What is Technorama?
Technorama is the traditional exhibition-contest organized by Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), which has been bringing together innovators – students, science representatives, and new technology enthusiasts – in one place for two decades.
During the years of its existence, the exhibition presented inventions from very varied fields of science: from engineering devices, rapidly growing information technology solutions, humanities, and social sciences projects to food and health innovations that have received a lot of attention in the exhibition in recent years.
The main idea of the event
For two decades, Technorama has been motivating developers of innovative technological solutions by disseminating their scientific achievements to the public, contributing to the further development of products with financial support, and opening the opportunity to present their innovations to the investor and business community.
Why attend Technorama?
For the usual Technorama participant, the exhibition becomes the first public presentation of their innovation to the public. The exhibition is physically visited by several thousand people, the numbers are even bigger in the virtual space, and the content of Technorama reaches hundreds of thousands on social media and national media – the dissemination is huge!
It is important to mention that the team of KTU Startup Space consultants helps to prepare for a quality presentation of a development product, so the participant can be assured that he/she will present himself/herself and his/her work only from the strongest point of view.
In the exhibition evaluation commission – the most famous names of Lithuanian innovations, business, and science community. Each of the members of the commission gets acquainted with the work of the participants individually, so Technorama is the best place to meet in person with the largest investors operating in Lithuania.
Every year, the best-rated participants compete for a cash prize* fund – sponsors contribute to it, and the KTU Rector’s Prize is established. In 2017, Technorama’s prize fund reached 11.000 euros!
* The amount of the cash prize is presented before taxes.
Whatever it is: whether your bachelor’s thesis or maybe semester work, the idea was born at home or mastered in a garage (or dormitory room), or maybe you already presented your product at more than one pitch event and want to present your work to the world again – you are all welcome to present yourself in the light of ramps of a virtual “Technorama”!
What is important to know about the registration?
|EVALUATION CRITERIA||WHAT IS EVALUATED?||WEIGHT|
|The need||The relevance of the problem, which is being solved is assessed – is the idea, solution being developed help to solve a relevant problem of society.||20%|
|Impact, the value created||The value created, benefit for society is evaluated – whether an idea, solution being developed is useful and valuable to people, businesses, society, city, region, country (ies), contributing to the solution of the identified problem.||15%|
|Potential||Uniqueness, quality, novelty, competitive advantage, development and commercialization potential, the feasibility of the solution developed.||30%|
|Presentation||The presentation of the idea, solution in the exhibition is evaluated – whether the presentation is clear, comprehensive (problem solved revealed, solution, commercialization potential presented – market, competitive environment, possible business model, current idea development achievements, future plans, solution development team presented), smooth, inclusive?||15%|
|Completeness on a practical level||The technological completeness of the implementation of the idea is assessed. Is a prototype created, already running? Will the product be user-friendly for the end-user? How and to what extent is product design developed?||20%|
Each criterion is rated on a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 means poor and 10 means excellent.
Each year, an extensive network of business representatives to the event, providing a unique opportunity to connect directly with young talent and get a closer look at the products they create.
The company’s name and brand are included in the public communication of the event – press releases, social media, visual materials. Sponsors are given the opportunity to present their company at the special information stands designed individually: the design and functionality of which can be changed according to the expectations.
Since 2020, Technorama has moved to the virtual space: competitions-exhibitions have created an individualized platform and presented to the public for the first time, reproducing the physical form of the exhibition. Such a model has now allowed an even greater number of unique visitors.
The opening of the event is crowned by an annual conference. The topics of which are dictated by both the trends in innovation and technology and the expectations and interests expressed by business representatives.
Those who are interested and want to join the event as partners/sponsors are invited to contact the organizers.
Stakeholders will be provided with a specific proposal for cooperation, taking into account the type of company/organization, interests, and expectations.
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Data controller and organizer of the event “Technorama 2021” – the Public Institution Kaunas University of Technology (hereinafter – the University), code 111950581, K. Donelaičio St. 73, 44249 Kaunas.
2.1. We will collect the information needed to organize the event, inform the research areas and the authors of the research, informing the public about the event. The data collected will not be used for any other purpose.
2.2. Data, disclosure, and storage procedures provided by data subjects:
The participant’s form contains personal data:
Name and surname of the participant. The purpose of data collection is to identify the author/participant of the work. The data will be made public. Data storage period – 2 months after the end of the event.
Participant email mail. The purpose of data collection is to contact the author/participant. The data will not be made public. Data storage period – 2 months after the end of the event.
Participant’s research area and job description. The purpose of data collection is to identify the author/participant of the work. The data will be made public. Data storage period – 2 months after the end of the event.
Institution / department / faculty represented by the participant. The purpose of data collection is to identify the author/participant of the work. The data will be made public. Data storage period – 2 months after the end of the event.
2.3. The name, field of study, institution represented, and job description provided by the participant will be made public: in the Technorama catalog of the event, on the KTU, Startup Space, and Technorama pages of the event, on KTU and Startup Space social networks.
The printing house will receive the publicly available data required for printing the event catalog.
For the purpose of informing the public, the event will be photographed and filmed during the event, so you can be seen in photos and videos. Photos and videos of this event will be posted on the event’s Technorama catalog, KTU, Startup Space, and Technorama websites, as well as on Facebook / Instagram accounts.
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6.1. The participant can register for the Technorama 2021 event only if he/she reads and confirms that he/she has read this privacy notice. Confirmation is recorded by ticking the appropriate box on the participant’s form.
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