COMPETE 2017-09-13T15:57:02+00:00

1st SPARKING an E #REVOLUTION day

From E Racing to a Sustainable Mobility

STARTUP competition

INVENT • COMPETE • WIN

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A startup contest is organized this year at the 1st Spark E#Day (one-day event dedicated to the future of electric mobility in Spa-Francorchamps). This contest, initiated by SPARK RACING TECHNOLOGY, official supplier of the cars of the FIA FORMULA Electric championship, offers young entrepreneurs the perfect opportunity to have their ingenuity and enthusiasm for engineering and innovation recognized by prestigious entrepreneurs and investors.

The call for participation is open to early-stage and consolitaded projects with innovative and scalable technologies, products or services in the field of electric mobility.

1. BACKGROUND

SPARK RACING TECHNOLOGY was founded in 2012 by Frederic Vasseur, a well known entrepreneur in car racing. Its main objective was the development, design and assembly of the single-seater car participating in Formula Electric Championship. To date, 42 cars have been made by Spark Racing Technology in order to take part in the 2014/2017 Formula E Championship.

Aerodynamics of the Spark SRT_01E result of the company’s expertise of the internal design department under the guidance of its Technical Director Théophile GOUZIN. The whole car (suspensions, aerodynamics, brakes, undercarriage etc.) has been the subject of careful study and has a specification that combines performance, reliability and balance between aerodynamic and mechanical properties.

Spark Racing Technology then harnessed to bring the best technical partners together to produce the various components of the car. Frédéric Vasseur has been able to play its vast network of knowledge to bring a prestigious consortium of actors around the project (such as McLaren, Williams, Michelin, Renault, Dallara …).

If the SRT efforts are fully focused on the Formula E activity, its skills now find application far beyond the framework of the car and of motorsport. From touring cars to aviation, the development paths have an immense potential, which motivates this opening towards startups and their innovative ideas and concepts.

2. CONTEST

The startup competition package includes the opportunity for 10 selected startups to pitch their projects in front of top corporates, entrepreneurs and investors at the 1st Spark E#Day. After the pitch sessions, one startup will be awarded a prize of money of 10,000 euros by a jury of academic experts and top managers. The selected startups will also have access during the Spark E#Day to a demo booth and get to opportunity to network with top entrepreneurs. We also expect significant media coverage of the event.

All startups selected for the final round will also have the opportunity to apply for collaboration, accommodation and technical support at the SPARK RACING TECHNOLOGY facility in Tigery-France, following a selection interview organized by the company.

3. TIMELINE

  • October 10th, 2017 : Deadline for submission
    (Analysis and preselection of the projects by the jury)

  • October 25tt , 2017 : Annoucement of the 10 runners-up Startups by email

  • November 17th , 2017 : Pitch during event

  • November 17th , 2017 : Awards ceremony

For more information, see the detailed call for startups

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