Programme Startup in Residence Overijssel

Startup in Residence involves inviting innovative companies to come up with solutions to local government issues. The companies selected work with the authority on solutions as part of the programme. This gives local government and the business community the opportunity to find out how each other operates and to learn from each other.

Research and development

Over the course of an eight-week programme, the issues are explored in greater detail and research is carried out. The selected participants will take part in various training sessions during this stage. This time will also be used for carrying out research, preparing a business case and drawing up a plan of action.

Testing phase

Following successful completion of the research phase, the testing phase begins. During this phase of the programme, we look to see whether the solution works. The participants build their prototype or start up a pilot scheme aimed at testing the solution.

The province of Overijssel as launching customer

The issues in question are put out to tender in line with European tendering rules. This gives the provincial authority the option of purchasing the innovations if it is enthusiastic about the solutions presented.

Time frame

Registration

Entrepreneurs can sign up to participate in the Startup in Residence programme between 17 September and 12 November 2018.

Research and development

The period between 7 January and 8 March will be the research and development phase.

Testing phase

Following successful completion of the research phase, the testing phase begins. The precise duration can vary according to the different challenges.