SPOCK

Who are we and what do we do

Startup incubator at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb

SPOCK helps students, researchers and scientists to develop their projects and turn them into serious startups. Students at the University of Zagreb and those who graduated from the University within the last two years, employees of the University of Zagreb and employees of the different research institutions have the opportunity to participate in the programme which provides support, leadership, knowledge acquisition and development of skills which are necessary for every early stage startup.

SPOCK’s programme enables startups to connect with experts, mentors, investors and partners who will, with their knowledge and experience, help them to transform their ideas into profitable solutions and successful companies.

APPLICATIONS

For all University of Zagreb students, researchers and scientists

Applications are open for both the individuals with ideas who, if accepted, will receive our help with forming a team, and an already formed teams with defined projects. Students, researchers and scientists who have the knowledge and skills in the areas necessary to develop a particular idea and who want to become a part of a start-up can apply for a brainstorming session of a selected idea, where the project and the team will be formed. After formation of the teams and presentations of all the projects, the best projects will be selected for inclusion in the SPOCK programme. Individuals and teams from other faculties will get help connecting with FER’s students, researchers and scientists and forming strong multidisciplinary teams that will work on prototype development. Apply now, start forming a team around your idea early and get bigger chances for getting into SPOCK!

FOR IDEAS

  • Submit your idea

    You acknowledge the problem in your surrounding and you have the idea how to solve it

  • Present your idea

    Share the recognized problem and your idea in 5 min with interested fellow students, researchers and scientists

  • Brainstorm

    Brainstorm your idea with fellow colleagues at the workshop and build a strong foundation for promising project

  • Form a team

    Forma a team that will go with you on a startup adventure

FOR TEAMS WITH PROJECTS

  • Submit

    You and your team work on that one project for some time now? Tell us about it!

  • Pitch

    Tell us more about your team and business potential of your project

  • Start up

    Wait for the confirmation that you are in and make your first startup steps with us

PROGRAMME

6 months of work with breaks for exams

Programme starts in January and ends in June with the demo day. Programme is tailored for ideas and projects from the earliest stage to an MVP phase. We are expecting a professional approach and consistent progress from every accepted team. We will encourage those with weekly meetings and workshops. In the workshops, teams will work with mentors that have a startup and/or entrepreneurial experience and in week after every workshop they will use newly acquired knowledge to complete their pitch deck, slide by slide.

Co-working space and equipment

Free co-working space at FER and specialized equipment

Setting your goals

Assistance with identifying your short term and long term goals

Forming a team

Connecting with fellow students, researchers and scientists

Consistent progress

Weekly meetings to keep you motivated and to track your progress

Mentor network

Experts from industry and academia

Experienced leadership

Leadership with previous startup experience and early stage startup knowledge

Equity friendly

Zero cost and for zero equity

Grant

Small financial support for research and development

Workshops

Project management, Software and hardware development, Business development, Target customer, UX/UI/Product design, PR, Storytelling/Pitch, Fundraising, Legal, …

Identifying key features

Assistance in defining the key features of your MVP

Connecting with target customers

Assistance in finding your target customers and connecting with them as early as possible

Startup competitions

Assistance when applying to different startup conferences and competitions
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Programme starts

January

Group meeting and introduction

January

Startup 101

January

Project Management

February

Business Development

February

User Research & Testing

February

Ideation and Business Design

February

Pitch & Storytelling

March

Pitch deck workshop 1: Problem, Solution & Team

March

1st Mini Demo Day

March

Software/Hardware Startup Development

April

UX/UI Design

April

Digital Communication and Content Marketing

April

PR

April

Pitch deck workshop 2: Business Model, Market and Competition

May

2nd Mini Demo Day

May

Fundraising

May

Inside a VC

May

Legal

June

Pitch deck workshop 3: Financial Ask & Roadmap
Demo day

TEAMS

Fifth SPOCK generation
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Fecalicious

Our startup uses artificial intelligence to develop mobile applications and chatbots that serve to promote various aspects of health. This app helps people with digestive problems, with the goal of raising their quality of life. In a discreet and understandable way, the user is offered concrete help with advice and instructions on what and how to do, so similar problems may occur less often or are totally avoided later on.

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GoGreenOzonator

The application of GG ozonator is an innovative technology for the application of ozone in agriculture. It is used to control harmful organisms indoors. It allows producers to effectively protect crops with minimal application costs. There are no pesticide residues, withdrawal periods and risks to human, animal and environmental health. Compared to pesticides, ozone is a useful tool in sustainable, integrated and organic food production. Are you ready to step into a new era of safe food production?

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Green Energy Pal

Green Energy Pal is a product intended for small and medium enterprises (SME) to help them with reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. A holistic approach to the problem includes both hardware to precisely measure power consumption and software to manage controllable power-consuming devices. In the short term, the product generates a strategy for achieving financial savings trough optimal power-consuming device usage, while in the long term it provides recommendations for further investments in green infrastructure, including information on return on investment and projected economic benefits to users. We save Your wallet and our planet!

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Secure Underground Navigation

Through participation in various projects, members of our team gained the first-hand experience by which our idea was born. We want to increase the safety and efficiency of search and rescue teams during accidents in underground objects. Secure Underground Navigation will replace current, outdated navigation methods and improve the way information is being shared in real-time during rescue missions. Our goal is to ensure that even in the toughest of situations both the employees and the rescuers make it back to the surface.

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Tondu

Tondu is like Tinder for sustainability. Our goal is to facilitate cooperation between small and large businesses and thus encourage sustainable development in accordance with the Green deal guidelines. Oftentimes, large companies spend a lot of resources to find innovations, while smaller ones, due to high competition, find it difficult to break into the market. Tondu is a platform which will help them find the best green solutions. How do You find sustainable solutions?

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Neolight

All-in-one hotel management system with chatbot concierge that makes it easy for you to build guest profiles, increase service quality and bring operations and marketing to the next level which results in a higher rate of returning visitors and good reviews.

CONTACT

Get in touch

WHERE ARE WE

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Unska 3, Zagreb

CALL US

+385 1 6129 573

E-MAIL US

spock@fer.hr

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