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Klimahouse, leading fair for innovation in the green building industry, is organising the second edition of Klimahouse Innovation Days: a four-day programme with dedicated encounters for startups that operate in the industry. It will run alongside Klimahouse 2018, from 24 to 27 January, at the Fiera di Bolzano.

During this event, the “Klimahouse Startup Award” will be hosted, identifying the best startup or innovative company in the industry on a European level.

From amongst the startups that put themselves forwards, a selection committee will choose 10 award finalists. They will be given the occasion to exhibit at Klimahouse Innovation Days, encountering the key companies in the industry.

The aim of the competition and the Innovation Days is to help all new entrepreneurial organisations, that contribute to innovation within the industry, to quickly make contact with industrial partners who are able to support them in the market.

The 2018 Klimahouse Innovation Days will therefore have “Nature of building, nature of living” as its topic. It will focus on technologies dedicated to smart building, smart living and smart cities that centre their work around nature in accordance with the following concept:

Building according to nature means living according to nature. Combining ecology and technology to make all buildings – homes, offices, production sites and common spaces – compatible with an ecosystem concept that puts mankind at the centre. The Klimahouse Innovation Days select, promote and encourage innovation that makes man feel part of something to which he belongs: within the walls of an intelligent and connected home, and outside the home in the smart cities of tomorrow. A new urban living that reconciles mankind with nature.

Requirements, conditions and how to participate

“Startup” means any company with headquarters in the European Union established from 2014 onwards whose main activity is strongly characterised by innovative elements.

If applicable to the field of energy recovery and efficiency in building, all startups that operate in the construction, energy, service, IT (Information Technology) and IoT (Internet of Things) industries can compete at the Klimahouse Startup Award.

Startups that would like to be considered for the award should apply by filling in the form and sending their entrepreneurial project.

Applications must reach us by 6 p.m. on 20 November 2017.

By 11 December 2017, a technical judging panel will select the 10 startup finalists for the award. They will be called to exhibit their products and services from 24 to 27 January 2018 at the Fiera di Bolzano, in the Klimahouse Innovation Days expo area.

During the application phase, the startups will be asked to expressly confirm their availability to exhibit, should they be selected as finalists. These finalists will exhibit in the Klimahouse Innovation Days expo area with a personalised desk that they will be provided with by the organisers. Availability to be present for the entire duration of the event is a prerequisite for entry to the final of the award.

No financial contribution is requested of the startups.

Klimahouse Innovation Days anticipate two session pitches per day to allow the finalist startups to present themselves to the Klimahouse public. Over the course of the first three days of the event, the technical judging panel will select the three startups that will compete for first prize in the race to the grand final.

The finalist startups will be judged based on a five-minute elevator pitch and a subsequent Q&A session on behalf of the judging panel.

Prizes

The overall prize award consists of services totalling 20,000 Euros in value. More specifically:

FINALISTS’ PRIZE:
- Personalised desk at the Klimahouse Innovation Days during Klimahouse 2018. Exhibition of products and informative and promotional material. Meetings with potential investors and industrial partners


WINNER’S PRIZE:
- Dressed stand position complete with additional services and hospitality at the 2019 edition of Klimahouse at the Fiera di Bolzano
- Advertising services in the official catalogue and on the website, as well as 150 invitation passes for Klimahouse 2019
- Visibility package on Klimahouse 2019 participation composed of: press release, video interview
- Competency mapping, care of IDM Südtirol Alto Adige
- Participation at Klimahouse Toscana, which will take place in Florence from 13 to 15 April 2018, with a dressed stand.