Top startup solutions attracting corporate interest
Announcing +75 finalist startups
What an exciting year we have had so far in 2021 with the celebration of over 200 total Industry 4.0 projects developed & 130+ Startups accelerated with the conclusion of the 5th edition of the BIND 4.0 Open Innovation & Acceleration Platform. Plus we recently launched a new branch of the BIND 4.0 Platform, the BIND 4.0 SME Connection initiative, where Startups and SMEs develop solutions for Industry 4.0 challenges. Now we get to announce the over 75 Finalist Startups for the 6th edition of BIND 4.0 with the results of the past several months of preparation, applications, selection, matchmaking processes and pitching sessions.
The Industry-leading BIND 4.0 Corporate Partners have selected 79 Startup Finalists, those in which they are interested in order to implement disruptive Industry 4.0 solutions.
For the rest of the year, the BIND 4.0 Corporate Venture Clients and Finalist Startup teams have the opportunity to negotiate an agreement of the terms of each pilot project and the amount of each contract to be paid. The exact amount of each contract is determined between the Startup and Venture Client, although BIND 4.0 has set a minimum contract amount to 25,000 euros to make it a worthwhile investment for both parties involved.
What tech is trending this year?
We always see great interest from our Corporate Partners regarding IoT, Big Data and AI-based technologies, this year is no exception. 62% of the 6th edition Finalists have presented solutions with Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, IoT and Virtual/Augmented Reality. In addition to these solutions, we’ve seen a trend in Industry Leaders seeking new emerging technological solutions in the fields of hydrogen mobility, waste management, energy production and storage, blockchain and e-mobility.
This year, we have the highest number of international Startup Finalists so far. We’re so happy with the global response with applicants coming from Germany, Finland, the United Kingdom, France and the United States, among others.
Congratulations to these BIND 4.0 finalist startups
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & BIG DATA
|BeChained Artificial Intelligence technologies SL||Spain|
|enkitek technologies, S.L.||Euskadi|
|Industrial Analytics IA GmbH||Germany|
|INGENIERIA Y CONTROL MERASYS S.L.||Spain|
|ImagoAI Inc||United States|
|Kaytek Digital Business||Euskadi|
|LexaTexer – Enterprise AI||Germany|
|Metis Labs||United Kingdom|
|Deep Learning Robotics, Ltd.||Israel|
INTERNET OF THINGS
|Arctic Sea, SL||Euskadi|
|Nazca Ingeniería SL||Spain|
|ONWARD Health Research||Singapore|
|Ipartic Consulting, S.L. (Bexreal)||Euskadi|
|NUUK TECHNOLOGIES SL.||Euskadi|
|OREKA INTERACTIVE, S.L.||Euskadi|
MEDICAL DEVICES/DIGITAL HEALTH SOLUTION
ENERGY PRODUCTION & STORAGE
Thanks to our Corporate Venture Clients
Our 65+ Corporate Venture Clients are leaders in the Intelligent Industry, Clean Energy & Sustainability, Health Tech and Food Tech sectors. These well-established companies are ready to implement disruptive solutions with one or more startup teams. While working on a paid Industry 4.0 project, participating startup companies will also have the full support of the BIND 4.0 Acceleration program with high impact mentoring, professional workshops, operations facility tours, regular networking activities and access to funding opportunities via the BIND 4.0 Venture Club.
What to expect in 2022
In January we will announce the Participating Startups for the 6th edition of the BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Program. Those startup teams which were selected by the BIND 4.0 Corporate Venture Clients and have come to an agreement on the terms of an Industry 4.0 pilot project will be announced. Stay Tuned!