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What is BiscayTIK?

The BiscayTIK project, developed by the County Council of Biscay, was born in 2008 with the aim of increasing the quality of life of the citizens of Biscay through the use of New Technologies.

 

What requirements must my app have to be submitted?

The promoters must meet the following conditions:       

  • Have a registered legal and tax address in the Historical Territory of Biscay in the moment of receiving the services associated to the prize.
  • Be up to date with tax obligations, with the Social Security and with the reimbursement of funding.
  • Have no administrative or penal fines for sex discrimination.

If any of these conditions are not fulfilled at the moment of submitting the entry to the contest, they shall be repaired before the formal reception of the prize. If that is not the case, the prize may be taken away or given to another candidate app.

Which are the topics of the contest?

– Silver economy.
– Data Intelligence.
– Energy.
– Advanced manufacturing.

What conditions should I meet to apply?

Promoters must meet the following conditions:

  • Have a registered legal and tax address in the Historical Territory of Biscay in the moment of receiving the services associated to the prize.

  • Be up to date with tax obligations, with the Social Security and with the reimbursement of funding.

  • Have no administrative or penal fines for sex discrimination.

If any of these conditions are not fulfilled at the moment of submitting the entry to the contest, they shall be repaired before the formal reception of the prize. If that is not the case, the prize may be taken away or given to another candidate app.

Can I participate by myself or do I have to be in a team?

You can apply as an individual or as a group (also as a startup).

What is the prize?

The winners in each category will receive the following prizes:

  • Silver Economy: 2,000 €

  • Data Intelligence: 2,000 €

  • Energy: 2,000 €

  • Advanced Manufacturing: 2,000 €

All of the candidates that are finalists will receive a diploma certifying that they have reached the final.

The winner of the BiscayApp prize will receive 10,000 € and later support to launching the project. This support will be granted by BEAZ, SEED CAPITAL and the BiscayTIK Foundation.

Should I have a concrete nationality to participate?

No, but the promoters must have a registered legal and tax address in the Historical Territory of Biscay in the moment of receiving the services associated to the prize.

What will the jury value?

The jury will award the app that offers the highest potential to generate an innovative and sustainable business model.

In the preliminary stage, each category will have its own jury, formed by experts in each of the specific areas, that will decide who will be the finalists.

The final gala will have a unique expert jury that will be in charge of choosing the winners for each category during the gala ceremony from among those presented, as well as of selecting the winner of the BiscayApp award. For this award the jury may rely on external advisors experts in supporting the launching and financing of innovative projects.

The jury will appreciate general criteria: design, usability, user friendliness, functionality, socio-economic viability of the business project, market possibilities and level of innovation compared to other similar products, as well as the innovative characteristic of the proposal.

The organization reserves its right to discard and exclude from the contest any participant if they:

  • Do not comply with the rules or terms and conditions of the contest.

  • Infringe upon moral and public order rights.

  • Have made an abuse or violated the contest or have given false information.

Which are the contest stages?

The contest will have the following stages:

1. PRESENTATION OF THE APPS 

During this stage the teams/individuals will be able to apply with their apps.

It will start on October 2nd, 2017 and will finish on June 30th, 2018.

2. FINALIST SELECTION STAGE

The two finalists for each category will be announced during the first half of September. This election will be made by a specialized jury.

3. FINAL STAGE

In the final gala, which will take place in October 2018, finalists will present their app to the jury, indicating their possibilities, sectors to which it is addressed, contribution to society, possible business model, etc.

They will also be able to submit an explanatory dossier about the app, milestones achieved, business model, growth potential and action plan for launching future company activities that the jury will consider to reach a verdict.

Which dates should I take into account?

Application by candidates

October 2nd, 2017 to June 30th, 2018.

Announcement of finalists for each category

First half of September 2018.

Final Gala Ceremony

October 2018.

Can I go to the final gala eventhough I am not participating?

Yes, you can. The final gala will be open to the public.

I have more doubts, can I contact someone?

You can call +34-94 600 00 20 or use the following e-mail: Biscaytik@biscaytik.eus