ERG ReGeneration Challenge 2017

The ERG Re-Generation Generation Challenge gets underway, the Business Plan Competition promoted by ERG to offer students, startuppers and companies the chance to develop business initiatives in the Terni area.

This project is part of the Terni Urban Re-Generation initiative promoted by the Terni Municipal Council for redevelopment of the local area. 

ERG ReGeneration Challenge - All the phases

  • ERG Re-Generation Challenge: four days of Techmeetings in Terni and Perugia
    The four days of training Techmeetings dedicated to the 40 start-ups that passed the first stage of selection of the ERG Re-Generation Challenge - the business plan competition promoted by ERG, with the collaboration of dpixel, connected with the themes of renewable energy and innovation - will be held today, tomorrow, on 30 and on 31 January.

    The initiative is linked to the Terni Urban Re Generation project of the Municipality of Terni.
    The Terni stage is scheduled for Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 January at CAOS (Centro Arti Opificio Siri); the second and final stage will take place on 30 and 31 January, from 2 p.m., at the Engineering Department of the University of Perugia.

    The 20 enterprising ideas admitted to Techweek, the training and mentoring week that will be held at the Terni CAOS from 6 to 10 February, will be selected at the two workshops held this week by dpixel experts and lecturers.

    The final ERG Re-Generation Challenge show, which will adopt the TechGarage formula, is scheduled for 3 March, again in Terni.
  • 28 November 2016 - Second phase of the ERG Re-Generation Challenge gets underway
    The second phase of the ERG Re-Generation Challenge for the itinerant selection of projects that participated in the initiative promoted by ERG in association with dpixel in October, gets underway in Terni today, Monday 28 November.

    A team of experts will evaluate the enterprising ideas during meetings that will take place during the four stages of the tour in the Barcamper, the mobile scouting and business acceleration vehicle developed by dpixel. ERG Re-Generation Challenge is designed to offer students, start-uppers and businesses the chance to develop enterprising initiatives in the community, and forms part of Terni Urban ReGeneration, the project promoted by the Municipality of Terni for the redevelopment of urban areas.

    Forty start-ups will be selected during the Barcamper Tour and take part in 2 days of training for the initial assessment of the projects.  

    The 20 initiatives chosen will then be invited to a week-long workshop in order to finalise the business plan. Here a group of tutors and experts will help the start-up entrepreneurs to organise their projects so they can access the final phase.

    The 10 most interesting business ideas will be evaluated by a panel of managers, financiers and local institutional representatives during a public event that will take place in Terni.
    The best 3 ideas will be awarded with a cash prize to help fund the implementation of their project. The following are involved in the project: the Municipality of Terni and Il Centro Arti Opificio Siri (CAOS); the University of Perugia; the University of Macerata, JCube of Jesi (Ancona), the Municipality of Rieti, Rieti Industrial Association (Consorzio Industriale di Rieti), Sabina Universitas and the University of Tuscia.
  • 17 November 2016 - ERG Re-Generation Challenge
    The ERG Re-Generation Generation Challenge gets underway, the Business Plan Competition promoted by ERG to offer students, startuppers and companies the chance to develop business initiatives in the Terni area. This project is part of the Terni Urban Re-Generation initiative promoted by the Terni Municipal Council for redevelopment of the local area. The ERG Re-Generation Challenge will run from October 2016 to March 2017 and will be organised into three stages: project selection, training, prize-giving.

    Selection will be by a team of experts who will use "Barcamper", the mobile scouting and business acceleration platform developed by dpixel, to visit the cities involved in the initiative: Terni, Perugia, Macerata, Viterbo and Rieti.

    Forty startups will be selected during the first stage and they will take part in a two-day training course, for initial evaluation of their projects. Twenty of these will then be picked to participate in a one-week workshop for completion of their business plans. Here, a group of tutors and experts will work alongside the members of the startups as they prepare their project for the final stage, which will see the ten most interesting business ideas judged by a jury of managers, financers and representatives of local institutions at a public event held in Terni.  

    The three best ideas will win a sum of money to be used for implementation of their projects. The "ERG Re-Generation Challenge" is an initiative by ERG to promote, with support from dpixel, a company specialising in the open innovation sector, the development of innovative businesses in the sectors of sustainable energy and new forms of collaborative economy, created locally for the local area.

    The project sees collaboration by the Terni Municipal Council and the Centro Arti Opificio Siri (CAOS); Industrial Liaison Office of Perugia University, the Industrial Liaison Office at Macerata University and JCube in Jesi, in the province of Ancona. All those interested can download the competition rules and regulations here and arrange an appointment for presentation of their project.
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