Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge
The mission of the Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge is to offer the brightest minds of the 4 technical universities in the Netherlands a platform for entrepreneurship. During the preliminary rounds held at the separate universities the two best ideas were selected per university. They got help from a broad partner network in overcoming the first hurdles on the way of entrepreneurs.
On November 30th 2021 eight teams will present their ideas at the Slush Festival in Helsinki. Here, they once more have to give the pitch of their lives to convince the jury.
The four universities of technology in the Netherlands are united in the 4TU.Federatie. 4TU aims to boost and pool technical expertise. The universities of technology plan to educate and deliver plenty of quality engineers and design engineers and to contribute internationally-renowned and societally-relevant research as well as promote cooperation between research institutes and businesses. Read more via: https://www.4tu.nl/en
Slush Bootcamp 4TU
This year's winners of the Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge Wildcards will visit the Slush Festival in Helsinki. They are currently preparing so that they can give the pitch of their lives during the Slush Festival.
During the 4TU Slush Bootcamp they received a pitch training and followed an investor readiness programme. Check out the Aftermovie to see more about the 4TU Slush Bootcamp.
GRAND FINALE @SLUSH FESTIVAL
On Tuesday November 30 team Hable won the 4TU Impact Challenge! They have blown the jury away with their idea. Hable, Wildcard Winners of the TU/e Contest, created the easiest physical braille keyboard for your smartphone. It works with VoiceOver and TalkBack on smartphones and tablets. It can be used for typing more accurately and navigating your phone with simple movements and shortcuts. The runner-up was BeeSense! They have developed a bionsensor that integrates the ability of bees in detecting specific VOCs. The best pitch was from CoaPath, everyone was listening to their idea with full concentration.
If you are curious check out the livestream of the Grand Finale (again)!