CWIEME Chicago 2017

2-4 October 2018
DESCC Chicago

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Calling all Innovators

Do you have a cutting-edge product, idea, technology or solution that is begging for wider attention?  

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If so, we’re encouraging you to apply for a slot at CWIEME Showcase which is the opportunity to pitch your idea to our CWIEME Chicago visitors as part of the Connect Theatre programme on 2-4 October 2018.  

CWIEME Showcases can propel your projects to the international stage so take part now and challenge us to think in new ways.  

What are CWIEME Showcases? 

Three winners will be chosen to pitch their ideas to the CWIEME Chicago audience for each of the  eight categories listed below, so 24 pitches in total. 
  1. New e-Motors 

  2. New raw materials 

  3. New magnetic wire 

  4. New coil-winding machinery 

  5. New laminations developments 

  6. New e-motor technologies 

  7. New machinery 

  8. New e-mobility disruptor 

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Each of the eight categories above will have an hour dedicated to them at the CWIEME Connect Theatre. During this time, just three winning ideas will be pitched for seven minutes each. Following the pitches, Q&A and networking with the audience will commence for the remainder of the hour.  

Why are we introducing CWIEME Showcases? 

At CWIEME Chicago, we want to celebrate the innovation that the US brings to the transformers, generators, electric motors and emobility industries, by showcasing the best of what’s new. 

This is in response to our visitors’ desire for being ahead of the curve in their industries: 

When we followed up with our visitors from CWIEME Chicago in 2017, they said their main objectives for attending were to: 

  • Keep up to date with the latest trends (58%); 

  • Discover new products (47%); 

  • Discover new suppliers (56%).  

Visitors felt satisfied that they achieved all this (76%, 64%  and 67% respectively) by attending the event.  

Audience at CWIEME

Why should I apply? 

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Winning a place means you get all of the following: 

  • A seven-minute pitch on our main stage. There will be a timer and you will be cut off when your seven minutes are up! 

  • A fifteen-minute dragons den style Q&A session. When the other two winners in your category have also finished their pitches the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and delve deeper in to all your ideas. 

  • A twenty-minute opportunity to network further with our audience. Bring your whole team, your business cards and cover as much of the audience as possible! 

  • Your idea featured in our email campaign, printed show guide, social media pages and on our website. 

  • Ultimately, exposing your idea to up to 100,000 individuals in the CWIEME community. 

Timeline

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Rules 

To take part you need to commit to a few actions. Please do not apply if you cannot fulfil the following: 
  • Sending a complete entry form. Any incomplete forms submitted will not be considered. 

  • Rehearsing your pitch to be no longer than seven minutes without any digital presentation materials (you may hold a prototype on stage if relevant). 

  • A photo or image that depicts your idea. 

Submission form

Submit your idea to us

This is your place to Shine! Give us as much information as you can for the best chance of being chosen. All fields are mandatory and any forms with incomplete answers will not be considered or contacted. 

Your idea

Who will be delivering the pitch?

Who is the idea attributed to?

This is the company, product or individual that’s responsible for the idea.

Rules

To take part you need to commit to a few actions. Please do not apply if you cannot fulfil the following: 

  • Sending a complete entry form. Any incomplete forms submitted will not be considered. 

  • Rehearsing your pitch to be no longer than seven minutes without any digital presentation materials (you may hold a prototype on stage if relevant). 

  • A photo or image that depicts your idea. 

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