The Digital Scaleup Summit is a highly curated, invitation only format, where international corporates and scaleups operating in specific verticals can do business, spot technology trends,
and benchmark their open innovation approaches.

It includes 1:1 matching sessions (restricted to Corporate Partners), an exclusive Open Innovation Boot Camp, plus Innovation Executives Views and Deep Dives into Israeli Ecosystems.

Corporate Insights Session

JUNE 16 | 10:30-12:00 (CET)

Close-door session restricted to scaleup CXOs aimed at preparing the 1:1 Matchings and sharing key learnings on scaling high tech companies.

Open Innovation Bootcamp

JUNE 18 | 17:00 – 19:00 (CET)

Intimate session dedicated to sharing best practices in open innovation and startup-corporate collaboration. Participation is by invitation only and restricted to up to 40 international corporate innovation leaders. The meeting is held under the Chatham House Rule.

Alberto Onetti, Chairman, Mind the Bridge
Marco Marinucci, CEO, Mind the Bridge
Measuring Roi (return on Innovation)
What KPIs to track outcomes of your innovation activities?
How to show impact on P&L?
How to measure H2 and H3 investments?
Improving integration with bus
How to structure the relationship with the BUs?
How to optimize the information flow from/to the BUs?
Are PoCs/Pilots the most effective approach?
Optimizing CVCs
Which is the most functional model (LP vs. direct, off-balance vs. closed vs. evergreen)?
How to balance different horizons?
How to work more effectively with the parent company?
Staffing and compensation models
Rethinking the Corporate Accelerator model
How to step-up in maturity of startups?
Organization: batch vs. challenge driven
Are in-house accelerators sustainable in the long run?
Are Company Builders & Startup Studios an alternative?
Startup Studios: how to do them right
Process: from idea to implementation
Balancing ownership structure, funding, and IP
Staffing: outsiders vs insiders

Scaleup Summit Opening

June 23 | 15:00 – 17:00 (CET)

Official Kick-off of the Israel Scaleup Summit virtually hosted by Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Special guest: Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, EU Commission.

Ambassador Emanuele Giaufret, Head of Delegation of EU to the State of Israel
Fireside Chat
Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, EU Commission
Agenda, Who’s Who, Expectations
Alberto Onetti, Chairman, Mind the Bridge
Marco Marinucci, CEO, Mind the Bridge
Report Launch: Corporate Innovation in Israel
Alberto Onetti, Chairman, Mind the Bridge
Corporate Partners Presentations
Scaleup Landscape

1:1 Matching Session

JUNE 25-26

1:1 matching sessions where international corporates and scaleups operating in specific verticals can do business and spot technology trends.

Innovation Executives Views


Learn how top executives are approaching open innovation and
startup-corporate collaboration.

In this Mind the Chat we go through the innovation journey of CNH Industrial, $28B revenue multinational producing agricultural and construction equipment (Case and New Holland brands), trucks, commercial vehicles, buses, and special vehicles (Iveco), in addition to powertrains (FPT Industrial).

In this chat I will discuss with Mauro Piasere, Director Digital & Innovation and COO Xsight Division, how Saipem strives to maintain the first one, while, at the same time, quickly gearing up for the later.

In this Mind the Chat we go through the innovation journey of ACEA (Italian multiutility with €3B+ in revenue active in the energy distribution and management of water and waste).

How to build a more sustainable world after COVID 19? Can the EU Green Deal be the ‘Man of the Moon moment’ for Europe?

Deep Dives into Israeli Ecosystems

JUNE 2020

What makes Israel the Scaleup Nation? Exclusive interviews with Israeli top notch leaders.

“Tourists come to Israel to see the past. Executives of multinationals come to #Israel to see the future”

Israel presents a multifaceted approach to innovation in one location, with a strong government’s contribution. This makes Israel special and unique worldwide. The Israel Innovation Authority – previously known as the Office of the Chief Scientist of Israel’s Ministry of Economy – is the support arm of the Israeli government, charged with fostering the development of industrial R&D also through the collaboration with foreign multinational corporations.

In this Mind the Chat I will discuss with Aharon Aharon, Israel Innovation Authority’s CEO.

How to solve the “Death Valley of Accelerators”?

Traditional corporate accelerators have a bad reputation and it seems deserved. Based on recent analysis most of the corporate accelerators do not produce results for participating startups as well as do not produce material impact for corporates.
In parallel, new models are emerging (hybrid accelerators, venture builders, startup studios). Last month we analyzed the TrenLab Accelerator born in partnership between Spain’s state-run railway company Renfe and a telco (Telefónica). In this Mind the Chat we go through the Kamet model. Kamet is a venture builder launched early2016 by AXA with an initial investment of €100M.

We will analyze what’s special about Kamet in depth with Ravit Warsha, Partner, Healthcare for Kamet in Israel.

In this Mind the Chat we go through the last 30 years of the Startup Nation with veteran investor Zeev Holtzman, the founder and chairman of Giza Venture Capital and IVC Research Center.
More specifically with Zeev we will discuss:
Israeli High tech sector: Importance to the economy, employment,GDP, export, growth , inequality;
Government involvement/support of the high-tech sector: Con and Pros;
Corporate Investors/CVC: Importance and Trends;
US versus China war: impact on High-tech sector in Israel;
Corona: Impact, Comparison to previous crises (2008, 2000) and expectations.

More and more Israeli startups are joining the “big companies” club. This club has been developing steadily through a major -albeit quiet- disruption over the past few years, taking Israeli-founded companies to the next level. The phenomena got an acceleration starting 2019 with a sharp increase of the number of the so called “Mega Growth Rounds (up to 16 from an average of 3 in the prior four years).

In this Mind the Chat we will discuss about the most recent evolutions in the Israeli investment landscape with Natalie Refuah, Partner at Viola Growth.

Past Edition