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Special FET Pitch Event in Brussels


This is the final event of the Horizon 2020 project "COMPASS - Evidence and Opportunities for Responsible Innovation in SMEs". The event will be a meeting point for companies, researchers in the area of responsible innovation in industry, innovation support organizations and policymakers.

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COMPASS joined forces with the FET-Open CSA project FET2RIN, to highlight the challenges of investing in R&D&I projects and to present very promising technologies looking for investment - both locally and internationally. At the end of the day, a pitch session will give the stage to 10 disruptive Future and Emerging Technologies projects, that will pitch their innovation in front of the audience. A judging panel, composed by business angels, early stage investors and EU’BICs, will assess pitches during a dedicated Q&A session after each pitch. 
FET projects selected to pitch will receive ad-hoc training before the event from FET2RIN experts, through two webinars:

How to use the Lean Canvas as a base for the Pitch

Thursday 28th February, from 12.00 to 13.00
Main topics:
  • Customer vs. Product Development
  • How to capture your vision on a single page
  • Finding a compelling problem that is worth solving
  • Solution - Market / Target groups Fit
  • Consequences of Not Understanding a Target group 
[Homework for participants: all completed canvases should be sent to the exploitation experts and will be evaluated. Projects will be given a personal feedback.] 

How to Pitch for R&D projects

Thursday 7th March, from 12.00 to 13.00
Main topics:
  • What makes a presentation appealing and how to explain the exploitation opportunity behind your results?
  • How to pitch your research results and exploitation plan
  • How to effectively communicate an exploitation model to internal and external stakeholders
  • Pitching your exploitation plan to investors and crowdfunding platforms
[Homework for participants:  All participants should forward their draft pitches to the experts. The pitches will be evaluated and Projects will be provided with feedback.]
Both webinars are compulsory for FET projects willing to pitch.
Rehearsals will be also organized during the morning of the event in Brussels, to fine pitches and slide decks.
Contact information

Date: 26/03/2019 - 00:00

Location: Event|Les Ateliers des Tanneurs, Brussels, Belgium

More details: here

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