EIT ICT Labs (http://www.eitictlabs.eu/) is a leading European digital innovation and education organization with a mission to foster innovative technology and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life in Europe.
They are holding an Idea Challenge on 8 topics across 8 cities and this Monday, April 27, Women Who Code organised an event so representatives from EIT ICT Labs can talk about the Idea Challenge and also take questions from those who might want to understand the rules and might want to participate.
This event will be held at Twitter HQ London. There is no need to bring a laptop.
Rough Schedule -
6:30 - 7:00pm - Networking / Food / Drinks
7:00 - 8:00pm - Talks (from Twitter & EIT ICT Labs)
8:00 - 9:00pm - More Networking / Food / Drinks
The EIT ICT Labs Idea Challenge ( http://ideachallenge.eitictlabs.eu/ ) is EIT ICT Labs’ contest to reach out, identify and support the best digital startups in Europe, that are focused on fast growth of their business in Europe and worldwide.
The challenge focuses on 8 Innovation Action Lines, that cover digital trends in areas strategic for Europe:
- Health & Wellbeing
- Smart Spaces
- Cyber-Physical Systems
- Future Cloud
- Cyber Security and Privacy
- Internet of Things
- Urban Life and Mobility
- Smart Energy Systems
The prizes in store are -
1st Prize: 40,000 €
2nd Prize: 25,000 €
3rd Prize: 15,000 €
The goal is to find the 24 most innovative European startups in these fields and to help them succeed in world markets and become European success stories.
If you want to be one of these success stories, come along and discuss the best way to proceed further, know more from previous year's program participants how the process was like and what it is really like after you get selected.
Andy Piper - Developer Evangelist at Twitter to talk about some of Twitter's products you might be able to use for your ideas / projects for this challenge.
Maren Lesche, Social Media expert at EIT ICT Labs Idea Challenge, blogger, startup enthusiast, Advisor at the Israeli startup VoiceItt, Women in Tech, member of Digital Media Women Berlin and Geekettes in person to give an overview and answer any queries.
Emanuela Zaccone, last year's participant at this Idea Challenge and co-founder and Social Media Strategist of TOK.tv, the Voice Social Platform for Sport Fans, https://it.linkedin.com/in/emanuelazaccone
Lisa Lang, last year's participant at this Idea Challenge and a #WearableTech Top Influencer // @ElektroCouture Founder // Mentor for @hardware.co, Geekette, https://de.linkedin.com/in/lilaworks
EIT ICT Labs has a London node and its core partners are: Imperial College London, the University College London, Intel and BT.
The affiliate partners currently include Vodafone, IBM, the University of Edinburgh and the Institute for Sustainability. The London node is actively engaged in discussions with other entities about the possibility of partnership within EIT ICT Labs.
This is also an opportunity for you to network with other Women Who Code London members, so don't forget to bring your business cards!