We hope this email finds you well and happy!
Today we would like to inform you about a really exciting opportunity for your network!
In a recently formed partnership between WSA and Umdasch Group, an international industry concern with over 150 years history and origin in Austria, WSA´s objective to promote digital technology and content to tackle societal challenges and network was seen as the perfect partner to form a completely new challenge and international call for The Josef Umdasch Research Prize!
The objective of the The Josef Umdasch Research Prize is to invite young creatives and tech start-ups to come up with new ideas and use their experience, team and technology to bring innovation to this global company.
We look for ideas in the 3 WSA categories “Learning & Education”, “Business & Commerce” and “Smart Settlements & Urbanization.”
The winners will receive a contract for implementation and a long term contract with this global player.
But also what they have to offer for the finalists is really exciting.
Step 1: Call for Applications
Everyone (start-ups, students, SMEs, young creatives) are invited to submit their idea to the database.
Deadline is November 30th!
Only ideas – no projects or solutions.
Step 2: Jury
An experts jury will select up to 5 nominees per category
Step 3: Technical preparation phase
Nominated companies will be invited to develop their ideas further and to present them at the WSA Global Congress in Vienna in March 2018.
The Umdasch Group will finance the flight and accommodation for one person from each nominated team and will receive € 5000 to compensate the additional efforts!
Step 4: It´s Pitching Time
Each nominee pitches the solution/prototype at the WSA Global Congress in Vienna (21. March).
An experts jury will select one winner by category.
Step 5: Contract for implementation
Each winner will receive a contract for implementation by Umdasch Group, according to the Terms of the Contest.
We believe that this is a really exciting opportunity for start-ups and creative entrepreneurs and invite you to spread the word within your networks!
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All information can be found on the WSA webpage!