International Create Challenge 2013
Call for participation open
The call for the second edition of the International Create Challenge (ICC’2013, www.createchallenge.org ) is open. Apply now and help create an innovative venture during our 3-week (21 September – 11 October 2013), free of charge immersive accelerator program.
Description and Objectives
The goal of the International Create Challenge 2013 (ICC’2013) is to foster the creation of start-ups within the framework of Human & Media Computing. The ICC’2013 is an initiative supported by the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) on Interactive Multimodal Information Management ( IM2 ), via its association (AIM2), and the Idiap Research Institute (Idiap).
The ICC’2013 is a free of charge 3-week immersive technology transfer accelerator program giving entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to develop their original idea towards a “Minimum Viable Product’’ (e.g., demonstrator, product prototype) in collaboration with groups of entrepreneurs and researchers.
The ICC’2013 combines the availability of state-of-the-art technologies, cutting edge research, mentor-led coaching, and micro-seed investment. The global value of the endowments and awards (cash as well as in-kind rewards) amounts to 200’000 CHF. The ICC’2013 can accommodate up to 30 participants, ideally split into 10 teams of 3 people.
By opening this call for participation, AIM2 and Idiap seek to attract highly motivated “entrepreneurs’’ to create or join a team, develop their original idea towards a “Minimum Viable Product’’, eventually resulting in the creation of a company.
Participants can apply as the representative of a group or as individuals interested in joining an initiative.
The call is split into two successive competitive steps. More information is available at www.createchallenge.org :
• Step 1 Application deadline: 14 June 2013 (11:59pm CET)
• Step 1 Notification of decision: 21 June 2013
• Step 2 Submission deadline: 26 July 2013 (11:59pm CET)
• Step 2 Notification of decision: 16 August 2013
• ICC’2013 Start: 21 September 2013 Closing ceremony: 11 October 2013
Contact and information
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