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conditions of entry

UT Challenge 2024

Overall rules

Participation is free of charge
All students of University of Twente can apply (bachelor, master, PhD, PDEng).
Both Dutch and foreign students can apply (language spoken during events is English)
PhDs and PDEngs can participate either in the Prototyping or Start-up category
A team may have a minimum of one and a maximum of five members.
An individual cannot apply with more than one team.
A team cannot apply multiple times (one team, one project).
The final placement of projects in categories will be done by the UT Challenge organisation.


Do you have a cool business idea, a solution for a societal problem or perhaps a vision that you want to integrate into a concrete product of service? Work on your value proposition and take that next step to a business model canvas or prototype and compete for the Ideation Award!

Requirements (at least 1 of the options below):
3D model
Photo or other imagery
Idea description


Are you already beyond the ideation phase and are you working on (or possess) a prototype, scale model or a business model. Are you ready to take the next step to a Minimal Viable Product and a complete business plan? Then compete for the Prototyping Award!

Requirements (at least 1 of the options below):
Scale model
Business Model Canvas


Are you ready to start doing business? Use the UT Challenge platform to pitch your business idea to our network of partners and establish new collaborations that can benefit your business. Create maximum impact with little effort!

Requirements (at least 1 of the options below):
Complete business plan
Chamber of Commerce registration