Collaboration between corporates and startups, if done right, can bring tremendous benefits to both. Startups can access invaluable resources and market insight which can help them scale, whilst for established companies, such collaborations offer an important driver of innovation – as well as subtler benefits like cultural change. However, it is hard to get it right. We believe that the organizations doing this well should be recognized as trailblazers, and hope that they inspire others to follow suit. SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars is aimed at showcasing best practices and role model how the corporate-startup collaboration might benefit both sides.
Jyrki Tapani Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, keynotes during the Award Ceremony of SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars. The discussions will be intellectually informed by “Open Innovation in Europe”, a research brief prepared by Mind the Bridge and Nesta about the main outcomes from the data analysis. Alberto Onetti, Chairman Mind the Bridge, Coordinator Startup Europe Partnership (SEP), moderates the 2018 SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars Award Ceremony.