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Innovation For Society Awards 2024

Where business initiatives embrace research innovation!

Join the Innovation for Society Awards (IFS) 2024 and dive into the heart of open innovation with Central Macedonia’s premier initiative. Whether you’re facing a challenge or have a solution to offer, let’s transform ideas into reality together!


 

The Competition

IFS represents an open innovation initiative that unites corporations seeking innovative solutions to industry challenges with pioneering entrepreneurs and researchers at the leading-edge of technology.

The chosen participants will receive: 
• Guidance and mentorship from the industry challenge owners 
• Specialized training and seminars
• Personalized startup coaching sessions
• The chance to develop a Proof of Concept (PoC) or pilot for a challenge
• An opportunity to compete for €40,000 in cash prizes

IFS 2024 Schedule


The competition commences on April 25, 2024, featuring an informational session during the esteemed Technology Forum conference.
Simultaneously, the open call for submissions begins on the same date (April 25, 2024), with the application deadline set for May 28, 2024.
From June 2024 to October 2024, participants including startups, spinoffs, researchers, tech companies, and other entities will engage in collaborative efforts with challenge owners, coaches, and organizers. Together, they will endeavor to develop solutions with exceptional industry impact, global scalability, and societal relevance.

Challenges

  1. AKRITAS S.A. -Transition of product samples to the new digital age
  2. ALUMIL S.A. -Corrosion Potential Determination in Extruded Aluminium Profiles
  3. BIOS AGROSYSTEMS S.A.- Digital Moisture Measurement Tools for Seedcotton Mass
  4. DIOPAS S.A.- Eco-Material for aquaculture net impregantion, replacing antifouling 
  5. INFOTEAM HELLAS MIKE-Transforming Junior Programmers into High-Performing Developers
  6. ISOMAT S.A.- Energy mix management to reduce the company’s carbon footprint
  7. K&N EFTHYMIADIS S.A.- Factory Avatar
  8. OLYMPIA ELECTRONICS S.A. -Automated assembly components for productivity enhancement
  9. SIEMENS S.A.-Mobile Tenant App: Enhancing Tenant Experience and Energy Efficiency
  10. ThPA S.A.-Dynamic Truck Appointment System in Container Terminals


 

From Concept to Prize

Co-develop, validate, and compete for a portion of 40.000€! The teams that develop the most promising and impactful solutions addressing the program’s challenges have the opportunity to share in 40.000€ in cash prizes.

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