Market Assessment Programme - MAP

Project Submission Deadline Extended to November 30th!

The Market Assessment Programme - MAP offers corporates and startups the opportunity to collaborate directly with a supervised team of student-consultants to assess business and market opportunities for new ventures.

A team of EADA participants will undertake this collaboration as part of their final master project, addressing the real management challenge as a real team of consultants to demonstrate their ability to apply concepts, tools and skills acquired during their programme.

Participants can be from our:

  • Master in Management
  • Master in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Management
  • MBA
Market Assessment Programme - MAP

Over the past 13 years, the MAP Program has successfully assisted over 100 projects in different development stages from startups to corporates of a variety of industries.

The program has become landmark among EADA’s projects and company-student collaborations in the School and has had the sponsorship of local companies and government competitiveness agencies.



The selected companies and project sponsors that join our program receive at the end of the process

  • a comprehensive and complete Business Plan report
  • presentation deck  and all supporting documents
  • spreadsheets used to develop the plan

Who can apply?

Projects can be from a diverse range of organizations and industries and can address the following situations:

  • New venture / startup creation
  • New business unit creation, spin-out of innovation centre, spin-off of an existing company, new business opportunity assessment, etc.
  • Restructuring/revamping of an existing business model for growth, Internationalization of a current business

Requirements to participate:

Project sponsors are enthusiastic and committed to the process and show a real interest in the outcome. The need of the business plan or marketing plan is key for the sponsor as opposed to just a “nice-to-have” plan.

and meets a high level of ambition and complexity to be considered as suitable for a supervised team of 4-6 EADA participants to tackle. This shall be agreed together with the EADA selection committee.

Entrepreneurs or employees on behalf of their companies

  • Appoint at least 1 contact person for the team throughout the process
  • Availability for face-to-face (2-3 hours per month in person or online) as well as willing to invest time to answer questions for the team and discuss progress
  • Trust the team and are willing to share sensitive information needed for the development of the plan (under NDA if required)
  • Are available for the final presentation of results (1 hr presentation) and if required, an interim presentation to check on progress and agree on key decisions.
  • Will asses the team’s performance and deliverables from a client perspective

Companies representative in the project or entrepreneurs

The module consists of 5 two-hour trainings and require an additional 3 to 6 hours of field work between each session in the dates below.

The work is practical and 100% focused on progressing your venture.

This field work consists in carrying out a series of interviews together with your assigned team of students,  and is essential to a successful venture. Without attendance of the 5 training sessions, you will be dropped from the MAP program.

We want to participate!


Timeline and key dates for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Applying to the program

Deadline to submit project November 30th at 23:59
Selection interviews (individual slot) November 30th 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
December 1st from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (CET)

We want to participate!

For selected projects

MBA selected project sponsors
present to MBA teams
14th of December
Master in Management
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Management
selected project sponsors present
their challenges
January 2023 (date tbc)
Teams are assigned and projects kickoff January 2023
Training module will be
carried out from 17:00h to 19:00h
on the following dates
January 31st
February 14th
February 24th
March 14th
March 28th
Tribunal of final presentations and submission of deliverables July 2023

Additional important information

  • If required, projects are provided with a Non Disclosure Confidentiality Agreement (NDA).
  • There is no cost to participate in the MAP program. The company is only responsible for expenses that have been explicitly pre-approved in writing by the company such as industry reports, software tools, subscriptions, trade show assistance and travel or any other expenses.
  • Project sponsors can be based anywhere in the world as long as they guarantee the dedication commitment
  • Once projects start, the calendar of meetings is agreed between the company or project sponsor and the assigned team.

David Pastorino

Co-founder   of   Mimetis Biomaterials

"The MAP programme has enabled the founders of Mimetis to connect with people, knowledge and in general a highly favorable environment for the development of new ideas and innovations. The knowledge acquired during the program represents the basis on which Mimetis has grown. Specifically, the programme has helped define / redefine the value proposition, channels, customer segmentation and general market. In addition, the program participants provided knowledge and experience in the finance, investment and optimization of the company for its founders.
Overall, the program opened new perspectives to the company and made the first investment round possible, completed a few months later. In the medium term, today, Mimetis is still using instruments discovered during the MAP program, especially the financial ones."

Doubts, questions or clarifications contact or 934 520 844