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.
The role of global corporations is key for the success of the Israeli ecosystem, according to the new "Corporate Innovation in Israel" Report, launched by Mind the Bridge in occasion of the Digital Scaleup Summit Israel 2020 and Climate Policy Forum (organized by the European Commission - DG for Research and Innovation and the EU Delegation in Israel).
Mind the Bridge is partnering with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to organise the first global edition of the Corporate Startup Stars Awards, now in their 5th year. The Awards, taking place under the European Commission’s Startup Europe Partnership initiative since 2016, aim at recognizing the most active corporates in open innovation and identifying worldwide best practices in corporate-startup collaboration.
Exclusive panel with the Chief Innovation Officers (CIOs) of 3 large multinationals: Enel (Ernesto Ciorra, Chief Innovability Officer), Sodexo (Belen Moscoso del Prado, Group Chief Digital and Innovation Officer), Iberdrola (Agustin Delgado, Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer).hosted during last Scaleup Summit in Madrid.
Enel, SAP and Telefónica are the Open Innovation Champions in Europe, according to the new ranking "Corporate Startup Stars" by Mind the Bridge and Nesta.