Andrea Lo Curto

OuterSPace

Team

SELF ASSESSMENT PLATFORM FOR SUSTAINABLE START-UPS

2023

Samuele Cellura

Lorenzo Castagna

Andrea Lo Curto

Mingyu Fan

Wang Shuang

Team

Sophia Amati

Lorenzo Castagna

Inês Frazão

Nanna Cecillie Høgsholt

Andrea Lo Curto

Romario Muça

Chiara Poma

Gianluca Zoni

Brief

Build a digital service, whose main offering would be based on the use of artificial intelligence, to respond to a specific need of a sustainable start-up.

Problem reframing

After gathering insights through research and interviews, it was time to reframe the problem.

Target

Main needs

Expected impact

Series A Start-ups looking for an incubation program

Incubators looking for start-ups to invest on

Manage applications and sustainability evaluations

Explicit the potentiality of program candidates

Easier and faster application process

Increase in sustainably suitable
start-ups

Insights

The platform as a connection between the start-ups and the incubator they want to apply to

Tools and services to schedule the start-up growth and update their informations

Comparing with competitor as a metrics to measure the start-up’s market position

How can we facilitate the process of application of start-ups for incubation programs to make the development of sustainable projects more smooth and effective?

The concept

An AI-based platform, in a business agreement with incubators, with the purpose to address the pre-seed and series A start-ups in the application process for incubation, matching the parameters required by sustainable-oriented incubation programs.

Problem reframing

After gathering insights through research and interviews, it was time to reframe the problem.

Target

Series A Start-ups looking for an incubation program

Incubators looking for start-ups to invest on

Main needs

Manage applications and sustainability evaluations

Explicit the potentiality of program candidates

Expected impact

Easier and faster application process

Increase in sustainably suitable
start-ups

Insights

The platform as a connection between the start-ups and the incubator they want to apply to

Tools and services to schedule the start-up growth and update their informations

Comparing with competitor as a metrics to measure the start-up’s market position

How can we facilitate the process of application of start-ups for incubation programs to make the development of sustainable projects more smooth and effective?

The concept

An AI-based platform, in a business agreement with incubators, with the purpose to address the pre-seed and series A start-ups in the application process for incubation, matching the parameters required by sustainable-oriented incubation programs.

Service system

Main user

Customer

Main user

Emerging start-up

His main goal is to grow and become more competitive in order to apply to a program;

The more of them participate to the platform the more the service is accurate and useful;

Can join the platform for free and use it for the time they want;

High customization of the service for his needs;

Customer

Incubation services provider

Their main goal is for the best start-ups in the market to apply for his programs;

Establish an economic agreement with the platform to publish their programs on it;

Can access all the informations about the assessing start-ups on the platform;

Emerging start-up

Incubation services provider

His main goal is to grow and become more competitive in order to apply to a program;

The more of them participate to the platform the more the service is accurate and useful;

Can join the platform for free and use it for the time they want;

High customization of the service for his needs;

Their main goal is for the best start-ups in the market to apply for his programs;

Establish an economic agreement with the platform to publish their programs on it;

Can access all the informations about the assessing start-ups on the platform;

Offering map

Market knowledge

To have an overview and keep track of the situation, a dashboard shows the data and compares the user parameters with other competitor start-ups.

Application assistance

Based on collected data, a list of matching programmes are suggested and what is missing to achieve an optimal situation is highlighted.

Digital workspace

The possibility to update data to see how the situation changes and to organize activities through scheduling tools makes the start-up path more effective.

Customer journey map

Service blueprint

Main features

Start-up analysis

- Graphics and charts to define the start-up competitivity in the market;

- Data comparison with competitors and program parameters;

Space card

- Clear and complete data collection;

- Downloadable and sharable self-evaluation tab;

Program suggestion

- Detailed list of customer incubators and their programs;

- AI-based suggestions for the most suitable programs for the start-up;

Digital workspace

- Calendar service for all the team;

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