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Overview.

The first stage of HiTech Program - HiTech One - is a hands-on experience designed for R&D teams who want to: 
(i) develop and validate a value proposition for a product/service concept derived from science & technology.
(ii) gain skills in technology commercialization. 

HiTech One is an intensive eight-week Program with six in-class sessions and deliverables to be completed between these sessions.

Participants will get training and tutoring in technology commercialization, the support of management people, namely experienced business mentors and networking with HiSeedTech companies, entrepreneurs and investors.

HiTech One targets science & technology in these fields: agricultural sciences, engineering and technology, life sciences and natural sciences.


  HiTech One Outcomes
A value proposition for a product/service concept derived from the science & technology proposed by the R&D teams.


Call for proposals are open! <APPY HERE>        
Join in one of our online information sessions!  <REGISTER HERE>



Who
Can Apply?

R&D teams from Universities, Laboratories & Research units that want to…
  • Assess the economic potential of their research;
  • Acquire communication skills to convey research to non-science audiences;
  • Gain skills in technology commercialization.
Startups that want to…
  • Assess the technology assumptions supporting their business development model;
  • Acquire communication skills to pitch to a business audience;
  • Gain skills in technology commercialization.
HiSeedTech members companies that want to…
  • Validate and accelerate the ongoing projects with Universities or R&D centers;
  • Gain skills in technology commercialization.

Fields: agricultural sciences, engineering and technology, life sciences and natural sciences.

Call for proposals are open! <APPY HERE>        
Join in one of our online information sessions!  <REGISTER HERE>


What
are the costs?

Participation in HiTech One does not involve any fees. 

However, before you apply, you should bear in mind that there is a cost for organizing the Program and you need to assure us that you will have the time and willingness to fully participate in the HiTech throughout its duration. There is a ‘moral’ penalty for teams that withdraw from the Program once it has started, which is related to the fact that you have left out another team that was willing to participate.

Call for proposals are open! <APPY HERE>    
Join in one of our online information sessions!  <REGISTER HERE>


How
it works?

HiTech One starts at the end of May in Lisbon and Porto.

Six in-class sessions and mentor meetings occur for 8 weeks.

A set of seminars on topics relevant for the on-going tasks will be provided to the participants (e.g.,  intellectual property or pitching).

Weekly deliverables will need to be carried out in between in-class sessions. 
These deliverables are key in the learning process and provide the guidelines to help you move towards the development of a value proposition.

HiTech One concludes with a non-public presentation to a judging panel that will evaluate each value proposition.

Call for proposals are open! <APPY HERE>        
Join in one of our online information sessions!  <REGISTER HERE>


The
concept.

HiTech is a three-stage program aimed at: 
  • supporting the commercialization of technologies developed from scientific research results;
  • providing skills to participants in technology commercialization.
This approach allows participating teams to move through the three key steps in developing a business plan to: 
  • start-up a venture;
  • license the technology to an existing company; or
  • find a partner to further develop the technology.
In HiTech One, participants will develop the skills that will help them to validate the commercial potential of a product/service concept developed from the technology the team brought to the Program.

For the teams that complete this stage and do not move forward to the next stage (HiTech Two), the benefit is that they acquire the most relevant skills in technology commercialization that will allow them to develop a sustained value proposition for any technology they develop (a major asset for developing university-industry partnership projects).


See the next stages of the Program:
HiTech One > HiTech Two > HiTech Startup


 2019 Projects
AMTC- Anti-malarial combination therapy CLEVER / ENKI HydroTec / IR Bactyping / NewAlgaFeed Nitrogen Sensing Solutions / TripleHope


 2018 Projects
2Resource AntiBioCoat / Aqua in Silico / GlassLink / GlycoDiagnostic OncoAdvanC+ / Plastics-4B / PPK / SensiNOV Targ.Tex / UNI.Value 

Call for proposals are open! <APPY HERE>    
Join in one of our online information sessions!  <REGISTER HERE>


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