2022 June 14 – 16
Location: Hybrid – Palermo, Italy
MELECON 2022 is an international forum presenting design methodologies, techniques, and experimental results in emerging electro-technologies. It is one of the flagship conferences of the IEEE Region 8 (the largest region of IEEE including Europe, Africa, and the Middle East).
The IEEE Entrepreneurship mission is to provide resources and services to foster entrepreneurial engineering and technological innovation for the benefit of humanity.
IEEE Entrepreneurship is honored to support innovative events like MELECON 2022 that promote strong themes connected to this mission.
It is expected to bring together researchers and practitioners from different fields of Electrical Engineering. The technical program will include plenary sessions, regular technical sessions, special sessions, panels, tutorials, and special events devoted to students and young professionals, women in engineering, entrepreneurs, and industries. Read More.
This call is devoted to young Startups (TRL 1-3) and entrepreneurs to showcase successful entrepreneurship ideas in the field of interest of IEEE.
The competitors shall prepare a 5 minutes video: “My entrepreneurship idea in 5 minutes” in which will present their entrepreneurship idea and activity using slides, pictures, photos, graphics, lab demo, etc., to describe in the most convincing and attractive way their innovative idea, achievements, and field of application.
The audience present at the IEEE MELECON competition for the Best Entrepreneurship Activity Video Presentation will be able to vote for their favorite video (instructions on the voting procedure will be provided on-site).
The competition will take place during IEEE MELECON 2022 on June 15, 2022 (8:30 am 10:30 am). For more details on the connection platform, meeting room and other updates refer to the conference website: https://melecon2022.org.
The participation of competitors is free. The competition will be a hybrid event. Competitors can participate in person or remotely to answer the questions of the audience.
More details about the platform to be used for the “live streaming event” and how to access it, will be available on the conference web and sent to all competitors. All competitors (max 10) selected for presenting at the competition will receive a participation certificate. The best entrepreneurship idea and the best entrepreneurship idea with a humanitarian application will be awarded a customized IEEE certificate.
The award ceremony will take place on June 15 during a social dinner (the winners will have free access to the gala dinner).
Entrepreneurs willing to participate in this competition shall send an e-mail to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 30, 2022.
In the subject of the e-mail the participant in this competition should write:
Best Entrepreneurship Activity Video Presentation – name surname
In the text of the e-mail the participant shall include the following info:
- title of the video (specify whether with application in the humanitarian field)
- name and affiliation of the author/s
- e-mail of the author
The deadline for the submission of the video is June 3, 2022.
All videos shall have MP4 format, a dimension not larger than 150 MB and they shall not be longer than 5 minutes.
Competitors must fill in the form at this address: https://italy.ieeer8.org/2022-ieee-melecon-best-entrepreneurship-activity-video-presentation/, indicating the link (youtube private, google drive, ….) where the video can be seen and downloaded and giving their consent for privacy.
A special commission will select the best videos (maximum of 10 videos) that will be projected and voted by the audience present at the event.
All videos will be uploaded on the IEEE Italy Section web and media (depending on author permission).
This special meeting is structured in two panels dedicated to:
- how to develop your entrepreneurial skills
- some examples of successful startups.
The first panel will focus on tools and tricks for innovative startups and young entrepreneurs.
Specifically, how to prepare an effective business plan to apply for financial support, i.e., venture capital, European project, etc.
The panel is preceded by an introductory speech on ethics in the digital era, an increasingly important issue for all researchers and entrepreneurs in the age of AI and big data.
The second panel will present some examples of successful and innovative startups with an accent on challenges at the time of a pandemic and with illustrations of best practices, problems encountered, and solutions.
Panel 1: Entrepreneurship – How to Start an Innovative Startup
- Tiziana Tambosso & Vincenzo Piuri | Moderator
- Alfredo Milani | University of Perugia
- Mohamed El Dallal | Innovideas LLC.
- Shanshan Zhou | ARCA
- Massimiliano Oliveri | ARCA
- Roberto Della Marina | Venture Factory
Panel 2: Successful Startups – How They Succeed