13th May 2020
Seven finalists out of our 40 participating teams at SACA will make it to the Grand Finale. These finalists will pitch their ideas live to a jury of professionals, who will then choose the most ground-breaking and innovative ideas as a winner. The winners of the Students Against Corona Awards will go home with the SACA Prize Pool worth over €7,000!
Students Against Corona Awards
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As we all help the society by #stayingathome, we know that some of you out there are already developing ideas and initiatives in order to combat some of the negative consequences of the coronavirus.
The Students Against Corona Awards is a quarantine-proof, nationwide contest where interdisciplinary talents across the Netherlands from our top universities combat the impact of the corona virus.
During a two week program you are offered professional tools and guidance in order to develop your idea into a real solution.
At the end of the two week program you will videopitch your solution in front of an expert jury with the chance to win the Students Against Corona Awards and the money prize that comes with it.
All students from universities in The Netherlands can participate in the Students Against Corona Awards. You can use your pre-existing idea/solution or create an idea/solution during the ideation phase in the first week of SACA.
If you are not a student of a Dutch university, please note that you will not be able to claim the prize money but you can still participate in all the workshops. If you have one person in your team that is from a Dutch university, then they will be able to claim the prize.
People with underlying health conditions as well as the elderly have been identified as having a higher risk for severe illness. Do you have an idea of how society could help them?
“Education is the passport to the future”- Malcolm X. Despite the abolishment of live education, how can we continue to deliver quality education to ensure a passport to a prosperous future?
Hospitals around the globe are struggling with the growing influx of patients, lack of supplies and absence of a cure. What can we citizens do to solve some of their growing needs?
Staying at home and “social distancing” leaves a lot of people in complete isolation, bombarded with continuous bad news surrounding the situation. Do you see this taking a toll on mental health? And what about those already suffering from mental health issues?
World economic growth has already plunged in light of the corona crisis. Many business processes have come to a halt and many jobs are hanging by a thread. Is there a way up and out of the upcoming global recession?
So, what comes next? Maybe you have an idea that will revolutionise our lives once we finally beat the coronavirus. Can we learn something from this crisis to construct a new future?
Submit basic details about your idea and team. If you do not have either of those just yet- do not fret! We will help you find a team.
Whether you have an idea or not, this week you have the chance to follow various workshops to extend your knowledge from experts in disrupted industries.
After working out different ideas with your group, you'll end this week by putting the idea on paper!
Extend and expand your current entrepreneurial knowledge and network by participating in our workshops to help you in every step of business creation.
Tell us all about your initiative through a 5 minute video pitch. We want you to capture the essence of your startup through this video- time to let your creativity shine!
You and your team will have the chance to pitch your final idea to a live jury of industry experts and startup enthusiasts. Some investors will be there too!
We are a non-profit initiative that offers free study aid to high school students all over The Netherlands. This initiative is more important than ever in order to ensure that high school students can still efficiently study from home and get all the help they need.
StayRotterdam is an initiative for anyone anywhere in the world who are feeling bored or lonely at home during the quarantine period. We aim to provide entertainment and an online support system by organising entertaining and educational events via videocall.
Online examinations pose a unique problem for distance-based education, in that it can be very difficult to provide true user authentication. The student startup Intense is working on a non-intrusive solution to prevent fraud during online exams.
Good Goes Viral is an open innovation platform that collects, develops and promotes the best ideas in the fight against the negative effects of COVID-19. Our mission is to make the innovation spread faster than the virus by engaging a wide network.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE SACA?
-Dutch university students from all over the country. We are inviting young health, tech, marketing, science, economics and innovation enthusiast and critical thinkers all over the Netherlands to join our movement. Participate for free and help tackle the crisis with your idea!
IS WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION MANDATORY?
-The workshops are not mandatory but meant to prepare you as much as possible for your final pitch!
CAN I JOIN EVEN IF I DO NOT HAVE A TEAM, OR AN IDEA?
-Yes, you can sign up as an individual and find a team later or work alone. You can also sign up without an idea. Phase I is meant to help you come up with something. There is no limit on the number of team members if you decide to join as a team.
ON WHICH PLATFORM WILL THE WORKSHOP TAKE PLACE?
-The workshops will take place via an online videoconference platform (Zoom).
HOW CAN WE STAY IN TOUCH WITH OUR TEAM AND ORGANISERS?
-We will communicate with you and your team through slack channels during the game. Until you join the slack, via email!
HOW WILL MY PROJECT BE EVALUATED?
-We are in touch with industry experts and startup enthusiasts who will judge your idea on feasibility, profitability and its long and short term impact.
Tel: 0031 (0) 653299267