Timeline

The Challenge program

Timeline and phases

Below you will find all important dates related to the Aquaculture Innovation Challenge.

Phase I: Impact innovations and submission
Application phase
  • Innovators of the different categories submit their innovative ideas by completing a pre-set online form on this website.
  • Online helpdesk service is offered for applicant questions regarding proposal preparation and submission (helpdesk@aquacultureinnovation.com)
11 March 2017- 12:00:00 (noon, Vietnam time)
Approval phase
  • Challenge organiser checks business plans upon requested requirements.
  • Appointed innovators will be informed and will have 5 working days to meet requirements.
25 March 2017- 12:00:00 (noon, Vietnam time)
Selection phase
  • Review of applications per category (incl. jury report)
  • Runner-up innovators will be notified and continue to the next phase
10 April 2017- 12:00:00 (noon, Vietnam time)
Phase II: Impact demonstration
Application phase
  • Runner-up innovators submit online information to demonstrate impact of the innovation and more detailed financial estimation. The form will be available in April 2017.
  • Online helpdesk service is offered for applicant questions regarding their business plans (helpdesk@aquaculturechallenge.com)
3 May 2017– 12:00:00 (noon, Vietnam time)
Approval phase
  • Challenge organiser checks business plans upon requested requirements.
  • Appointed innovators will be informed and will have 5 working days to meet requirements
10 May 2017 – 12:00:00 (noon, Vietnam time)
Selection phase
  • A jury reviews and judges all business plans per category (incl. jury report)
    Runner-up innovators with highest passing scores continue are awarded with a Boot Camp and Pitching Event (TBU)
01 June 2017  – 12:00:00 (noon, Vietnam time)
Phase III: Boot Camp and award
Boot Camp
  • Business plan coaches and pitch gurus will guide finalists to fine-tune their business models and to develop and prepare a (virtual) pitch.
 4 – 7 September 2017
Pitching Event
  • Finalist will present their solutions to a panel of judges and potential investors.
 8 September 2017
Awards
  • Impact prize will be awarded to most impactful model at the end of the bootcamp event
  • All innovative ideas will be showcased to investors, financial institutes and donors in the development and aquaculture industry
September 2017