Incubator for digital farming


Pre-incubation pitch-desk presentation
(Skopje: 27.09.2018; Tirana: 2.10.2018; Pristina: 3.10.2018)

Pre-incubation occurs as a pre-filter for the last stage before entering the incubation programme for applied youths’ ideas and thereby avoids greater costs and disappointment of setting up a legal entity. Preselected ideas/teams will be invited to deliver a pitch-desk presentation in front of the consortia committee. Each country will create this event at their partners’ universities and facilitated by local partners. Rest of the partners will follow the event online.

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  • KS Gallery (once we held will add text, pics and agenda)
  • AL Gallery

Incubation on seed growth in Skopje, Macedonia
(10-12 December 2018)

3 days intensive coaching and monitoring of selected ideas at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering in Skopje for topics in: Development of a Proof of Concept to accelerate growth; Business model development; Individual mentoring sessions with experienced Digital Farming extension specialists from V4 to bring their idea/start-up to the next level.

Incubation phase on facilitating transfer of technology and products finalised, Godollo, Hungary (26-30 March 2019)

5 days’ intensive acceleration and coaching of the ideas/start-ups at Szent Istvan University in Godollo for topics in: Facilitating transfer of technology in-depth knowledge; Market research clinics and marketing advice on reaching all size farmers; Coaching aimed at specific agro technological skills such as strategy planning, finance, intellectual property, marketing, raising debt and equity finance, etc.; Business plan evaluation done at different stages of the incubation programme. Market positioning, financing and market expansion. Scientific support through direct linkages with academic departments and faculty who do work relevant to their Digital Farming products, assistance in finding loans, grants, etc. Also, best solutions/products will be awarded with small seed grants to support their lunch on next level. Financial awards going to first, second and third place respectively.

Award giving event (31 May 2019 @FINKI - Skopje - MK)

On May 31, at Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering in Skopje, the award giving ceremony took place. The event was attended by participants from Macedonia and Kosovo and mentors form all Western Balkan Countries.

Within the event, each team presented the further development of the idea and activities they took to start the creation of new businesses.