Category Archives: Corporates

Here are the European “Bridges” to Silicon Valley: a new MTB Report

There are 26 of them, from 18 different countries, and they cover almost all of Europe. They are the “European Bridge Organizations”, supporting European startups landing in Silicon Valley and promoting entrepreneurship in their country of origin by bridging to the Bay Area. A full analysis of their distribution, mission, activity and coverage has been presented […]

A ranking of top 500 European Tech Scaleups to be produced by Mind the Bridge/Elite LSE

A new ranking produced by Mind the Bridge, in collaboration with ELITE, providing a list of the top 500 European tech scaleups on the basis of capital raised, is coming soon. This new ranking will be called SEP ELITE Tech Scaleup 500, as part of Startup Europe Partnership, and has been announced this morning in […]

Mind the Bridge to run Fulbright BEST Program 2018

Since its inception 10 years ago we have been a strong supporter of the Fulbright BEST (Business Exchange and Student Training) program, sponsoring internships in Silicon Valley of high potential Italian PhD graduates/ entrepreneurs. This year Mind the Bridge has been selected as the entity in charge of the program beginning in 2018, in a […]

Mind the Bridge selected to support the Startup Acceleration Programme “IMPACT Growth”

Open innovation is not meant to be solely firm-centric, it can be implemented between startups and corporates but also among consumers, innovation insiders and creative parties. Open innovation is cross-cultural, cross-geographical and a cross-industry collaboration that impacts all levels of society and business. At Mind the Bridge we like to think that when it comes […]

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The Italian Scaleup Ecosystem in the Making.

Conducive to bringing forth an innovation plan for the Italian startup ecosystem, Mind the Bridge and  Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) – in partnership with  AGI (a prominent Italian economic and industry news agency) – presented the 2017 SEP Monitor “Scaleup Italy”. The launch event has been organized at the historic Tempio di Adriano in Rome, exactly 6 years after the appointment of […]

The 6 Emerging Trends in Open Innovation for 2018

By Alberto Onetti On the occasion of the 2017 Award Ceremony of SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars we published a research snapshot with insights into the open innovation activities of leading European firms. Based on the data we collected, as well as Mind the Bridge’s ongoing dialogue with companies, we detected six emerging trends: Trend Setting […]

SAP, Telefonica and Virgin win as the corporates doing the most to support startups across Europe

Startup Europe Partnership’s CORPORATE STARTUP STARS 2017 SAP, Telefonica and Virgin have today been selected as Europe’s top three “startup-friendly” corporates in SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars ranking, announced at an event in Brussels. Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for research, science and innovation, attended the ceremony. New research,“Open Innovation in Europe” from Mind the Bridge and Nesta […]

UK named as the best place in Europe to scale a business

Mind the Bridge and Cisco report highlights that 35% of the total capital made available to European scaleups was invested in the UK London, UK, 7th December – Scaling great startups into profitable, productive global powerhouses is the ambition of many nations. A report launched by Mind the Bridge and Cisco today names the UK […]

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What will happen @ European Innovation Day, Sept 20th, Mountain View (CA)

We are all set for our annual gathering of the European Innovation Day conference. Same venue (Computer History Museum, likely the most iconic venue for large conferences in the Bay Area), same month (September), same premises: on one side a showcase of some to hottest high-growth “scaleups” from Europe, on the other the platform where EU […]