Mind the Bridge caught up with Luís Manuel, Executive Director at EDP Inovação to dig deeper into their open innovation approach. EDP is the main energy company in Portugal and the fourth largest wind energy production company in the world, being present in 19 countries and 4 continents.
Assistive Technology (AT), which is used to improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities, is playing a substantial role in creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace. As part of their advisory activities, Mind the Bridge spots five global startups that are worth following in this space.
In this Mind the Chat, Alberto Onetti sat down with Wouter Stammeijer, Chief Strategy Officer at KPN. KPN is a major dutch telecom company in the Netherlands. During the conversation, they covered multiple areas of activities that KPN undertakes in the world of startups such as startup acceleration, procurement activities, investments, and the KPIs that KPN tracks.
In this Mind the Chat Alberto Onetti sat down with Amy Neale, Senior vice president of Mastercard. We investigated the three pillars Mastercard’s journey to open innovation is based on: Start Path, Customer relation program, and Mastercard lab.
The Scaling Manager is a new role risen from the need to accompany startups in their scale-up journey. Mind the Bridge implemented this model with S² Bridge: Incheon, a #startup accelerating platform operated by Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. in order to run a Global Market Entry Program for 5 highly selected Korean startups. Each of them was assigned a Scaling Manager from Mind the Bridge.