Mind the Bridge has decided to regroup by themes all the Mind the Chats produced in 2021. From Venture Builder to CVC, Intrapreneurship, Venture Client, Accelerators, Co-Innovation, Public Organizations, and Regional Ecosystems.
During the Corporate Startup Stars Awards Ceremony held in Paris on Dec. 16th, Mind the Bridge presented some of the main evidences emerging from the Report “Evolve or Be Extinct. Future Models of Open Innovation from the 2021 Global Corporate Startup Stars” that analyses how Fortune 500/Forbes 2000 companies interact with startups and scaleups at global level.
In this Mind the Chat, we sit down with Alexa Gorman, SVP and head of SAP.iO foundries in EMEA, to cover the multiple areas of activities that SAP undertakes in the world of startups, namely SAP.iO, Sapphire Ventures, SAP’s Intrapreneurship program - SAP.iO Venture Studio, and the University Alliances. We took a deep dive into the structure of the SAP.iO, its Foundries, and the growing number of SAP’s innovation outposts around the world.
In Silicon Valley both number and size of innovation outposts are experiencing a steady growth despite Covid-19, according to Mind the Bridge. And APAC region is strengthening its presence.
Alberto Onetti, Chairman of Mind the Bridge, sat down with Csilla Kohalmi-Monfils, Group’s Director for Innovation Ecosystems at ENGIE. Together they went through the different actions ENGIE has put in place to foster innovation both through employees and startups/scaleups.