Up to 10 research projects from our university can participate in a 3 days’ intense workshop for academics who want to challenge the potential to transfer their technology/their research results into successful products or services/ potential spin-off.
The i²c STARTacademy provides you with a personalized framework for rigorously planning your market entry and validating your market assumptions. We do this by offering the necessary input and bringing you together with over 30 experienced national & international mentors, coaches, investors and industry representatives over the course of 3 full days in order for you to work together with them on the commercial aspects of your research projects
Furthermore, the i²c STARTacademy is also an entry point for the opportunity to join the TUW i²ncubator program where throughout 1 year you are guided and supported to bring your disruptive research or promising early-stage projects to market. We facilitate fundraising support through our network, access to personalized trainings, mentorship, an EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence) program, well-equipped workspaces and meeting rooms in our FounderSpace, as well as access to a strong inter-/national network of investors and industry partners.
Your participation is your first step towards a potential spin-out Fellowship application (FFG funding amounting to € 500,000.-)
PhD students have the opportunity to qualify for the i²c Award - a high potential PhD scholarship amounting to € 5000, - + workplace in the i²c co-working space incl. participation in the TUW i² incubation program after finishing the PhD,
Identify application fields: develop market opportunities for your own technology
Business model generation
Financial planning: which financing options are available, do they fit your utilization philosophy and what implementation strategy is needed
Mentoring from inter- / national coaches, founders, and investors
Pitch training: present and communicate your ideas in a short, comprehensible and compelling manner
Full access to the i²c Founder and Investor Network
TU Wien scientists and researchers from all disciplines
Bootcamp for maximum 10 teams
3 days intensive training and workshop
BOOTCAMP DATE AND LOCATION:
February 13th-15th, 2018
Participation is free of charge and limited to 10 projects
Please send a brief description of your technology to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30th, 2018 latest. The description should include a short summary of your research result, the names and affiliation of your team members (at least 3 per project), the state of the art and what makes your project unique in the field of application. Additionally, please provide a brief description of your expectations from the program. Workshop language and language of submission is English.
Scientific Program Manager