The Ministry of Security and Justice has launched an innovative programme with the objective of promoting collaboration with startups: The Startup in Residence programme (SiR). This program challenges startups to develop solutions to five selected social challenges in the field of Security and Justice. We are looking for enthusiastic, innovative and knowledgeable startups who wish to join us during this journey.
How does the programme work?
Startups can apply until 9 October 2017 provided that they have an idea that has not yet been put on the market and that it can contribute in solving one of the selected social issues. On each issue, three startups get the opportunity to present a solution. The proposals are presented in a pitch to a professional jury, who assesses the proposals and subsequently makes a definitive selection. The five winners (one per social issue) may participate in the SiR programme. These startups get a budget for development purposes and are invited to participate in the training and guidance program.
After five months of intensive collaboration between startup and Ministry, the programme ends with a working prototype as a result. The startup is expected to present the solution to clients and potential customers during the Demo-day in May 2018.
On thursday 21 September 2017, a kick-off meeting is organised (free of charge) from 17:00-19:00. During this meeting, five social issues will be presented and there will be a Q&A. Sign up here.