A total of 385 Industry 4.0 startups have applied to this edition of Bind 4.0 acceleration programme, 50% more than last year’s call. These startups have come from 57 countries, being India, Colombia, Spain, Brazil and France the most represented. Their projects are very varied, though big data and IoT are the most popular fields.

The selection process started once the registration process was closed. Projects are being filtered according to our partners’ needs and the most interesting will pitch in October to the companies they want to work with. Once a first interest is clear, partners and startups will have one month to agree on the terms of their collaboration.

Finally, the acceleration programme will start at the beginning of 2018 and will last 24 weeks. This edition will have more projects accepted as there are 27 partners interested in working with Industry 4.0 startups: ABB, CAF, CIE Automotive, Danobat Group, Euskaltel, Fagor Ederlan, Grupo Maier, Grupo Alcor, Grupo ULMA, Iberdrola, ITP, Mercedes-Benz Vitoria, Michelin, NEM Solutions, Repsol-Petronor, Aernnova, Alegria Activity, Arcelor Mittal, BATZ, Bridgestone, Cikautxo, Elay, Grupo Elecnor, Gestamp, RPK, SENER y Sidenor.