For the fifth year running, startups have been asked to nominate the most active corporates in open innovation, this time at global level, thanks to the partnership between Mind the Bridge and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). In total, 50 companies from all over the world have been awarded: 25 as Corporate Startup Stars - with Mastercard (first), Bosch Group (second) and BP (third) securing the podium - and 25 companies named Open Innovation Challengers.
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.
One of the outcomes of the "Digital Scaleup Summit in Silicon Valley" 2020, held by Mind the Bridge at the end of September, was the 100+ cherry-picked scaleups that they shortlisted to foster innovation and collaboration with our corporate clients. Here they summarize the most interesting emerging trends that they tracked.
In this Mind the Chat, together with Alberto Onetti, chairman at Mind the Bridge, he goes through the directions of future evolution for SNAM and its approach to innovation, with a specific focus on Open Innovation and collaboration with startups.