Why startups are so strategic for energy transition

When dealing with such a large and urgent challenge like the energy transition, nobody - not even the giants - can do it alone: startups are the only way to accelerate the innovation journey and find solutions quickly. This is, in a nutshell, the key message that emerged from the first Corporate Startup Stars Roundtable that we, as Mind the Bridge, organized in Barcelona by bringing together the innovation managers of big corporates. Here the main highlights.

By |March 16th, 2023|General|

The Hub for open innovation you didn’t expect: Los Angeles

With a thriving technology ecosystem, access to talent, investment capital, and a supportive culture for entrepreneurship, Los Angeles is positioning itself as a leading destination for companies looking to drive innovation. Tiberio Santomarco, Managing Director US in Mind the Bridge, retraces the events.

By |March 15th, 2023|General|

Al via il progetto “ORA! – Outpost Ravenna for Energy Transition”

Al via il progetto “ORA!- Outpost Ravenna for Energy Transition”: una piattaforma di innovazione tecnologica sui temi della blue e green economy a supporto delle imprese del territorio. L’iniziativa è promossa da Joule, la scuola di Eni per l’impresa insieme al Comune di Ravenna e al partner tecnico Mind the Bridge.

By |February 20th, 2023|General|

Scaleups: why New York is the new place to be.

One of the main evidence of the recent “Open Innovation Outlook 2022. Macro-Trends for 2023 in Corporate-Startup Engagement” report by Mind the Bridge is the growing attention to the East Coast by large international companies that have opened innovation outposts (or are about to do it) in New York and Boston. According to Simone Tarantino, who has been based in the city for over 20 years and has been leading the Mind the Bridge Innovation Outpost in New York since last December, NYC represents the perfect starting point for opening up to the rest of America and embracing the global markets.

By |February 15th, 2023|General|

Dear managers, it’s time to be more effective in dealing with DEI

Making DEI a business imperative means committing to it as a strategic priority, and taking action to create a more inclusive culture and workforce. In a recent webinar organized with ASPAL Sardegna, the Sardinian Agency for Active Labour Politics, and Sardegna Ricerche, the Public Agency assisting the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Italy), our US MD Tiberio Santomarco analyses and benchmarks the best DEI practices in Silicon Valley, where the Tech Industry is promoting inclusion in order to allow every community to access, and create, the technology of the future. In the last years much has been done on the Diversity and Inclusion sides. Now it’s time to move forward with the Equity challenge.

By |February 8th, 2023|General|

Mind the Bridge opens an Innovation Center in Tel Aviv

Mind the Bridge (MTB), global open innovation platform providing services and products to corporates and local startup ecosystems, opens a brand-new Innovation Center in Tel Aviv for better supporting corporates in their quest for innovation in the Startup Nation. Ilan Regenbaum, Israeli/American entrepreneur, startup advisor and public speaker, serves as Managing Director.

By |January 31st, 2023|General|

Open Innovation: Venture Client rocks!

If accelerators are increasingly being reconsidered, and Venture Builders are on the rise, the Venture Client model remains the most adopted tool to engage with startups. That’s what the world’s open innovation leaders say. This is one of the main pieces of evidence from the “Open Innovation Outlook 2023 - Macro-trends for 2023 in Corporate-Startup Engagement” Report released by Mind the Bridge today.

By |December 28th, 2022|General, News|

Evolve or Be Extinct – The 2022 Report

During the Corporate Startup Stars Awards Ceremony, held today in London at the iconic Gherkin building, Mind the Bridge launched the Report “Evolve or Be Extinct. Open Innovation Models for the Future- Season 2022 - Highlights from Corporate Startup Stars” that analyses how companies are evolving the models of interaction with startups and scaleups.

By |December 7th, 2022|General|

Gold Standards for the World’s Companies to Incorporate Open Innovation and Corporate-Startup Collaboration

Gold Standards for the World’s Companies to Incorporate Open Innovation and Corporate-Startup Collaboration - Best practices for worldwide companies and SMEs emerging from Corporate Startup Stars Awards

By |December 6th, 2022|General, Main publications, Open Innovation|

Siemens is 2022 World’s Corporate Startup Star

For the 7th year running, the world’s most active corporates working with startups and worldwide best practices in corporate-startup collaboration have been recognized and identified at the prestigious annual Corporate Startup Stars Awards. Launched by Mind the Bridge under the European Commission’s Startup Europe Partnership initiative in 2016, the Awards have been scaled at global level thanks to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). A total of 100 companies from all over the world have been named today winners in the 2022 Corporate Startup Stars Awards: 50 as Corporate Startup Stars - with Siemens securing the top position - and 50 companies named Open Innovation Challengers.

By |December 6th, 2022|General, News|

Nasce “ORA! – Outpost Ravenna for Energy Transition”

Eni e Mind the Bridge hanno presentato il progetto ORA! – Outpost Ravenna for Energy Transition: una piattaforma di innovazione dalla forte vocazione internazionale focalizzata su tecnologie legate al mondo della blue e green economy che punta a supportare la transizione delle imprese del territorio grazie a partnership e collaborazioni industriali con startup e scaleup internazionali.

By |November 24th, 2022|General|

Desafia: 10 Spanish Startups ready to fly to San Francisco

Finally unveiled the list of 10 Spanish startups admitted to the Fall 2022 edition of the Desafia San Francisco Immersion Program. Their projects range from connection systems for satellites to online voting, blockchain technologies, real estate, sales and marketing tools, green solutions, interactive video technology, talent and job platforms.

By |November 21st, 2022|General, News|

Silicon Valley: l’Italia c’è

Le grandi aziende italiane stanno sempre più consolidando la propria presenza nello scacchiere internazionale dell’innovazione puntando a nuovi modelli e a nuove forme di open innovation direttamente in Silicon Valley. Ne è una prova l’ultimo Scaleup Summit organizzato da Mind the Bridge e tenutosi questa settimana a San Francisco: tra le decine di realtà internazionali intervenute, ben 9 sono le aziende italiane che nella Bay Area hanno iniziato, stanno iniziando o inizieranno ad avere una innovation unit sempre più strutturata grazie alla collaborazione con Mind the Bridge: Acea, Enel, Eni, FPTt Industrial, Iveco, LU-VE, Pelliconi e Terna.

By |October 21st, 2022|General, News|
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