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Colaboration between corporates and startups

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Coordinator Stockholm Innovation & Growth AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 089 000
Project duration November 2016 - January 2018
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

gnite Sweden has matched 37 major companies (generally> 1000 employees) in 2017 with 140 startups (<20 employees) in 604 meetings in several locations in sweden. all meetings have been demand-driven based on the big companies´ innovation needs, with the aim of increasing startups opportunities for early verification and customer financing. the overall goal of the project was to initiate at least 10 commercial collaborations. the project has so far achieved 16 collaborations and more are in progress.>

Expected results and effects

Ignites matchmaking has so far resulted in 16 collaborations (more are in progress) Increased collaboration between large companies about how they can drive innovation in collaboration with startups Increased collaboration between several incubators and other actors Startup-large-scale cooperation has been set higher on the agenda for many of the participating big companies; Here Ignite has served as a catalyst for getting internal processes and budget in place.

Planned approach and implementation

We have developed a matching process based on strategically prioritized areas of the big companies, and matched startups based on it. A key insight is that the uptake of startups must be national and not limited to incubator membership. During the year we have tested different processes and formats for matchmaking. We have invited different lecturers about the topic at the various events, held workshops and conducted study visits.

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Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2016-04065

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