The incubation program of the sixth generation of SPOCK has started! Due to the large number of high-quality applications that arrived from as many as 13 different faculties, we have selected eight teams that will have the opportunity to go through one of the most complete incubation programs in this area. Like last year, the main selection criteria were the quality of the team and the expertise of team members, so most of the selected ideas are based on the results of scientific research.
We have no doubt about the success of this generation, and its uniqueness is already visible in the fact that most team members are employees of the University of Zagreb, most ideas have a socially beneficial impact, and most teams are led by women!
This year we received a record number of applications, a total of 25. Apart from FER, applications also came from the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Textile Technology, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Faculty of Organization and Informatics and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture.
When choosing teams, we invited several experienced experts from the start-up community to help. The jury, before which the teams performed their pitches, consisted of Ante Magzan (HUB385), Nikola Pavešić (Infobip), Vedran Blagus (South Central Ventures), Hrvoje Džapo (FER) and Matija Srbić (FER). In the end, eight teams were selected that the jury estimated to have the best chance of success.
Below please find more information about the sixth generation of SPOCK.