On the 12th of July 2017, the ICT ENTREPRENEUR Business Idea Competition took place at EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY CYPRUS in Nicosia – Cyprus with great success. This was a competition happening for the first time in Cyprus with the participation of 20 young would-be entrepreneurs from Cyprus, Germany, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom. 10 different and innovative business ideas presented in front of the panel of juries. After having our 10 teams presenting their ideas within 6', our Panel of Judges decided to award the prizes to the following ideas:
1st prize - MatMap: María Martínez, from Spain developed a platform which allows companies and individuals to share waste materials, so that designers, architects and builders can have access to different resources.
2nd prize: BizSHIFT: Franz Xaver Bayerl and Mark Willi Hillecke from Germany develop and run truly individual, mobile apps at the cost of an app from a self-service app shop. To this end, ByzSHIFT combines techniques from app agencies and self-service app shops using cutting edge technology.
3rd prize: BRIGIT: Five young entrepreneurs from Portugal Igor Matias, Tiago Esteves, João Vieira, João Magalhães and Gabriel Almeida developed an innovative intelligent irrigation system. This is characterized by dispensing any type or form of human interaction in the irrigation process, adding the advantage of being controlled by artificial intelligence, to control and to monetize the use of water, irrigating only where is necessary with the amounts due through constant monitoring by drones.
The competition was live-streaming through facebook thus people from all over Europe had the opportunity to attend and follow our event. Deloitte Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre was the sponsor of the three prizes that were offered to the winners of our Business Idea event. Bank of Cyprus also supported the event. The competition was attended by more than 140 people and a cocktail party followed.