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, listed below Contact Us
- LLM Entrepreneurship and Innovation Clinic – for Legal Studies Students
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship for non-Economics students
- Introduction to Environmental and Sustainable Entrepreneurship - for Environmental Studies students