Take part in EXPO Innovation Challenge if you want to make an impact and you aren't afraid to challenge the status quo. Will you be there?
In line with the vision of the EXPO 2015 we wish to connect talented and leading minds from all around the world to shed light on the current reality and challenges of the food production industry and co-create innovative and impactful solutions and ideas. Get ready for a fun, challenging and hands-on weekend - with the opportunity of winning up to 20,000 EUR.
See you there?
Meet other talented and innovative developers, designers, and entrepreneurs from around the world.
Pitch your own idea under the theme "Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life" or work on the case-study submitted by DAFZA focusing on the food industry value chain.
Receive mentorship and training from industry experts within design thinking, coding, pitching, and prototyping. Listen to inspirational stories.
Winning teams will be awarded up to 20,000 EUR and have the opportunity to receive incubation and mentorship provided by leading European incubation hubs for 6 months.
Bringing together the most innovative and daring programmers, entrepreneurs and designers, and providing them with a stimulating environment to build high-impact and scalable solutions to real challenges under the theme “Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life” in less than 72 hours.
It will be a fun, challenging and very hands-on weekend. The selected participants will receive skill-sessions related to coding, design thinking, and pitching, as well as inspirational sessions delivered by industry-experts. Take part in Expo Innovation Challenge If you want to make an impact and you aren't afraid to challenge the status quo. Will you be there? Apply now!
Moura’s interests lie in rethinking collaborative spaces at the intersections of academia, government, business & civil society.
Marco has 20 years of experience in Strategy & Management Consulting in leading companies.
Alberto has 20 years experience of go-to-market and operations management in the high-tech & mobile industry
Marco is the Founder of TicketOne, Netcomm & many other successful startups. He is the Board member of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.
Josh has coached and trained entrepreneurs in the USA, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland and now Italy.
Stavros is the co-founder & chief curator in The Cube & is responsible for strategy, operations & communications.
Served 3 times as Mayor of Salinas, the “salad bowl of the world”
Esben is experienced in venture and business development and has lead the development and growth of multiple successful startups in Asia and EU.
His mission is to make hardware accessible to a larger community by eliminating the cost barrier entirely.
Codemotion is the biggest tech conference in Italy, Spain & Germany for developers open to all languages & technologies
100happydays Foundation has directly impacted the lives of over 5 mill people across 180 countries.
Digital professional with 15+ years of international experience leading strategy & product development
Ex-Googler, passionate about innovation & entrepreneurship. Startups Advisor, Mentor & Networker at dinner time.
Ph.D. Candidate at Entrepreneurship & Innovation Division of ITM School of KTH- Royal Institute of Technology
Ivan consults European tech companies and investors on exits, acquisitions and financing options.
Lootah has been with DAFZA since 2001 bringing along an extensive 17 years of experience.
An innovative & creative thinker, he has been heavily involved in attracting international investors & help MNCs to establish themselves in the Free zone.
Johnny is an authority in the field of Marketing & Communication in the MENA with 20+ years experience across key industries
She is a resourceful leader who excels at implementing, high profile, image-based Public Relations programs within the food tech industry, both public/private
Registration and check-in begins from 10:00 AM. Register, drop your things, get familiar with Milan, meet the others, enjoy the sun, and chill out before the programme starts. Don't forget to grab a name-tag and a t-shirt. The official programme registration starts at 5PM - where snacks will be available and the programme itself will kick-off at 6PM!
Why we're all participating, and what it's is all about. Review the full weekend agenda. Introducing opening speakers and case-studies. We will be having a short panel session with speakers from Dubai and Italy talking about the importance of innovation and some of the things that are happening within this region, and somebody present from the global investment scene, giving a perspective on some of the trends and developments there.
Speed-networking session where you will have the chance to get to know the other participants. For those that have come with ideas that they would like to work on - this is here you get the chance to pitch!
Teams start forming and discussing ideas, determining their roles, and planning their weekend.
Start working! Formalize the teams and take an inventory of skills. Be sure you have all the team members and skills that you need in order to realize your idea.
Breakfast will be available at the venue.
Wondering about all this design and business buzz? Thinking about developing your creative and critical skills? The ASK.TRY.DO workshop will provide you with a basic understanding of the strategic design process that you can apply to everything from your most basic business problems to some of our more challenging systemic ones. The short workshop will also introduce you to a few techniques (Assumption Dumption, Story Share, Free Write/Draw) that are easy to master and useful in everyday start-up life. Grab your coffee and get ready!
Mentors will be around to give advice and support - don't hesitate to approach them: they are there to help! Throughout the day lunch and snacks will be provided. During the day skill sessions will be delivered within "User Experience and Product Design", hardware and drones, and specific sessions within business models and investment strategies.
After dinner check-in. Teams give status reports and ask for help where needed.
Transform yourself from inexperienced speaker to skilled presenter. In this session, you’ll learn to communicate effectively and persuasively and become comfortable with your own style. Develop key presentation skills and learn how to present your ideas with conviction, control, and poise—and without fear. Plus receive expert advice on how to handle especially challenging situations. Best of all, you’ll gain confidence by making presentations.
Mentors will be around to give advice and support - don't hesitate to approach them: they are there to help!
Final hour and preparations before presenting for the judges. Focus on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place. Mentors will be around to give advice and support - don't hesitate to approach them: they are there to help!
Final presentations and then we will be heading over to the finals at EXPO 2015!
Announcement of Winners followed by an Apéro and after-party.