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Validation Sessions

The validation sessions are designed to ignite discussions about challenges in your sector. During these sessions we bring together 10 corporates and 10 startups from the same industry with the aim of creating collaborations. These are invite-only sessions, and are tailored to the domain you're active in. Once sector challenges have been validated, we identify potential innovative solutions that can solve them. The session will provide you with new insights, introductions to disruptive startups and a great opportunity to innovate your industry.

When: 20 February 2019 from 13.00-17.30

Where: Van Nelle Factory, Rotterdam, the Netherlands



Session outline

In each session one or more large organisations will provide background information on industry challenges that could be solved together as the starting point for discussion. In addition, each session will be chaired by a moderator. The high level agenda for the sessions will be:



  • 13:00 – 13:15 Opening & Introduction industry challenges
  • 13:15 – 14:00 Bilateral sessions: what is exactly the challenge and cause?
  • 14:00 – 14:05 Preliminary conclusions
  • 14:05 – 14:15 Break
  • 14:15 – 15:00 Bilateral sessions: what are possible solution directions?
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Final conclusions discussion
  • 15:30 – 17:00 1-on-1 validation meetings to dive deeper into challenges
  • 17:00 – 17:30 Closing of the validation sessions
  • 17:30 – 19:00 Networking drinks & bites
  • 19:00 – 20:30 Finals Get in the Ring Netherlands

Validation Partners

Rotterdam Unlocked Partners

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