Event participants will have the opportunity to build upon three promising prototypes and potentially create their own career/small business, all whilst gaining valuable experience and enjoying networking opportunities within the startup scene.
The overall aim is to develop innovative solutions that lead to marketable products. The event will conclude with a final evaluation, where if successful, the results together with the prototypes will be merged into a functional company.
On the basis of their work over the event, the strongest project team has the opportunity to start their own business. The winners will receive a shared outdoor team building adventure with members from E.C.O. to further strengthen relationships.
Afterwards, the final details of the company creation and the utilisation of the prototype will take place under the framework of a guided coaching session. When a definitive GO is given, all members involved will receive a free and extensive startup package which includes:
– A co-working job for three months
– Participation in the WKK 2020 startup program
– Consultation and support services from E.C.O, AERC and BetterCallMarkus
– 6 months of tax and legal support from APP Steuerberatung GmbH
WHO, WHEN and WHERE ...
We are looking for entrepreneurs, students and experts from ecology, natural space management, nature conservation, IT and business.
Friday, 29. November 2019, 14:00 – Sunday, 1. December 2019 , 20:00
The event takes place in Klagenfurt within the Makerspace – Carinthia facility. For more information on possible travel options (including bus and train line information), please contact the UNEARTHED team.
Participation is free. If required, a travel allowance of up to €50 and accommodation (at least a three-star hotel) in the centre of Klagenfurt will be provided by the organiser.
Standardized Calculation of Biodiversity!
The LBI (Long–term Biodiversity Index) is a new metric, allowing ecologists for the first time to calculate and measure the development of biodiversity (in a specific region) in a standardized manner. This technique has now been proven after years of development and testing; the process utilised is independent of region and can therefore be implemented worldwide!
MAP & GO
Complex terrain surveys made easy!
This new technology integrates survey technologies and quality assurance into one platform (tablet). Complex mapping work (utilising data from multiple surveying companies) can now be significantly accelerated whilst maintaining overall quality and accuracy. A working prototype is available which is currently undergoing comprehensive testing. ‘Map & Go’ can be used worldwide in agriculture, forestry, land use planning and other similar industries!
E – DNA
Species spectrum in one sample!
This method allows for the determination of genetic material in environmental media (either soil, water or air). The occurrence of species, species groups or species spectra can be immediately, accurately, effectively and securely proven. The products and services are yet to be developed; however, this disruptive technology is now available, and the possible applications range from food and environmental technology through to health care!
Founded in 1997, the ECO Institute for Ecology has risen to be a global leader in planning, consulting, research and training for protected area and nature conservation. Their work and services support both national and international clients to preserve and improve natural spaces, provide exceptional nature experiences to visitors and to improve rural livelihoods and economic conditions to project areas. ECO combines their stringent technical concepts with strong practical experience and professional design to produce both innovative solutions and high-quality results.
Are you full of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit? Are you interested in sustainability, nature and the environment? Do you enjoy networking and strategic thinking? Do you want to share and develop ideas with other creative minds, experts and industry professionals?
You could be a perfect fit for #UNEARTHED19!!
In this three-day event, help develop three exciting and trendsetting ecological projects, with the aim of transforming these into real businesses!
Welcome and Opening
Orientation phase and team formation
Introduction: experts and mentors
Work session: customer exploration
Welcome and Outlook
Work session: solution
Key Note Speech
Mag. Günter Mussnig
Strategy and Project Concept (CEO)
Work session: Business Model
Mid weekend reports
Welcome and Outlook
Work session: Pitch
Break & jury consultation
Award ceremony and closing
Location Picture - Makerspace Carinthia
A modern and functional co-working space
MAG. GÜNTER MUSSNIG
“The risk of getting into self-employment quite late, maybe eased by the individual and professional pursuit of a life topic. Our strategy of solving current process challenges with innovation and passion has given us a certain unique selling proposition in the marketplace.”
JÜRGEN MANDL, MBA
JÜRGEN KOPEINIG, MBA
KWF / Kärntner Wirtschaftsförderungs Fonds
DI. (FH) THOMAS MOSER
Geschätfsführer Makerspace Carinthia
DR. ROBERT GFRERER
Geschäftsführer Build! Gründerzentrum
MAG. DR. KATHRIN PASCHER
“Genetic methods revolutionise many areas of our lives. Barcoding in nature conservation using Environmental DNA opens up totally new possibilities and I’m glad to have the opportunity to discuss this with other experts at #Unearthed 2019”. Kathrin Pascher, geneticist, ecologist, freelance scientist at the Faculty of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, University of Vienna.
VANESSA BERGER MSC
PROTOTYPE MAP & GO
“As an idea generator for #unearthed19, I would like to share my experience of challenging mapping work. Our MAP& GO is a cool tool for this. It has been tested in tough terrain and can now be used internationally.”
Vanessa Berger, Ökologin, Team Naturraum bei E.C.O.
DI TOBIAS KÖSTL MSC
“We have been working on the development of the LBI (Long-Term Biodiversity Index) now for more than 15 years. Our aim is to model the biodiversity development of mining sites as accurately as possible. I am pleased to introduce and discuss the potential of this technology”. Tobias Köstl, Ecologist, Team Naturraum at E.C.O.
DR. CORINNA WALLINGER
With more than 15 years of experience in the application of molecular methods, I answered ecological questions about a year ago. With three colleagues from the Biology Sinsoma, a spin-off of the University of Innsbruck. We offer DNA-based services for the capture of species. Because: Sustainable protection of biodiversity and Ecosystems require well-founded knowledge about the occurrence of species.
Corinna Wallinger, Ecologist, Scientist at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Shareholder at Sinsoma GmbH.
MAG. DR. MICHAEL JUNGMEIER
PROJECT INITATOR & MENTOR
“#Unearthed 2019 is a new and experimental nature conservation event format for starting and building a business. Each new company will help keep our blue planet green and this event is sure to change your perspective”. Michael Jungmeier, Ecologist and Human Geographer, founder of E.C.O. Institute of Ecology; Professorship for Nature Conservation and Sustainability at the FH Kärnten.
DR. HANNS KIRCHMEIR
“We need new processes and technologies for nature conservation in the 21st century. This event will open open up many business opportunities for young, dedicated teams”. Hanns Kirchmeir, Ecologist, Authorised Representative and Head of Research & Development at E.C.O.
DR. VIJAY K. VERMA
This event brings two essential aspects required by modern society together i.e. “Sustaible approach” and “Businesses”. I studied “Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering” and therefore, green and sustainable business approaches always fascinates me.
Dhara Solutions GmbH
Team / Mentors
Mag. (FH) Sabrina Schifrer
APPLICATIONS & ORGANIZATION
Sabrina loves social business. She is a South Austrian entrepreneur, with more than 10 years of experience, initiator of the platform ‘Co-working Alpe Adria’ and was the organiser of the 1st Hackathon in Carinthia.
MAG. MARKUS SETSCHNAGG
PROJECT INITATOR & MENTOR
“There are countless ‘Prototypes & Ideas’ missing because the right impetus and supportive environment has not been provided. We’re proud to launch a completely new format, that offers a new and innovative solution to this problem.”
Mag. Markus Setschnagg, Founder of BetterCallMarkus & Managing Director W.I.R. Sonnen Contracting GmbH
DARREN OSBORNE (BSc)
PROJECT MARKETING & MENTOR
“Together, we have the power to inspire, connect, innovate and deliver on new opportunities. This event will be an eco game changer, so come join us to create the future.”
Founder of Ozzy Images; Procurement, Negotiation & Logistic Specialist
Mag. (FH) Alexander Hummer
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & MENTOR
“Innovation and digitisation have already made inroads into many different industries, helping to increase efficiency and value. The zeitgeist obliges us to continue this trend into ecological areas as well”.
Founder of AERC Consulting KG, Founder, Coach and Mentor
Alexander Mann (B.A.)
“You can move mountains with the right team and at this event, you can meet and work with the people to create something big. A good and strong network is the key to help realise your vision.” Alexander Mann, ConTrade e.U., thinKing GmbH, pixapo GmbH and the Carinthian state representative of Austrian Startups.
DANIEL LEUSTIK, BSC
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Where can I apply?
Simply fill out our webform, located “here”.
When are submissions due?
The application deadline is 24:00, 19 November 2019.
What is the application process?
A panel of experts from the #unearthed19 team will review all applications (submitted on time) carefully. The participants will be announced (via email) on 22 November 2019.
When will I be notified if I am successful?
The participants will be announced (via email) on 22 November 2019.
Is participation free?
Participation is free. Travel costs, meals and accommodation during the event will be provided by the organizer. Successful applicants will be provided with more detailed information.
If I have other questions, who can I contact?
Please contact Sabrina Schifrer (Application Coordinator) firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions.
Am I allowed to talk about the projects?
No. Successful applicants will need to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Any information released about the project will need to be approved by E.C.O.