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The first Innovation Wave is over! 

Are you ready to know the winners and tackle the new boldest business challenges?

SEPT '19

Winners announcement & the second Innovation Wave kick-off event*

Find out the winners of the first edition of Start4big and put your name on the map next to the leaders in 5 major industries that form the initiative

       *The date of the event is subject to change

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 to partner with Start4big?

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Connect

We create synergies between large companies and a community of high-level experts and leaders with whom you will make your business grow

Discover

We make it easier to access the knowledge and experience of our national and international professionals so that you can scale your project

Impact

We make our infrastructure, resources and technical and technological support available to you so that together we can develop pilot projects in real environments

How does it work?

We invite start-ups to compete in our six-month Innovation Waves and solve two types of business challenges

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Cross-sector challenges

Give the opportunity to work with two or more Start4big partners

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Transversal challenges

Give the opportunity to work with all the Start4big partners

Which are the most important dates?*

DEC '18

Beginning of the competition

Our platform opens for participants

MAR '19

Closing of the application period

The judges start evaluating the candidates’ projects 

SEPT '19

Winners announcement & the next Wave kick-off

We announce the winners of the first edition and launch the second Innovation Wave 

SEPT '19

Pilot projects development

Our partners begin working on pilot projects hand in hand with the winners

*The dates are subject to change

Which start-ups can participate?

We will choose start-ups at an advanced stage of maturity with a functional prototype or a product already launched on the market. We are looking for:

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Developers

Start-ups with a functional prototype or an innovative technology seeking partnerships to make their business grow

Builders

Start-ups with a commercial product or service that can be adapted to any of the sectors where the partners operate

Scale-ups

Start-ups with  a product that has been tested and proven in the market that want to scale up to millions of consumers

Which challenges do we want to tackle?

TRANSVERSAL

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How can we track the activities of the clients in real time to personalize their experience?

Companies are evolving and innovating to offer personalised services to their customers. Nonetheless, it is still necessary to get to know the user better and develop tools that allow us to register patterns of behaviour, with which we could anticipate their needs and offer solutions in a personalised way.

Tags: #BigData #Connectivity #SmartCities

CROSS-SECTOR

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How can we help users to control and manage better consumption at home?

Homes are increasingly connected with people’s devices and wearables. Because of this, citizens are demanding better control over their consumption: they want to know how much, how, and on what they are spending their money, to be able to optimise it. It is necessary to move forward with data monitoring and management systems in order to offer information on the effects and to allow the user to act on this.

Tags: #SmartHome #Comfort #Sustainability

CROSS-SECTOR

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How can we improve customer experience and/or reduce digital transactions costs of services and products?

Currently, digital transactions involve long and costly processes for users due to the need to provide numerous pieces of information and to go through an intermediary for authentication. We need to evolve towards new digital transactions to be able to offer services that are personalised and adapted to meet consumers’ needs, immediately and without additional costs.

Tags: #Transactions #PaymentMethods #Blockchain

CROSS-SECTOR

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How can we improve new services taking advantage of communication between different devices, vehicles and infrastructure?

Customers are demanding “smart” products that communicate with one another. There is a need to create a system that guarantees communication between devices and infrastructures in different environments, to evolve products and services in real time and personalise them for each customer.

Tags: #5G #IoT #SmartMobility

what do they say about us?

Cuarenta start-ups compiten en la fase final de la iniciativa de innovación Start4big

Europa Press

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.

40 start-ups que dan respuesta a retos multisectoriales

Emprendedores

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

El Referente

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.

Cinco grandes compañías, juntas para apostar por las start-ups tecnológicas

Innovaspain

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.

Start4Big alliance connects start-ups with 5 of Spain’s largest corporations

Novobrief

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.

CaixaBank, Seat, Telefónica, Agbar y Naturgy se alían para atraer innovación

El País

Las cinco grandes empresas crearán Start4Big, un hub para que startup nacionales e internacionales desarrollen ocho proyectos al año.

Alianza entre grandes para ‘elevar’ la innovación

La Vanguardia

Aigües de Barcelona, CaixaBank, Naturgy, SEAT y Telefónica impulsan una plataforma de innovación abierta multisectorial para buscar start-ups con soluciones disruptivas e innovadoras.

Espacio de innovación en la capital catalana

El Periódico

Las compañías Agbar, CaixaBank, Naturgy, Seat y Telefónica se unen por primera vez en España para crear Star4Big.

Telefónica, Naturgy, CaixaBank, Seat y Agbar se alían para impulsar la innovación

Dirigentes Digital

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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From industry to start-up |  Start4big ® 2018

Start4big ® 2018

From industry to start-up