Our Team for Hungary
Meet Cintia, our National Lead for Hungary!
What is your background?
I have been involved in EIT Climate-KIC programmes since 2018, when I started working for PANNON Pro Innovations, the main delivery partner of EIT Climate-KIC Hungary. I have background in Business Information Technology and Business Development, I gained great experience at several multinational companies. At PANNON Pro I work as a project manager of cleantech entrepreneurship and educational programmes.
Why did you become a country lead?
Because it inspires and brings together cleantech entrepreneurs from all over the world. It is great to be part of this network where we support participants to transform their cleantech ideas into successful businesses.
Why do you think this competition is so important?
ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business ideas competition. It is important because it globally boosts and supports cleantech ideas which could significantly help to tackle climate change.
How does your organisation support cleantech start-ups?
We are passionate about connecting climate innovators from different fields and committed to build a strong climate innovation community in Hungary. We run the EIT Climate-KIC ClimAccelerator, we involve startups to EIT Food and EIT Raw Materials programmes and we have been delivering several EIT Climate-KIC eduactional programmes, for example the Skills for Future. In 2020 we launched our first own startup programme, Startup Plastic Surgery, focusing on fighting against climate change through a complete life cycle recognition of plastic. Since 2014 – when PANNON Pro actively started delivering startup programmes – we have been incubated +200 startups and €1 million grant was distributed among the best ones.
What are the important deadlines for CLP Hungary 2020?
- Application deadline: 25 May 2021 (midnight)
- Online mini-course – preparation for the Bootcamp: Beginning of June
- Boot Camp: 15, 18-19 June (ONLINE)
- 6 Follow-up group sessions: June – August 2021 (ONLINE)
- Hungarian Final: August 2021 (ONLINE)
- Regional Final: September 2021 (ONLINE)
- Grand Final: October 2021 (ONLINE)
For further details please check out our Hungarian website.