Innovation Days San Francisco

Thank you to all of our participants for an amazing event! At the Innovation Days, we brought together companies, designers, engineers, and entrepreneurial students come together to turn ideas into prototypes within 48 hours. Our theme #MicroMobility addressed the rapid adoption of shared scooters, dockless bikes and emerging micro-mobility services. The challenge focused on the charging infrastructure, customer experience and business models to reshape mobility in cities around the world. Ideas supported the transformation of mobility to ease congestion, reduce emissions and make carbon-free transportation a reality. Join our community to keep up to date on the outcomes of the San Francisco event and updates from other events.

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Outcomes

3

Challenges

65

Participants

35

Mentors

11

Prototypes

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How it works?

Before the event, companies share their innovation challenge. During the event, participants pitch ideas, form teams and prototype their solution. Here’s what happens during the 48 hours.

Day 1: Ideate

Day1

4.00 Check-in & networking

5.00 Welcome remarks

5.15 Companies present challenges

5.30 Pitch your idea

7:00 Team up to mix skills

7.30 Register your team & Dinner

8.00 Identify customers & their problems; Design value proposition

9.00 Progress Update

Day 2: Prototype

Day2

8.00 Morning update

8.30 Define riskiest assumptions

9.00 Verify assumptions by talking with customers

11.00 Progress update

1.00-3.00 Mentoring sessions

3.00 Build prototype

6.00 Progress update

6.30 Dinner

Open end Make progress

Day 3: Validate

Day3

8.30 Morning update

10.00-12.00  Mentoring sessions

12.30 Practice demo during lunch

1.00 Progress update

2.00-4.00 Prototype expo

4.30 Presentation winning solutions

5.00 Showcase winning solutions

Open end Discuss implementation

See the full schedule here.

Why join?

As an Innovation Days participant you get the chance to…

collaborate with others on your idea

…receive mentoring by inspirational leaders

…work on real-life problems and  transform your idea into a new venture

…get support from company partners to make your idea happen

Mentors

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

Ethan Haigh
Program Manager HAX-Growth

Reyna Taylor
Head of CS at Scoot Networks

Paul Breslow
Open Innovation at EDF

Guy-William Pivot
EV Ecosystem Innovation Projects Manager at Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi

Darton Ito

Deputy Director of Innovation & Program Delivery at San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)

John Stoddard

Design Industry Lead at YouSpace

Sun-Young Park

Associate Prof. at University of San Francisco

Ryan MacCarrigan

Founding Principal at LeanStudio

Location

Thanks to the INSEEC for hosting the Innovation Days.

Company Partners

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University Partners

Network Partners

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Segway
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