Conexão Distrito residency program receives applications until March 11th and will select three initiatives
Manaus (AM) – The Manaus Tech Hub (MTH), an innovation and entrepreneurship space at the Sidia Institute of Science and Technology, began, last Thursday (1), the 4th edition of the “Conexão Distrito” residency program, which aims to select three startups from the Western Amazon and the state of Amapá, to solve the challenges proposed by the multinational Compal.
The call, which has resources from the IT Law, via the Industry 4.0 Priority Program (PPI4.0), coordinated by the International Software Technology Center (CITS), will allocate R$100,000 for each of the three selected startups to develop the solutions to the challenges presented. Registration remains open until March 11, 2024.
For the Manaus Tech Hub Coordinator, Bárbara Formoso, the initiative is a great opportunity for startups that wish to participate in an open innovation program. “Conexão Distrito opens many doors for businesses to develop and expand their portfolio, in addition to enabling a direct connection between entrepreneurs and a large industry, a rare and important bridge for the growth of startups.”
The CEO of the startup Rosh Tecnologia, Antônio Carlos, participant in the third round of the program, reveals the benefits of having participated in the initiative. “Participating in Conexão Distrito was fundamental to boosting our business and, obviously, learning as a professional and for the entire team involved. It is important to highlight the importance of the possibility of ultimately being able to transform the developed solution into a product that can become new projects.”
The classification criteria for selecting startups are: Being located in the Western Amazon region and the state of Amapá; Operating time; Business model consistent with the challenges presented; Execution capacity compatible with the selected challenges; Phase in which the startup finds itself.
Round #4 of Conexão Distrito is carried out by the Manaus Tech Hub, an innovation space at the Sidia Institute of Science and Technology, with resources from the IT Law via the Industry 4.0 Priority Program (PPI4.0), coordinated by the International Center for Software Technology (CITS).
Check out the challenges and the full call via the link:
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