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eDIGIREGION project Call for Innovative ICT Concepts providing an Opportunity to Develop and Commercialise your Concept

eDIGIREGION project Call for Innovative ICT Concepts providing an Opportunity to Develop and Commercialise your Concept

The eDIGIREGION project is looking for innovative concepts that are ICT related and will be of benefit to furthering the development, sustainability and profitability of industry (Industry 4.0) and / or agriculture. This Call for Concepts provides an opportunity to promote your concept and to receive intensive development / commercialisation support in an international two-day workshop to be held in Bucharest, Romania on 18th / 19th May, 2016.

All travel and accommodation expenses to Bucharest will be paid for the promoter of the chosen concept.

Concepts can be early stage ideas for innovative products or services that are targeted at either industry or precision agriculture. The chosen concept will represent the South-East Ireland region in Bucharest along with three other concepts selected from three other regions (Castilla-La Mancha, Spain: Bucharest-Ilflov, Romania and Central Hungary). 

The chosen concept will benefit from an intensive support and mentoring programme delivered in Bucharest over two days. The programme will be delivered by a team of international experts, each a specialist in the commercialisation process (including market analysis, product development, business models, funding etc.)

This competitive Call for Innovative Concepts provides entrepreneurs, researchers, HEIs and enterprises with an excellent opportunity to present their concept to an international audience. The selected concept will be offered an unique opportunity to receive appropriate advice from a panel in international experts and practitioners on how to progress their concept into commercial reality.

Entries will be adjudicated on the basis of the following criteria:

Innovate use of ICT technologies

Business potential of the concept

Potential contribution to industry and / or precision agriculture

A Judging Panel comprising representatives from research, industry, funding and public agencies will select the successful concept. Further information may be sought before a final decision is made. 

Application Form

Closing date for entries is 25th March 2016, to apply and/or to receive an application form contact concepts@edigiregion.eu