Together with Startup in Residence program and Province of South Holland, Get in the Ring is looking for solutions to different social and technological challenges. We are looking to collaborate with startups to solve problems in domains such as circular economy, citizen participation, noise pollution and littering. 

 

Startup in Residence program has been running for several years and this year it is a combined effort from the Municipality of The Hague, the Ministries of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Interior and Kingdom Relations as well as the Province of South-Holland

 

By offering their network and expertise, the Municipality, Province and Ministries are aiming to co-create innovative solutions together with startups to solve social and technological challenges that they are facing. Startups selected for the program have the possibility to develop their solution with civil servants and work towards a pilot worth (up to) 25K.

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THE CHALLENGE

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.

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.

Converting waste flows into new products

Increase circularity in South Holland by reusing residual flows either within or outside of the organisation.

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.

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA

  • Have a working prototype / service

  • Registered at the Kamer van Koophandel

  • No more than 20-25 FTE

IN PERSON Q&A SESSION

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

    SIGN UP HERE
    CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE IN-PERSON SESSION?

    ONLINE Q&A

    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.

      SEND YOUR QUESTIONS HERE

      TIMELINE

      JANUARY 20th, 2020

      APPLICATION DEADINE


      The deadline for applications is January 20th, at midday (UTC+1)
      JANUARY 30TH, 2020

      SELECTION


      On the 30th of January three startups per challenge will be selected that will be able to attend the validation program
      FEBRUARY-MARCH, 2020

      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.
      APRIL, 2020

      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.
      SEPTEMBER, 2020

      DEMO DAY


      Startups will be invited to attend a Demo Day in September, 2020.
      Deadline passed

      The deadline for this Challenge has passed, please check out our other Challenges