Embracing the unknown lies at the heart of innovation: it challenges the status quo and results in opportunities that go beyond existing paradigms.
Motivated by technical advancements in Blockchain, Machine Learning, robots, IoT, and AI– and its opportunities as well as challenges that come along with it – we have assembled a group of visionary thinkers who will assist you in shaping the machine economy ecosystem for the good.
We are excited for the opportunity to work with an expert set of judges who will ensure a fair and thorough selection process. Their pioneer work in the machine economy community and professional insights will be imperative to identify the most promising ideas and most brilliant teams and individuals that advance the new ethical machine economy.
Our jurors will select the top candidates for each category (society, business, culture) – both early-stage start-ups and individuals – and announce the short list of applicants on September 1st. These short-listed finalists will be invited to the innogy Innovation Hub UnConference on September 28th in Berlin for the final pitch-off. In each category one early-stage start-up will gain seed investment of up to 250k. In addition to that the two most brilliant individual applicants will be awarded a 2k stipend/month and free office space in Berlin.
Our jury members are on the forefront of bringing the machine economy to life. They are heavily invested in identifying and co-creating real solutions for new disruptive technologies and enabling a machine-empowered, people serving future: