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“National Innovation Challenge” Azerbaijan 2018 – Applications are open for startups (Apply now)!

Do you have an innovative business idea or a startup? Apply now to “National Innovation Challenge” Azerbaijan​ and get a chance to represent Azerbaijan in the #NextGenGovIstanbul Innovation Days 2018” while showcasing your product to potential investors from all around the world in Istanbul, Turkey on 27-29 November 2018!

Deadline for applications: 30 September, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY

  • have a business idea or project that has a strong market potential and will appeal to investors
  • present a new and original business idea in economic, social and ecology sphere with an impact;
  • the proposals address at least one Sustainable Development Goal (out of the total of 17 Global Goals)

 

PRIZES

  • The winner of the “National Innovation Challenge” Azerbaijan 2018 receives a full sponsorship package to attend the “Istanbul Innovation Days 2018” in Istanbul, Turkey on 27-29 November 2018!
  • The best Cleantech solution proposed will be granted direct access to Social Innovation Lab’s ClimateLaunchpad Azerbaijan 2019 program.

The top 3 winning startups of the “National Innovation Challenge” Azerbaijan 2018 receive cash prizes as below:

  • First place: 5,000 AZN,
  • Second place: 3,000 AZN,
  • Third place: 2,000 AZN.

 

HOW IT WORKS?

Fifteen successful applicants will be accepted to an intensive training & coaching program in Baku, which consists of a two full days of Bootcamp, aspeedy training & coaching program and a National Final. The winner of the “National Innovation Challenge” Azerbaijan 2018 National Final will go on to represent Azerbaijanat the “Istanbul Innovation Days 2018” in Istanbul, Turkey on 27-29 November 2018.

 

Step 1: Apply before 30 September, 2018;

Step 2: Participate in a two-day Bootcamp a speedy training & coaching program between 8-18 October, 2018;

Step 3: Pitch in the National Final to a jury of distinguished global professionals and entrepreneurs on 19 October, 2018;

Step 4: The winner attends the “Istanbul Innovation Days 2018” Global Program on 27-29 November, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Deadline for applications: 30 September, 2018.

Trust in your ideas and apply now:

Should it happen that you experience problems with submitting or have any questions, then please do not hesitate to message the official Facebook page of “Social Innovation Lab” or contact us at +994558356538.