HOW TO TAKE PART IN THE PREMIO GAETANO MARZOTTO

Is it possible to present the same project for more than one prize?

No, the two competitions are mutually exclusive. The special UniCredit Start Lab prize, instead, is aimed at at least one start-up for each of the two categories: the Business Prize, and the From the Idea to the Business Prize. The Corporate prizes are aimed at innovative businesses in the running both for the Business Prize and the From the Idea to the Business Prize as part of the Premio Gaetano Marzotto 2015.
The are no specific competitions for the Corporate prizes which will be awarded by juries within the firm.

How can you participate in the Premio?

It is possible to participate in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto by entering the site 2015.premiogaetanomarzotto.it. Enter the section Participate, log in with your password, choose the type of prize you want to compete for, and fill in every part of the online form.

Is there a guide for participating in the Prize?

No there is not. All information about taking part in the Premio is to be found in the regulations in the Participate section of 2015.premiogaetanomarzotto.it.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE PREMIO GAETANO MARZOTTO?

Who can participate in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto?

Contenders for the competition can be individuals, project teams, start-ups, already existing businesses, cooperatives, and associations.

Are there age limits for those who can take part in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto?

There are no age limits for participating in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto, apart from the From the Idea to the Business Prize which is reserved for those under 35.

Can an unincorporated society participate in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto?

Yes by competing for the From the Idea to the Business prizes.

Can the same person take part in more than one prize?

A person can compete for more than one prize by presenting different projects for different prizes.

Is it possible to participate in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto even if one of the team members is foreign?

Yes, there are no restrictions on citizenship for participating in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto.

To participate in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto, is it necessary to be a company or can professionals with a VAT number and who simply share ideas and work together take part?

Yes, project teams can take part in the From the Idea to the Business Prize.

Can an unincorporated society participate in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto?

Yes

REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING PART IN THE PREMIO GAETANO MARZOTTO

Can a start-up consisting of Italian and English youngsters who mainly work in Italy but who have their registered office in England participate in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto?

No, in order to take part in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto the registered office must be in Italy.

THE PRIZES OF THE PREMIO GAETANO MARZOTTO

What is the value of the Premio Gaetano Marzotto?

The prize money for this fifth edition of the competition is more than a million Euros.

Is the choice of which prize to compete for made by the proposer of the project or by the Premio Gaetano Marzotto committee?

It is the individual proposer who chooses which kind of prize he or she intends competing for.

What difference is there between the Business Prize and the From the Idea to the Business Prize?

Candidates for the Business Prize are new entrepreneurs who have an already established business, a consolidated team, an interesting market of reference, and, if possible, a partner (incubator, accelerator) that can enhance its value. The From the Idea to the Business Prize is reserved for those of a maximum age of 35 years, and consists of an award in money and a residence period in one of the partners’ incubators and accelerators  in order to transform ideas into a business. For this prize, the participators being looked for are individuals, project teams, and innovative start-ups.

What is meant by “the prize will not be awarded in the form of money” regarding the From the Idea to the Business Prize?

The From the Idea to the Business prizes envisage a programme with a residence period, mentoring, and dedicated tutoring in one of the major Italian incubators, among which AlmaCube, Boox, Cesena Lab, Consorzio Arca, Digital Magics, FabriQ, Fondazione Parco Tecnologico Padano – Acceleratore Alimenta, H-Farm, I3P, Impact Hub, Industrio Ventures, JCube, LUISS Enlabs, M31, Nana Bianca, Polihub, Polo Meccatronica, Progetto Manifattura, Seedlab, Talent Garden, Trento Rise, and Vega. For the details of the programmes consult the regulations.

How do you become a candidate for the Corporate prizes?

The Corporate prizes are assigned by three industrial groups that take part in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto as partners, and that have as their aim to select and reward the project that they believe to be the one most in line with the growth strategies within the sectors of reference indicated in the regulations. The Corporate prizes are destined for the innovative businesses competing for the Business Prize or the From the Idea to the Business Prize, sectors of the Premio Gaetano Marzotto 2015. There are no specific competitions for the Corporate prizes which will be assigned by juries inside the firm.

SENDING THE PARTICIPATION REQUEST

How can I tell if my participation request has been sent successfully?

After clicking Send, you will receive an email confirming that your project has been registered.

Must the proposal be completed all at once?

No. It is possible to compile the proposal in various stages. Once the whole proposal has been completed click on Send.

Is it possible for the Associazione Progetto Marzotto to check the project before it is sent?

No. The  request must be made by using the online form to be found  in http://partecipa.premiogaetanomarzotto.it/. Requests presented in a different form to that described in the Participate section will not be taken into consideration.

Is it possible to send the participation request for the Premio Gaetano Marzotto competition via email?

No. The  request must be made by using the online form to be found  in http://partecipa.premiogaetanomarzotto.it/. Requests presented in a different form to that described in the Participate section will not be taken into consideration.

COMPILATION OF THE ONLINE FORM

Are there instructions for compiling the various fields for the proposal?

Yes. Underneath each entry there is a brief explanation of the field to be completed.

In the part reserved for teams there is an email address for one component of the team in order to allow him or her to participate in the drafting of the project. In spite of it being registered on the site, he or she is unable to access the online form for the request. How come?

Because it is necessary to utilize the username and password of the person who has registered the project.

If all the fields of the online form are not completed, what happens?

An incomplete online form means being excluded from the competition.

In order to take part in the competition, is it possible to upload a PDF file with all the information requested in the online form?

No. In order to take part in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto competition it is necessary to complete the online form in each and every part.

When a project is presented by more than one person, what should we do?

At the moment of presenting a project it must be registered by just one of the team. The others can take part in the project by using the same account.

ANNULLING THE PROPOSAL

Is it possible to annul the proposal that has been sent?

Yes, by sending an email to info@premiogaetanomarzotto.it indicating the reference with the words ‘Cancella la mia proposta’ (annul my proposal) and, in the email, giving the name of the project to be eliminated.

DEADLINES

Is there a pre-established time for the competition’s deadline?

Yes. The deadline is midnight, 23 June 2015.

Is it possible to send integrative attachments after the deadline indicated in the competition announcement?

Only if requested by the Associazione Progetto Marzotto.

The deadline of the competition has passed and I have not managed to attach the requested files due to technical problems. Is it possible to integrate the material by sending an email?

No. In the competition announcement it is clearly stated that the organization is not responsible for failed or late deliveries, problems with emails, the electronic transmission of the application platform, or the Internet.

Is it possible to send one’s own proposal after the deadline indicated in the competition announcement?

No

TIMETABLE

How are the participants informed about the results of the preliminary selection?

They will be evaluated by the selection committee and by the incubator accelerators jury before September. The result of the first selection will be communicated to all the participants before 30 September 2015. Afterwards they will be evaluated by the jury of the finalist projects.

How are the participants informed about the results of the preliminary selection?

Each participant will receive an email indicating a positive or negative outcome.