The Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE) invites civil society, entrepreneurs, technology institutes, companies and universities to participate in the webinar launching of the Aguas-IVACE Accelerathon, an open innovation programme organised by the Startup Europe Accelerator of the Finnova Foundation, in collaboration with SEIMED, Aidimme and Redit with the institutional support of the European Commission DG CONNECT in the framework of the WATER STARTUP EUROPE AWARDS.
In addition, the webinar will have the privilege of having the presentations of several experts from Finnova; Julia Company, general director of IVACE; Massimiliano Dragoni, Senior Officer DG Connect; José Luis Muñoz, general director of EIT Climate; Carolina Lechado, independent professional; Gonzálo Belenguer, general director of Redit; Mark Beker, CEO Wex Global; David Schoth VP Europe; Rafael Mezquita, Minister of the Ministry of Panama and Iris Barrios, head of Startup Europe Accelerator Panama.
OBJETIVE AND CHALLENGE
The objective is to address the challenge number 6 of the United Nations SDG to innovate in the treatment of wastewater from industrial processes to recover raw materials, reuse water and minimize environmental impact.
The challenge posed aims to identify innovative solutions by the one hand, and companies, town halls or entities that define their environmental challenges on water to create different multidisciplinary teams on wastewaters by giving solutions to the water Accelerathon challenge to design realistic projects on advanced treatment, water, energy and raw materials recovery.
Now you can register for the informative webinar.
This is an innovation competition in which entrepreneurs, universities, technological institutes, business associations, town halls, industrial parks, SMEs, and public and private entities from all over the world, committed to water challenges, can participate.
A team competition with training in the UE LIFE PROGRAMME
The competition of the different teams will be carried out with e-learning tools and with the LIFE methodology a joint work will be made to obtain optimal solutions that provide innovation in the Valencian Community.
Duration and Rewards
The Water Challenges Accelerathon IVACE programme will last two months and as reward you will be eligible for an European acceleration ticket to access EU funds, go international or access to funding of up to 2 million euros form the European LIFE Environment and Resources Programme with the presentation of the project to the call on July 14th.
Spain is a leader in the LIFE programme in which a total of 495 projects have been approved. This activity has meant a contribution of more than 550 million euros for our country. The Valencian Community has contributed with a total of 78 projects, which has meant 60 million euros in return.
Those interested in knowing the project and how to participate in it can already register for the webinar on May 28th at 18:00 (CET). The deadline is open until the same day and registrations can be made through the following LINK
If you have it clear, and you want to compete in the Accelerathon by participating, training and contributing all your value in the process to get the reward, you can, from now on, register in the Accelerathon IVACE program in this LINK.