Looking to validate your business model and technology?

Structure your idea and get feedback from experts, mentors and clients

Who should apply?

Teams with nanotech based ideas looking for further develop the technology

Teams with nanotech based ideas looking to assess their product viability with the market

3 weeks to help your team with

Assess Product Viability

  • Work with mentors, experts to assess market and product viability.
  • Contact with potential clients to assess market interest and product requirements.

Technology and Product Validation

  • Develop the idea into a prototype.
  • Gather product prototype feedback from experts and potential clients and continue to iterate.

Prepare Go-to-Market Strategy

  • Explore potential business models with the help of mentors and experts.
  • Assess requirements to bring product to market: manufacturing, regulation, channels, value chain, etc.
Timeline 2016
Apply until Nov. 20

Submit your project

Nov. 25-26

IDEATION Bootcamp 10 teams invited

Structure your idea and join other team members, and prepare to meet your customers.

Starting Nov. 28

LAUNCHPAD  6 teams

Validate with mentors, experts and clients

  • Nov 30: Validation / Follow-up
  • Dec 5: 1-on-1 Mentors Meetings
  • Dec 7: Validation / Follow-up
  • Dec 16: Pitch / Training


Dec. 16


Pitch to a Jury and Awards for best 3 teams

Enter Launchpad and be one of the 3 Winners

Startup Cash Prize

  • 1st 5.000€
  • 2nd 3.500€
  • 3rd 2.000€
  • Access to Startup Nano Acceleration Program


  • 10.000€ innovation check for each team to use at INL
  • Extended access to INL´s and CeNTI’s facilities with discounts up to 30%
  • 6 months of free incubation at INL

Technology Consulting

  • 40 hours of free S&T consulting by an interdisciplinary community of researchers from INL and CeNTI

International Roadshow

  • Participation in an international bootcamp in the USA to pitch to customers and investors during 2017
Submit your idea

Deadline: November 20

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