The Creative Business Cup Innovation Challenges present new opportunities for startups to become involved in CBC, pitch for investors and win a trip to the CBC International Finals in November – also for the startups that are not national winners! CBC Innovation Challenge is a new initiative that aims to strengthen and support innovation in specific areas and to invite the startups that come up with great solutions to these challenges to Copenhagen at CBC this year.
What is CBC Innovation Challenge?
There are six CBC Innovation Challenges. Startups that belong to one or more of these categories are welcome to participate in the CBC Innovation Challenge. Each challenge will have a set of screeners and jury that will determine which startups will be invited to attend the international finals in Copenhagen. During the finals, each of the Innovation Challenge will have its own sessions with seminars, workshops, pitching and it will be attended by investors within the respective areas.
Who can participate in the CBC Innovation Challenge?
All CBC participants on the national level that applied for CBC and belong to one or more of the Innovation Challenge areas. This means that although some startups will not be national winners, they have possibilities to be chosen to attend and pitch at a CBC Innovation Challenge during the CBC International Final in Copenhagen.
How can you participate in the CBC Innovation Challenge?
To participate in the CBC Innovation Challenge, please submit your CBC application as usual (can be found under Applications at the top of this page) and in addition you have to submit a secondary application here.
The CBC Innovation Challenges are:
- Food Innovation
“The Food Innovation Challenge is a challenge of minds, not a competition among products. A next surprisingly innovative idea that will make our world a better place to eat – rather than the next flavor in yoghurts – surprise us!”
Physical and holistic health and wellbeing from creative concepts related to medical industries to active living such. All concepts related to the active body and mind.
- Smart Sustainable Living
Concepts and physical structures that define the surroundings of the daily lives of people from city planning, housing to materials and even events and venues that make places come to life.
- Play & Learn
Children and adults having a playful connection to the world. From gaming and toys to joyful interactions in working environments or leisure.
Growing cultural phenomena with style, fashion, aesthetics, and community. Your product is transforming the consumers, relations between them in niche or mass market concepts. You are a true master of emotions.
- ACE Creative– European ICT creatives
New software, user interfaces and ICT related services and entertainment such as gaming, social media and Art & Tech concepts. (Eligible for EU Countries only).