Kth Innovation Challenge

Participants in the 24-hour hack camp and creative labs during Music Tech Fest Stockholm, September 8-9, 2018 can enter their idea to win the Early Bird Award of 25 000 SEK. To be eligible to compete, your team must include at least one current KTH student or researcher. All teams with KTH participants can also get business development support from KTH Innovation! Find out more about KTH Innovation and our support here.

You can also join the run for the 50 000 SEK award, where you compete against all of KTH. Find out more here.

What counts as Music Tech?
If you have a tech-based idea and can show us that it can be used in the music industry, the production of sound, or is in any other way related to music, we will gladly accept your application.

Deadline
The winner will be announced on September 9th, 2018, during the Innovation Awards ceremony. Let KTH Innovation know you would like to apply before or during jury presentations, and by showing your team includes at least one current KTH student, researcher or employee. There is no formal online application process. You can find out more at the KTH Innovation Rollup or by finding someone with a KTH Innovation lanyard. We'll mostly be on the Innovation Floor on Level 6.

Who can compete?
Join the challenge if:

  • You are a participant of #MTFHacks and your team includes at least one current KTH student or researcher.
  • You have a tech-based idea or project that is related to music
  • You have started development of the technology and have made some progress
  • The idea or project has not already been supported financially by KTH Innovation

Who will win?
The most promising project will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Impact and potential, i.e. market potential and the possibility of commercialization
  • Innovative, i.e. uniqueness and novelty in different important aspects
  • Realizable, i.e. feasible to develop and bring to the market

Evaluation will be performed by the MTF Jury and KTH Innovation on September 9th, 2018. The result of the jury deliberations will be presented in the evening of September 9th.

What can I win?
The winning project(s) will receive costs covered up to 75 000 SEK (the 25 000 SEK award + the 50 000 SEK award) to develop their idea and fund relevant activities. The team will also receive support from KTH Innovation.

  • Relevant activities are such that are aimed at developing the project towards the market. Examples can be activities to meet potential users, customers and partners, developing a demo or prototype to use in tests or market activities, or carrying out pilot trials.
  • The final budget, activities, and costs will be decided in discussion with KTH Innovation.
  • Funding cannot be used to file patents, pay salaries, or conduct research-related activities.

Contact
If you have any questions, please contact Lisa B├Ąckman, Marketing and Communications Manager at KTH Innovation.

Email: es.htk|cabsil#es.htk|cabsil

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