About the cup

Morpheus Cup is the unique European Universities & Graduate Schools’ Championship and a hands on opportunity to show the world of employers.The event was launched in 2015 as a response to a huge problem in the European employment market: a major talent shortage. According to a survey conducted by the European Commission, the “Old Continent” will see this shortfall continue to grow between now and 2020 across virtually all key competences.

Key facts

• Launched in 2015
• Engaged already 100+ campuses
• Attracted more than 500 competitors
• Gathered 19 countries so far
• Convinced 40 European employers
• Sponsored by innovative brands
• Judged by worldwide personnalities
• Supported by the European Commission
• Fostered 600 Projects & Startups

The concept

The event aims to gather young students of different academic backgrounds and different cultures to take part in an innovation lab created by potential future employers and leading brands. The winners will present their project in front of a panel of industry experts and potential investors.

Students are invited to highlight their skills and proficiency all day long. From coding to marketing, passing via FinTech and health, twenty-some of themes will be tackled during the MorpheusCup and will allow teams, representing hundreds of students from over 20 countries, to demonstrate their skills to the maximum and at the same time to attract the attention of their future employers. 

The championship

You can choose to compete in the Morpheus Prize and/or the Morpheus Day. 


Present a  tech solution, a mobile application, a new solution/ product or a new business strategy, etc in 10 slides presentation and send it before March 20th

  • Engage entrepreneurial spirit
  • Solve Humanity top issues
  • Focus on one of the 14 challenges
  • Structure your project & startup’s idea
  • Send us a 10 slides presentation

> Remote competition
> Individually or by team
> 5 best individual/team projects per category qualified to pitch in front of an international jury
> 1 award to win per category (according to the category chosen)
Know more about the Morpheus Prize HERE


Full day of competition on April 12th with

Top Minds and Best Performers challenges

  • Assess global (culture & creative) or specific (marketing, design IT, finance…) skills
  • Show abilities in suggesting innovative solutions in a short timeframe
  • Organised by skills and covers different tracks
  • Offers a unique experience to meet employers features a mix of games, quizz, hackathons, exhibition and party

> Live the competition on April 12th in Paris
> By team (2-3-4 people)
> Massive interactions at a european scale
> Best Performers Awards + 1 Morpheus Cup winning team
Know more about the Morpheus Day HERE