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2017-2018 SEASON 

The call for applications for Digital Industry Season 2 is now closed. GE will provide financial support, mentoring resources and a cloud platform: Predix to 7 selected startups. With this support, selected Start-Ups will build and deploy apps, get the opportunity to access GE's network and unlock business opportunities with the challenge providers.

Mentoring from GE


Predix training offered


Real business opportunities

Up to 7 Start Ups accelerated by GE Digital


€15,000 grant per team


7 challenges provided by GE Power, Daher, Eilat, Aygaz and HP

 
 

TIMELINE

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Sept 15 — Oct 23

Teams apply to one or two challenges of the program through our online application form. Upon submission, the GE Digital team will follow-up reviewing applications, providing feedback and answering all questions to help candidates draft the best final application. GE Digital will be pre-selecting six to eight teams per challenge to move to the next phase and to be presented to the GE business units and GE customers responsible for the challenges (challenge owners).

 

START UP SELECTION

Oct. 23 - Dec. 11

Three work sessions will be facilitated by NUMA teams and mentors. These discussions will namely cover the design of a lightweight experiment to validate the potential of the proposed solution, the resources required in the process and a common go-to-market strategy.

  • Oct. 30 - Nov. 3: Pre-selected teams will be invited to exchange with the challenge owners during a 30 minutes teleconference. 3 startups will be invited to the next phase.
  • Nov. 20 - 23rd: start-ups will meet the challenge owners in Paris or in Tel Aviv, for an advanced meeting of 1h30 to define the scope of the collaboration.
  • Dec. 11: The best 2 startups will be invited to pitch at NUMA in front of a jury panel that will announce who the winners for each challenge is.

 

ACCELERATION

Dec. 11 - Mar. 30, 2018

This phase will allow winning teams to move from an idea of collaboration to a pilot solution, developed as an app on PREDIX, running by April 2018. This implementation phase will be supported by GE Business Units, GE customers, Predix Experts and UX designers.

  • Step 1: Enter in the Alliance Program as an Independant Software Vendor
  • Step 2: Validation of the Use Case Business with the Challenge Provider
  • Step 3: Predix Training
  • Step 4: UX Design session to define user stories
  • Step 5: Product Design validation
  • Step 6: Deployment of the solution/Prototype
  • Step 7: Test