For the sixth year running, startups have nominated the corporates they believed to be most active in terms of open innovation for the prestigious annual Corporate Startup Stars Awards. Pfizer secured first place, followed by AXA and Xiaomi. The global ranking has been unveiled today in Paris during the official Award Ceremony, opened by French Secretary of State for the Digital Economy Cédric O.
Presentati a SMAU i dati del nuovo Report sull’Open Innovation in Italia: le grandi aziende trainano ancora il mercato e le PMI iniziano ad affacciarsi. Registrato un lieve miglioramento rispetto allo scorso anno per le Top 25 “Italian Corporate Startup Stars” ma la strada da fare è ancora lunga. Il settore più aperto alle collaborazioni tra startup e imprese risulta quello dell’Energia, seguito dal Bancario-Assicurativo e dall’Edilizia. Aziende di altri settori, tra cui Aerospazio, Automotive, Elettronica, Food, Media e Retail, si stanno progressivamente avvicinando all’arena dell’Open Innovation.
Mind the Bridge caught up with Luís Manuel, Executive Director at EDP Inovação to dig deeper into their open innovation approach. EDP is the main energy company in Portugal and the fourth largest wind energy production company in the world, being present in 19 countries and 4 continents.
In this Mind the Chat interview, Mind the Bridge's CEO and founder Marco Marinucci speaks with Goran Kukic, Chief Innovation Technology Officer of Nestlé, the world's largest food company by revenue, with more than 24,000 employees and 90 billion dollars in sales.
Telefónica is among those few companies that innovate innovation. Mind the Bridge Chairman, Alberto Onetti, shared a Mind the Chat with Irene Gomez, Director of Connected Open Innovation for Telefónica and Wayra, to understand the results of this 10-year effort, and the future directions undertaken by the Group, that - not surprisingly - continue to put Telefónica in the forefront of corporate innovation practices.