2018 Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars Award Ceremony
November 22nd, 2018
Résidence Palace, International Press Centre, 155 rue de la Loi, Brussels, Belgium
Collaboration between corporates and startups, if done right, can bring tremendous benefits to both. Startups can access invaluable resources and market insight which can help them scale, whilst for established companies, such collaborations offer an important driver of innovation – as well as subtler benefits like cultural change. However, it is hard to get it right. We believe that the organizations doing this well should be recognized as trailblazers, and hope that they inspire others to follow suit. SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars is aimed at showcasing best practices and role model how the corporate-startup collaboration might benefit both sides.
Jyrki Tapani Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, keynotes during the Award Ceremony of SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars. The discussions will be intellectually informed by “Open Innovation in Europe”, a research brief prepared by Mind the Bridge and Nesta about the main outcomes from the data analysis. Alberto Onetti, Chairman Mind the Bridge, Coordinator Startup Europe Partnership (SEP), moderates the 2018 SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars Award Ceremony.
SEP Corporate Startup Stars 2018 Award Ceremony
The event will start at 14h30 ending at 15h45. The discussions will be intellectually informed by “Open Innovation in Europe. A Snapshot of 2018 SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars”, a brief prepared by Mind the Bridge and Nesta about the main outcomes from the data analysis. Mr. Jyrki Tapani Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, will provide his insights in a keynote speech.
The event will continue with the announcement of the ranking and the special awards. A group picture will close the event.
Open Innovation Forum
High-level group discussion among the heads of innovation to identify best practices and debate about priorities and challenges in open innovation. The interactive workshop will be facilitated by Mind the Bridge.
Open Innovation in Europe: Challenges and Priorities
Panel discussion to wrap-up the insights emerging from group discussion. With the participation of members of the selection committee (Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau, Bindi Karia, Candace Johnson, Piers Linney) and European Commission (Isidro Laso Ballesteros, Head of Startup Europe).