When dealing with such a large and urgent challenge like the energy transition, nobody - not even the giants - can do it alone: startups are the only way to accelerate the innovation journey and find solutions quickly. This is, in a nutshell, the key message that emerged from the first Corporate Startup Stars Roundtable that we, as Mind the Bridge, organized in Barcelona by bringing together the innovation managers of big corporates. Here the main highlights.
Italgas, main distributor of natural gas in Italy and the third in Europe, inaugurates a privileged access point to the world of innovation in the United States within the "Mind the Bridge Innovation Center" in San Francisco.
Italian leading water supplier ACEA lands in Silicon Valley and opens an Innovation Outpost inside the "Mind the Bridge Innovation Center" in San Francisco. The goal is to intercept emerging technological trends for the company's business areas and support startup scouting.
In this Mind the Chat, Alberto Onetti sat down with Michael Webber, Chief Science & Technology Officer at Engie, recently awarded among the Top25 2020 global Corporate Startup Star. They went through the overall group approach to innovation, ranging from intrapreneurship (Innovation Trophies) and Scouting (Innovation Ecosystems) to Venture Building (New Business Factory) and Investments (Engie New Ventures CVC fund).