The everis foundation has opened a call for projects for the first everis entrepreneurship Awards Belgium for high-impact tech innovation proposals that generate a positive change in society. The Belgian winner will receive €10,000 and a pass to the international final of the Global everis Awards, with the chance of winning an additional award of € 60,000.
Who can apply?
The everis Awards Belgium will be awarded to the candidate whose proposal is geared toward leveraging a technological, managerial, social or environmental innovation, in the category of ¨New business model in the Digital Economy.
Proposed innovations must be at least in the prototype phase (at least a Minimum Viable Product) with a high innovative component and that demonstrates a significant potential for growth.
This Award is aimed at innovations developed by Belgian companies or, if the company has not yet been incorporated, at projects that have been developed or are being developed in Belgium. In any case, the acceptance of the Award implies to set-up a company in Belgium.
Global everis Awards - XVIII edition
The winner of the everis Awards Belgium will compete for an additional award of €60,000 in the international final of the Global everis Awards that will take place in Madrid, Spain. In this final, the Belgian winner will compete against the local winners of the other 9 participating countries, coming from Latin America and Europe.
In addition, if deemed appropriate by the Jury, the winner will receive a free support service package from i-deals, a company from the everis Group specialized in technological entrepreneurship.
The Global everis Awards event will take place during the everis-talent-week. An entire week dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship through various activities such as seminars, workshops, conferences, roundtables on issues related to innovation and entrepreneurship, among others. All 10 local winners will attend these activities as part of the program.
Participation in the Open Innovation Contest from NTT Data
Additionally, the everis foundation offers semi-finalists the possibility to participate in the Open Innovation Contest in Tokyo, an initiative of NTT DATA, Japanese subsidiary to which everis belongs.
About the everis foundation
Stimulating the entrepreneurial spirit of society and driving innovation, are the pillars on which the activity of the everis foundation is based.
Since 2001, the everis foundation was created with the purpose of supporting and promoting the entrepreneurial spirit. Through the foundation, everis promotes and facilitates activities in different environments that foster personal development and the maximization of talent as the engine of progress.
Committed to society, the everis foundation supports, in collaboration with the academic and scientific community, research in areas that are susceptible of improvement or development. They altruistically channel the capabilities of everis towards projects in education, science, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Everis helps, through the contribution of voluntary work, to transform talent into valuable proposals for society. They try to ensure that society recognizes the value of talent and eliminates the social, geographical and economic barriers that hinder its development. Everis carries out thei activities in the countries where everis is present, in Europe and America.
How to apply?
Submissions must be sent in by Belgian companies or companies looking to develop their project in Belgium.
Registration is open until April 30th, 2019 on http://www.everisawards.be in the category of New business models in the Digital Economy.
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