Dear NU community!

Applications for the Kick Starter 2.0 hardware startup competition
are now open.
Prize - $ 10,000

Innovation Cluster of Nazarbayev University is announcing the start of accepting applications for the Kick Starter 2.0 competition for the implementation of hardware projects to enter the international crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

The winner will receive a grant of $ 10,000 and assistance in bringing the project to the international crowdfunding platforms.
The competition consists of 4 stages:
Stage 1 - Applications selection
February 8 - February 28
Stage 2 - Proof of concept
The organizers of the competition - NURIS Fab Lab Digital Prototyping Laboratory will purchase the necessary materials up to 100,000 tenge for the selected hardware projects in order to confirm the hypothesis within 1 month.
Stage 3 - MVP.
The projects with the most successful Proof of concept receive a grant of $ 10,000, training and assistance to create a working prototype.
At the final stage, NURIS will help bring the prototype of the winners to crowdfunding platforms.
Who can participate?
Teams of 2 people with an idea for a hardware project and competencies for project implementation, including knowledge of English;
Startups ready to bring their project to Kickstarter and Indiegogo crowdfunding platforms;
Students of NU and other universities in Nur-Sultan, graduates of NU and professionals - acting engineers of companies.
What hardware ideas and projects are we waiting for?
Wearable devices
that collect information using external and internal sensors (watches, fitness bracelets and heart rate monitors, smart AR glasses, VR, smart clothing, jewelry, etc.)
Mobile medical devices
providing medical care, as well as ensuring a healthy lifestyle for a person.
Mobile vehicles
segways, electric scooters, jumpers, gyro scooters, unicycle, etc.

Devices for children and pets
to facilitate the care, development of children and pets.
How can you apply?
1. Go to the website and learn more about requirements .
2. Fill out the registration form
until February 28, 2021.

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