Four project phases
In Phase 1,"Define the Challenge" established companies, the so-called Challenge Owners, define the challenges they face in their work.
In Phase 2, "Call for Contributions" the challenges were published. From then on innovative technology companies, so-called Contributors, were invited to submit their solutions - 75 solutions were submitted!
Now, the experts of the Vienna Business Agency support the search for suitable Contributors in a structured matching process. Every Challenge Owner is provided witha so-called Sounding Board, consisting of industry relevant experts and providing advice on the selection of Contributions. Once the Contributors are decided, a project consortium is formed per Challenge.
Current phase >> In Phase 3, "Define the project" (start: beginning of 2017) the consortia work out a detailed project plan. To facilitate the launch, the Vienna Business Agency is financing facilitation and accompanies the consortia throughout the entire phase. Depending on requirements, the Vienna Business Agency provides expert support in different areas:
- Facilitators support the consortia in developing a professional project design.
- feedback from subject matter experts
In Phase 4, "Co-Create the Solution" the consortia work on the joint implementation of the project.
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