What are the Macro-Trends for 2020 in Open Innovation? Mind the Bridge and Nesta interviewed the top 36 CIOs and Heads of Innovation participating in the Open Innovation Forum held in December during the Scaleup Summit in Madrid.
Enel, SAP and Telefónica are the Open Innovation Champions in Europe, according to the new ranking "Corporate Startup Stars" by Mind the Bridge and Nesta.
The Spanish scaleup ecosystem in 2018 remains quite far from the top countries in terms of capital invested. However the Spanish ecosystem is still the most performing among the Southern European countries, according to the new Report “Tech Scaleup Spain 2019” realized by Mind the Bridge with the support of ACCIONA.
Open innovation means making use of ideas from outside your own organisation. It means accepting that ‘not all the smart people work for you’. However, it does not mean delegating responsibility for innovation or being passive in the face of change. On the contrary, those firms which have embraced open innovation effectively have well-considered internal and external activities and mechanisms that are specifically intended to facilitate innovative collaboration with other organisations, including innovative startups. This report, produced by Mind the Bridge (MTB) and Nesta as part of the Startup Europe Partnership project, provides an overview of some of these activities.
Our data show that Spain (as most of the Southern and Eastern countries) suffers a chronic situation of relative undercapitalization compared to the other European regions. Unfortunately, there is only medicine to treat such disease: pour more capital. Move the investment bar from hundreds of millions to billions.
We’ve been interviewing some of the companies that have attended our Scaleup Summits. Today, we’re interviewing Andrea Ronchi, Head of Business Development & Marketing of Energy Way, who we met through our Open Innovation for Midsize companies program that we run with the support of the European Commission. In this interview, Andrea shares with us his experience as a startup specialising in mathematical thinking for large and small corporates.