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How to take part in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto

Is it possible to present the same project for more than one prize?

No, the two competitions are mutually exclusive. To participate to the Gaetano Mazotto Prize you must select only one between the two main categories: Company Prize or Company Idea Prize. To identify the winners of the other categories – Company Prize, Company Idea Prize, Accenture Special Prize, Amazon Web Services Special Prize, AXA/Angels for Women Special Award, Cisco Special Prize, Corporate Fast Track Special Prize, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Special Prize, EY Special Prize, Invitalia Special Prize, Italcementi | HeidelbergCement Group Special Prize, Lazio Innova Special Prize, Marzotto Venture Accelerator / Rome Innovation Hub Special Prize, Microsoft Special Prize, Repower Special Prize, Withers Technology Law Special Prize, Symphonia AMC Special Prize, Tim Special Prize, UniCredit Start Lab Special Prize, U-Start Special Prize the juries within the firm will choose from the two main categories: Company Prize and Company Idea Prize. The are no specific competitions for the Corporate prizes.

How can you participate in the Prize Gaetano Marzotto?

It is possible to participate in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto by entering the site www.premiogaetanomarzotto.it Enter the section Apply for, log in with your password, choose the type of prize you want to compete for, and fill in every part of the online form.

Is there a guide for participating in the Prize?

No, there is not. All information about taking part in the Premio is to be found in the regulation in the Prize section of www.premiogaetanomarzotto.it.

Who can participate in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto?

Who can participate in the Prize Gaetano Marzotto?

Contenders for the competition can be individuals, project teams, start-ups, already existing businesses.

Are there age limits for those who can take part in the Prize Gaetano Marzotto?

There are no age limits for participating in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto.

Can an unincorporated society participate on in the Prize Gaetano Marzotto?

Yes by competing for the From the Idea to the Business prizes.

Can the same person take part in more than one prize?

A person can compete for two prize by presenting different projects for different prizes.

Is it possible to participate in the Prize Gaetano Marzotto even if one of the team members is foreign?

Yes, there are no restrictions on citizenship for participating in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto.

To participate in the Prize Gaetano Marzotto, is it necessary to be a company or can professionals with a VAT number and who simply share ideas and work together take part?

Yes, project teams can take part in the From the Idea to the Business Prize.

 

Can an unincorporated society participate in the Prize Gaetano Marzotto?

Yes, to the Company Idea Prize

Requirements for taking part in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto

Can a start-up consisting of Italian and English youngsters who mainly work in Italy but who have their registered office in England participate in the Prize Gaetano Marzotto?

No, in order to take part in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto the registered office must be in Italy

The prizes of the Premio Gaetano Marzotto

What is the value of the Prize Gaetano Marzotto?

The prize money for this eight edition of the competition is more than two and half million including money and services.

Is the choice of which prize to compete for made by the proposer of the project or by the Prize Gaetano Marzotto committee?

It is the individual proposer who chooses which kind of prize he or she intends competing for. In relation of the features of the project requested by the two Prizes (Company Prize and Company Idea Prize). Each Prize gives the right to participate to the other prizes as declared in the regulation.

Which is the difference between the Best Company Prize and the Best Company Idea Prize?

To take part of the selection for the Best Company Prize, participants must be new entrepreneurs who already have a company and a consolidated team with: – either a turnover of at least 100,000 euros – or an industrial or financial partner who can attest the value and with whom there is a business. These last two requisites are not necessary only for those who are applying for prizes in the Bio/Med/Life Sciences/Health Care sectors, given that they have their own methods and timeframes for development.

The Best Idea Company Prize consists of monetary recognition, mentorship assistance from the incubators, accelerators and scientific and technological parks of partners with dedicated programmes, in order to turn ideas into a company. Physical persons, project teams and innovative startups are allowed to participate.

What is meant by “the prize will not be awarded in the form of money” regarding the Company Idea Prize?

The Company Idea Prize includes programme of mentorship and tutorial in the major Italian incubators, among which AlmaCube/Bologna, Bio4Dreams/Milano, Bioindustry Park/Colleretto Giacosa (TO), BP Cube/Fossombrone (PU), Campania NewSteel/Napoli, ComoNExT/Lomazzo (CO), Consorzio Arca/Palermo, Day One/Roma, Digital Magics/Milano, DPixel/Biella, FabriQ/Milano, Fashion Technology Accelerator/Milano, Friuli Innovazione/Udine, Galileo Visionary District – Start Cube/Padova, I3P/Torino, Impact Hub/Milano, Industrio/Rovereto (TN), InLab/Piacenza, Kilometro Rosso/Bergamo, Make a Cube3/Milano, PoliHub/Milano, Polo Tecnologico di Navacchio/Navacchio (PI),Romagnatech/Faenza (RA), SELLALAB/Biella, SocialFare/Torino, Step Tech Park/Treviglio (BG), Talent Garden/Milano, The Net Value/Cagliari, Toscana Life Sciences/Siena.

For the details of the programmes consult the regulations.

How do you become a candidate for the Corporate Fast Track Special Prize?

The Corporate prizes are assigned by five industrial groups that take part in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto as partners and that have as their aim to select and reward the project that they believe to be the one most in line with the growth strategies within the sectors of reference indicated in the regulations in relation of the open innovation. The Corporate prizes are destined for the innovative businesses competing for the Company Prize or the Company Idea Prize of the Gaetano Marzotto Prize 2020. Prizes which will be assigned by juries inside the firm.

How do you become a candidate for the Special prizes?

The Special Prizes are assigned by the companies with the aim to select the project that they believe to be the one most in line with the growth strategies within the sectors of reference indicated in the regulations. The Special prizes are destined for the innovative businesses competing for the Best Company Prize and the Best Idea Company Prize of the Gaetano Marzotto Prize 2020. There are no specific competitions for the Corporate prizes which will be assigned by juries inside the firm.

Sending the participation request

How can I tell if my participation request has been sent successfully?

After clicking SEND, you will receive an email confirming that your project has been registered.

Must the proposal be completed all at once?

No. It is possible to compile the proposal in various stages. Once the whole proposal has been completed click on SEND.

Is it possible for the Association Progetto Marzotto to check the project before it is sent?

No. The  request must be made by using the online form to be found  in http://partecipa.premiogaetanomarzotto.it/. Requests presented in a different form to that described in the PARTICIPATE section will not be taken into consideration.

Is it possible to send the participation request for the Prize Gaetano Marzotto competition via email?

No. The  request must be made by using the online form to be found  in http://partecipa.premiogaetanomarzotto.it/. Requests presented in a different form to that described in the PARTICIPATE section will not be taken into consideration.

Compilation of the online form

Are there instructions for compiling the various fields for the proposal?

Yes. Underneath each entry there is a brief explanation of the field to be completed.

In the part reserved for teams there is an email address for one component of the team in order to allow him or her to participate in the drafting of the project. In spite of it being registered on the site, he or she is unable to access the online form for the request. How come?

Because it is necessary to utilize the username and password of the person who has registered the project.

If all the fields of the online form are not completed, what happens?

In the form are indicated all the mandatory parts. An incomplete online form means being excluded from the competition.

In order to take part in the competition, is it possible to upload a PDF file with all the information requested in the online form?

No. In order to take part in the Prize Gaetano Marzotto competition it is necessary to complete the online form in each and every part, answering to the single fields and parts.

When a project is presented by more than one person, what should we do?

At the moment of presenting a project it must be registered by just one of the team. The others can take part in the project by using the same account.

Annulling the proposal

Is it possible to annul the proposal that has been sent?

Yes, by sending an email to info@premiogaetanomarzotto.it indicating the reference with the words ‘Cancella la mia proposta’ (annul my proposal) and, in the email, giving the name of the project to be eliminated.

Deadlines

Is there a pre-established time for the competition’s deadline?

Yes, the deadline is midnight, 27 May 2020.

Is it possible to send integrative attachments after the deadline indicated in the competition announcement?

Only if requested by the Association Progetto Marzotto.

The deadline of the competition has passed and I have not managed to attach the requested files due to technical problems. Is it possible to integrate the material by sending an email?

No. In the competition announcement it is clearly stated that the organization is not responsible for failed or late deliveries, problems with emails, the electronic transmission of the application platform, or the Internet.

Is it possible to send one’s own proposal after the deadline indicated in the competition announcement?

No

Timetable

In which way the participants will be informed about the results of the first selection?

Each participant will receive an email indicating a positive or negative outcome.

When the participants will be informed about the results of the first selection?

By October the Juries will close their evaluations. The result of the first selection will be communicated to all the participants by October 2020. Afterwards they will be evaluated by the jury of the finalist projects.