Student POC 2020


Student Innovation Fund

The University of Debrecen Student Proof of Concept (SPoC) Fund was established within the framework of the University Innovation Ecosytem project supported by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office. The implementation of the program is coordinated by the Innovation Ecosystem Center within the University.

The program aims to provide support to students of the University of Debrecen for the technical and market validation of their innovative ideas, to strengthen their entrepreneurial approach and synergistically provide programs for competence development and awareness-raising.

Involving students in the SPoC program contributes to the development of the University’s third mission activity creating a new type of opportunity to strengthen the relationship between university and industry and expand knowledge transfer to new areas.

The aims of the program:

  • to create an opportunity for students who are interested in the practical application of knowledge acquired through traditional education to develop prototypes and validate their ideas on the market
  • to estblish the professional career of students by deepening their entrepreneurial mindset and related knowledge
  • to promote the commercialization of innovative student ideas.

The supported projects aim for the testing of student ideas, the production of prototypes, technological development, analyzing market potential and other activities facilitating commercialization.

The application is now closed.

Further information on the program is available in the call documentation.

All documents and data submitted by the teams are kept secret by the University of Debrecen and will not be disclosed to third parties without the prior approval of the team, except for the members of the committee evaluating the applications.


Important information:

The grant cannot be used for the purchase of general IT equipment (eg laptop, monitor) due to general restrictions regarding university procurement.



Kitti Kapás,  program manager


mobile: +36 30 205 8309



Updated: 2020.12.17.

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