CONFERENCE PRIZE FOR THE BEST INNOVATIONS IN 2017

At the conference, a special prize for innovations from public research organizations will be awarded. The emphasis of the competition is on presentation of business propositions in front of the evaluation commission, which is constituted of investors and technology commercialization experts. The commission members will evaluate the commercial potential of the presented innovative technologies and will award the technology with the highest commercial potential a monetary prize in the amount of 2500 EUR.

EVALUATION COMMISSION

Members of the Evaluation Commission are being selected from the regional venture capital companies and technology transfer experts. This year’s commission members are (in alphabetical order):

  • Andrej Čušin, deputy director, Kolektor Ventures
  • Borut Rismal, director, owner, Pasadena, Slovenia
  • Dejan Roljič, director, ABC accelerator
  • Dino Ivan Tot, CEO, Media Lab Holding
  • Krystian Gurba, deputy director, CTT CITTRU, Uniwersytet Jagielloński
  • Marjana Majerič, deputy director, Technology park Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Roman Kužnar, Managing Director at RC IKT
  • Uroš Glavan, partner, DTK Murka, Slovenia

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Every application will be assessed by the members of the commission on the basis of predetermined assessment criteria(*):

Criteria lots Criterions (maximum 10 points each)
1. Overall Degree to which project aligns with market need
Project’s IPR situation
2. Product/application advantage Unique benefits
Meets customer needs better
Value for money
3. Market attractiveness Market size
Market growth
Favorable trends
4. Competitive situation Degree of entry barriers
Level of
Manufacturing / processing synergies
5. Technology maturity Technical gap
Complexity
Technical uncertainty
6. Risk versus return Expected profitability (e.g. NPV)
Return (e.g. IRR)
Payback period
Certainty of return / profit estimates
Low cost & fast to do

(*) Source: Jon Wulff Petersen, TTO A/S, Denmark

Evaluation of the project will be done in two parts: evaluation of the written application and evaluation of the presentation at the conference workshop.

PREPARATORY WORKSHOPS ON PITCHING

The first preparatory workshop was organized on 23 August 2017, at the Jožef Stefan Institute.

Also the second preparatory workshop was organised at the Jožef Stefan Institute on 27 September 2017. A special guest was Mr. Aleš Klinar (Gigodesign), an expert from the field of Design thinking.

The third preparatory workshop will be organised on 10 October 2017 at 2pm at the Jožef Stefan Institute.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
has expired.
PRIZE FUND:
2500 EUR
DOCUMENTATION:
Public Call .doc .pdf
Application Form A&C .doc .pdf
Application Form B .doc .pdf
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
All information disclosed during the presentations of the submitted cases are considered as confidential. This part of the conference is considered a not public event.