The second Innovation Wave has launched!
Are you ready to take on the new business challenges?
What is Start4big?
We are the first cross-sector open innovation initiative in Europe driven by Aigües de Barcelona, CaixaBank, Naturgy, SEAT, and Telefónica, looking for the best start-ups to develop solutions to the most complicated business challenges. We want to be the first to adopt technologies that will have impact on our customers
Why partner with Start4big?
We create synergies between large companies and a community of high-level experts and leaders with whom you will make your business grow
We make it easier to access the knowledge and experience of our national and international professionals so that you can scale your project
We make our infrastructure, resources and technical and technological support available to you so that together we can develop pilot projects in real environments
Which challenges do we want to tackle?
CHALLENGE 1: Biometric Authentication
How can we take advantage of biometrics in order to increase security and enhance user experience during digital transactions, as well as in homes, cars and other infrastructures?
In an increasingly digitized world, securing information and protecting our data is becoming more important than ever. At the same time, customers are becoming more accustomed to immediate and seamless experience in digital transactions and other day-to-day activities. As a result, large companies seek to leverage the advances in biometrics to find unique and more effective methods that guarantee the security of operations and users’ personal data, while facilitating their daily life.
Tags: #Biometry #Authentication #SmartContract #DataManagement #Security
CHALLENGE 2: X Reality
How can we improve business processes and customer service by taking advantage of visualization technologies?
The strategy of any corporation is centered on optimizing production and operational processes as well as bringing value to the market through its products and services. To achieve these objectives, it’s necessary to ensure a remote connection between various systems and to show processes, products, and services in a realistic and immersive way. Doing so can simplify production and supply chain activities for employees in addition to providing clients with optimized support throughout the entire customer journey.
Tags: #ImmersiveExperience #CustomerService #Customer4.0
CHALLENGE 3: Smart City
How can we leverage the connections between systems and the data gathered by our network of urban infrastructures to offer new products and services to citizens in real time?
The rise of smart technologies and technological systems integrated into urban infrastructures results in generating a large amount of user data. In order to differentiate from the competition, large corporations must find new ways to collect and utilize this data not only to offer new products and services, but also to improve the users’ experience according to their current and future needs.
Tags: #SmartCities #SmartMobility #RenewableEnergy #Connectivity
CHALLENGE 4: Circular Economy & Sustainability
How can we take advantage of the circular economy solutions in order to contribute to sustainable development and promote the use of renewable energies?
The transition to renewable energies is continuously accelerated by technological advances and changes in the consumption habits of users who increasingly prefer sustainable and ecological solutions. Large corporations are also involved in this process and seek to contribute to environmental protection by improving their production, maintenance and recycling processes according to the principles of the circular economy. To continue these efforts, it’s necessary to develop new products and services that promote the use of renewable energies, helping to optimize our natural resources and achieve the zero-waste goal.
Tags: #CircularEconomy #ZeroWaste #SocialResponsibility #ResourceOptimization
We have formed alliances with leading enterprises and technology partners to strengthen the Start4big enreprenueiral and innovation ecosystem
what Are they saying about us?
Cuarenta start-ups han sido seleccionadas para la fase final de la primera edición de la iniciativa europea de innovación abierta multisectorial Start4big, impulsada por Aigües de Barcelona, CaixaBank, Naturgy, SEAT y Telefónica.
Start4big, la primera iniciativa europea de innovación abierta multisectorial impulsada por Aigües de Barcelona, CaixaBank, Naturgy, SEAT y Telefónica presentará el próximo mes de septiembre las 40 start-ups seleccionadas de su primera edición.
La convocatoria de Start4big, la competición de innovación abierta multisectorial, abierta hasta el 11 de marzo
Start4big, la competición de innovación abierta multisectorial impulsada por Aigües de Barcelona, CaixaBank, Naturgy, SEAT y Telefónica llega a la recta final en su búsqueda de las mejores start-ups con las que colaborar en el desarrollo de soluciones tecnológicas de impacto.
Start4big, competición de innovación abierta multisectorial impulsada por Aigües de Barcelona, CaixaBank, Naturgy, SEAT y Telefónica llega a la recta final en su búsqueda de las mejores start-ups con las que colaborar en el desarrollo de soluciones tecnológicas de impacto.
CaixaBank, Seat, Telefónica, Agbar, and Naturgy are joining forces to create ‘Start4Big’, a new platform aiming to kickstart innovative start-ups through their corporate support structures to develop eight projects a year.
Las cinco grandes empresas crearán Start4Big, un hub para que startup nacionales e internacionales desarrollen ocho proyectos al año.
Aigües de Barcelona, CaixaBank, Naturgy, SEAT y Telefónica impulsan una plataforma de innovación abierta multisectorial para buscar start-ups con soluciones disruptivas e innovadoras.
Start4Big será el hub puesto en marcha por Telefónica, Seat, Agbar, CaixBank y Naturgy para que startups nacionales e internacionales desarrollen hasta 8 proyectos al año.
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