Digital Transformation Challenge

Registrations open until30.11.2018

Concerning the program

The Federal State of Bavaria has focused its efforts on engaging with technological innovation and development strategies in order to contribute toward a more competitive and modern industry linked to all of the sectors of the economy, research, the public sector and society in general. As a result, it has become a relevant party on issues related to progress in the region, thanks to the Master BAYERN DIGITAL Plan that is enabling digital transmission at a regional level, in addition to the development of 17 industrial clusters grouped together in such sectors as: information technologies and communications, automation and mechatronics, aerospace technology and sensor technology, among others.

In this context and in order to encourage local suppliers to develop and incorporate these types of technologies in mining, Expande – together with a Representation from the Federal State of Bavaria for South America – joined forces to launch the “Digital Transformation Challenge”, a technological immersion program focused on startups and/or companies involved in digital transformation and which will select the best startups – under a Demo Day model – that will represent us at “MUST – The Munich Summit 2019”, one of the most important ecosystems in Germany that each year connects technological startups with more than 150 leaders and investors aimed at promoting industrial scaling.

What are we seeking?

Startups and/or technological companies focused on Digital Transformation that are developing solutions based on the following themes:

Who may apply?

Startups and/or companies that possess:

  • A verifiable business model and technology

  • The capability to form alliances with industrial partners

  • Technologies that provide a response to the themes proposed

Application Stages
  • SEP

    September 24: Applications received.

  • OCT

    October 28: Applications closed.

  • NOV

    November 27: Notification of short-listed candidates.

  • DIC

    December 13: Demo Day and announcement of winners.

  • FEB

    February 17 to 23: Immersion Program and MUST – The Münich Summit.

What are the benefits?
During one week, those selected will have access to:
  • The Event: Participation in “MUST – The Münich Summit 2019”

  • Networking: get-togethers with top level startups, leading German companies and key players in the technology industry

  • B2B: Access to new business opportunities and collaboration with new customers and/or partners as well as contacting the CEOs and CTOs of the technological companies and top level entrepreneurs.

  • Ecosystem: Visit the technological hub in Münich, technological centers and activities with leaders in industry, science and academics.

What expenses does the program cover?
  • Airline tickets: Santiago-Münich- Santiago

    1 airline ticket per company.
  • Hotel (3 stars)

    During the whole of the period the program lasts for 1 person.
  • Access to a network of contacts

    For Global business Expansion
  • Access to potential commercial partners

  • Access to mentoring and Workshop

  • Entrance ticket to MUST

    The Munich Summit
Application basesFor one week, those selected will have access to: