The Water Accelerathon has already kicked off! The presentation of the programme was held during a webinar on 28th May with 24 speakers and over 500 participants from 15 different countries.
The Accelerathon is an open innovation programme organised by the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE)and implemented by Finnova in collaboration with SEIMED, Aidimme and Redit. It counts with the institutional support of the DG CONNECT at the European Commission in the framework of the WATER STARTUP EUROPE AWARDS.
This is a virtual competition for entrepreneurs, universities, public and private consortia, SMEs, institutes of technology and plenty more. If you think you can launch a challenge in the field of wastewater as a resource, sign up for the #Accelerathon.
What is the Accelerathon?
Accelerathon is a programme for the acceleration of innovative projects promoted by Finnova Foundation and organised by the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE). Finnova’s methodology aims to find solutions and funding through an applied, online open innovation system that brings together the most innovative actors of the environmental sector, in which the European Commission works in the framework of the LIFE programme.
OBJETIVE AND CHALLENGE
The objective is to address the SDG 6 of the United Nations through innovation in the treatment of wastewater from industrial processes in order to recover raw materials, reuse water and minimise environmental impact.
This challenge aims to identify innovative solutions on the one hand, and on the other, companies, municipalities or entities that define their environmental challenges on water. The objective is to create different multidisciplinary teams on wastewater that propose solutions to the water Accelerathon challenge in order to design realistic projects on advanced treatments, and water, energy and raw materials recovery.
WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?
The Accelerathon IVACE Water Challenges Programme will last two months and as reward you will be eligible for an European acceleration ticket that will grant you access to EU funds, go international or receive funds of up to €2 million from the EU LIFE sub-programme on Environment, concretely the subproject on Environment and Resource Efficiency. You can present your project to the call that will be opened until 14th July!
During the competition, the different teams will be able to make use of e-learning tools and apply the LIFE methodology. A joint work will be developed in order to achieve optimal and feasible solutions on innovation in the Community of Valencia.
Registration is now opened. You can take part in this competition as:
–MEMBER CREATOR OF YOUR OWN CHALLENGE
-MEMBER OF THE JURY
–SPONSOR OF THE EVENT,CHOOSING THE THE LEVEL OF COLLABORATION YOU CONSIDER THE MOST APPROPRIATE
In order to register, please complete the following application form:
We are waiting for you! #WaterAccelerathon