A significant transformation is happening in the way we do things, and the answer is digitalization. Industry 4.0 refers to a new phase in the Industrial Revolution that focuses heavily on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data. Mind the Bridge is hosting Scaleup Summit South Korea (Seoul, September 19-20): 7 startups operating in this field are invited. The event will include curated panels and visits to the local ecosystems, where corporates, investors, and scaleups operating in specific industry verticals can do business and spot technology trends.
On September 21st, Kised (Korean Institute of Startup and Entrepreneurial Development) and Mind the Bridge we will host a Korean Scaleup Demo Day, as the final event of a 2-month long Acceleration and Global Market Entry program. The event is part of the Korean-American Startup Summit scheduled for September 19-21.
Global energy company Eni recently announced the establishment of Eniverse Ventures, a new fully owned entity dedicated to Corporate Venture Building activities, “to enhance proprietary technologies in new businesses while promoting a just transition”.
Mind the Bridge opens its AI-powered matching platform for scaleups and corporates to government agencies from all over the world interested in supporting the most promising tech companies of their local ecosystem and attracting inbound innovation. MTB Ecosystem enables corporates, startups, investors and government partners to synchronize and manage their internal processes - from dealflow to feedback, shortlists and longlists, and challenges - and to boost the overall efficiency of their communication among its users.
Open Innovation has been a fast growing trend in the last few years, in particular with its focus on corporate collaboration with startups and scaleups. This is now visible in every industry, where the rate of innovation is accelerating, and technological advancement is driven by multiple organizations, often lean and fast-moving startups. making it more difficult to keep the pace of innovation internally. Nonetheless, corporates can leverage the speed of the startups, and take advantage of their knowledge to complement their internal R&D processes.