A ‘hands-on’ approach to improve the resilience of “hard science” startups. The program is international and collaborative, adopting a bespoke blended learning approach designed to engage real game-changers by equipping them with the all the skills, tools and confidence to successfully turn business ideas into reality
Location: University of Pisa, Italy
Duration: From May 30th to June 11th
Application Deadline: May 10th, 2016. Click here
• Unique – made up from contributors in academia and industry from the UK, Italy and Denmark
• In-house – At least 80 hours in the classroom of about 30 students comprised of aspiring entrepreneurs, CEOs and founders.
• From entrepreneurs to entrepreneurs –Your team can be selected and be hosted by a DK or UK company from your market field, for a 60 days of full immersion in the company premises.
• Real-time – our programme is made up of contributions from real entrepreneurs and experts.
We will select the best HARD-SCIENCE, manufacturing based innovations, i.e. those new products which require some physical testing (no mobile apps or similar kinds of innovative services), meeting one of these criteria:
• Idea developed in entrepreneurship programs or BP competitions;
• Idea patented (or filed);
• Idea supported by a proof of concept (incl. crowdfunded project)
• Established start-up or company
• Acknowledged (or under acknowledgement) university spin-off.
Venue: Leonardo Da Vinci Museum, Piazza dei Conti Guidi, 1, 50059, Vinci (FI), Italy.
Date and time: May 30th, 9-13
Moving from the amazing works of Leonardo da Vinci, towards neural systems and creativity, the main source of innovation will be presented. Ladies and gentlemen: The Brain.
– Andrea Bonaccorsi, Full Professor University of Pisa, Italy
– Silvestro Micera, Sant’Anna School – Ecole Polytechnique Lausanne
– Pasquale Fedele, Founder and CEO – Braincontrol, Italy
Venue: Polo Porta Nuova – Via Bruno Fedi, 1, 56122, Pisa, Italy
|30 May||14-16||Problem statement and Idea understanding||Formalizing the idea and comparing it with others are the basics to understand the proper path to follow||Gualtiero Fantoni||University of Pisa, Italy|
|16-18||Grammars of creation||A general framework for analyzing the prospects for innovation||Andrea Bonaccorsi||University of Pisa, Italy|
|31 May||9-13||Pretotyping: Pretotype it!||Pretotyping and testing the idea soon to focus on product/service design||Leonardo Zangrando||Pretotype it!, UK|
|14-18||Pretotype it!: Hands On||Understanding how new technologies ease pretotyping activities||Gualtiero Fantoni
|University of Pisa, Italy|
|1 June||9-18||Pretotyping: Designing connected,devices||Enabling the Python programming language to commercial interactive and connected solutions with a ready to use suite; handling electronic pretotyping||Daniele Mazzei||Zerynth, ITA-US|
|3 June||9-13||Pain,and Gains, Value Proposition and Business Modeling||The long journey from pain identification to global level growth||Gabriele Montelisciani||University of Pisa, Italy|
|14-18||Business Modeling: Hands On||Think different and try to build the most valuable business model starting from,divergent perspectives||Leonello Trivelli||University of Pisa, Italy|
|4 June||9-13||Pretotyping: 3D Printing||Rapid prototyping techniques and 3D printing: how to design and produce and test your physical object||Carmelo De Maria||Fablab Pisa, Italy|
|6 June||9-18||Social,Capital, Scalability and Global Thinking||How to change perspective from your small town to global market. Scalability means growth and growth means increased complexity, you need to know how to deal with this||Ray Garcia||Buoyant Capital, USA|
|18-20||Aperitif with guest||Analise, plan and use your personal social network to reach your company success!||Flavia Marzano||Sapienza University of Rome, Italy|
|7 June||9-13||Implementation strategy and business planning||Define your strategy, detail your plan and execute it through an iterative process,of tuning||Ray Garcia||Buoyant Capital, USA|
|14-16||The Dallara Case Study||Driving a company is like driving a car: an exercise of putting efforts on the right actuators (while looking at the indicators)||Andrea Pontremoli||Dallara Automobili, Italy|
|8 June||9-13||Strategic Marketing||Understanding,and recognizing dynamics, opportunities and threats is a must if you want to succeed||Fabio Ancarani||Bologna Business School, Italy|
|14-18||Implementation strategy and business planning||Practical activity on your startup project||Ray Garcia||Buoyant Capital, USA|
|9 June||9-13||Technology Foresight||Anticipating competitors and being aware of trends is not a matter of luck either instinct, try to make it methodical||Karlheinz Steinmüller||Z-Punkt, Germany|
|14-16||Technology Intelligence||Exploiting technology to strengthen your idea and to widen the business horizons||Riccardo Apreda||Erre Quadro Srl, Italy|
|18-20||Aperitif with Guest||The role of design in companies’ continuum innovation||Gianfranco Zaccai||Continuum Innovation, USA|
|10 June||9-11||B2B Sales||Sales are the main goal of every entrepreneurial activity and need to be properly managed to succeed||Annamaria Arcese||Avenade Inc, Italy|
|11-18||Branding and Product Communication||How to value your brand and create a successful product communication strategy||Pier Bardoni||Things.is, Italy|
Venue: University of Pisa, Polo Porta Nuova – Via Bruno Fedi, 1, 56122, Pisa (PI), Italy.
Date and time: June 11th, 9,30 -13
Pitch your idea in the most effective way to collect feedback and to improve your business model in front of a panel of experts.
At the end of the activities we will select the team that will fly for up to 2 months to Denmark or United Kingdom hosted by a successful company, to:
The other teams who participated to the program will have the possibility to start a mentoring activity with the ENDuRE mentors.