Corporates & Startups Open Innovation Challenge
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AT&S: In-vehicle ecosystem for connected vehicles based on highly integrated 5G communication modules

What do we want to do?

With innovative start-ups we wish to develop highly integrated in-vehicle communication modules that showcase integration concepts of existing and upcoming communication standards like 5G (NR, mmWave) and IEEE 802.11. The challenge focuses on hardware integration concepts for which performance and size matters. Although today’s communication standards are operating with bandwidths of up to 5GHz, future products will require higher data-rates of up to 60GHz and even beyond.

We are seeking products that include integration concepts following More-Moore and More-than-Moore concepts with PCB and SLP (substrate-like-PCB) technologies and are targeting high performance with the smallest module size.

#5G #mobility #IoT

What kind of startup are we looking for?

The start-ups will be hardware focused in the communication domain and have More-Moore and More-than-Moore integration concepts at PCB level in mind for their products or solutions. A deep knowledge of RF design and communication standards expertise is definitely required. Start-ups that are capable of simulating high-frequency signal paths and consider that they have a higher integration strategy will receive our full attention. Start-ups may focus on semiconductor, IC package or system integration and will have RF experts with a deep knowledge of antenna designs and optimization.

What do we offer?

We offer access to high-end PCB and SLP (Substrate-like-PCB) technologies, as well as future state-of-the-art PCB embedding technologies. We are interested in strategic partnerships that advance the future designs of connected vehicles and smart mobility. We can promote these new technologies to our clients and are willing to mentor the start-ups from the concept phase until a product is ready for low- to high-volume production.

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BAYER: VR Training in production sites

What do we want to do?

We are seeking opportunities to enhance training at production sites through Virtual Reality.

#ind40 #eHealth #training #VR #AR #eyetracking #simulation #machinelearning #robotics #humanlanguage #computergames #gamification #AI

What kind of startup are we looking for?

We are seeking start-ups that offer support in specifying and setting-up VR-based training for higher-efficiency production.

What do we offer?

An initial contact will enable us to assess possible future collaboration.

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BENTELER: 1. Future of manufacturing, engineering and workplace; 2. Logistics management and optimization; 3. Vehicles and Mobility of the future

What do we want to do?

As a long-standing provider of solutions, BENTELER is at the forefront of developments. BENTELER wants to strengthen its contacts with start-ups and potential partners. In the three challenges, BENTELER is looking for:

  1. Technologies that may be applied in manufacturing processes. They should increase quality and productivity, reduce costs, and increase flexibility and control. Solutions for improving our engineering tools, simulation, testing and new ways of controlling our computers
  2. Technologies and solutions that can help to optimize, simplify and drastically reduce logistic costs, while making them more operational, or simplifying collaboration with suppliers and customers, both inside our plants, and externally across the world.
  3. Technology companies engaged in developing innovative, safe and high-performance vehicles for the future of transportation. Technologies that are responding to the new challenges in engineering and production in terms of passive safety, structural design, flexible use-cases, etc.


#ind40 #managementtools #automotive #manufacturing #simulation #logistics #VR/AR #wearables #AI #blockchain #futurevehicles #eyetracking #machinelearning #IoT

What kind of startup are we looking for?

Profiles required: Companies with Minimum Viable Product that are interested in scaling up the solution to industrial grade with mutual collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Profiles not eligible: companies that are only seeking finance.

What do we offer?

  • The opportunity to collaborate closely with a global strategic development partner on a number of levels. This provides the Start-up with deep knowledge of the environment in which their solution will develop and grow.
  • The chance of understanding first-hand the requirements and the value proposition of their solution. Specifically when it comes to future customers, which can help an early stage company in pivoting or defining its value proposition to a validated solution/market fit.
  • Opportunity to become a recognized supplier/partner of BENTELER, worldwide.
  • Benchmark of successful implementation for future corporate clients and investors.
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BS-INNOCELLS: Financing: How can we provide companies with a streamlined online process to finance their projects?

What do we want to do?

The process that a company currently has to go through in order to obtain a line of credit or a loan involves many steps and user experience is not optimized. We seek tools that help companies to understand their financial situation and financing needs better, to make decisions both about how to finance themselves and with which partner to do so, and to improve the internal processes of awarding credit.

#financing #managementtools #digitalmarketing #managementtools #usability #machinelearning #AI #fintech #agile #VR #AR #simulation #customerexperience #blockchain #eybersecurity

What kind of startup are we looking for?

Target profile: Tech, API for account integration, aggregators, scoring, back-end processing, finance BFM, etc.

What do we offer?

We offer our track-record and know-how, plus InnoCells and Banco Sabadell's best resources and capabilities, to teams and existing start-ups with a view to helping their development.

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CAPITA SCALING PARTNERS: Re-imagining Customer Interactions

What do we want to do?

We are offering an unrivalled opportunity for early-stage tech companies in the Customer Management and Customer Experience sector to access lucrative client markets that would typically be out of their reach. This challenge has been designed to attract the most ambitious and forward-thinking companies that are seeking to disrupt how companies interact with their customers.

Your business should be focussed on transforming the way in which companies interact with end customers. We are looking for companies with the potential of disrupting established ways of working and service delivery, that will help to deliver key customer contact outcomes. For example: Increasing end customer satisfaction, helping to improve revenue generation, e.g. by increasing the range of services customers buy, or improving sales conversion. Running operations more efficiently.

#Telecoms, #Utilities, #Public, #Financial, #Automotive, #Retail, #Betting #CustomerManagement #CustomerExperience #Machinelearning, #AI, #Deeplearning, #BehaviouralScience

What kind of startup are we looking for?

We are looking for 'early stage' and privately- held companies whose product(s) or service(s) must (i) be at – or close to – the MVP (minimum viable product) stage: (ii) have been successfully deployed with one or more corporate clients; and (iii) are now looking to distribute at scale.

What do we offer?

  • Dedicated business development and team work side-by-side with you to secure scale B2B deals from Capita’s extensive client base.
  • Direct access to C-suite Capita corporate relationships and hitting decision makers quickly.
  • Ability to negotiate scale deals with clients ‘as an equal’.
  • Access to our direct channels to the UK&I consumer market.
  • Ability to leverage Capita proprietary consumer data built from handling 45 million consumer contacts every single day.
  • Access to lowest cost and scalable shared services.
  • Reduced equity dilution as your Series A/B valuation will be based on post-scaling economics.
  • Access to extensive investor network and relationship investment banks.
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CARREFOUR: Reshape the future of food and retail

What do we want to do?

We are looking for exciting startups, purposeful entrepreneurs and cutting edge product able to shape the food transition and the omnichannel experience.
Carrefour is seeking projects that focus on Food transition (smart production, new food services, new food processing, urban farming, food waste).
We also seek innovative ways to best optimize our supply Chain (smart warehouses, goods-to-man, transportation, tracking). Moreover, we are looking for amazing solutions able to reinvent the future of stores and to make a better omnichannel customer experience.

Entrepreneurs, It's now up to you !

#FoodTransition #Omnichannel #NewCustomerJourney #Ecommerce #SmartData #Blockchain #ComputerVision #Automation #AI #NLP #NLU #preseed #seed #growth

What kind of startup are we looking for?

We are seeking start-ups with:

  • a first prototype,
  • a structured team management,
  • a focus related to Carrefour footprint (i.e France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Romania, Poland, Brazil, Argentina, China, Taiwan),
  • a traction with first client achieve.

What do we offer?

  • Pitch your solutionto relevant CARREFOUR key executives, business units managers, operational subsidiaries at our HQ, in Paris.
  • be introduced to one of our open innovation partners (Incubators, Accelerators, VCs)in order to grow your business in Europe.
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CELSA: Data-driven steel: industry 4.0

What do we want to do?

  • Robots that can improve process efficiency and safety conditions for people.
  • Cyber control systems: image, sound, light spectrum analysis for product control or process automation.
  • Smart portable devices that improve the human-machine interface and process efficiency and safety.
  • IoT devices for improving process tracking.
  • Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Install a dashboard system by interconnecting several plants to control production parameters.
  • Define an automated labelling system for steel products.
  • Enable intelligent surveillance in plants.
  • Implement preventive maintenance solutions.
  • Ease traceability transfer to each part of the sections at every stage.


#AI #bigdata #ind40 #VR #AR #industrialsystems #machinelearning #IoT #robotics #preventivemaintenance

What kind of startup are we looking for?

We are seeking staFill in the formrt-ups in the growth stage with recurrent revenues and final solutions.

What do we offer?

Pilot testing, fast provider, first customer program, product co-development.

 

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HENKEL: Innovative Solutions in Cybersecurity & Industrial Systems & Industry 4.0

What do we want to do?

  • #AdvancedMaterials & Technologies: #3DPrinting: Materials and processes that stretch the envelope of additive manufacturing – from functional prototypes to large scale construction materials and general manufactured parts.
  • Advanced and flexible electronic materials—from (medical) sensors and printed heaters to #RFID antenna and flexible circuitry.
  • #Batteries: Electrochemical cells (in particular thin-film and high capacity), their active and passive thermal management, and mechanical protection.
  • Insulating or active heat management components with focus on electronics, insulation in construction and coatings for a range of industries.
  • New materials for construction and furniture.
  • Smart coatings that bring additional functionality to a surface—from protective through medical, anti-microbial & anti-fingerprint to non-fluorinated super-hydrophobic coatings.
  • Smart Packaging: low-cost printed electronics packaging applications— #RFID #NFC chips #printedsensors.
  • #Sustainbale Solutions, building on natural, environmentally-friendly, health/wellbeing & safe concept.
  • #FMCG: new surfactants, enzymes, polymers, chelants, antimicrobial actives/preservatives, bleaching agents, perfumes, with new performance benefits for Beauty Care as well as Laundry & Home Care.
  • Multi-category e-commerce platforms/shops.
  • Smart home, connected beauty, smart retail/POS, personal assistants, and printed electronics packaging applications.


#packaging #sustainability #ind40 #retail

What kind of startup are we looking for?

Target profile: early-phase start-ups (typically series A) with Henkel taking a minority stake and a long-term vision.

What do we offer?

Helping the start-up to grow by leveraging Henkel’s know-how provides much more than just financial support. Henkel Ventures offers access to Henkel’s global footprint, a deep understanding of customers and consumers, and a portfolio of leading brands as well as strong expertise in bringing innovations and new technologies to markets. As a leading player in both the industrial and the FMCG consumer businesses, we help to build a start-up’s success story.

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JCDECAUX: Small Cells Locator

What do we want to do?

Identify locations suited for Small Cells rollout based on actual network coverage and performance.

#automotion #mobility #connectedcars #tracking #smartcells #remotesensoring #AI

What kind of startup are we looking for?

Start-ups with technology ready to develop a pilot.

What do we offer?

To run a pilot project to evaluate the solution’s potential.

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MEDIAPRO: New contents for new audiences

What do we want to do?

Search for new business proposals linked to content creation and distribution, focused on B2C and B2B2C models. Main verticals of interest: entertainment, sports/esports, education, smart cities, smart cars and smart homes.

#digitalmedia #egames #customerexperience #Blockchain #AR #VR #BigData #dataanalytics #IoT #Ind40 #Robotics #AI #Machinelearning #sport #connectedcar

What kind of startup are we looking for?

Growth (recurrent revenues), scale-up (fast growth and internationalization).

What do we offer?

Mentoring, investment, co-working spaces, acceleration program, pilot testing, fast provider/first customer program, product co-development, commercial partnerships.

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NAOS: Newservices for Care of Mom&babies

What do we want to do?

Let's care about pregnant mothers and mothers and babies by disrupting monitoring and bringing them new services.
To bring innovative ideas for monitoring pregnancy, babies’ initial years: data, follow up, etc.
Or, to bring new services to mothers (or mothers to be) and babies: these could be soft services (contents, gaming, etc.) or more technological services.

We seek to place technology at the service of the mother and her baby.

#eHealth #CareforMom&Babies #monitoring #AI

What kind of startup are we looking for?

Target profile: start-up with an already proven concept, a finished and sold product. We also target larger companies.
Not eligible: seed project with no finished product.

What do we offer?

We could offer:

  1. investment in the company
  2. hosting the start-up within one of our subsidiaries
  3. collaboration : R&D, access to our contacts : doctors, health retail, consumers
  4. joint pilot project.
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NISSAN: Connected Workforce for a Smart Factory

What do we want to do?

We seek to establish a connected Workforce within the program: TELL ME, GUIDE ME, HELP ME all the employees inside the factory. Smart Work in a Smart Factory.

#automotive #smartfactory #VR #AR #wearables #computering #AI #blockchain #eyetracking #3Dprinting #humanlenguage #robotics #supplychain #voicerecognition #BigData #dataanalytics #IoT #Ind40 #Robotics #Machinelearning

What kind of startup are we looking for?

Target: start-ups with technology that is not on the market yet, ideally ready for a concept trail. We also seek early-stage start-ups with a technology solution pilot already on the market, and growth (recurrent revenues), scale-up (fast growth and internationalization).

What do we offer?

Potential proof of concept (POC) at NISSAN facilities. We also provide technical support to evaluate the technology. We offer pilot testing and fast provider programs.

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ORANGE: 5G in a Smart City : a new gamefield for (e)Sport & Event user experiences

What do we want to do?

We seek innovative ways to further assert the power of networks in gaming, sport, events and tourism. This is addressed for the local population as well as committed Sport/eSport fans and players. Orange is also seeking projects that focus on streaming modes, VR, AR and new ways of communication with the public or TV audience. On a city level, our goal is to maximize sports infrastructure usage and to encourage the public to do sport regularly.

#Smartcity #Sport #Health #AR #VR #Replay #Content #BroadCast #5G

What kind of startup are we looking for?

Existing product & customers, an innovation that will scale using the 5G user base. Industry: e-leisure, e-sport, e-tourism.

What do we offer?

Technical and marketing support to evaluate 5G opportunities in their business. Access to live infrastructure allowing cases of 5G use. POC for those able to demonstrate their value proposition to our BUs.

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REPSOL: Artificial Intelligence based Predictive Maintenance for industrial machines

What do we want to do?

Real-time machine learning analysis of operational data in industrial plants to detect deviations from normal operation.

#managementtools #ind40 #monitoring #industrialmachines #machinelearning #humanlenguage #robotics #bigdata #gamification #blockchain #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #AR #VR #eyetracking

What kind of startup are we looking for?

Target: start-ups that already a technological solution pilot.

What do we offer?

Repsol Ventures has launched an 85 million investment fund and will invest in start-ups until 2020.

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SAP SE: Building a touchless Supply Chain

What do we want to do?

SAP has the mission of building an intelligent enterprise that operates its supply chain. We are seeking solutions for manufacturing as well as asset management operations without human intervention.

#ind40 #managementtools #training #VR #AR #wearables #computering #AI #blockchain #eyetracking #machinelearning #3Dprinting #computergames #humanlenguage #robotics #supplychain

What kind of startup are we looking for?

Target profiles: mature seed stage start-ups, Series A,B,C, first pilot customer available.

What do we offer?

Invitation to our program: Use Case definition, Tech Integration Support, Customer Access.

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SUEZ: Digital technologies to assist technical operations in the urban water cycle

What do we want to do?

Application of new digital technologies to increase efficiency of operations, to reduce failure risks, to improve workers’ safety and to launch new services, all in the water sector.

#watertech #energytech #sustainability #ind40 #efficiency #VR #AR #digital #robotics #wearables #gamification #blockchain #AI

What kind of startup are we looking for?

Target profile: Team of minimum 2 people, owning the IP, technology in the market (o very close to the market).

What do we offer?

Go Seeds: a proof of concept for young start-ups supported by SUEZ. Mature start-ups can access other CV tools such as investments and pilot testing.

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TORRES: Technology and innovation for sustainability

What do we want to do?

  • Responsible consumption and the efficient management of resources such as water and energy.
  • Solutions to mitigate or to adapt to climate change.
  • More sustainable solutions for agriculture.
  • The generation of energy from clean sources or from waste.
  • Models of the circular economy and eco-design to improve sustainability.
  • More sustainable mobility


#agritech #sustainability #winery #Blockchain #IoT #Ind40 #Robotics #AI #Machinelearning #Biotech #Medicaldevices

What kind of startup are we looking for?

Target profile: ideas - concept, pre-seed (MVP), seed (validated product and first pilots), growth (recurrent revenues).

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Mentoring, investment, pilot testing, fast provider/first customer program.

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TRUMPF: VC-Investments and Collaboration projects in the Field of Advanced Photonics and Smart Factory/Industry 4.0

What do we want to do?

We are seeking early-stage start-ups I which to make VC investments or to initiate strategic collaboration projects with TRUMPF. We focus on start-ups that wish to be involved in shaping the industry of the future in the following areas:

#ind40 #training #managementtools #Photonics #LaserTechnology #ManufacturingTechnology #Sensors&Automation #Connectivity&Compute #IndustrialSoftwareSystems #IOT #CyberSecurity

What kind of startup are we looking for?

Investment requires the business model to be technology-based and scalable and for there to be an experienced management team. Furthermore, for consideration as a potential investment there must be a strategic fit with TRUMPF and adequate financial returns.

What do we offer?

Our network, our experience in industrial production and our technology expertise enables our portfolio companies to get started on the market and to grow. As such, we are the ideal partner for technology-oriented start-ups that are seeking a strong partner with a long-term vision.

Besides investment, we offer company founders access to the TRUMPF world. They can therefore network and find win-win ways of collaborating – be it with TRUMPF as a customer, development partner, or on a close cooperation basis.

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VARTA: Higher energy density for smaller and smarter wearable devices

What do we want to do?

Our challenge is to find innovative partners in the battery technology business in order to create new solutions for the next generation of wearable devices. We are searching for small- and medium-sized companies as well as start-ups and technology partners with concepts or technologies for the reduction of battery size and increasing efficiency for wearable and hearable applications.

#ind40 #eLeisure-eSport #eHealth #printedelectronics #batteries #wearables #miniaturization

What kind of startup are we looking for?

Target profile: OEM, ODM electronic manufacturing, battery powered devices.

What do we offer?

As a traditional worldwide battery manufacturer with a 130-year track record, we can offer specific engineering and manufacturing support for start-ups and small companies (including battery samples free of charge).

 

 

 

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ZOBELE: Sustainable Consumer Products and Packaging Materials

What do we want to do?

Zobele Group is seeking start-ups that work with sustainable products or material solutions addressed to the packaging of consumer goods. Together with Zobele´s customers, we are moving towards more sustainable products with a view to reducing our environmental impact. We consider start-ups to be the rule-breakers in the field and are therefore excited to be involved with them bringing cutting-edge innovations to the market. As part of our Join and Win Acceleration Program selected start-ups will avail of the tools and resources to scale up by developing, industrializing and launching products with us.

#packaging #sustainability #fmcg #Hardware #wearables #iot

What kind of startup are we looking for?

Seed (validated product and initial pilots), growth (recurrent revenues), scale-up (fast growth and internationalization).

What do we offer?

Acceleration program, pilot testing, fast provider, first customer program, product co-development.

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