QREC Idea Battle
Show the world your creative and innovative ideas !!
Idea Battle is a new project that was first set up in the 2014 academic year. It enables the suggesting of more realistic projects by providing advice from mentors and preliminary research into the latent needs, competitive technologies and intellectual property rights regarding the creative but unrefined ideas cradled by the students. When an idea is chosen for Idea Battle it is researched and investigated in detail for around three months, after which a highly accurate project plan is fleshed out and the team to execute the project assembled. Finally, a presentation of the project plan is given at the final presentation, and by sharing the plan with those assembled a chance is provided fir brushing up the idea and this serves as a preparatory exercise before the next stage of action is taken. Within the QREC projects the Idea Battle is positioned as a preliminary stage for Challenge & Creation（C＆C）and applying to take part in external business plan competitions and other such events.
◆The Idea Battle 2nd
There were 15 applicants with eight projects selected.
Congratulations to the winners!
|Deadline||1st Battle：Wednesday, 6th June, 2018
2nd Battle：Wednesday, 17th October, 2018
|Examination Board session
||1st Battle：Sunday, 10th June, 2018
2nd Battle：Sunday, 21th October, 2018
|Final presentation||1st Battle： Sunday, 21th October, 2018
2nd Battle：Monday, 18th February, 2019
◆Calls for participation in the 2018 Idea Battle
・The project must consist of members who are undergraduates or post graduate students at Kyushu University.
・The theme must be one that has been though up by the participants themselves. It does not necessarily have to be related to your major at the university.
・Individual applications are possible. However, you are encouraged to form a team by the end of the project.
*Graduation theses, master’s theses and doctoral theses will not be eligible for screening.
*Challenge and Creation (C&C). Academic Challenge (AC) and other granted projects will not be accepted. However, ideas that were suggested for these schemes but not adopted are welcome.
◇Themes of call for applications
The following five themes are recommended
(1) ICT (Including Web business)
(2) Greentech (environmental technologies)
(3) Big data (statistical analysis)
(4) Base of the pyramid (BOP）
(6) Others (clearly state the specific field
◇Amount of grants
Each proposal is planned to receive up to 100,000 yen
The funds will be granted in line with the Kyushu University accounting regulations. It will not take the form of a one-off cash payment.
There are two chances to apply for the 1st Battle and 2nd Battle each year.
Download the application form and submit it ‘REGISTER NOW’.
◇Examination Board session
Dates：Sunday, 21th October, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. start
Place： Silicon Valley room, Common facility 1 2F, Ito campus
*Screening method: Please make an elevator pitch lasting one minute and not using a PC or other such equipment.
◇Final presentation and submission of report
Around February, 2019 (scheduled)