The World Economic Forum is providing a manual to help startups and corporates work together.
The White Paper illustrates the Benefits for each side, going through Risks they should be aware of, and it finishes with the Challenges they both groups are facing when working together. The main conclusion is that they have to develop a common understanding of collaboration.
It offers a good deal of FAQ that each group has to clarify before entering the collaboration and through its life cycle (Startups: Budget, Economic Buyer, Amplifier, Metrics, Target for the Corporate; and Corporates: What, Why, Which and Who).
Moreover, the document offers several Collaboration and organization models for corporates when working together with startups. Few snapshots from the White Paper are available below, but for more extensive understanding we recommend a review of the paper here.
1. Direct Sourcing
2. Internal Innovation Unit
3. Corporate Incubator Model
4. External Subsidiary
5. Entrepreneurial Co-creation Model
University of Deusto
The European Data Incubator (EDI), a Horizon 2020 project, backed by the European Commission, is entering its final round.
The University of Deusto, project partner in the Upskilling Lab project, co-funded under the Erasmus+ programme, leads a consortium of experts in Big Data and Incubation of startups. “Only 2 out of the top 20 companies changing lives and making money from Big Data are European”. So this virtual incubator is linking startups with data providers (hopefully, some of them will become customers) to solve a challenge that the latter place on the table.
EDI will help those startups and data providers jump this hurdle providing:
(1) a free infrastructure with open source tools
(2) training on the most known off-the-self solutions
(3) support and business services to develop their business idea
(4) equity-free funding.
The European Data Incubator is a three-phase incubation programme (more details in the picture below):
The project is entering now Evolve phase of the second call and in March the new call for startups and data providers will be opened again.
So far, 70 startups have profited from the different services and grants provided by EDI. And, the aim of this project is to help 120 startups by the end of the third round.
University of Deusto