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?
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.