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Community Voting ends on Sunday! Tamara 19.09.2014

evovelo is currently #1 in the community voting, closely followed by Harvesting Waste Thermal Energy and PubliCab. There is still plenty of time left to vote for your favourite ideas. The Community Voting ends on Sunday at midnight!

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The voting has started! Tamara 15.09.2014

The Community Voting has started! This is your chance to select the best ideas out of the great submissions we received. You have 5 votes to be distributed to 5 ideas (max. 1 vote per idea). The teams with most votes will move on to the jury voting.

The Voting will close on 21 September. Until then it is open to everyone who is registered on the website - and to everyone who will register until the end of the...

The last week of the online competition has started! Tamara 08.09.2014

Here we go, the last week of the online competition has started! You have until Sunday, 14 September 2014 at 24:00 C.E.T. (that is Sunday night at midnight) is to post your entries for the Open Innovation Slam, to comment on the ideas of others and improve your own ideas.

Make sure that you include your team members in your ideas. You have to be a team of at least 2 people to be invited to the Venture Weekend!...

The Challenge

The Open Innovation Slam calls for solutions that reduce carbon emissions in urban transport systems. We look for ideas and technologies that may improve the energy efficiency of vehicles in urban public transport, promote non-fuel technologies or improve operating practices of vehicles.

Finalists have the opportunity to win € 15,000 in cash prizes. Additionally, the winner of the Open Innovation Slam will be awarded with access to the Climate-KIC Accelerator worth up to € 95,000 of funding in grants, coaching, office space and participation in high-class Climate-KIC events!

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How it works


Submit ideas

22 April – 14 September 2014

Register and join the Open Innovation Slam. Submit an innovative solution or join an existing team.


Collaborate & improve

22 April – 14 September 2014

Collaborate with other participants and share your expertise. Give feedback, work on your idea, grow your team or join others to develop their solutions.


Community voting

15 – 21 September 2014

Evaluate the ideas and select the ones that have the greatest potential to reduce carbon emission. The 15 top-ranked teams move to the next round.


Jury voting

22 – 28 September 2014

A jury evaluates the top-ranked ideas of the Community Voting. The ten teams with the best ideas will get invited to the Venture Weekend.


Venture weekend

17 - 19 October 2014

The Finalists get expert support, business coaching and unique networking opportunities at the Venture Weekend. The winner will receive up to 95,000 € of business support.

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