IEEE Entrepreneurship UN-MGCY Workshop at G-STIC 2023
11 – 15 February 2023
Location: Rio de Janeiro
IEEE Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the UN Major Group for Children and Youth, IEEE Rio Section, and G-STIC 2023 plans to conduct an entrepreneurship workshop for an enthusiastic, diverse group of STEM students (undergraduate/postgraduate and doctoral) and people in the industry. This IEEE Entrepreneurship Workshop will be held in Rio from 11 – 14 February in conjunction with this year’s G-STIC 2023 event.
The workshop’s goal is to take innovative technology solutions and develop them into business models that address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Speakers and mentors, who have boots-on-the-ground experience as entrepreneurs, will train the participants.
Approximately 50 participants will caucus, network, and form project teams to develop innovative ideas that meet market needs related to the UN SDGs. The emphasis will be on teams of 4 – 6 people developing the business model and pitching it on the last day of the IEEE Entrepreneurship Workshop.
On 14 February, the judges will provide feedback to each of the teams and select two teams to present at a G-STIC session on the last day, 15 February. The G-STIC audience at that session will then vote for the top team!
Further program details are coming soon!
- Scientists and engineers as entrepreneurs
- Opportunity and value assessment
- Intellectual property (IP)
- Business Model and Business Plan fundamentals
- Marketing and Value Proposition for Customers
- Technology readiness levels
- Invention to product: timelines and processes
- Tools for financial estimations
- Networking, communication, and presentation skills
- Access to finance
- Case studies and group projects.
- Workshop 11 – 14 February 2023
- Final presentation by the top 2 teams on the G-STIC stage – 15 February 2023
This workshop will take place in Rio in conjunction with this year’s G-STIC 2023 event. It will be held from 11 – 14 February 2023. The workshop will run approximately 8 hours each day.
Participation Eligibility Information
This workshop is open to an enthusiastic, diverse group of STEAM students (undergraduate/postgraduate and doctoral) and people in the industry. This event is for those who have a high motivation for becoming technical entrepreneurs (technopreneurs). Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The selection of candidates will be based on diversity to include ethnicity, gender, age, experience, technology background, and the strength of their motivation to become entrepreneurs. Applications for participation in the workshop can be found here.