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What does my ticket for the Impact Trophy includes?

The entrance ticket includes access to the co-working space for you and your team members, access to all needed working material, food and beverage all along the program (breakfast and lunch), mentoring, coaching and workshops. Please note it does NOT include accommodation, transport and parking.

How can I reach the venue?

The whole program will take place at Silversquare Triomphe (15-23, Avenue Arnaud Fraiteur 1050 Brussels), which is easily accessible via public transport, bike or car (parking at own charge at hospital CHIREC).

What language will be used during the event?

As you could already notice, the main language used during the program will be english in order to ensure a proper understanding of all international and national profiles. However, feel free to pitch your idea in french or dutch, if you feel more comfortable in doing so. In the same spirit, each team can choose to work in english, french or dutch during the program, according to the team members' preferences.

What should I bring to the event?

Your laptop and charger, your favorite working material (paper, notebook, pen,..) and lots of creative energy!

Can I leave during the 3 days?

No. Everyone who attends the event is expected to participate all three days, from Thursday 11/10, 9 am until Saturday 13/10, 9 pm (nights are NOT included!). This is important not only to preserve the ‘vibe’ of the experience but also to minimize distractions and disruptions for working teams.

Where can I find a schedule of the event?

The entire program is available via the page “Edition 2018” (in the navigation bar).

Do I have to pitch an idea?

No, but we encourage you to! You can pitch an idea you've been sharing on the platform or something last minute you think of during the event. It's a great experience and invaluable practice for public speaking. Keep in mind that the purpose will be to share ideas among your own team and not with the whole audience, until the final pitching session.

Will my idea be protected by any IP document?

No. There is no formal protection for IP by the organizers at the Impact Trophy since the objective is to offer your idea to the selected NGO at the end. You will thus not be allowed to request any compensation for this.

What are the expected deliverables of the program?

At the end of the program, we expect from each team to deliver 3 main things: a good presentation and pitch, a working prototype (which can have different forms, depending on your solution) and a business model canvas completed. You will have 5 minutes to pitch your solution and 5 minutes to answer the questions of the jury members. They will judge your project based on 4 criteria: the business viability, the technical feasibility, the user desirability and of course, considering our thematic, the potential impact on society.

Are there some rewards for the winning teams?

The winner of the competition will have the chance to offer the value of 4 coaching sessions (1.250 €) to their selected NGO. On top of that, each non-profit organization will receive a donation from Impact Valley of 100 € per registered team.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can always reach us for any other question via and we will reply within 24 hours. You can also send us your questions on the Facebook Page of the Event: Impact Trophy. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

What is the role of the platform within this program?

The platform is an open innovation software that enables users to interact in a very user-friendly way prior a physical hackathon. The goal is to allow future participants to view others’ profiles, upload inspiring pieces of information, test traction of their concepts and react on others’ ideas.

How can I join my team online?

Your team has a private online space that you can access via the button “My team” under your profile (top right corner in the header). You will also be invited to join this space when receiving the confirmation email.

Who can see my ideas?

The access to your online space is limited to registered users that you can find on the right side of the space. Other users will not be able to view any shared content.

When do I receive notification?

Every notification will be accessible on the top right corner, next to your profile. You will be notified when you are accepted to enter the creative space, when there is a new idea posted and when someone react (like and comment) on the ideas that you post. You can always adapt the settings of your notification by managing your account online (just click on your picture on the top right corner of the header).

What is a Super Hero?

The Super Hero is an “innovation expert” provided by Impact Valley and assigned to each team. He will play the role of community manager on the platform, feed the participants with relevant insights and even share ideas to show the example. The Super Hero will then be physically with you all along the program to facilitate collective intelligence, leverage the innovation technics and screen the business needs of the team.

Where can I find the innovation toolkit?

On a regular basis, your Super Hero will upload the toolkit with the innovation technics in the virtual space. There will be accessible via the button “toolkit” on the top right corner of your space.

How can I know the challenge I will tackle?

There is an executive summary of the challenge brought by the non-profit organization on the right side of your creative space. By clicking on “more infos” you will access a page with a complete overview of the challenge. You will also have the chance to interact with the manager of the selected NGO at the beginning of the event.

How do I get to know the other participant?

You can already have a look at the “Community page” on the top header if you want. You will also have plenty of opportunity during the event to meet and interact with other participants.

How long is the platform accessible?

The website will remain always online but your virtual space will be closed as soon as the event will finish (a few days later).

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