Collaboration between corporates and startups, if done right, can bring tremendous benefit to both. Startups can access invaluable resources and market insight which can help them scale, whilst for established companies, such collaborations offer an important mode of innovation – as well as subtler benefits like cultural change. However, it is hard to get it right. We believe that the organisations doing this well should be recognised as trailblazers.
Global Innovation Leaders are invited to apply.
Mind the Bridge, in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the 100 y.o. institution representing more than 45M businesses worldwide, annually elaborates the “Corporate Startup Stars” list – a ranking of more ‘startup-friendly’ global corporates. Awarded companies have gone the extra mile to establish mutually-beneficial partnerships with startups – whether through procurement/licensing/partnerships, accelerators, direct investment, acquisitions or other dedicated internal programs.
The evaluation is coordinated by a judging committee and based on a package of information that the participating companies are submitting.
Startups’ nominations complement the evaluation process.
Applications should be done at Group level, consolidating all the multiple innovation activities that corporates are running through all their different entities/BUs (CVCs, special vehicles, …)
You can use this offline template in order to know which information you need to gather for completing the application.
To submit your application, the information needs to be sent through the form in our webpage.
The application needs to be done in a single process (we cannot save your progress for privacy reasons).