The Collider 2020
Bring your innovation to the market
What are we looking for?
The Collider is pioneering innovation and tech transfer programme that bridges the gap between science and market to create disruptive technology-based spinoffs. To make it possible, the programme fosters an entrepreneurial attitude in universities and uses the researcher – entrepreneur formula to create new high-value companies.
The programme focuses on identification and business application of highly disruptive technologies, such as Internet of Things, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, XR/3D, New Materials, Hardware or Robotics.
We offer you a unique opportunity to team up with serial entrepreneurs and launch pilots with top tier corporations with the final objective of finding an optimal market fit for your technological project.
Candidates should have proven experience in the following tech fields:
What do we offer?
PILOTS WITH INDUSTRY
Evolve your proof of concept to MVP with corporations and launch pilots together.
We build high-performance startup teams with serial entrepreneurs.
+120h Training Sessions
Top notch mentors and industry experts will be guiding your project.
Up to 50K€ direct investment and access to MWCpartners & investment network.
Sectorial Challenges 2020
To define the sectorial challenges of the current edition The Collider organized workshops with corporations from each of these verticals. During these working sessions the companies helped us to identify the main problems that their industries face in upcoming future.
Using tech solutions to improve R&D&i, optimize health system, including diagnostics, patient treatment and monitoring.
Applying innovation to automate the supply chain, discover clean recycling solutions and enhance processes thanks to data analytics.
Discovering new energy production technologies that reduce environmental impact and introduction of new consumption models.
Improving accessibility of new technologies, autonomous vehicles and reduction of CO2 emissions produced by the sector.
The Collider Award
The Collider will select the 15 best projects solving industry challenges and will invite them to take part in The Collider’s programme new edition. One of the main criteria for selection is the technologies’ maturity stage, meaning that we reward the projects that are developed enough to start piloting and testing. Entering to The Collider helps universities and research institutions to apply and test their scientific know-how in real life.
Apart from entering the programme, each scientific project also receives €2000 financial help from Ministry of Business and Knowledge of Catalan Government to cover travel expenses, subsistence allowance, accommodation or any other expenses occurred as a result of participation in The Collider.
15 April- 31 May 2020
Sept- Dec 2020
Phase 1: Tech Validation & Teams
January - April 2021
Phase 2: Opportunity Validation
April - June 2021
Phase 3: Venture Builder
We collaborate with various corporations to define sectorial challenges and to launch conjoint pilots.