The 2017 SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars 2017 are:

  • SAP,
  • Telefónica,
  • Virgin,
  • BBVA,
  • Cisco,
  • Enel,
  • KPN,
  • Mastercard,
  • Orange,
  • Mercedes-Benz Vans Daimler AG,
  • Rabobank,
  • Unilever.


Europe’s Open Innovation Challengers

In addition to these, 24 other companies have been recognized in 2017 as SEP Europe’s Open Innovation Challengers: AB InBev, Aviva, Barclays, BBC, BMW, KBC, KLM, Eneco, Google (for entrepreneurs), Iberdrola, Intesa Sanpaolo, Lloyd, Metro, Microsoft, Nestle’, Philips, Pfizer, RBS, Santander, Shell, Sodexo, Sonae, Unipol, and Vivat.

Corporate Startup Accelerator Award

Barclays, Mastercard (Start Path) and Philips (Health Works) have been recognized in 2017 with the “SEP Corporate Startup Accelerator Award”.

Corporate Startup Investment Award

Enel, Iberdrola and Telefonica received the “SEP Corporate Startup Procurement Award” in 2017, while the “Corporate Startup Investment Award” goes to KBC, KPN and Santander.

SEP Open Innovation Recent Fast Movers Award

BBVA, Orange and Telefonica have been awarded in 2017 the “SEP Corporate Startup M&A Award”, Dell, Google for Entrepreneurs, and Microsoft the “SEP Support the Startup Ecosystem Award” and Aviva, Sodexo and Vivat the “SEP Open Innovation Recent Fast Movers Award”.

SEP Open Innovation Innovative Approach Award

Finally, the “SEP Open Innovation Innovative Approach Award” in 2017 goes to BBVA (for the Venture Builder approach, and its spin-off Trust.u), Daimler (for the co-development approach) and Metro (for the METROpolitan program).

SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars 2017 Ranking has been announced in Brussels on December 18,  2018 during an Award Ceremony at the presence of Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.

SEP Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars 2017
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