On the 15th of July 2016 at the premises of Orange Grove, the Greek Regional Final of the KICkoff 2016 competition, was successfully completed. Together with 8 more teams, we presented our business idea (“Drywall Integrated Supercapacitors”) in front of a prestigious jury of start-up and energy market experts and we are very pleased to announce that our team won!!

The business idea of Drywall Integrated Supercapacitors is derived from current R&D project of European Space Agency (ESA GADGET) that our company participates. In this venture, our company collaborates with Adamant Composites Ltd, an SME located in Patras Greece with extensive experience in the development of structural composites, and with the Applied Mechanics Laboratory of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics of the University of Patras Greece.

KICkoff Competition is a business idea aimed at promoting the entrepreneurship among young people and picking the best projects to accelerate the European sustainable energy market development. The first stage of the competition is now behind us.

As the winners of the competition’s local semifinals, we will now have the opportunity to compete in the European Finals on September 20 in Warsaw, with competitors from other European South-East Countries. The winner of the finals, claims a reward of 10.000 euro, professional mentoring and Integration into the KIC InnoEnergy Highway accelerator program with investment of up to 150.000 euros.

We won a place in the final round of the competition!

warsaw here we come

Warsaw here we come!!

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Before the semifinals, we had the opportunity to attend a two-day preparatory pitch-workshop at the premises of KINNO Consultants, during which we got to work closely with expert coaches on the presentation of our idea. We want to express our gratitude to the KINNO Consultants and our mentor Mr. Costas Troulos for their valuable guidance and help during the preparation and final delivery of our business idea pitch. The overwhelming amount of support we've gotten throughout this journey is much appreciated.

We also congratulate all the participating teams for their effort, as well as Lighthouse Solar for their winning idea. We will be travelling together to Warsaw in September representing Greece.

See you all soon!!

For more information about the “Kickoff Competition 2016”, visit http://kic-kickoff.com/