Timeline

The Challenge program

Timeline and phases

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

Round 1: 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)
January 23rd- March 15th
Approval phase
  • Challenge organiser checks business plans upon requested requirements.
  • Appointed innovators will be informed and will have 5 working days to meet requirements.
March 20th- 27th
Selection phase
  • Review of applications per category (incl. jury report)
  • Runner-up innovators will be notified and continue to the next phase
April 1st- 12th
Round 2: 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)
April 16th- May 3rd.
Approval phase
  • Challenge organiser checks business plans upon requested requirements.
  • Appointed innovators will be informed and will have 5 working days to meet requirements
May 6th- 13th
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)
May 14th- 28th
Round 3: 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.
June 24th- 27th
Pitching Event
  • Finalist will present their solutions to a panel of judges and potential investors.
June 28th
Awards
  • The winner of the Production Innovation and Consumer Value categories will be announced and their prizes, given
  • All innovative ideas will be showcased to investors, financial institutes and donors in the development and aquaculture industry
June 28th