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.
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.
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.
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.
Eni today announced it has opened its first "Open Innovation Outpost" in San Francisco, housed in the Mind the Bridge Innovation Centre. "Eni has been actively collaborating with a number of the most promising international startups and scaleups for some time now. The opening of this outpost in one of the most vibrant areas of innovation confirms Eni's determination to position itself at the forefront of the digital frontier".