That's great news! If you are already working on a business idea that would fit with this program, please go ahead and submit your application to the program here: https://voccohort2.paperform.co
Yes, cross-departmental teams are allowed. We believe that having perspectives from different Artisans across business units is valuable edge to any team.
The VOC collection exercise will be done after the selected team has been shortlisted by the Innovation commitee. With guidance from the corresponding business units and the CRM team, the team will carry out the VOC collection as appropriate.
Yes, in the application, you will be requested to provide the names of your team members in order to submit your product proposal.
Since this is an Artisan specific program, we require that all team members are NWG employees.
There is no in-person presentation required for the product proposal, Innovation Committee will select teams to next stage according to your pdf/ word / video (if any) application. For shortlisted Business Plans, the teams are required to pitch to the Investment Committee.
All submissions can be in either English or Chinese.
The product proposal submission will be a document in which you can upload in the application link. A video can be included to try to explain your idea in further detail to the Innovation Committee. A video is optional but please only include if you feel like it will enhance your product proposal.
Please refer to business plan guideline in the toolkit here. (password: NNSA)
Please refer to the business plan scoring matrix inside the toolkit here (password: J3Ig) to see the judging criteria for the business plan.
Only selected teams will be asked to pitch to the investment committee. We will inform you by early June if you will need to prepare a pitch for the investment committee.
You do not need to have a working prototype when you submit the business plan but you should have a relatively strong idea as to the software or hardware product you are looking to create.
Yes. You can refine your previous proposal and submit again!