Action & Outdoor Sports Global Design Challenge 2014
As part of a Design Summer Camp on action sports which will take place in Anglet, France, next September, and which Onclaude will actively take part in (see Onclaude@Anglet Design Summer Camp 2014 for more information), EuroSIMA (European Boardsports Industry Manufacturers Association) is launching a not-to-be-missed Innovation & Design Call for Projects. Open to all designers, engineers and inventors from the action and outdoor sports industry, the Call supports outstanding projects through interesting funding and mentoring opportunities.
Any type of idea, including a new start-up business idea or a new product or innovative technology, can be submitted but you need to be ready to locate your project in the Aquitaine or Rhône-Alpes regions in France. The Call is in fact an initiative of EuroSIMA's regional cluster, which promotes the boardsports industry in this beautiful area of France, which is internationally renowned as the California of Europe.
Applications must be sent by email before August 31, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org (email subject: 2014 Innovation call for projects).
Participation is free of charge and you will just be required to cover any costs related to the application itself such a postage, delivery of prototypes, travel expenses etc.
Three projects will be shortlisted by a jury of experts and the winner will be rewarded with an 8000€ grant, which will be paid in two equal instalments (you will get the first straight away and the second a year later if proper project implementation is validated). In addition to funding, you will also receive free mentorship from EuroSIMA and their partner OSV (Outdoor Sports Valley) for a year, free access to Estia Entreprendre's incubator in Bidart for three months and lots of other useful services you will need to develop your project. See the Innovation & Design Call for more details.
You will need to describe your project in detail and a breakdown of what funding you need to run your project.
Please note this Call has a strong confidentiality policy. Members of the selection committee and individuals in charge of project orientation or assistance are all bound by professional confidentiality clauses.
This is a great opportunity to bring to life new ideas in the exciting sector of action and outdoor sports; don't miss it!