Team members of Incubio and Inspirit launch Peninsula to help corporates to manage open innovation

The initiative is aimed to provide large firms and public agencies, incubation programs that encourage open innovation, based on a unique background at the national level, given the experience of the promoting team in startups, corporations and investment. Incubio, based in Barcelona and created in 2011, supports the creation and development of startups and facilitates SMEs access to Big Data…

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Second edition of the UPF Starting Lab programme is about to publish the call for submissions.

UPF Starting Lab ‘aims to provide creative young people with an optimal learning and work platform to carry out highly innovative proposals in the digital audiovisual industry’, explained Carles Sora, a lecturer in the Department of Communication at UPF and the driving force behind the initiative. He added, ‘Not only does it seek to promote bachelor’s degree final projects, but also projects…

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Tekstum’s Founder reconised as entrepreneur of the month by BBVA

Marc Santandreu is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in the publishing world. In this interview he explain to BBVA about his experience as an entrepreneur and the future plans for Tekstum. Tekstum is a startup focused on the publishing and tourism sector. The company analyzes the reading experience by extracting the reader’s emotions and feelings. This information is provided to…

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Signaturit awarded as best Start-up of the Year

Spanish Signaturit, which provides secure and legally valid electronic signatures, has raised €2.8 million in its second funding round. Since its launch, the company has raised a total of €4.1 million. The new investment comes from Banco Sabadell, Nero Ventures, and Faraday Venture Partners, along with other investors. The start-up received a record-breaking quantity of investment through ESADE BAN and has…

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Market Segmentation – The Corporate Innovator’s Toolbox

In the same way that small companies are not just smaller versions of large companies, startup incubators are very different from corporate incubators. Even though they share many of the same goals, such as shaking up markets and introducing original business models to inefficient industries, these two pathways to business growth require different toolsets. Although that sounds like a very…

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La Caixa Foundation Announces Incubator Challenge Demo Day

Imaging easily find accommodations for students, high efficiency of mobile battery charging and sharing extra power with others, remoting diverse devices from your smartwatch, improving living standards of visual disabilities by ICT, helping customers enjoy in restaurants only through an app. Those fantastic ideas are all carried out by young students who are supported by Obra Social “la Caixa” in…

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Announcing the Finalists for Reimagine Drone Incubator

Reimagine Drone announced the finalists selected for the incubator stage, the first drone services program based in Barcelona. Selected from the initial  batch of 10 semi-finalists in the pre-incubator phase, the finalist teams include SkyDrones, Kapetair and Poladrone. SkyDrones – Flight control system solutions for drones and unmanned aerial vehicles. Allows performing of both manual and fully autonomous flights, including various…

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Endurance Lab Incubator announces a call for equestrian startups

Endurance Lab Incubator offers to world equestrian entrepreneurs access to the best resources in addition to a proven curriculum and technical hands-on training. Endurance Lab it’s run by Creacció and the Government of Catalonia. It has as main collaborators Centelles’ City Council and the Luçanès’ Consortium. The program will enable startups who are are seeking financial and technical support with developing disruptive…

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How Corporations Can Foster a Lean Startup Mindset

Corporate incubators have reinvigorated large-scale enterprises like Telefónica and Nokia with the innovative drive of lean startups. Peter Borchers at Deutsche Telekom’s technology incubator explains, “We act as an early warning system for new trends. We also make the whole company a little more entrepreneurial.” Collaboration With Startups Without that entrepreneurial mindset, corporations can’t spend their way into this mindset….

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