Open and collaborative innovation competition

 

 

 

The Open and collaborative innovation competition is organised by the iPRODUCE project.

The objective of the competition is to foster stakeholder engagement by allowing for creative ideas and innovative solutions to be explored and implemented within the framework of the iPRODUCE project following the principles of open and collaborative innovation.

Participants are invited to submit their entries to one of the specific competitions organised within the project’s cMDFs. The competition welcomes ideas and solutions that address the challenges and topics defined for the specific cMDF competition. The competition aims to support the development of submitted ideas and solutions (e.g. project/ product) in an open and collaborative way by providing the applicants with the tools and support to materialise them.

Awarded contestants will be provided with visibility of their ideas or solutions and, depending on the maturity of the solutions, marketing and commercialisation support may be provided (e.g., matchmaking services, funding opportunities).
Prizes are defined within the specific cMDF competition.

The competition runs from 7 February 2022 to 24 June 2022.

Good luck to all participants!

FRANCE cMDF competition - iPRODUCE My Mobility [CLOSED]

Competition closed - Read about the winners here.

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OBJECTIVES

To help awarded applicants with “collaborative innovation”: to help in the design and testing of the idea and product with experts in the field and future informed customers, and to provide with early feedback to better target the proposed innovation and its future market. iPRODUCE and the network of French partners from the project will support the winners and offer them prototyping equipment and advice from experts and users.


WHAT SHOULD I SUBMIT?

Submissions to the competition must be mobility projects (electromobility, micro-mobility, soft mobility, or related products), involving the development of a physical part or product. Software development activities are not excluded but can only represent a limited part of the project. The submitted project must be aimed primarily at the general public. It may cover all or only a part of the full project.

The level of maturity of the project must be between the idea and the experimentation of the prototype, the project must be in the development phase. The phases that can be supported through this competition are: ideation, structuring, design, prototyping, experimentation.


WHO CAN APPLY?

The competition is open to any project in the area of mobility, provided that it includes a significant part of physical design involving materials, hardware and manufacturing processes.

The project can be led by a student, an individual, a start-up or a SME, ideally based in France. They must be of legal age (over 18 years old) if they are a student or an individual.


AWARDS

In the framework of the competition, the winning candidates will receive:

  • 1 year of iD4CAR membership or 1 year of Materalia membership
  • 3 days of project coaching by Quest for Change, covering for example the following topics:
    • Day 1: Work on the business opportunity and value proposition; Basis for market & competitive analysis
    • Day 2: Business model; Business assumptions
    • Day 3: Project industrialisation steps
  • Co-design of the digital model with a CAD expert dedicated to your product for 5 days
  • Access to the design and prototyping resources of the Excelcar & Fablab Vosges for 3 months
  • Training in the use of prototyping facilities within Excelcar & Fablab Vosges
  • Financing of consumables and materials dedicated to the prototyping of your product up to 3 k€ per project
  • Organization of experimentation sessions (depending on the maturity of the project)
  • Invitation to an event during the year dedicated to the incubates of Quest for change (invitation to a trade fair, webinar, ...)

SUBMISSION AND DEADLINES

Submissions should be done through the following submission form. Alternatively, submissions can be sent by e-mail to the French cMDF [ jeremy(.)keller@materalia(.)fr ] using the application form (download here) - subject: iPRODUCE competition | iPRODUCE My Mobility.

DEADLINE for submissions: 25 March 2022


SPECIFIC COMPETITION GUIDELINES

Download the specific guidelines and requirements for the French cDMF competition - iPRODUCE My Mobility.

English | Competition specifications | Application file

Français | Cahier des charges concours | Dossier de candidature

GERMAN cMDF competition - Products for the future [CLOSED]
OBJECTIVES

We currently have many challenges (sustainability / environmental protection, social inequality, globalisation): which product idea tackles them? What is your product for the future?


WHAT SHOULD I SUBMIT?

A product idea that tackles these challenges? A consumer good (product) for the future?


WHO CAN APPLY?

The competition is open to students, start-ups, entrepreneurs or individuals with a vision.

Applicants should have the following qualifications: (a) are at the beginning of product development and need help with the implementation; (b) the product idea addresses global challenges and deals with topics such as the environment, sustainability and social justice.


AWARDS

Awarded submissions can expect the following:

  • Support in the development up to the first prototype.
  • Help in finding partners for the further development of your product idea, distribution or production, etc.
  • Increase the reach of your idea through newsletter articles and social media advertising.

SUBMISSION AND DEADLINES

Submissions should be done using the dedicated application form:

The competition opens on 15 March 2022. The DEADLINE for submissions is 31 April 2022.

 

 

GREECE cMDF competition - 3D Collaborative Manufacturing in Education & Culture [CLOSED]
OBJECTIVES

To contribute to the cultural education of elementary or middle school students, through 3D collaborative manufacturing activities; and to encourage the participation of schools/students, allowing for creative ideas and innovative solutions to be explored and implemented, by following the principles of co-design and co-development.


WHAT SHOULD I SUBMIT?

Participants must select one of the defined challenge ideas (A or B), and design a sketch/ 3D model (in paper). This sketch/3D model, should include specific features from one of the project's cMDF countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, or Spain.


WHO CAN APPLY?

The competition is open to schools of the region of Central Macedonia of Greece, namely Elementary Schools (5th & 6th grade) or
Middle Schools (all grades); and students from schools, either with individual submissions or by a group of students.


AWARDS

Three prizes - Gold, Silver and Bronze - will be distributed to the participants from the school/ students. All the students of the three schools that will be the winners of the competition, will receive as an award 3D printed medals (gold, silver, bronze), with engraved logo of iPRODUCE project. The best idea (1st prize) will be manufactured using diverse 3D printing technologies.

The students will have the chance to:

  • Have a real-time demonstration of 3D printing process
  • Have a guided tour in the infrastructures of Additive Manufacturing Unit (AMU) of CERTH/ITI and of AidPlex
  • Utilize the OpIS platform of iPRODUCE, in order to co-create and evaluate their idea

SUBMISSION AND DEADLINES

Submissions should be done using the dedicated application form, including a digital image of the design to be submitted. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to Theodora Kontodina [ kontodinazoli@iti(.)gr ] - subject: iPRODUCE Open Competition.

The competition opens on 8 March 2022. The DEADLINE for submissions is 31 March 2022 30 April 2022 (Deadline extended!).


SPECIFIC COMPETITION GUIDELINES

Download the specific guidelines and requirements for the Greek cDMF competition - 3D Collaborative Manufacturing in Education & Culture.

English | Competition flyer | Guidelines | Application file | Video

Greek | Ανοιχτός Διαγωνισμός Έντυπο | Ανοιχτός Διαγωνισμός Παρουσίαση | Αίτηση Συμμετοχής | Video

 

SPAIN cMDF competition - INNOVAMOBEL
OBJECTIVES

To promote innovation in the habitat sector, therefore choosing the most innovative product idea, in the basic project phase, and will tutor it so that it becomes a physical prototype.


WHAT SHOULD I SUBMIT?

The presentation of a product idea for the home, preferably furniture, in the basic project phase, that is innovative or that provides some improvement or novelty on an existing product is expected.
Ideas must be original, not previously produced..


WHO CAN APPLY?

This competition is aimed at young students and/or designers. The profile of the candidates is open, they can be technical engineers in industrial design, fine arts, architects, etc. Projects submitted by self-taught students or other disciplines/studies will also be accepted as long as they are original designs and in accordance with the purpose of the contest.


AWARDS

The prize will consist of developing the selected project and turning it into an executive project, including the manufacturing of the project prototype on a 1:1 scale if possible.
As part of the award, the selected person will learn from the cMDF the most appropriate technology for the manufacturing of the prototype and will receive support and advice for its materialisation.


SUBMISSION AND DEADLINES

Submissions should be done using the application form (below), in English or in Spanish. Submissions must be sent by e-mail to the Spanish cMDF [ spanish_opencompetition (@) iproduce (.) es ] with the subject: iPRODUCE Spanish cMDF competition | INNOVAMOBEL.

Submit your proposal HERE.

DEADLINE for submissions: 15 June 2022


SPECIFIC COMPETITION GUIDELINES

Download the specific guidelines and requirements for the Spanish cDMF competition - INNOVAMOBEL.

English | Specifications and application file

Español | Especificaciones y expediente de solicitud

 

ITALY cMDF competition - i-NOVATION
OBJECTIVES

To foster stakeholder engagement by allowing for creative ideas and innovative solutions to be explored and implemented following the principles of co-design and co-development.


WHAT SHOULD I SUBMIT?

Participants are requested to submit a project (one per participant) concerning the development of a solution/product in the following main fields: mechanics; mechatronics; electronics; consumer products; design; or other (which must be specified). The solution/product must be able to be made according to existing manufacturing technologies. Software can be part of the solution/product but it cannot be the entire solution/production.

Participants must describe their own project both technically (including how they would like to use OpiS platform tools for the creation of their solution/product) and in terms of social/entrepreneurial/market impact, relevant to iPRODUCE.


WHO CAN APPLY?

The competition is open to any legal entity or natural persons (students, professionals, citizens, enthusiasts, etc.) or group of natural persons. Legal entities (startups, SME’s) must be established in EU Member States or Associated countries to Horizon 2020. Natural persons must be at least 14 years old.


AWARDS

Winners of the competition will get access to:

  • Training: specific online training about the iPRODUCE tools tuned to their solution/product.
  • Promotion: promotional video about the solution/product.
  • Guided tour to the Italian cMDF facilities, professional support by prototyping experts.
  • Use of iPRODUCE facilities: 8 hours of use of the Italian cMDFs labs (one facility, to be chosen upon agreement with the single cMDF partner)
  • Coaching about entrepreneurial ideas linked to the solution/product: 4 hours business model canvas coaching with cMDF experts

SUBMISSION AND DEADLINES

Submissions should be done online after registering at https://agora.trentinosviluppo.it and choosing “iPRODUCE” item

DEADLINE for submissions (EXTENDED): 31 May 2022 24 June 2022


SPECIFIC COMPETITION GUIDELINES

Download the specific guidelines and requirements for the Italian cDMF competition - i-NOVATION.

English | Flyer | Guidelines

Italian | Flyer | Guidelines

 

 

General guidelines and documentation

The competition guidelines and rules can be downloaded here. Please consult the individual cMDF competition guidelines for specific rules that may apply.