Mind the Bridge strengthens its growth in global innovation products and services by acquiring iLab Collective

AI-powered Innovation platform firm Mind the Bridge today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with iLab Collective, leading innovation consultancy, venture studio, and partner to the hottest, up-and-coming startups in Silicon Valley and international markets, , to acquire its operations asset.

By |August 1st, 2022|General|

Open Innovation: Tech Mahindra shaping future in India

Tech Mahindra is an Indian multinational IT services and consulting company, part of Mahindra group and worth US$5.2 billion. Recently, it has become one of the innovation leading companies, hence awarded by ICC and Mind the Bridge as part of Corporate Startup Stars Awards 2021. After winning this prestigious award, Nikhil Malhotra, Chief Innovation Officer at Tech Mahindra, sat down with us to give us the key insights into the company’s open innovation activities. (pics credits: Tech Mahindra Official Instagram Account @techmahindra_official)

By |July 29th, 2022|General|

Italian companies (finally) gaining a prominent innovation presence in Silicon Valley

After Enel, several companies have opened innovation outposts in Silicon Valley. What is motivating this shift? The short answer is that doing innovation is a way easier in San Francisco. Mind the Bridge asked leaders from companies joining Acea Innovation Day held in Rome about “the factors that motivated them to have an Innovation Antenna in Silicon Valley". A fascinating question with some brilliant insights worth chewing over.

By |July 19th, 2022|General|

Launching MTB Ecosystem, AI-powered matching platform

Mind the Bridge opens its AI-powered matching platform for scaleups and corporates to government agencies from all over the world interested in supporting the most promising tech companies of their local ecosystem and attracting inbound innovation. MTB Ecosystem enables corporates, startups, investors and government partners to synchronize and manage their internal processes - from dealflow to feedback, shortlists and longlists, and challenges - and to boost the overall efficiency of their communication among its users.

By |March 30th, 2022|General|

Scouting for the best Cloud and AI solutions: Noovle Cloud Challenge

Digital Health, Sustainability and Virtualization Technologies: these are the 3 areas where TIM Group’s cloud company Noovle and TIM Group's Open Innovation Program TIM WCAP are looking for Cloud and AI based solutions through the international “Noovle Cloud Challenge”, launched today and open until March 31st.

By |March 7th, 2022|Corporates|

Pfizer, AXA and Xiaomi are the Top3 Corporate Startup Stars in 2021

For the sixth year running, startups have nominated the corporates they believed to be most active in terms of open innovation for the prestigious annual Corporate Startup Stars Awards. Pfizer secured first place, followed by AXA and Xiaomi. The global ranking has been unveiled today in Paris during the official Award Ceremony, opened by French Secretary of State for the Digital Economy Cédric O.

By |December 16th, 2021|General|

Evolve or Be Extinct – The 2021 Report on CSS Open Innovation

During the Corporate Startup Stars Awards Ceremony held in Paris on Dec. 16th, Mind the Bridge presented some of the main evidences emerging from the Report “Evolve or Be Extinct. Future Models of Open Innovation from the 2021 Global Corporate Startup Stars” that analyses how Fortune 500/Forbes 2000 companies interact with startups and scaleups at global level.

By |December 16th, 2021|Corporates|

Eni opens an Innovation Outpost in Silicon Valley

Eni today announced it has opened its first "Open Innovation Outpost" in San Francisco, housed in the Mind the Bridge Innovation Centre. "Eni has been actively collaborating with a number of the most promising international startups and scaleups for some time now. The opening of this outpost in one of the most vibrant areas of innovation confirms Eni's determination to position itself at the forefront of the digital frontier".

By |December 1st, 2021|Corporates, General|

Transformation in the healthcare system: Mind the Chat with Martin Curley – HSE

In this Mind the Chat Alberto Onetti meets Martin Curley, Director, Digital Transformation & Open Innovation at Health Service Executive (HSE), recognized with the 2020 Public Sector Open Innovation Award (as part of the Corporate Startup Stars program run by Mind the Bridge) for its ability to collaborate and co-innovate with startups.

By |November 4th, 2021|Corporates, General|

Open Innovation in Italia: il bicchiere è mezzo pieno

Presentati a SMAU i dati del nuovo Report sull’Open Innovation in Italia: le grandi aziende trainano ancora il mercato e le PMI iniziano ad affacciarsi. Registrato un lieve miglioramento rispetto allo scorso anno per le Top 25 “Italian Corporate Startup Stars” ma la strada da fare è ancora lunga. Il settore più aperto alle collaborazioni tra startup e imprese risulta quello dell’Energia, seguito dal Bancario-Assicurativo e dall’Edilizia. Aziende di altri settori, tra cui Aerospazio, Automotive, Elettronica, Food, Media e Retail, si stanno progressivamente avvicinando all’arena dell’Open Innovation.

By |October 12th, 2021|General|

How Korean startup Business Canvas has created the perfect storm

This is the story of how Business Canvas, a Korean startup coming from Kised program, was first selected to join the MTB Global Startup Acceleration Program and then raised $2.5M in a Seed round led by Mirae Asset with the participation of Kakao Ventures and Nextrans Inc. for their Typed, a simple-to-use digital workspace designed to streamline document and knowledge management.

By |September 23rd, 2021|Corporates, General|

Sardinia Region (Italy) opens an Innovation Antenna in San Francisco

Aspal - the Sardinian Agency for Active Labor Policies and the Regional Programming Center of the Sardinia Region - will in fact open their offices within the Mind the Bridge Innovation Center in San Francisco. An innovation antenna to intercept evolutionary trends and to offer support services to Sardinian companies in their quest to attract funding and enhance the Sardinian productive system.

By |September 21st, 2021|General, Policy Makers|

Governments and Regions are The New Kids on the (Innovation) Block

According to the new Report “Government Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley”, presented today by Mind the Bridge during its Scaleup Summit program in San Francisco, the role of government agencies is becoming more and more relevant in supporting and bridging innovation between California and the respective home country.

By |September 21st, 2021|General, Policy Makers|
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