Applications Due: 06/16/2016 16:00
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Peter Tschuchnig

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About this event

In Austrian universities research is being conducted at higher and higher levels. Not only academics but also enterprises are starting to take notice. A lesser known fact is that much of the outcomes of this high-level research can be turned into entrepreneurial solutions to real problems. There are many hidden treasures at universities in the forms of inventions, patents, protoyteps and other technologies, all waiting for an entrepreneur to bring them to light and turn them into profitable businesses. This is what INiTS wants to achieve with the ‚Start:IP‘ initiative. INiTS succeeds on a regular basis to bring Intellectual Property and academic know-how, together with entrepreneurial spirit. The basis of ‘Start:IP’ are so-called "Technology Offers" of the viennese universities. These are usually patented technologies, but also interesting other research results, such as software prototypes. A first meeting of technologies and entrepreneurs will happen on an online platform. The technology offers can be then analysed and discussed, entrepreneurs will be able to imagine already how they can bring these offers to the market, and then apply online for one of the offers. The next part will be a physical meeting at the ‘Start:IP Weekend’ on the 17th and 18th of June 2016, where entrepreneurs, scientists, inventors will come together with designers, and enthusiasts from other fields. The technology offers will then be presented, and teams will form around these offers. The teams will consist of people who registered online, but also newcomers who can decide on the spot which idea speaks to them more. The newly formed teams will then have a guided 2 day session to work on the ideas and with the guidance of mentors, consultants and other helpers, will create real business models around the technologies. The weekend will give the opportunity to entrepreneurs to find a good tech idea and start implementing it, making the transition to a full-fledged businessperson. The ideas will be presented at the end of the event and the best ones will receive valuable prizes, for example a place in the 100 day acceleration program ‘Startup Camp’ from INiTS.

Don´t forget to register for the Start:IP weekend event at It´sgoing to be a cool way starting a business!




  • Friday
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Registrierung

    14:00 - 14:30 Opening (Irene? Uni? Moderator?)

    14:30 – 14:45 Agenda

    14:45 – 15:45 Pitching

    16:00 – 17:00 Team finding (tbd)

    17:00 – 17:30 Team building

    17:30 – 17:40 Use case generation

    17:40 - 18:30 Brain storming use cases

    18:30 – 19:30 Dinner

    19:30 – 21:00 Use case presentation & feedback

    21:00 - Networking

  • Saturday
  • 09:00 – 09:30 Warm up & business model canvas

    09:45 – 12:00 Working sessions

    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

    13:00 - 15:00 Working sessions

    15:00 – 15:15 Break

    15.15 – 17:30 Pitch preparation

    17:30 – 18:30 Pitching

    18:30 – 18:45 Jury

    18:45 – 19:15 Award

    19:30 - Dinner & Networking



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