Innovation Challenge for Circular Economy | Startup Challenge
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This challenge is open to startups across the world
November 12, 2020 - January 8, 2021 [23:59 GMT+9]
- Issue addressed by your project and value of the solution
- Overview of the project and technology used
- Addressed market (target area, market size)
- Business model
- Obstacles to implementation and required resources
- Nice to have: ecosystem and stakeholders involved in the project
January 25, 2021 - February 19, 2021
March 23 2021
The projects will be assessed following the criteria below:
Value of the addressed issues:
Is there a real need in the market to address this issue? How many people are impacted by it?
Potential to create a strong customer base:
How big is the market you are targeting? Who (companies/individuals) make up the target segment?
Innovativeness of the technology and business model:
How innovative is the technology used and the business model? How are they different from others?
How feasible is the solution to put into practice? Does the solution make sense financially? Will the solution be sustainable over the long term?
What is the scale of potential social impact? How broad is the impact? How many people will your solution reach? How significant is the impact?
Synergy with Hitachi (Mentoring phase only):
To what extent is your solution in line with Hitachi’s values of social innovation?