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

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).

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.