The Program

 

The Ideation Sprints will facilitate finding new solutions to contribute to a sustainable blue economy, bridging the gap between academic knowledge and the market.

While Portugal is full of dedicated marine bio-based researchers and their innovative projects, the startup community surrounding this field is limited. Through the Ideation Sprints, we equip researchers with the training and knowledge needed to begin to bring their academic endeavours to the market.

These Ideation Sprints can also serve as an introduction to participating in the Blue Bio Value Business Acceleration Program, entering its 3rd edition, that will be held in Portugal in the second half of 2020.

Our ambition

APPROACH

Identify the challenges of the blue economy and facilitate the creation of multidisciplinary teams.

INNOVATE

Approach real challenges and develop innovative solutions that will answer that specific challenge

ENABLE

Offer the specific tools for a perfect transfer of knowledge of the blue economy sector to the market.

Participants Profile

This is a national program for Portuguese students, researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs interested in contributing to the development of innovative solutions for the blue economy sector.
 
This open innovation program is supported by FastIdea methodology by Fábrica de Startups. This set of practices and exercises, successfully used in Ideation Programs since 2012, takes the participants from initial challenges to new business solutions.

How it works

Fast Idea Bootcamps

IDEATION SPRINTS

 

The program is composed of three bootcamps running over a period of two and a half days (20 working hours). 

FAST IDEA METHOD

 

The program assists in the creation of successful solutions, with an emphasis on mitigating potential risks typically associated with building a new business.

PRACTICAL PROGRAM

 

The program is composed of a set of exercises that provoke more and better business ideas.

STARTUP BOX

 

Each team will have access to all program materials all in one place - the Startup Box developed exclusively by Fábrica de Startups.

Agenda

Bootcamp #1

Intro + Challenges and Teams Creation

Bootcamp #2

Problems and Solutions

Bootcamp #3

Final Pitch Day

Timeline and Locations

AVEIRO

13 . 14 . 15

FEBRUARY

AZORES

Info Soon

More info to be confirmed in the next few weeks!