CALL4IDEAS: PA CALLS FOR STARTUPS
Do you own a creative startup with a revolutionary idea to improve services and efficiency for public administration? Do not waste your time and send immediately your application to "ForumPA Call4Ideas", an initiative aiming at identifying and supporting the most interesting and innovative business projects providing Public Administration with technology and solutions. Deadline is April 30, 2016. Who can apply: Italian or EU working groups not yet established as a company who are working on products/services; startups established over the last 6 years for public or private research projects. Applicants' startups must be smart and skilled, creative and innovative, able to promote original and effective solutions. The initiative is sponsored by FPA in collaboration with Startupbusiness, the magazine dedicated to startups of the Digital360 group, PoliHub, the incubator of the Politecnico di Milano, and the Chamber of Commerce Rome.
The PA sectors to innovate and how to join the competition
The creative solutions must innovate 10 different sectors of the PA, among which cloudcomputing and rationalization of infrastructure assets; dematerialization and digitalization of administrative processes; control and monitoring of public expenditure; the use of digital media for promoting tourism and cultural heritage; Internet of Things; Mobile Payment & Commerce; e-health; solutions for local public organizations; solutions to improve communication between local and central governments and citizens and businesses; solutions based on the public system for digital identity management (SPID).
Many opportunities for the winning projects
The best solutions will be posted on the site FORUM PA Challenge. The 12 selected ideas will be officially presented at the FORUM PA 2016 from May 24 to 26 at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Rome, and presented to an audience of potential customers and investors. These winners will also have access to a specific space to network and meet potential buyers or investors.
Additionally FPA, Startupbusiness and PoliHub, will identify a shortlist of 12 selected participants who wil have access to an incubation time of three months; the promotion of their project on different communication channels by FPA, PoliHub, Startupbusiness, EconomyUp and tested the Digital360 group; involvement as a "partner" in the innovation projects carried out by FPA during one year.