The longest running Czech accelerator has started registrations for the year 2016. This year, the eighth run, the focus is on augmented and virtual reality, big data analytics, sensors and cybersecurity. Teams from around the world have until 7th August to register and during the autumn will undergo three demanding months full of seminars, consultations with international experts and prototyping.
Applications can be completed by aspiring start-ups consisting of a team of at least two people. In addition to projects from the above-mentioned technology area, JIC STARCUBE 2016 is looking for budding entrepreneurs delivering solutions in five application areas, these being Industry 4.0, Retail 2.0, Paperless office, Smart city/home/office and Secured home/family.
In partnership with Honeywell, the JIC has equipped a workplace dedicated to the Internet of Things. This is a prototyping laboratory, where teams will be able to use Arduino development kits, Raspberry PI, 3D printers and possibly a hexacopter and Arduino robot. The laboratory is located in the same building as the JIC STARCUBE Space, which for three months will be home to the accelerator teams.
The five technology partners are key to the themes of this year’s accelerator. Their internal experts are ready to help teams with the development of both technology and business sides facets and to connect them to their respective global business and marketing networks. They are ready to provide teams with the technology know how. Microsoft is a long-term partner of the accelerator, Honeywell and Konica Minolta have their R&D centres in Brno, the companies AVG and Y Soft have succeeded in launching their globally successful businesses from Brno. In their footsteps could follow up to ten teams which will be selected according to their quality by representatives of the JIC and its partners at the beginning of September.
Further information on the accelerator and can be found on its website.