Virtual InnoDays

The InnoDays bring together companies, designers, engineers and entrepreneurial students to turn ideas into prototypes within 48 hours. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we are running the Berkeley edition fully online. The InnoDays Micromobility 2020 are open to everyone.  Let’s use this opportunity to go beyond the physical, and embrace the digital to work together to tackle important challenges. How might we enhance social equity through micromobility during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis? 

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🎬 Watch the highlight video

The micromobility & social equity challenge

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EDF

How might we design more inclusive Light Electric Vehicle form factors and micromobility solutions for both passenger mobility and goods delivery?

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Outcomes

1

Challenge

80

Participants

40

Mentors

18

Prototypes

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Why join

💪 Gain experience

Innovation is something you get better by doing it. This is your opportunity to gain hands-on experience by solving critical challenges.

🛠 Build skills

Work in a team with different skillsets and mindsets to come up with innovative solutions and learn with others. You’ll receive mentoring by inspirational leaders.

🏅 Create opportunities

Interact with companies to explore career opportunities and build your network. The best ideas get the company partner’s support to make your idea happen.

Social impact

The real reward is driving meaningful social impact. We can leverage micromobility to help navigate the current crisis and enhance social equity for a post-COVID-19 world.

🤙 Become a member

InnoDays participants can become EWC Associates eligible for EWC Labs and competitive for fellowships at the East West Center headquarter in Hawaii.

🛴 Get Segway prizes

Thanks to Segway for rewarding the best team with Ninebot KickScooters by Segway ES2 or Segway Ninebot Ss.

Who should join

👩‍💻 Individuals

Calling all designers, engineers and entrepreneurs with a passion for innovation and mobility. You can join as an individual and find your team during the inspiration phase. Each team needs to bring members with a design, technical and business background together.

Sign up as an individual

🚀 Startups

The InnoDays gives mobility startups the opportunity to get in touch with the innovation lab of EDF. Simply submit your product demo video and pitch deck on the final day to start to explore collaboration opportunities together with EDF.

Sign up as a startup

 

How it works

  • Step 1. Sign up

    Sign up here to get invited to our collaboration platform. Join our slack channel to get updates.

  • Step 2. Understand

    Understand the challenge and study the context, the company, and their customers.

    📍 Join the challenge brief webinar on March 31 at 22:00 CST/16:00 CET/07:00 PST.

  • Step 2. Inspire

    At the InnoDays, you can either pitch your own idea or join a team. Every participant needs to introduce themselves with an idea (if you’ll pitch) or an insight relevant for a challenge (if you’ll join a team) in a short video (max. 2 min). Teams are formed based on the best ideas and mixing skills.

    🎬 Share your inspiration video on Sprintbase under Field Research.

Final schedule

Teams pitch their idea (2 min) and mentors ask questions (3 min) in four tracks.

Schedule

Local schedules

Global schedule

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Collaboration tools

🙋‍♀️ Coordination: Join our slack channel

🛠️ Collaboration: Get invited to Sprintbase after signing up

📍 Communication: Participate in meetings and mentoring via Zoom

Teams

Teams are built based on (1) regions, (2) ideas and (3) mix of skills. Team leaders have one minutes to pitch at the opening.

Mentors

Get support from mentors from our company partners and other experts. 

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FAQ

Do I need to pay to participate in the InnoDays?

No, participation is free.

Where will the InnoDays take place?

The InnoDays will run entirely virtually. Information on the platform that we will use will be provided soon.

What language do you speak at the InnoDays?

The event will be entirely in English, but teams can choose to work together in whatever language they want.

Who are the participants?

We will have three main groups of participants from Austria, France, China and the US. However, the event is open to all participants from anywhere.

How do you deal with time differences?

We will organize most of the online activities from 3pm CET/8am PST to 9pm CET/2pm PST. Local lead mentors will be available to support the teams throughout the day.

How does the application work?

The application process is two-steps. First, you will have to register on Eventbrite. Second, you will have to submit a video that summarizes your idea for the innovation challenge.

What if I don’t have an idea to submit?

In this case, you can apply with a video introducing yourself, your interests and skills, and motivation for joining the InnoDays.

How do teams work?

Teams may have up to 5 people and can be created after submitting the application. If you don’t have a team after registration, we will assign you to teams based on your application.

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We will kick off with a welcome session on April 9. Day 1 will be dedicated to ideation, Day 2 to prototyping, and Day 3 to validation. We will organize 30-minutes webinars to provide additional insights into the process. Teams will have daily check-ins with the lead mentors, and office-hours with experts and company partners.

Are the daily check-ins and webinars mandatory?

Daily check-ins are mandatory. Webinars are not.

What kind of support will participants receive at the event?

Teams will have access to a platform showcasing useful resources to progress on the idea. Webinars, check-ins, and office hours will complement the support.

How will the winner be selected?

Each team will have to submit a pitch-deck showcasing its idea and a pitch-video. A jury composed of company partners, experts, and mentors will evaluate the submission based on innovativeness, feasibility, challenge fit, progress in the 48 hours, and motivation to continue working on the idea.

Are there any pre-requisites to joining?

No, there is no pre-requisite besides your commitment throughout the 48 hours.

How does the agenda look like?

We will kick off with a welcome session on April 9. Day 1 will be dedicated to ideation, Day 2 to prototyping, and Day 3 to validation. We will organize 30-minutes webinars to provide additional insights into the process. Teams will have daily check-ins with the lead mentors, and office-hours with experts and company partners.

More questions?

Company Partner

EDF

Education partners

UC Berkeley
MCI
Inseec
EWC
Tshinghua-Lab
Berc

Prize sponsor & Media partners

Segway
Startupgrind
Innoway