Disruption,

Challenges,

Technology.

Disruption,

Challenges,

Technology.

iFest, disruption, science and technology festival for young people, starts its the second edition of iFest COUNTDOWN, a learning and competition programme in which the PLAYERS will develop prototypes of real challenges to be exposed and defended in iFest2021

CHALLENGES EDITION 2020-21

Challenge 1: COMPANY

Challenge 2: FUTURE HOMES

Challenge 3: COLLABORATIVE ENERGY

Challenge 4: PATIENT EXPERIENCE

Challenge 5: CONNECTIVITY

Challenge 6: SCIENCE

Challenge 7: SUSTAINABILITY

Challenge 8: ENERGY RESOURCES

Challenge 9: DIGITIZATION

Challenge 10: UNWANTED SOLITUDE

ONLINE ACTIVITIES AND VIRTUAL VISITS EDITION 2020-21

WORKSHOPS AND WEBINARS

Why How What, Design thinking, Agile,
IOT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics,
VR/MX, Biotechnology, Blockchain

ENTREPRENEUR ECOSYSTEM

Incubators, accelerators, startups,
makers, meetups, corporates,
ventures builders, fablabs, coders,
universities, research centres, etc…

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IFEST COUNTDOWN

Learning programme and mentorship where high schools, higher degree training cycles and university students will be required to respond to the challenges presented by various companies and create a prototype that will be defended at the iFest Demo Day.

LEARNING METHOD

The learning method cognition is based on the principles of entrepreneurship and disruption in innovation. The method is structured in 4 phases:

1. Problem Reformulation
2. Idea Generation
3. Prototyping
4. Communication

Throughout the programme, exponential technologies and knowledge of the enterprising ecosystem will be taught in training material, mentorship, activities and resources throughout Catalan territory.

EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES

Exponential technologies are dramatically changing our society and the way that people live.
As part of the learning process webinar conferences will be held by experts in various fields, such as IOT, Nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Blockchain among others. These sessions will allow players to know these technologies and apply them to their projects.

ENTREPRENEUR ECOSYSTEM

In Catalonia we have one of the most dynamic entrepreneurship ecosystems in the world…and this is because we have a set of diverse organizations and actors who, through their activity, promote and nurture the birth of startups and boost the attraction of investment and talent in the territory. iFest young people will know this reality thanks to some of the protagonists in this ecosystem who will accompany them in this entrepreneurial process: incubators, accelerators, startups, makers, meetups, corporates, ventures builders, fablabs, coders, universities, research centres, etc.

EXPERT MENTORING

During the work using the iFest method, participants will have mentoring professionals from various fields and sectors available. These mentors will add value to the projects with their knowledge and expertise.

DEMO DAY

The great moment in which each team will have to defend its project through the presentation of its prototypes and thus compete with the other participants.

PREVIOUS EDITIONS

iFest 2016

Video

20 december 2016 Cúpula de Las Arenas, Fira de Barcelona i Centre de convencions de Catalunya 3000 Participants divided into three 1000 people's challenges

Challenges: Culture, Mobility and Older People.

iFest 2017

Video

30 November 2017
Palau Sant Jordi
7000 Participants in a challenge
Meet inspiration with entrepreneurial rapporteurs

Challenges: Culture, Mobility and Older People

iFest 2019

Video

18 June 2019
Palau Sant Jordi
1500 Participants in iFest Countdown
Meet inspiration with entrepreneurial rapporteurs

Challenges: Energy, Legal, Gardening, etc.

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TECHNICAL SECRETARY 2020-2021