 Hungarian companies participating in CeBIT at a press conference held today by Hungarian government spokesperson Zoltan Kovacs and government project manager Tamas Deutsch.

AbsoRice Hungary Kft., a CEU InnovationsLab company, received the "Innovative Startup of the Month Award” from the Hungarian Ministry for National Economy. CEU InnovationsLab is a business incubator operated at Central European University. Founders and Managing Directors Marton Olah and Tamas Peter Nagy accepted the award from Minister Mihaly Varga in a ceremony held March 14.

PC World, 80,81. oldal - Talk-A-Bot: A mindössze tavaly augusztus óta létező Talk-A-Bot a Közép-Európai Egyetem MBA kurzusán született meg, ahol az alapítók egy üzleti terv elkészítését kapták házi feladatul az egyik órán. Ezt olyan komolyan vették, hogy most, fél évvel később már 200 ezer felhasználója van a Talk-A-Bot által fejlesztett chatbotoknak, és a cég a Viber kiemelt partnere lett.

CEU Business School Students Tamas Nagy and Marci Olah and their vegan-friendly, lactose-, soy-, GMO-, and gluten-free supplement Absorice are featured in Forbes Hungary. Their business was built in the School's Innovations Lab, a business incubator. English translation of Hungarian article is attached below.