BUSINESS & INNOVATION AWARD Translating research ideas into added-value goods and services
The main idea driving this initiative is approaching current Ph.D. students to innovation and the opportunities to drive research into the market.
Ph.D. students too often see their doctoral research as just publishing scientific papers, produce a doctoral dissertation, and start an academic career, if possible. Innovation and marketing research are mostly perceived as something only possible later, in the framework of consolidated research groups.
First, MeCCE is committed to provide guidelines for Ph.D. students on innovation, on how to transform their research into a marketable solution, and the opportunities to actually introduce this solution into the market. Next, MeCCE will offer the opportunity to selected participants to test their innovation competence in the MeCCE Business Contest.
All MeCCE delegates will be able to attend the contest and the debate in September.
August, 20th - Last day for presenting candidatures to the Business Award.
August, 25th - Accepted candidates to the Business Award are announced.
The selection of the most innovative (business-oriented) solution will be based on degree to which it:
is creative and unexpected (“Why no one ever think of this it before?”)
challenges conventional ways of doing things (business as usual)
brings a qualitative differentiation rather than just an efficiency increase
allows creating and/or addressing new markets or category segments
fulfils ignored or unnoticed social needs and demands
moves towards meeting sustainable development goals (H2030)
Each presentation will take 10 minutes.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
All accepted contributions will be eligible to be selected by the panel for the Business & Innovation Program. The abstract submission form is open until August 20th. Do not miss this opportunity to participate in the Business & Innovation Program!
In order to participate please notice that authors of accepted contributions must be registered before August 27th through the online registration form.
Virtual Event: November 16th - 20th, 2020 September 3rd, 2021
Face-to-face Event: September 14th - 17th, 2021
Early bird registration deadline July 30th, 2021
Presentation submission deadline August 20th, 2021
Notification of acceptance August 25th, 2021
Authors’ registration deadline August 27th, 2021