Everyone (individual, startup, company) with an innovative idea to solve a problem or to boost the NWFP value chains is welcome!
WHAT WILL BE ASKED?
The application process, now closed, involved two steps; application had to be submitted in English:
1) applicants will complete the online module with basic information about their idea;
2) applicants will be contacted via e-mail and requested to:
Proposals will be evaluated by the Evaluation Panel composed of five experts included in the INCREDIBLE consortium, with representation from each iNets, according to the following criteria:
- coherence with the knowledge gaps
- innovativeness of the idea
- potential impacts for the sector
The Open Innovation Challenge will be open from April to August 2019. DEADLINE FOR THE APPLICATION HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 15TH SEPTEMBER 2019.APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED!
The five winners will be selected by Autumn 2019 and will be invited to the acceleration programme. For winners, the acceleration programme will be free of charge and travel costs will be covered by the project.
The acceleration program will take place in winter/spring 2020 at the Agripolis Campus, Padova, Italy. It will be a 10-day full immersion programme, where participants will have the chance to attend seminars, with support from mentors and experts for coaching, in order to develop their innovative ideas.
The topics of the acceleration service will be defined according to the needs of the participants selected. Nevertheless, some basic and transversal topics will be present: business modelling, marketing strategies, trademark communication, traceability tools, etc. Participants will also have excellent networking opportunities, both with colleagues and company and academic representatives.