77 Startups Finalists for the 8th Edition of the BIND 4.0 Acceleration Program
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve advanced to the next stage of our selection process with 77 startup finalists for the BIND 4.0 Open Innovation & Acceleration Program. After months of outreach and reviewing 777 applications, organizing pitching sessions and coordinating matchmaking of startups with our 70 Corporate Partners, we are thrilled with the results.
In the months ahead, these startups will have the unique opportunity to negotiate real contracts with our industry-leading Corporate Clients who have already handpicked them for their groundbreaking solutions. The startups that come to an agreement on the terms of a contract and project will participate in the 8th edition of the BIND4.0 Open Innovation & Acceleration Program beginning in February 2024.
The participant startups will not only work on a collaborative project with a reference client, but will have award winning acceleration support. BIND 4.0 provides training, investor sessions, deep-dive sessions, free workspaces and 1:1 mentoring for each startup participant. Plus, these 77 startups get to showcase their innovative solutions at the prestigious Basque Open Industry event this November, a must-attend for the local advanced industrial ecosystem.
INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE A RECORD HIGH
The majority of startups in this finalist stage are international, with 40 applicants from throughout the world from Latin America to Australia. Not only did we see an increase in startup applicants from Europe but we have our first finalist representatives from the United Arab Emirates, Australia and Singapore. The remaining applicants came from different regions of Spain, including 18 Basque startups.These finalists have presented a wide range of technologies which can be applied across the Intelligent Industry, Clean Energy & Sustainability, Health and Food sectors. All those that come to an agreement with one or more Corporate Clients will implement their cutting edge solutions starting in the new year.
AI LEADING TECHNOLOGY
The Industry 4.0 technologies trending this year are solutions based on Artificial Intelligence including Machine Learning, Adaptive AI, Image Processing & Artificial Vision, Intelligent Document Processing and Natural Language Processing. We also see an increasing interest in IoT and Connectivity technologies alongside Software, Web3 and Cloud Platforms, Robotics, Immersive Technologies, Biotech, Hydrogen and Clean Technologies.
These are the latest solutions prioritized by our 70 Corporate Partners ready to contract startups to work on collaborative Industry 4.0 projects during the 24-week Open Innovation & Acceleration Program.
Congratulations to the 77 BIND 4.0 Startup Finalists
We are pleased to share with you the finalists of the 8th Edition Acceleration Program:
|Algaloop Microalgae Biotechnology||Spain|
|4i Intelligent Insights||Spain|
|Avian Software Oy||Finland|
|Bitvox connected acoustics||Germany|
|Vision Intelligence||United Kingdom|
|We are Clickers||Spain|
|Muutech Monitoring Solutions||Spain|
Connectivity and IoT
|Hedro Sistemas Inteligentes||Brazil|
|12 To Zero Technology||The Netherlands|
|Go Ahead Engineering||Spain|
|Hydrogen Waves||United Kingdom|
|iQ3 Connect||United States|
|Nuuk Technologies||Intelligent Industry|
Robotics and Electronics
|Advanced Algorithms 4 Radar||Spain|
|MAIRU – Digital Factory Consulting||Spain|
|Nawattia – Smart Comfort||Smart Comfort|
|Solumar||United Arab Emirates|
Stay Tuned! In the new year we will be announcing the Participants of the 8th edition of the BIND 4.0 Open Innovation & Acceleration Program.
Key Dates Ahead:
- November 13-14, 2023: Basque Open Industry event in Bilbao
- January 26, 2024: Announcement of 8th Edition Participating Startups
- February 5, 2024: Acceleration Program Launch & Projects with Corporate Clients
- June 27, 2024: Demo Day, Results of the Industry 4.0 Projects Developed