ENGIE Services also sponsors the "Port Innovation Lab" program which is run by YES!Delft and the Port of Rotterdam. The Port Innovation Lab program attracts and accelerates new and relevant port-related ideas into start-ups.
As says Ralph Van Moorsel, innovation and business development manager, ENGIE Services, and a member of the jury: “YES!Delft and the Port Innovation Lab program focus on various innovations. ENGIE Services focusses only on the innovations that make our industries more sustainable. This is exactly what we are aiming for at ENGIE.”
Early February, 11 teams started YES!Delft LaunchLab to test their business model and find their first customers. During the 10 weeks of the program, all teams will have talked to over a hundred potential customers to validate their ideas.
On Thursday April 21st the incubator organizes a Launch Day, where the startups will be able to meet investors, industry leaders and business partners. Over 500 visitors are expected during the day.
Program of the Launch day:
16.00 Welcome & registration
16.30 Pitches & Call to action
18.00 Announcement of the YES!Delft LaunchLab Spring 2016 winner
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