2018 ERG ReGeneration Challenge

ERG Re-Generation Challenge 2018

ERG Re-Generation Challenge 2018
26 June 2018 – The second edition of the ERG Re-Generation Challenge 2018 business plan competition, organised by ERG in conjunction with dpixel, has been launched.

The project, which sets out to maximise opportunities for start-uppers and aspiring entrepreneurs by strengthening collaboration with innovators, universities, companies, local bodies and investors, is aimed at business initiatives with high innovative content, capable of giving a boost to the local economy at the same time. Entry is free.

The announcement and entry form for the business plan competition are published on the website www.barcamper.it. The first edition of the ERG Re-Generation Challenge involved Umbria, Lazio and Marche in the scouting phase for a total of 66 projects presented. The top three winners continued their business development path through contacts and agreements with leading companies in the energy sector.

The second edition of the ERG Re-Generation Challenge will be on a national scale, with a particular focus on the regions of Central-South Italy; it will kick off in July and finish in November 2018, being divided into three phases: project selection, training and prize-giving. 

The selection phase will be carried out by a team of experts from dpixel who will be promoting the initiative with a real road-show onboard the "Barcamper" mobile office in 10 cities: Sassari, Naples, Salerno, Potenza, Bari, Cosenza, Catania, Palermo, Campobasso and Terni.  40 business ideas will be selected to take part in two days of training about business modelling.

In the second phase, 20 projects will be selected from 40 to take part in a week long workshop during which a pool of mentors and experts will be providing their support to fine tune the business plans.

In the third phase, the 10 most interesting business ideas will be assessed by managers, sponsors and representatives from institutions in the areas involved, during a public event taking place in Palermo in November.  The three best plans will be awarded a sum of money, payable only if the plans are actually implemented.

ERG Re-Generation Challenge springs from ERG's desire to promote the development of innovative business in the green energy sectors and solutions applicable to energy production processes from renewable sources. The goal of dpixel, and its Barcamper programme in particular, is to identify and support the birth and growth of highly innovative businesses, facilitating the search for capital and connection with the industrial fabric.