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Will you be launching the ideal parking app for sailors? Can you think of a genius application of smart sensoring? Do you have the new Uber for the port in mind? Are you capable of making maintenance on ships more easy?

September 1, 2015 | kick-off 3pm, Pitch for 30 directors 6pm (only for selected pitchers) | YES!Delft, Molengraaffsingel
Deadline registration for pitch: August 26

Port Innovation Lab Access Day
Port Innovation Lab is an initiative by Port of Rotterdam Authority and tech incubator YES!Delft. At September 1, we’ll be organizing an inspiring and interactive afternoon in which we’ll show you what the programme can offer you. There is also an opportunity to pitch your idea in front of 30 port directors (of different companies). 

What will be going on
During this afternoon, we’ll be providing you with more information about very diverse parts of our programme like Discovery Day and LaunchLab. Also, there will be entrepreneurs to share their story with you. YES!Delft employees and people from the port will be present to answer all the questions you might have. After the informative part, you’ll have the opportunity to actively take part in the programme by doing a pitch training. We’ll conclude the afternoon with pizza and drinks.
Curious about the entire programme? 

Pitch in front of 30 Port Directors (only for selected teams)
For eight people in the programme, the day won’t be at the end. Register your idea now (deadline August 26). The eight most promising submissions will get an invitation and the opportunity to pitch their idea for about 30 port directors. 

If this group thinks your idea is the best, you’ll win a seat in the LaunchLab!* Besides that, you have a chance of winning one hour of free consultancy advice with port directors. Do you have an idea to make the port cleaner, more efficient or better? Then turn your technological idea for the port into the first step onwards today! Here you find more info about the selection. 

For who
This informative afternoon session is for anyone who’s interested in the possibilities of the Port Innovation Lab. You don’t have to have an idea for the part in the first part of the programme. The second part of the day is only for the selected teams. 

Port Innovation Lab
To attract new and relevant port ideas and accelerate them into successful startups: that is what the Port Innovation Lab does. We offer activities, coaches, testing facilities, access to a launching customer network, investors and more. With this programme we bring ideas to a next stage. We offer support in validating someone’s business plan and help take the right steps towards a successful startup. We work towards one goal: new startups with a scalable business model who would like to conquer the world from within the port of Rotterdam. www.portinnovationlab.nl

 

* Commercial value: around €15.000, if the selection criteria are met.