Reduce litter through innovative technology
Develop technologies which can decrease littering in the city e.g. ultrasonic trash can sensors, smart waste containers, etc.
Reduce noise pollution using smart innovation
Use technology to decrease or eliminate noise pollution e.g. active noise control, quiet fan noise reduction, etc.
Track the effects of funded sport activities
Design a user-friendly solution to outline the results of funded sports activities e.g. mapping trends, developments, quality and effect of current activities. e.g. app, platform, etc.
Map the real-time wants, needs and ideas of residents
Develop an innovative solution that tracks the real-time needs, wants and ideas of inhabitants and gives representative and comprehensive data insights. e.g. app, platform, software, etc.
Improve interaction within a society
Use software solutions to strengthen the interaction between government representatives and residents in decision-making processes. Solutions should allow for digital interaction, appealing to use and provide input and feedback.
Ease diversity discussions in a work environment
Develop a discussion tool to facilitate conversations about diversity and inclusion within a team.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
5-month part-time, customized program to develop your MVP / Prototype and work towards a pilot
A maximum of €25.000 to build and pilot your solution
Support from experts and the Municipality, Province and Ministries' network during the Startup in Residents program
Possibility of long-term collaboration with the Municipality, Province and Ministries.
Have a working prototype / service
Registered at the Kamer van Koophandel
No more than 20-25 FTE
WANT MORE INFORMATION?
Join this Q&A in-person session on December 12th to meet the different challenge owners, and better understand what solutions they are looking for. Sign up by December 6th, 23h59 (UTC+1). When: December 12th 15h00-17h00
Have questions but can’t be at the in-person session? Send in your questions online by December 16th, midnight (UTC+1), to have them answered on December 19th, or by January 2nd, midnight (UTC+1), to have them answered on January 7th.
The deadline for applications is January 20th, at midday (UTC+1)
On the 30th of January three startups per challenge will be selected that will be able to attend the validation program
KICK-OFF AND VALIDATION
The selected startups will be invited for 2 pitch rounds. In the first round they will receive feedback on their pitch and application from representatives. After making adjustments based on the feedback, startups will have a 2nd pitch opportunity.
STARTUP IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
After validation, one startup per challenge will be selected for the Startup in Residence program in April, 2020. The part-time program is customized to fit each startups needs individually.
Startups will be invited to attend a Demo Day in September, 2020.