This year’s annual innovation exhibition-contest is celebrating its 20th birthday!

We are preparing to celebrate it extraordinary powerfully – surrounded by our best friends – innovators and technology developers!

The Innovation Odyssey starts on May 28th!

 

What is "Technorama"?

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.

 

The Virtual Space and the Visitors

 

For Participants

Yes, if:

  • The idea is spinning in your head, do you have the visualization in virtual space and the concept of your product? Yes, you can participate!
  • Did you receive a semester assignment or you have presented a bachelor’s/master’s thesis, which performed well, and now you would like to present your academic results? Yes, you can participate!
  • You have been constructing the prototype in your workplace for more than a month now and could/would you like to demonstrate a working prototype? We look forward to seeing you!
  • The product developed by you / your team has already been presented at several events, you already received positive reviews from experts? Come here!
  • Is the innovative product already sold in the Lithuanian / foreign market and further developed? Of course, sign up!

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”!

REGISTRATION HERE

What is important to know about the registration?

  • If you have a team, you have to register not only yourself but also all team members. They do NOT need to register additionally.
  • The one, who will register the whole team will be conducted as a team representative and will be contacted by the organizers.
  • Once registered, you will be contacted within a week.
  • Registration is open until May 10th (included)
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.

  1. I am not a student of KTU, can I still participate in Technorama? Yes, you can. Anyone can participate.
  2. I’ve never ever presented my idea to the public and don’t know how to do it. Can I expect help? Yes, KTU Startup Space representatives will help you to properly prepare and mark the essential highlights in your presentation.
  3. How will the product presentation take place remotely? After contacting the representatives of the event, a suitable date for filming will be agreed upon. Filming will take place in the studio located at Studentų st. 67, Kaune.
  4. What is the duration of the presentation, language? Duration – up to 2-minutes. Delivery language – Lithuanian/English (optionally)
  5. What should I prepare for the presentation? We recommend that you would make a rehearsal before filming. If you need to, you can use the prompter during the recording session. If you see a need, you can have your product with you, which will add value and variety to your presentation.
  6. Should I film alone or should the whole team come? Due to the epidemiological situation in the country, please come alone to the filming or a maximum of two team representatives.
  7. I saw that there is a possibility to scan my product with a 3D scanner. How can I do that, is it necessary? This process will be taken care of by the event organizers, agreeing on a convenient time for both parties. Scanning is not necessary, but it will make your stand more attractive.
  8. I am creating social innovation is not a technological device. Can I still participate? Yes, we are looking for developers from different fields.
  9. I have participated in Technorama in previous years as well, but my work has not been awarded a prize. Can I participate in Technorama again? Yes, you can participate if the work has not been awarded a prize. If your product has already been awarded a prize, you cannot participate again with the same product/work, even if it has been improved and the TRL score has increased.
Tomas Proscevičius

Business Development Project Manager

Studentų g. 67-513, Kaunas
phone: +370 (612) 47 594
email tomas.proscevicius@ktu.lt

 

For Partners

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.

Tomas Proscevičius

Business Development Project Manager

Studentų g. 67-513, Kaunas
phone: +370 (612) 47 594
email tomas.proscevicius@ktu.lt

 

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Privacy Note

We care about the protection of personal data and we want to ensure the transparency of information, your rights to privacy. Therefore, please read this Privacy Notice and find out what data we use, for what purpose we collect it, to whom we transmit it, how long we will keep it, and on what legal basis we will collect and use it.

For more information on personal data protection, please contact privacy@ktu.lt

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.

5.1. Access your personal data.

5.2. Require the correction of incorrect and/or inaccurate personal data.

5.3. Prohibit the collection and processing of personal data at any time.

5.4. If you have any objections or complaints regarding the way we process your personal data, you have the right to submit a complaint to the State Data Protection Inspectorate, J. Juozapavičiaus str. 6, 09310 Vilnius, tel. (8 5) 271 2804, 279 1445, fax. (8 5) 261 9494, el. e-mail ada@ada.lt

5.5. You can apply for the exercise of rights or for additional information at privacy@ktu.lt

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.

6.2. When processing the personal data of the Clients, the University complies with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union.

6.3. The University reserves the right to change and/or supplement this Privacy Notice at any time.

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