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Turn your ideas into a startup - ICC'2012 - International Create Challenge

The goal of the 2012 International Create Challenge (ICC'2012) is to foster the creation of start-ups within the framework of Human & Media Computing.

1 September 2012 - 21 September 2012

ICC'2012 is an initiative supported by the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) on Interactive Multimodal Information Management (IM2) via its association (AIM2), and the Idiap Research Institute .

ICC'2012 is a free of charge 3-week immersive technology transfer accelerator program giving entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to develop their original idea towards a "Minimum Viable Product" (e.g. demonstrator, product prototype) in collaboration with groups of entrepreneurs and researchers.

ICC'2012 combines the availability of state-of-the-art technologies, cutting edge research, mentor-led coaching, and micro-seed investment. The winning team(s) will share global award amounting to more than 200'000 CHF. ICC'2012 can accommodate up to 30 participants, ideally split into teams of 2 to 4 people.


By opening this call for participation, AIM2 and Idiap seek to attract highly motivated "entrepreneurs" to create or join a team, develop their original idea towards a "Minimum Viable Product", eventually resulting in the creation of a company.

Participants can apply as the representative of a group (to be briefly described) or as individuals interested in joining an initiative.

The call is split into two successive competitive steps, more information available here.

Important dates

• Step 1 deadline: 30 May 2012 (11:59pm CET)
• Step 1 notification of decision: 8 June 2012
• Step 2 deadline: 15 July 2012 (11:59pm CET)
• Step 2 notification of decision: 30 July 2012
• Start of the ICC'2012: 1 September 2012 for a duration of 3 weeks (end 21 September).
• Closing ceremony, award announcement and press conference: 21 September