A Junior Enterprise is a non-profit civil social organization, formed and managed exclusively by undergraduate and postgraduate students of higher education, which provides services for companies, institutions and society, under the guidance of teachers and professionals with the goal to consolidate and enhance the learning or their members. Junior Enterprises are similar to real companies, counting with the principles of corporate governance like management council and executive board, and own regulation.

The objectives of a Junior Enterprise

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Learning by doing

While studying at university, students create and manage their own non-profit SMEs offering consulting services to the market in relation to their field of study. Joining or creating a Junior Enterprise provides them with unique learning opportunities by working on professional project and by managing small- to medium- sized enterprises.


Adding practical experience to their theoretical skills, Junior Entrepreneurs provide businesses with state-of-the-art knowledge from universities. Both can take advantage in the process: business have access to fresh and innovative ideas and students get hands-on experiences in the market before finishing their education.

Fostering entrepreneurial skills

The Junior Enterprise experience develops new skills, needed in today’s job market. Developing self-confidence and experiencing entrepreneurship at early stage is one of the opportunities a Junior Enterprise offers. JEs are also entities of multicultural learning and exchange in a conductive and competitive environment.

Enhancing employability

Junior Enterprises are self-sustaining and self-developing organizations, which finance their activities through projects and partnerships with companies. They depend on the motivation, willingness and commitment of the students: this is why Junior Enterprises attract very talented students from various fields of study. Junior Enterprises can then help local companies to search for and employ talented, experienced and motivated students from one single place.

Fostering growth

A high-developed Junior Enterprise will improve the university’s reputation at European level and will increase its brand awareness. Since a Junior Enterprise’s services are requested especially by local SME’s, they help to strongly improve and support the local economy. Given the fact that 21% of former Junior Entrepreneurs start their own company within 3 years after graduation (EU average: 4-8%), Junior Enterprises are an essential motor for innovation and economic growth.

The services offered by our Junior Enterprises

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Development of business plans
Development of marketing strategies
Translation and interpretation
Workshop and events management
Development of communication strategies
Marketing researches and analysis
Concept and development of prototypes
Knowledge platforms solutions