InnoMate Demo Day, March 10th, 4.30-7:00 p.m.

Here are the semi-finalists of our 2021/22 InnoMate program, register as a spectator for the online final

The current season of InnoMate started in the autumn of 2021 in 5 secondary schools and 2 special schools with the participation of about 120 high school students. After autognosis and team building sessions, participants started working in small teams to address problems that concern them as well.

Until the semi-final, they were accompanied by local teachers who, after a methodological training, supported the creative process and teamwork as group leaders.

In our innovation competition, the students’ journey was bumpy again this year. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic has made it difficult for participants again this year: illnesses and quarantines have hindered progress. However, many students persevered despite the difficulties, and in the end the six-member jury sent 6 teams to the online final.

The teams that will participate and their ideas are as follows:

  • the “NightFall” team of the BSZC Arany János Gymnasium and Technikum in Berettyóújfalu, which plans to create a community space for young people in their settlement;
  • the “Sixth Sense” team of Móricz Zsigmond High School in Szentendre, which applied for the idea of a special orientation tool for the visually impaired;
  • the “IMC (It’s My Company)” team of the BMSZC János Neumann Informatics Technikum in Budapest, which came up with the idea of an app connecting entrepreneurs with marketers;
  • the “EduRoad” team of The Kodály Zoltán Gymnasium in Pécs, which developed the plans of a website for career choice and further education;
  • the “Bustro” team of Móricz Zsigmond High School in Szentendre, which is working on the design of a special retro bus;
  • the “Roasted” team of the ringing school, who applied for a project aimed at raising the awareness of the local community building and Tanoda.

These six teams will compete in the online final on 10 March, where the most promising projects will receive an additional HUF 100,000 in financial support in addition to the professional one.

Join us on Thursday and get to know the teams.

Participation is free of charge for those interested, but is subject to registration.

You can register at this link: https://forms.office.com/r/2MiqT5yrL3

Come and cheer for your favorite team!

Demo Day program:

16:30-16:40: Greetings : Sury Dalma, presenter of StartTUp and Adriány Kincső, Managing Director of United Way Hungary

16:40-16:50: Inspiration speaker

16:50-17:50: Pitch presentations, 6 teams (3 min presentation, 5 min Q&A), 1 people from each team present in Hungarian.

17:50 -18:05: Jury evaluates, interactive program in the meantime conducted by the presenter

From 18:10 announcement of results, closing.

Jury members:

  • Gergely Horváth – Member of the Board of Trustees of the Generali Foundation for Security
  • Andrea Dintsér – YourStory, Member of the Board of Trustees of United Way Hungary
  • Pál Molnár – Member of StartITup Győr Association, founder of Ideathon

Prizes:

  • Each team receives an expert mentor who will support them in March-May to move forward with their project.
  • At least 3 teams will receive a grant of HUF 100,000-100,000 for the further development of their project, which they can use in the period March-May 2022. The method of support depends on the project idea.
  • At least three teams will get into a 3-day innovation camp in Budapest, where they can further develop their project with the help of successful and in many cases well-known mentors and participate in exciting community programs. The full cost of the camp (including travel and accommodation) is covered by United Way Hungary.

Organizers: United Way Hungary and StartItUp Association