For the 2022 cycle, the Pitch will take place on 22.9.2022. The detailed programme is still to be confirmed.
Innovation Teams prepare and organize independently the project pitch using the recommendations received from the Panel and, should they need and want it, advise from the Innovation Booster. The aim is to formulate the Design Challenge and draft a project outline which details the following aspects:
- Report on the outcome of the discovery phase
- Description of the Design Challenge
- Plans for the testing phase, including budget
- Project description taking into account feasibility and viability, the potential (who will benefit from it and to what degree/measure?) as well as rough cost-benefit calculation
This phase is competitive – 14 to 16 Testing Cheques will be awarded worth up to CHF 10’000.
If an Innovation Team is not awarded a Testing Cheque, the Innovation Teams may a) consider further steps and b) apply a second time for a Discovery Cheque or c) terminate the idea.
Good to know: the Design Challenge sums up starting point and the direction or the focus that the Innovation Team wants to take to pursue with the project idea.