Innovate with startups & co-create new offerings advancing your sector
We help you bring to life the latest innovation, transform your organization and solve 21st century challenges.
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You might be wondering how to best anticipate the societal changes that are happening or how to identify tomorrow’s trends, maybe you’re wondering how to embark your business units in the innovation journey or how to create a culture of innovation. You’ve come to the right place.
Why engage in Open Innovation?
Uncover innovation in your sector
Find untapped potential in purpose-driven innovation by collaborating with early-stage founders or embarking your employees in an innovation journey.
The best innovation methodologies
Our online platform structures the innovation process via 8 immersive tools inspired by leading frameworks such as MIT Disciplined Entrepreneurship and Lean Startup. Entrepreneurs & mentors can collaborate step by step.
Innovation ready to scale
Teams will end the journey with a tested solution and a viable business plan, now they are ready to collaborate with you.
“Being able to design a program like Future Cities with Bridge for Billions as a strategic partner has allowed us to learn about innovative solutions that are already working to create more sustainable and responsible cities; and to create our own innovation community with which we are starting to collaborate.”
Social Innovation Director for Via Celere
1. Innovation Gaps Audit & Program Design
Let’s co-create your program together! We’ll start by defining your innovation goals and designing the program and selection criteria together.
2. Call for Startups & Mentors
Headhunt the innovators you need through internal scouting, our network of partners, and digital campaigns.
We’ll find the startups and mentors you’d partner perfectly with.
3. Onboarding & intelligent matching
We’ll onboard startups and mentors, show them around our platform and make sure they have everything they need to start their journey together. They will connect in an organic and optimized way using our matching tool.
Both mentors and entrepreneurs will meet with several people and decide who they’d prefer to work with.
4. Methodology proven by 100+ programs
Teams access the incubation tools that guide them in creating a validated business plan and do weekly mentorship sessions.
From defining their value proposition together, working on their financial projections and identifying the best way to grow.
5. Business plans, investment readiness & demo day
Startups obtain a business plan, can receive investment-readiness training and pitch it to you and your stakeholders.
You’ll be able to track who’s on track and who’s falling behind and we’ll support them all throughout the entrepreneurial journey.
6. Pilot with you & exponential impact
Structure & define how the collaboration process will be in terms of financing, intellectual property, governance, and become a shaping force in your sector.
Your assigned incubation manager will help you understand and manage every detail of your collaboration with startups.
The facility management sector has been extremely affected by COVID19. We helped Optima, a sector leader in Spain, develop the Global Alliance of Facility Management Innovators to find the most innovative startups and apply those solutions to this industry. They selected 7 startups including UMA, a digital assistant to transform meeting culture and drive productivity. UMA pivoted their solution to the sector needs under COVID19 and is helping the facility management sector shift from a low margin, labour-based model to a more sustainable and technology-driven approach.
In the EU the building and real estate industry consumes 20% of available water, having a direct effect in the increase of residuals and pollution. This is one of the many challenges that Via Celere wanted to solve when launching the ‘Future Cities’ program with us and Ashoka Spain. Bluegin is one of the selected startups that promote the sustainable use of water, and develops tools that allow the integral management of the water cycle in communities.
Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) understood early on that the world is changing fast and the health sector is no exception. Digital solutions are opening up new opportunities for health professionals. humanITcare is one of them, an app that improves medical monitoring by objectively tracking the disease. It notifies the doctor when it detects a risk of relapse. As part of the ‘Making More Health’ program with us and Ashoka Spain, BI employees have been accompanying humanIT care and more than 30 other health innovations in the past 3 years.