It will therefore be necessary to show a capacity for imagination, creativity and dare to present innovative ideas. The French Foreign Trade Advisers in Switzerland wish to discover and promote these young talents, as well as to share their experience with them.
- Hochschule of Saint Gallen
- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) or any other agreed school from Zurich
- Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne
- Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne
- Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) in Lugano
- Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI) in Manno
- University of Geneva
7 – Prizes
The Young Entrepreneur Prize will not be attributed systematically. It must be awarded for an exceptional project.
The winner will receive:
- Support for its development during 12 months by one or more C.C.E.F. members with a value around 10'000 CHF
- A reward in cash of 10’000 CHF.
The other projects that will have participated in the grand jury, will receive a lump sum of CHF 100.- per person. The grand jury, the announcement of the winner and the prize giving ceremony will take place the same day, in May and the French Foreign Trade Advisers reserve the right to communicate on this event. A photo and curriculum vitae may be requested from the participants.
The participants undertake to testimony during the presentation of the award of the following year.
8 - Property rights and communications
The awarded projects (participants and/or school winners) remain the full property of their authors. If they are called upon to collaborate with one or several companies they must first undertake formally, at the risk of their projects being declared null and void, to define the ownership of their projects with the company(s) with which they intend to collaborate. After deliberation by the school juries of the schools and the subsequent grand jury, the projects will be returned to their authors.
All candidates in the competition will have to take the necessary measures to protect their projects before the closing date for the submission of their work at the schools. The French Foreign Trade Advisers decline all responsibility in the event of damage resulting from negligence on the part of the candidates regarding the protection of their work.
The French Foreign Trade Advisers are authorized to report on the award-winning projects, as well as on the identity of their authors, by any communication means of their choice, including press articles, brochures and exhibitions at public events of their choice, without any limits in time.
This authorization is valid provided the name of the author (or authors) is mentioned.
The prize winner will be permitted to add the words “Winner 2021” of the Young Entrepreneur Prize on documents relating to the prizes.
9 - Responsibilities of the French External Trade Advisers and the organizers
The French Foreign Trade Advisers reserve the right to shorten, extend, postpone, modify or cancel the competition for any reason whatsoever. They undertake to inform the candidates, but the French Foreign Trade Advisers will in no way be responsible for any consequences such action may have.
Whatever the objections raised, the French Foreign Trade Advisers, the participating schools, the members of the grand juries, and the participating companies will not, under any circumstances, accept responsibility vis-à-vis any physical or moral person.
The interpretation of these regulations comes under the exclusive competence of the French Foreign Trade Advisers.
10 – Timetable
March 2022 - Launch of the competition in the universities
25 April 2022 - Deadline for submission of project in the universities
25 April to 20 May 2022 - Selection of projects in the universities
23 May 2022 - Deadline for submission of projects to the Grand Jury
1st June 2022 - Deliberation by the Grand Jury to select the winner out of the projects presented by the universities
Official award of the prize in presence of the French authorities and business leaders.