Accelerate Your BevTech Startup With The Drink Innovation Campus (DICA)

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The Drink Innovation Campus is looking for startups in all stages of operation to join its exclusive 3-months acceleration program. Apply by 17 May 2020 to meet industry partners & 2.000€ in funding!

Consumers are constantly evolving and the average beverage shopper today looks for clean ingredients, sustainable packaging, and instant delivery, among other things. This is where DICA comes in.

The Drink Innovation Campus is a unique accelerator program looking for BevTech startups developing high-quality digital applications or those pushing the limits of disruptive process innovations. They are back this year to help more startups realize their ideas.

Innovations In BevTech: Logistics, Packaging, Distribution, Ingredients & Drinks

DICA is a focused space for testing new ideas, performing exciting new experiments and forging strong partnerships between startups and industry leaders. Startups in any stage of development are eligible to apply – all innovative proposals for the advancement of the BevTech industry are welcome!

DICA is looking for innovative startups with applications for the beverage industry, in particular those dealing with digital transformation in logistics, production, and distribution or sustainability in packaging and materials. Apply today and get the chance to develop your BevTech products for the future of the industry, including areas such as:

  • Logistics
  • Packaging
  • Distribution
  • Ingredients
  • Sustainability
  • Innovative Drinks

How DICA Helps You In Networking & Co-Creation

The right conversations at the right time go a long way in planning the future for startups. DICA provides co-creation and effective networking opportunities by acting as the bridge that connects innovative startups and established industry players.

Startups that participate in DICA’s program receive coaching from one of Germany’s best innovation laboratories – the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship. By bridging the gap between established players and startups, DICA is able to shape the discussion around industry topics like social change in the field of consumer behavior, demographic structure, the challenges of digitization, and practicing sustainable action.

Benefits: From Funding To Industry Contacts

The accelerator program is supported by the innovation partners Hassia Group (Bionade), INSIDE Beverages and Veltins. The Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE) adds to these partners’ industry expertise with know-how in startup and co-creation support between startups and established companies. Industry and startup expertise is thus bundled for founders from the beverage industry.

In short, here is how your startup benefits:

  • Develop your innovation & new business models
  • Meet innovation partners from the industry
  • Participation in an exclusive virtual matchmaking event on 25 & 26 May
  • Coaching from one of Germany’s best innovation laboratories
  • Funding of 2.000€ per team
  • Possible cooperation with industry partners

Building On Last Year’s Success

A group of diverse startups enrolled in last year’s program. From sustainable straws and plant-based drinks to Kombucha microbreweries and software solutions to assist service staff, and more, the DICA program was off to a great start last year!

DICA and its partners eagerly look forward to receiving startup applications that work on disruptive, innovative, and sustainable BevTech solutions – for today and for tomorrow.

Apply here by 26 April 2020!



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