Timeline
Eight intensive sprints, designed to help you arrive at a pilot project ready for development. In parallel, a series of guest lectures, special-access tours, and cultural activities — and of course some time for fun.
Timeline
13
Jan
2017
Application deadline
26
Jan
2017
Participants selection
12
Feb
2017

13
Apr
2017
Program duration

Stage 1 - Start

Companies meet one another and the government entities during an opening ceremony, and learn more about the program and its aims during orientation.

Stage 2 - Discovery

Entities introduce companies to key personnel and provide site tours of their facilities. Both begin discussing areas of opportunity and brainstorming ideas; companies provide proof of their core technologies.

Stage 3 - Development

Companies and entities explore specific ideas for pilot project proposals. Entities ensure companies have access to relevant expertise and data in order to fully develop their proposals.

Stage 4 - Delivery

Having jointly prepared a pilot project proposal, companies pitch their proposal to the relevant stakeholders and decision makers within the entity.

Stage 5 - Feedback & Iteration

Entities provide constructive feedback to the companies within seven days. Both work together to iterate and improve the proposal, discussing and negotiating scope and cost.

Stage 6 - Decision

Entities will agree or decline to proceed with an MOU (or other commercial agreement) by the end of week 7 at the latest.

Stage 7 - Drafting

Entities and companies work together to draft an agreement, agreeing on required resources, timelines and key deliverables.

Stage 8 - Conclusion

Companies and entities attend a closing ceremony where agreements are signed. Next steps for contracting and delivery of the proposal are discussed and agreed.