The IPRIZE is an international competition to explore the implications of the new machine economy on society, culture and business. We want to lay a strong foundation for developing new business models and use technology to benefit humanity. The IPRIZE addresses early stage startups and individuals that are dedicated to seize the opportunities in this field to make the world a better place.
Who can apply?Knowing that successful innovation come in many shapes and forms and need different kinds of support along their development, we wish to encourage ideas at multiple stages of development by awarding prizes in two categories. We are looking for early stage start-ups can apply for the Seed Investment. Additionally, we want to give hidden champions and secret tinkerers an opportunity as well. Therefore, we are offering a 6 months idea incubation to support you as an individual to further develop your idea – no preconditions required.
What are the application criteria?Your solutions must be suited for commercial use and entail a short term and long term initiative to make the world a better place.
My solution doesn’t directly answer the questions listed in the categories above. Can I still apply?Yes, your solution does not necessarily need to answer the specific questions listed above. The questions serve as a guideline for what we are looking for. If your solutions address completely new questions we haven’t thought about yet – even better!
What stage do I need to be in?Early stage as a start-up to compete for the seed investment. No requirements for the individual price.
When is the IPRIZE finale ceremony?The finalists of each category will pitch live at the UnConference on September 28, 2017 in Berlin.
Who will be judging the contest?Representatives of the innogy Innovation Hub and GTEC and ecosystem experts (to be announced soon!).