BIND 4.0 – Industry 4.0 Accelerator Program https://bind40.com Industry 4.0 Acceleration Program Tue, 17 Nov 2020 08:24:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 BIND 4.0 Winner of European Commission Award https://bind40.com/2020/11/16/winner-of-european-commission-award/ Mon, 16 Nov 2020 13:19:20 +0000 https://bind40.com/?p=8484 BIND 4.0 Wins European Commission Award for Improving the Business Environment, during the 2020 Celebration of the European SME Assembly   On November 16, 2020, BIND 4.0 was selected as the winner in the 14th edition of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA), organized by the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of [...]

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BIND 4.0 Wins European Commission Award for Improving the Business Environment, during the 2020 Celebration of the European SME Assembly

 

On November 16, 2020, BIND 4.0 was selected as the winner in the 14th edition of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA), organized by the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission. BIND 4.0 earned the award in the category of Improving the Business Environment. It is a recognition of our on-going commitment to business development, through the acceleration of startups, and of the collaboration between private companies and public institutions.

 

2020 European SME Assembly

The award has just been announced at the Annual Meeting of SMEs which took place in Berlin. The European SME Assembly is the most important event for small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe. The Assembly is held once a year as the main event of the European SME Week. The EU SME Assembly is attended by representatives from the European Commission, EU member States, Science, European and national associations and entrepreneurs, who discuss current issues of EU SME policy.

 

Award for Improving the Business Environment

This award recognizes local, regional and national platforms that promote entrepreneurship. Our candidacy has been selected from among 13 stellar proposals, in which state, regional or local administrations have participated, as well as public-private associations and business organizations that develop actions to promote entrepreneurship and boost the economy. A complete overview of the 2020 EEPA Awards cycle, winners, runner-ups and special mentions are available here.

 

Leyre Madariaga, Director of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the Information Society of the Basque Government receives the European Business Promotion Award

BIND 4.0 Putting Innovation Into Action Since 2016

For Leyre Madariaga, Director of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the Information Society of the Basque Government: “It is a great source of pride that the European Commission recognizes the work of promoting the business environment and accelerating startups that we do at BIND 4.0. After four editions, ours has become a leading open innovation platform where companies can identify and implement the most innovative Industry 4.0 solutions and thus accelerate their digital transformation. It is a model of union and collaboration between public institutions, private companies and startups for the transformation and competitive improvement of the industry ”.

 

Invested in the Basque Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 

BIND 4.0 has only been able to impact the local business ecosystem with the support of the Basque Government Department of Economic Development and Infrastructure, through the SPRI Group and the UpEuskadi platform, as well as major, global companies with a presence in the Basque Country. Our 57 Corporate Partners are leaders in the Energy, Food, Health and Industry sectors, with a commitment to innovation, companies such as Siemens Gamesa, Unilever, Mercedes Benz, Faes Farma and Coca-Cola European Partners, among others. 

 

Consistently Accomplishing 3 Key Objectives 

BIND 4.0 has been consistently focused on three major goals to improve the business environment:

  • ⦿ Accelerate the Development of Startups in the Basque Industrial Ecosystem
  • ⦿ Promote the Digital Transformation of Companies
  • ⦿ Position the Basque Country Ecosystem as a hub for Advanced Industrial Entrepreneurship 

 

During our 4 editions so far, more than 100 startups have been accelerated and more than 170 Industry 4.0 projects developed, exceeding 5 million euros in turnover. As we continue our commitment to these goals and as we head into our 5th edition in January 2021, it is with great pride that we accept this award. 

 

Formal Recognition from the European Commission

We wish to extend a formal Thank You to the European Commission and the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism. It is a great honor to receive this award for the work that BIND 4.0 has been doing for the business environment since 2016 and that we will continue to do in the years ahead. 

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Next Gen Startup Finalists for Edition 5, Industry 4.0 for 2021 is in Motion https://bind40.com/2020/11/06/startup-finalists-edition-5/ Fri, 06 Nov 2020 09:52:24 +0000 https://bind40.com/?p=8466 Industry 4.0 Startups Captured the Attention of Global Companies In the 2020 Open Call for the 5th edition of BIND 4.0 we received 750 applications from exciting startups around the world. This is the largest response we’ve received so far and we are so happy with the incredible Industry 4.0 solutions presented. After reviewing all [...]

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Industry 4.0 Startups Captured the Attention of Global Companies

In the 2020 Open Call for the 5th edition of BIND 4.0 we received 750 applications from exciting startups around the world. This is the largest response we’ve received so far and we are so happy with the incredible Industry 4.0 solutions presented. After reviewing all the applicants, the BIND 4.0 Team and the 57 Corporate Partners faced the difficult task of selecting the young companies with the best profiles to collaborate on Industry 4.0 projects. 

 

Business as Usual, we Remain Committed to Innovation

Year after year, our Corporate Partners continue to seek dynamic companies and technologies for their ever-evolving industries. Even among the global pandemic, BIND 4.0 continues to offer well-established companies and startups the opportunity to network, collaborate and thrive. Our platform is already prepared for remote collaborations by providing online meetings, networking, mentoring and breakout sessions so our Corporate Partners and the selected startups can advance with their projects. 

 

Trends in Industry 4.0 Technologies Presented this year 

We want to extend our gratitude to all 750 candidatures who presented excellent and compelling solutions. This year we saw an increase in applications with IIoT, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data solutions as well as Robotics and Digital Twin technology. Although we are unable to offer each one the opportunity to participate in this edition, we appreciate the time and effort spent in presenting your technology.

Ultimately there were many startups with exciting technologies that pitched their solutions directly to our collaborating Corporate Partners and now there are 72 Finalists from 17 countries for the 5th Edition of the BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Program.

 

Technology for 2021 and beyond 

The digitization of the Industrial sector has brought a wide range of needs and challenges for large corporations. That’s why collaboration with flexible and agile startups is essential. Young companies can target the exact needs of our Corporate Partners and stimulate the growth of disruptive technologies needed all throughout the sector.

Our Corporate Partners select the solutions that best fit their current needs in the Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Food and Health sectors. For next year it seems the most wanted technologies will be Internet of Things, Big Data and Advanced Analytics Platforms, followed by Artificial Intelligence, Machine Vision, and Robotics. And the projects with the most traction can be considered a representation of the trends in technology for these industries in 2021 and beyond. The BIND 4.0 Corporate Partners invest in these technologies by offering a paid contract to the Startups that are selected, in order to work on an Industry 4.0 pilot project during our 24-week program.

 

Startups to watch for 2021

Here are the finalists from the next generation of BIND 4.0 and a list of the solutions with great potential to be applied throughout the Manufacturing, Energy, Health and Food industries in 2021.

 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

 

ARTIFICIAL VISION

ASIMOB Euskadi
BitMetrics Spain
FotoNow Germany
Grabit Retail Euskadi
HD Vision Systems Germany
I2U Euskadi
Itera Técnica s.l. Spain
Pervasive Technologies Spain
PROPPOS Spain

 

AUGMENTED / VIRTUAL REALITY

BlinkIn Germany
Oculavis Gmbh Germany

 

BIG DATA / ADVANCED ANALYTICS

 

BIOBASED SOLUTIONS

 

CYBERSECURITY

 

INTERNET OF THINGS

 

OTHER TECHNOLOGIES

 

ROBOTICS

Alerion Euskadi
FuVeX Spain
RiACT Denmark
Saccade Vision Israel
Simumatik AB Sweden
Subsea Mechatronics Spain
Transolt Turkey
VersaBox Poland

Congratulations to the 72 5th Edition Startup Finalists! 

 

What’s next?

Our Corporate Partners will decide which technologies they plan to invest in and reach out directly to those Startups they want to work with regarding the project details. In January 2021, once the final selections have been made, the pilot projects will begin as we kick off the 5th cohort of our open innovation platform. Stay tuned for more updates, we will announce the Participating Startups on January 8, 2021!

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+55 Industry Leaders Partner with BIND 4.0 to Innovate with Startups, Find out why! https://bind40.com/2020/11/03/industry-leaders-partner-with-bind40-to-innovate-with-startups/ Tue, 03 Nov 2020 08:22:39 +0000 https://bind40.com/?p=8439 Why do Industry Leading Corporations choose to work with BIND 4.0 as Collaborating Corporate Partners?   In the latest edition of the open innovation and acceleration program, 57 Top Industry Leaders chose to Partner with BIND 4.0 in order to attract and contract state of the art solutions from young Startups. Our Corporate Partners are well [...]

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Why do Industry Leading Corporations choose to work with BIND 4.0 as Collaborating Corporate Partners?  

In the latest edition of the open innovation and acceleration program, 57 Top Industry Leaders chose to Partner with BIND 4.0 in order to attract and contract state of the art solutions from young Startups. Our Corporate Partners are well established in the Advanced Manufacturing, Smart Energy, Health Tech and Food Tech sectors, they partner with BIND 4.0 as a way of staying up to date and competitive in the market. 

The 4th Industrial Revolution is characterized by the digitalization of the Industrial sector which can be time consuming and requires investments into research in new areas. Collaboration with young companies is a key aspect of smart growth and a good allocation of resources. BIND 4.0 connects flexible, cutting-edge startups with large Industry-leading companies ready to implement their solutions.  

 

Mercedes-Benz: Solutions for Advanced Manufacturing 

Mercedes-Benz Fábrica Vitoria has worked with BIND 4.0 since the beginning, recognizing the value in our program based on the creative solutions presented. Leaders in digital automotive manufacturing, they maintain their relevance and competitive edge by valuing the outsiders’ perspective and creativity in solutions. Through BIND 4.0, they feed off the energy of the new and exciting ideas for solutions presented by startups and enjoy collaborating with agile and motivated teams.

 

Details of the Pilot Projects of BIND 4.0

Among all the extensive and wide-ranging solutions presented to BIND 4.0 since the first edition of the program to date, Mercedes-Benz Fábrica Vitoria selected to work with Addimen, Alteria Automation, Atelei, Atten2, Bigda Solutions, CIN Advanced Systems, Heptasense, Solid Virtual and WearHealth. In the 4th Edition, they did the project with Nexmachina Solutions, an IoT company with proprietary wireless sensors and cloud platform. Find out how they worked together:

 

 

Siemens Gamesa: Disruptive Technology Applied to Clean Energy

Siemens Gamesa are key players in the clean energy sector and pioneers in renewable energy, each year they continue to see the value in BIND 4.0 through the ease and ability of making invaluable connections and strides in innovation. Siemens Gamesa partners with BIND 4.0 because the program is a portal to talent which is then directly materialized into projects. 

 

Fresh Concepts Applied to Energy

In the latest edition of BIND 4.0, Siemens Gamesa contracted 3 unique startups, Binary Soul, Relimetrics and Taniwa to provide integrated software systems, predictive maintenance and quality control solutions. Siemens Gamesa praises the BIND 4.0 program for being flexible and effective. Find out more: 

 

 

 

Faes Farma: Research, Development and Innovation within the Health sector

Faes Farma is a big pharma company dedicated to the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of pharmaceuticals products. Faes Farma is focused on internationalization and maintaining its relevance in the pharmaceutical sector by collaborating with startups with innovative vision and decisive character. They like Partnering with BIND 4.0 because it is a global initiative integrating effective teamwork, where they can find outstanding startups focused on the research and development of new drug delivery systems, big data, and smart solutions.

 

Nanotechnology in Pharmaceuticals, Food and Health Tech

In previous editions, Faes Farma in collaboration with Quirónsalud, selected Osasen and Persei Vivarium and developed a joint project with them. In the latest edition, Faes Farma chose to contract and work with Nucaps because of their specialization in encapsulation of compounds in natural protein-based nanocapsules. Nucaps offers encapsulation of bioactives and probiotics with food proteins using nanotechnology, increasing absorption up to 30 percent.

 

 

 

Natra: Industry 4.0 Solutions Applied to the Food sector

Natra is one of the leading companies in Europe specialized in cocoa & chocolate products for private label and other food companies. With 6 specialized production centres in Europe and Canada, they remain current and competitive and are focused on providing the best solutions for their customers. 

Natra chose to be a Corporate Partner with BIND 4.0 in order to help their factories adapt to new technologies, to provide fast prototyping and to enable smart training and tracking solutions. 

 

BIND 4.0 Food Tech Projects 

In the 4th Edition BIND 4.0, Natra worked with 3D Click to develop prototypes and smart packaging solutions. 3D Click provides a smart prototyping and validation platform for the packaging ecosystem through easy, visual and collaborative AI based 3D technologies.  

Additionally, Natra worked on a pilot project with Xnext for state of the art quality inspection tools. Based on X-ray multi-energy analysis, Xnext solutions perform in milliseconds and directly on the production line, a chemical-physical analysis of the product to identify foreign bodies and non-conformities previously non-detectable by existing inspection technologies. 

 

Results of the Startup-Corporate Collaboration

For an explanation of the challenges faced in the food sector and the targeted and customizable solutions implemented via collaboration in the BIND 4.0 program, watch this video from BIND 4.0 Demo Day 2020.

 

 

For the past four years, BIND 4.0 has been attracting creative Startups with the agility and flexibility to collaborate, innovate and implement cutting-edge solutions in Industry 4.0. Now you know why so many Industry Leaders have chosen to join us as Corporate Partners. If you want to learn more about the collaborations thus far, take a look at the disruptive projects that have been developed in every edition of BIND 4.0.

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750 Quality Startups Applied, 30% more than last year. We can’t wait to innovate! https://bind40.com/2020/09/24/750-startups-applicants-bind40-edition5/ Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:11:44 +0000 https://bind40.com/?p=8329 The Open Call for Startups for the 5th Edition BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Program came to a close September 11, 2020, when we received a total of 750 Startup applications. The number of projects presented is a new record high for the five editions so far, plus it’s an increase of 30% compared [...]

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The Open Call for Startups for the 5th Edition BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Program came to a close September 11, 2020, when we received a total of 750 Startup applications. The number of projects presented is a new record high for the five editions so far, plus it’s an increase of 30% compared to last year alone.

The BIND 4.0 Team couldn’t be more pleased with the interest in our program in major cities across Europe this year. Thanks to all our collaborators and expansive entrepreneurial network, we received a positive response in technological hubs throughout Europe including London, Berlin, Finland, Wales and Italy.

 

Positive Response Across Countries and Continents

We received 584 International Applications which is 37% more than last year! While 59 applications came from the Basque region and 100 from throughout the rest of Spain. The increase in the number of International candidates each year, proves BIND 4.0 has established itself as a program of interest to companies worldwide. 

Resultados 5ª Edición Registros Regiones-ENG-Sinlogo

Among the applications, we’d like to note the increase in startups from the United Kingdom (63), which ranks as the second country with the most applications, after Spain (159). Followed, in third place by India (53), then Brazil (44) and Germany (39).

There also continues to be a greater European presence each year. In the 5th edition Open Call, we received 34% more European companies than last year with a total of 447 Startup Candidates. South America is in second place with 89 applications, followed by South Asia, which has a representation of 79 applications, and North America with 57.

 

Breakthrough Technologies: Robotics, Digital Twin and COVID-19 Solutions

This year, more than 30% of the projects presented are based in revolutionary technologies like, Internet of Things / IIoT, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to develop their solutions. This year the interest in Robotics stands out, as the fourth technology with the highest number of candidatures. Followed by Digital Twin and technological applications that meet the needs generated as a result of the COVID-19 Health crisis. 

All the startups who registered for the fifth edition have presented high-quality solutions, with the aim of improving processes, services and products.

BIND 4.0 5º Ed. Applications by Sector

Candidates by Sector

As our program is focused on four strong and unique sectors, we are always interested in sharing how the projects and solutions can be applied. This year, 60% of the startups have presented a solution with potential application to the area of ​​Advanced Manufacturing. Followed in second place, by technologies with possible application to the Health sector with 35%, 32% of the projects apply to the Energy sector and another 31% have a use case in the Food segment. There is an overlap in the numbers presented as many of the solutions can be applied to more than one sector. 

 

57 Corporate Partners looking to Collaborate

The next step is for our 57 Corporate Partners to review all 750 of the innovative projects and select the Finalists they would like to see in the Pitching stage. The final Startups selected by our Partner Companies to work on a paid, collaborative Industry 4.0 project will be announced in January 2021.

 

Are you an Applicant Startups from the 5th Edition?

Here’s what you can expect in the coming months:

 

  •     ⦿ September 30, 2020: Communication with the Pre-Selected Startups
  •     ⦿ October 13 -19, 2020: Pitching Sessions to Partners
  •     ⦿ November 6, 2020: Announcement of the Finalist Startups
  •     ⦿ January 8, 2021: Announcement of the Selected Startup Companies in the 5th Edition
  •     ⦿ January 25, 2021: Start of the Acceleration Program and Projects with Partners
  •     ⦿ July 2, 2021: Demo Day, Results of the Industry 4.0 Projects Developed

 

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Plan, Prepare, Present – 3 Keys for BIND 4.0 Applications https://bind40.com/2020/09/04/3-keys-for-bind-4-0-applications/ Fri, 04 Sep 2020 09:00:57 +0000 https://bind40.com/?p=8260 ¿QUESTIONS PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION? Preparing your application for the BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Program? Take a look at these 3 Keys to prepare your presentation, select the best options and make your solutions clear. We want you to present your company in the best way and clarify the problems you are solving. By [...]

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¿QUESTIONS PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION?

Preparing your application for the BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Program? Take a look at these 3 Keys to prepare your presentation, select the best options and make your solutions clear. We want you to present your company in the best way and clarify the problems you are solving. By planning out who you can work with and targeting the needs of our Corporate Partners, your solutions will be identified clearly and quickly.

Do you have questions about who qualifies and what commitment is involved? Take a look at our FAQ page and the Terms and Conditions page to answer the most common questions and to eliminate your concerns. This program is unlike any other in our services, support, networking and commitment to success for all parties involved.

Now that you have the facts and know that it’s worth the time and effort to apply, let’s look at three key areas you can focus on for submitting a winner application.

PLAN

Watch our Corporate Partners videos to see what technology they are seeking this edition. As they will review applications and request pitches, the Corporate Partners make the final decision on which Startups are selected. It is KEY to know what they need and what challenges they present in order to target your video and application.

This is the Research stage of R&D, important for any project. In this research phase all you have to do is watch and listen, here are the solutions our Partners are seeking: https://bind40.com/partners/

PREPARE

Explain what your solution does and the differentiation and value compared to other Startups working in the same field. Apply those differences to your advantage as you present your solutions to the Partners you are addressing in the application. Remember you can select as many as 3 Corporate Partners in the form and you can address an entire industry in the video.

Share what type of help your Startup needs in order to grow and be accelerated. Our mentors and partners are willing to help you. During the selection process they will study how they can help and compliment you. We are seeking collaborations where both parties grow.

PRESENT

Explain in as much detail as possible and in layman’s terms what you’re working on and what results you plan to obtain in the near future. Try to match those results with the current needs of your favorite Corporate Partners listed on our website. Make it clear what sector(s) your solutions apply to as we have several fields of interest.

Create a video just for your BIND 4.0 application. We advise you to use the video to explain one project or product, not your entire catalogue. Personalize the video so we know who you are targeting. Maybe you choose to focus on the problems in the field and how your solution addresses it uniquely. It’s better to be clear and specific with one solution than to show too many things. Don’t worry about the quality of the video, we just want to hear in your words, what you plan to do.

Sample Videos

Below are 2 excellent application videos from some of our Startup Alumni. Inovako submitted this video as part of their BIND 4.0 Application for the 4th edition. This personalised 2 minute video from AI and Machine Vision specialists Inovako, helped us connect with their high quality solutions and how they apply to our Partners needs.

Below is an application video from one of our Startup Alumni. CounterCraft submitted this video as part of their BIND 4.0 Application, and it helped us connect with where they are as a company and where they plan to go. Take a look:

APPLY

Now that you’ve seen our tips to a successful application, you can apply for the program! If you’ve already applied and want to improve upon what you sent, drop us an email anytime. Thanks for taking the time to review our suggestions, we look forward to hearing about your state of the art solutions.

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International Startups are Booming! 4 Stories of Success https://bind40.com/2020/08/18/international-startups-are-booming-4-stories-of-success/ Tue, 18 Aug 2020 14:01:30 +0000 https://bind40.com/?p=8213 Global Startup Success Stories, BIND 4.0 Startups Keep Booming   For the 4th edition of the program, we received more than 570 applications from all over the world. From there, the BIND 4.0 Team and collaborating Corporate Partners selected 38 extraordinary Startups to develop state-of-the-art technology projects in Energy, Health, Food, and Industry sectors. Today [...]

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Global Startup Success Stories, BIND 4.0 Startups Keep Booming

 

For the 4th edition of the program, we received more than 570 applications from all over the world. From there, the BIND 4.0 Team and collaborating Corporate Partners selected 38 extraordinary Startups to develop state-of-the-art technology projects in Energy, Health, Food, and Industry sectors. Today we will focus on 4 of those incredible Startups to share how the BIND 4.0 Open Innovation & Acceleration Program attracts Internacional Startups in key industries and supports them in their immersion into the Basque Industrial Ecosystem.

Year after year, BIND 4.0 has proven to offer the connections, collaborations, contracts, and support services to young companies. Allowing them to put disruptive solutions into use in the marketplace and established companies to improve processes and their competitive edge.

Bleenco: Fruitful Networking & New Multinational Clients for German AI Startup

German Startup Bleenco

German Startup 

Bleenco builds human-centered artificial intelligence software that detects human behavior and actions from video via any given camera. A great example of German ingenuity, they develop occupational safety solutions such as; personal protective equipment detection, body temperature detection, workplace ergonomics analysis, and virtual check-ins. 

During the 4th edition of the program, Bleenco worked with two BIND 4.0 Corporate Partners, CAF and Unilever, and helped implement a large variety of virtual activities for them. CAF is one of the leading global providers of railway solutions and they value adaptability and flexibility to stay competitive in Industry 4.0. In factories, Bleenco monitors workers and alerts them before a potentially hazardous situation occurs. 

Unilever is a key player in the food industry and home to over 100 well-known brands, they are focused on quality, digitization, sustainability, and safety in their processes. Working through their contract with Unilever, Bleenco was able to use existing hardware to help the company quickly and easily automate manual safety processes. Business Development Director, Julian Hettich, expressed how BIND 4.0 was able to help Bleenco successfully enter the Basque region marketplace and expand their clientele.  

“Together with BIND 4.0 and the Basque Government we got access to an entirely new and powerful market. This allowed us to expand our business portfolio to better serve and gain multinational clients in the Basque region.”  Hettich goes on to say “The program gave us a deep understanding of the dynamics within the Basque Industrial Ecosystem. Throughout various networking sessions, we had direct touchpoints and exchanges with high-class industry leaders.” 

Special Acknowledgement: During the COVID outbreak, because of their flexibility and ingenuity, Bleenco was able to develop a prototype within 3 days and go to production in 10 days for a remote thermometer system to check the temperature of each employee before entering the workplace. By using existing cameras they drastically reduced the setup and implementation phases, allowing a preventative measure to be put into place quickly and effectively.

Inovako: Computer Vision Technology Experts Establish Positive Reputation and Growth in Basque Country 

Turkish Startup Inovako

Turkish Startup 

Inovako are experts in detecting defects via complex surface inspection tests in the manufacturing industry using AI and deep learning methods as well as computer vision with AR/VR support. Inovako was established in 2018 in Turkey and because of the access to new marketplaces via the BIND 4.0 program, have opened an office in Vitoria to work with their clientele in this region.  

“BIND 4.0 increased our company reputation, plus it increased the motivation of our team and provided us with a very good marketing opportunity in Spain” said Emin Eksi, Managing Director of Inovako. “While speaking with the new potential clients in Basque Country we always had the power of BIND 4.0 behind us, which enabled us to create trust very fast. Speaking with investors and understanding their expectations was a very valuable aspect of the BIND 4.0 Program.

Working alongside their collaborative Corporate Partner Maier Group, Inovako was responsible for implementing faster and high precision inspections of glossy chrome parts using artificial intelligence and deflectometry. Maier Group is one of the largest manufacturers of automotive components in the world, they are always seeking new ideas and businesses to innovate with. Due to their successful output at Maier, Inovako is in discussions regarding scaling up the solutions in their various plants, proving the benefits of BIND 4.0 continue to boost and positively impact international startups even after the program.  

Meanwhile, at the Tubacex plant, Inovako was responsible for the detection of tiny imperfections and welding defects of large tubes using x-ray inspection methods. Tubacex is a leading company in the supply of stainless steel and nickel alloy tubular products, in our program they are focused on digitalization and smart engineering solutions. The ability to implement their precision detection technology and deep learning solutions allows Inovako to be scalable and applicable across industries. 

Inovako is one of the many startups from the BIND 4.0 program who earned more than one contract during their participation. These contracts, along with the support of the BIND 4.0 Community and Basque Government officials, allow young companies like Inovako to establish trust and grow their business in our thriving Industry Ecosystem. 

Nordo Robotics: Corporate Collaboration Enables Valuable Customer Relationships and Product Development

Danish Startup 

Danish Startup 

In the 4th Edition of BIND 4.0, Nordo Robotics worked with ITP Aero focusing on robotic as well as human and cobot solutions to perform more sustainable surface finishing solutions. ITP Aero is one of the biggest aircraft engine and components companies in the world and is always seeking state of the art technology.  

Nordbo Robotics enables flexible manufacturing by developing customized robotic solutions for end users, offering both complexity and flexibility. Their solutions add value to automation by making robots intuitive, intelligent, and flexible utilizing unique sense technologies, motion tracking, computer vision and artificial intelligence.

Collaborating with established companies allows BIND 4.0 Startups the opportunity for immediate customer input allowing them to make adjustments and develop in a real customer-client setting. 

Bob Rijs, Business Development Manager for Nordo Robotics shared “Being a part of the BIND 4.0 Acceleration Program with ITP Aero has been an extremely positive experience for us as the program facilitates workshops and networking sessions with companies from the Basque region. Also, being able to collaborate with a corporate organization like ITP Aero enables us to continue our development with direct and valuable customer feedback.” 

Neurolabs: Artificial Vision Technology Provides Real-Time Data for Food & Retail Industries  

British Startup Neurolabs

British Startup

Neurolabs develops computer vision technology for object recognition across Hospitality, Grocery, Manufacturing, and Health Tech settings. Neurolabs worked with world leaders in retail and food distribution, Grupo Uvesco, in a retail setting to use real-time visibility to prevent shelf-gap, in order to monitor and maintain products on the shelves. Through their participation in BIND 4.0, Grupo Uvesco is investing in digital transformation and innovation to continue to provide excellent customer service and quality products.  

Neurolabs is pioneering the use of synthetically generated data to develop object recognition models in a drastically cheaper and faster way than the traditional approach. Because their solutions are adaptable, use real data and an existing catalog of data, Neurolabs is scalable, flexible, and accurate.

Chris Burleigm, Head of Digital Transformation & Innovation at Grupo Uvesco explained their challenge and how Neurolabs helped them implement accurate machine vision and flexible object recognition solutions.  

“At Grupo Uvesco the main issue we had was regarding the visibility of our products and our shelves in our shops. We didn’t have real-time visibility and this sometimes would cause gaps in the products on the shelves, meaning they would not be available to our clients. Thanks to the artificial vision technology that Neurolabs provided we were able to monitor in real-time the shelves and this increased the visibility and awareness of what was happening in real-time in our shops. We were very happy with the results of the project and also with the collaboration with our partners at Neurolabs.” 

Neurolabs are yet another example of a successful Startup acceleration. They validated their product, clarified their product to market strategy and in turn, received VC funding thanks to the collaborative partnership, mentoring, and support services they received in the BIND 4.0 Acceleration Program. 

We started the BIND 4.0 collaboration while we were still in an exploration mode as a startup in terms of product-market fit (PMF). The collaboration helped us validate as well as invalidate some of our core PMF assumptions, eventually cementing our PMF. This was reflected in us being able to convey a clearer go-to-market message to potential investors, which eventually helped us secure our first VC-funded fundraising (totaling €1M).  Remus Pop, Co-Founder & COO Neurolabs. 

The success of the program speaks for itself, from the Startups to the Corporate Partners, we hear the same message: The program is working!  

BIND 4.0 has over 50 large collaborating companies, such as CAF, Ferrovial, EDP, Sarralle, Arcelor, ABB, Iberdrola, ITP Aero, Michelin, Quirónsalud, Siemens Gamesa, Mercedes-Benz, Unilever, Uvesco and Coca-Cola European Partners, among others, ready to review project proposals via BIND 4.0.  

Do you have technology you think would be interesting to any of our 57 Partner Companies looking to hire Startups during the 5th edition of BIND 4.0?

Join In: The call for Applications is now open thru September 11, 2020

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5th Edition Industry 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Program, Now Accepting Applications Worldwide https://bind40.com/2020/07/03/5th-edition-industry-4-0-open-innovation-and-acceleration-program-now-accepting-applications-worldwide/ Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:19:12 +0000 https://bind40.com/?p=8062 Startup Innovation meets Industry Insiders, Experts and Investors! The 5th Edition of BIND 4.0, is Now Accepting Applications  On 3 July 2020 we opened the call for the 5th edition BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Program! The main goal of our benchmark program, which has the support of the Basque Government, is for the [...]

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Startup Innovation meets Industry Insiders, Experts and Investors! The 5th Edition of BIND 4.0, is Now Accepting Applications 

On 3 July 2020 we opened the call for the 5th edition BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Program! The main goal of our benchmark program, which has the support of the Basque Government, is for the BIND 4.0 driving Partner Companies to accelerate innovation and digital transformation by contracting and collaborating with the International Startups selected to boost innovation in industry.

More Corporate Partners than ever before!! 57 Industry-Leading Corporations are on-board the 5th edition of BIND 4.0. This year Enagás, Erhardt, GH Cranes & Components, Ingeteam, Tubos Reunidos and Vidrala join the large companies already in the program, such as Ferrovial, EDP, Sarralle, Arcelor, ABB, Iberdrola, Michelin, Quirónsalud and Siemens Gamesa, among others. That’s over 55 Top Companies looking to hire Innovative Startups with Groundbreaking Solutions applied to Industry 4.0.

BIND 4.0 - Four Editions of Success

Our unique Open Innovation and Acceleration Program connects the Top Companies in the Smart Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Health and Food sectors, offering paid contracts to unparalleled Startups working on exciting Industry 4.0 solutions. Contracts have reached as high as 150K and the 4 years of the program have generated real turnover of over 3.5 Million Euros for the 108 Startups who’ve participated so far.

What you’ll find thru BIND 4.0 

  •     ⦿ 45k Average Paid Contract, and up to 150K 
  •     ⦿ Industry Leading Company as a Client and Reference
  •     ⦿ Collaboration and Real Use application for Industry 4.0 Projects
  •     ⦿ Networking & Immersion into the Basque Industrial Ecosystem
  •     ⦿ No Equity nor Fees, due to Public-Private nature of the program
  •     ⦿ Investment Opportunities thru BIND 4.0 Venture Club
  •     ⦿ Support Services offering Visibility, Mentoring and Growth

 

Our success stories speak for themselves; BIND 4.0 has accelerated a total of 108 startups and has developed 178 innovative projects in the Advanced Manufacturing, Smart Energy and Food and Health Technology. Nearly 70% of startups continue a contract with the partner company after the program finishes.

BIND 4.0 also has a Venture Club, an investor club with 18 investment funds, aligned with the program’s specialization, whose objective is to promote contact between participating startups and specialized investment entities, to create new opportunities for financing. We are proud of all the support services inherent in the program and this year, to face the new challenges and needs that arose in work environments caused by the COVID19 crisis, BIND 4.0 has evolved to a mixed model, with both online and face-to-face activities. 

Apply today to get discovered by large companies, get contracted and put innovation into action!

3 July – 11 September 2020, Applications Accepted online at www.bind40.com

JOIN IN!

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The Best of BIND 4.0, Virtual Demo Day 2020 https://bind40.com/2020/06/15/bind40-virtual-demo-day-2020/ Mon, 15 Jun 2020 08:02:54 +0000 https://bind40.com/?p=7849 INdustry INsiders, INfluencers, INvestors & INnovation at BIND 4.0 Virtual Demo Day, Are you IN? WHAT? INnovative INdustry 4.0 Projects Revealed, INsight into how to join IN  The BIND 4.0 Virtual Demo Day is an online event, open to the world, which celebrates the Industry 4.0 Projects executed during the 4th edition of our innovative [...]

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INdustry INsiders, INfluencers, INvestors & INnovation at BIND 4.0 Virtual Demo Day, Are you IN?

WHAT? INnovative INdustry 4.0 Projects Revealed, INsight into how to join IN 

The BIND 4.0 Virtual Demo Day is an online event, open to the world, which celebrates the Industry 4.0 Projects executed during the 4th edition of our innovative Basque acceleration program. In addition, the format offers Startups from around the globe to connect virtually with key players in the Industry and see which technologies they are investing in as we accelerate innovation in Industry together.     

On 3 July 2020, the 38 outstanding startups participating in the 4th Edition of the BIND 4.0 Acceleration Program will present their solutions to INdustry INvestors and potential new Clients from Corporates attending, alongside the leaders in their fields, our Corporate Partners at the “Demo Day” closing event. 

We’re honored to present Roundtable discussions regarding the projects Startups have been working on and the interests and needs of Large Companies looking to work with more Startups in the next edition.  We will be joined by top companies in this region with representatives from Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz, and Unilever, as well as an opportunity to see the 4th Edition Startups Pitch their solutions to Basque Industry and beyond. 

 

WHO? INdustry INsiders, INfluencers, INvestors

This exciting event will allow industrial companies, entrepreneurs, industry investors and technology experts to interact with the BIND 4.0 Startups and see their client-validated solutions, with the goal of generating synergy between the main players in the technological and industrial sectors. 

 

WHY? INsight, INnovation, INvestments

Watch Startups from the 4th edition pitch their cutting edge solutions alongside our Corporate Partners, key industry insiders who’ve contracted them, adding their personal recommendations for why you should Join IN the 5th Edition of BIND 4.0 which begins 3 July 2020

This event is for YOU if you are: A company looking to expand your knowledge and potentially contract startups with the latest technology, an industry investor looking for the hottest solutions backed by Corporate customers, or a young Startup focused on providing cutting edge solutions for AI, Cybersecurity, Machine Vision, Robotics, Big Data Analytics, Augmented / Virtual Reality, IoT, Additive Manufacturing, etc.

Here’s what you can look forward to when you register for free for the Best of BIND 4.0, Virtual Demo Day 2020: 

 

Online Event Agenda

 

12:00                 Welcome Message from the event Host, Jack Vincent

12:05                 Keynote speech from Martin Varsavsky

12:35                 Roundtable Discussion with Corporate Partners, Mentors and Startups

  •                           ⦿ Aitor Urzelai, Director of BIND 4.0
  •                           ⦿ Corporate Partner Coca-Cola
  •                           ⦿ Juan Mocoroa of Corporate Partner, Mercedes-Benz Vitoria
  •                           ⦿ Mikel Tejadas of Corporate Partner, Unilever 
  •                           ⦿ Darragh Kelly of BIND 4.0 Alumni Startup, OpenCloud Factory

 

13:15                 Presentation of Virtual Exhibitor Space and Startups Pitches in online format

  •                           ⦿ Award Presentation for Best Startup Pitch from the 4th Edition

 

13:35                 Announcing the 5th Edition of BIND 4.0 Opening 3 July 2020

13:30                 Closing Message by Jack Vincent, CTA to join the next edition

ON GOING      Virtual Exhibition Space with links to Alumni Startups and their technology


Reserve your space today for the BIND 4.0 Demo Day online and have the opportunity to learn about the latest technology attracting the attention and investment of our Corporate Sponsors and Investors which will continue to participate in the upcoming 5th edition of the BIND 4.0 Acceleration Program beginning 3 July 2020.  We hope you will joIN us!  

 

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Best of BIND 4.0, Virtual Demo Day 2020

Join us to see Industrial Innovation in Action

Find out how to Participate in the 5th Edition

DATE: 3 July 2020

TIME: 12PM CEST

WHERE:
demoday.bind40.com

Open Registration starts today…. Join IN

 

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How The BIND 4.0 Venture Club Adds Value https://bind40.com/2020/05/19/venture-club-adds-value/ Tue, 19 May 2020 08:12:17 +0000 https://bind40.com/?p=7782 Presenting The BIND 4.0 Venture Club In the latest edition of the BIND 4.0 Basque Industry Acceleration Program, we introduced another value-added resource for our Startups by giving them access to the BIND 4.0 Venture Club. The BIND 4.0 Venture Club is a group of near 20 specialized investors, whose members come from leading European [...]

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Presenting The BIND 4.0 Venture Club

In the latest edition of the BIND 4.0 Basque Industry Acceleration Program, we introduced another value-added resource for our Startups by giving them access to the BIND 4.0 Venture Club. The BIND 4.0 Venture Club is a group of near 20 specialized investors, whose members come from leading European venture capital firms focused on high tech startups in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Health Tech and/or Food Tech, and they promote new investment opportunities for early and growth-stage startups participating in the Acceleration Program. 

By presenting extensive industry contacts and new funds aligned with the specializations of the acceleration program, in addition to providing financial advice for funding and negotiation, offering their insight into the advantages of the various funding options, the Venture Club completes the services portfolio of BIND 4.0 for Startups.

“We’re proud of the connections the Venture Club has made due to their expertise and alignment with the industries of our program, we provide viable, young and validated companies and the VC members connect the dots to enable the Startups to accelerate and grow,” said Amaia Martinez, member of the BIND 4.0 Coordination Team.

“Startups need funding to accelerate at the speeds the market requires of them and outside of the client-customer relationships developed in our program. The Venture Club provides funding opportunities for Startups plus guidance in what type of funding is recommended for each stage, and negotiation advice providing a type of financial mentor as needed.”

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The Venture Club Adds Value

Providing startups the opportunity to accelerate their business and grow their product while validating their services and collaborating with Industrial leaders is our main goal. The BIND 4.0 Venture Club provides new funds and investment opportunities outside of the Client-Customer relationship already inherent in the acceleration program. 

Because the Venture Club is composed of VC firms focused on the same sectors and industries as the BIND 4.0 Program, they are able to plan robust investor outreach and facilitate introductions to target investors. This involvement of the Venture Club in the Program helps reduce the timeline and accelerate Startup growth, by raising capital from strategically aligned investors.

Adding the opportunity to receive additional funding and support means stability and growth for Startups, the well-established Partner Companies and Investors alike.  The Venture Club provides direct contact with several investors, mainly Venture Capital firms, with real interest in the field of activity of the program. In most cases, Companies which validate their business models with relevant customers provided by the BIND 4.0 Program, require funds to consolidate and grow the Company. And the Venture Club provides these potential investors.” said Pedro Muñoz Baroja, Managing Partner of Easo Ventures, active member of the BIND 4.0 Venture Club. 

The Venture Club provides additional visibility for the startups by expanding their network and reaching finance entities already specialized in the key areas of the BIND 4.0 program allowing young companies to grow with the financial support they desire.  

 

Program Advantages, Investors Perspective

BIND 4.0 does a rigorous selection process by identifying, attracting and connecting young companies with paid clients ready to put their product or services into use in the market. This qualifying process offers a huge advantage to Investors by providing a market validated investment opportunity, in their fields of interest.

Joseba Sagastigordia of Mondragon Corporation shared how convenient it is for them as investors to find viable investments; “The Venture Club gives us the maximum in terms of efficiency; this is a concentration of new technology based companies in our areas of interest in a condensed format.” 

BIND 4.0 attracts startups on the leading edge of technology innovation, including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Robotics, Infrastructure Tools, etc. areas that are of great interest to Venture Club members. The members not only identify strategic investors but offer advice regarding funding options and negotiation strategies and they invest their time in the young companies and often serve as financial mentors, offering their insight to help ensure the ongoing success of the startup. 

“Being actively involved with BIND 4.0 gives us access to nearly 40 Startups every year. That’s a highly curated pipeline of startups for an investor.  In return, I feel a strong responsibility to guide and mentor those startups which are in their initial stages to help them find the right fit with investors.” expressed Anindya Saha, Founding Partner of Nero Ventures, BIND 4.0 Venture Club member and mentor of six BIND 4.0 startups so far.

Logos BIND 4.0 Venture Club

 

Access, Credibility & Visibility

The Venture Club offers the participating startups access to different verticals, professional financial advice, and additional visibility in their expansive networks with the potential for more partnerships and funding opportunities. 

Easo Ventures said one advantage for them as Investors and members of the BIND 4.0 Venture Club, is: “A very interesting deal flow, with Companies already validated by real customers. At the same time, Entrepreneurs receive advice from a really good team of Mentors.”  This summarizes the strength of the Venture Club once it is paired with the Mentoring, Trainings, Networking and Client Relationships that BIND 4.0 has worked intentionally to create.  

Nero Ventures explained the strength of the Venture Club and the investors’ perspective clearly, “The alumni program has successfully accelerated a total of 108 emerging companies all through the past four editions. Being a member of the Venture Club provides direct access to all these startups. Some of whom have already grown much bigger with international clients and into their Series B and later-stage financing processes. For me, BIND 4.0 has been a multiplying network effect due to its unique sector focus and public-private positioning.” 

That’s why we consider the BIND 4.0 Venture Club a newsworthy, value-added service in our already renowned Acceleration Program. If you would like to know more about our program, or to become an investor, mentor or Partner Company, we’d love to hear from you as we continue to grow our successful program each year.

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BIND 4.0 Startups Help the Fight Against COVID-19 https://bind40.com/2020/04/13/startups-fight-against-covid-19/ Mon, 13 Apr 2020 08:23:12 +0000 https://bind40.com/?p=7685 BIND 4.0 Startups offer innovative solutions to tackle the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic   Startups participating in this year's program along with BIND 4.0 alumni, with the flexibility, innovation and agility that characterizes them, are doing their part to help in the fight against COVID-19 and its global effects.  Many startups have adapted [...]

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BIND 4.0 Startups offer innovative solutions to tackle the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic

 

Startups participating in this year’s program along with BIND 4.0 alumni, with the flexibility, innovation and agility that characterizes them, are doing their part to help in the fight against COVID-19 and its global effects. 

Many startups have adapted their innovative technological solutions with the aim of, on the one hand, making available to healthcare personnel the technological tools necessary to combat the lack of protective material and, on the other hand, proposing new solutions for the diagnosis and analysis of the virus. Additionally, companies are being offered the latest digital technologies and online training to allow and reinforce remote work, plus applications for the management of factories, and the maintenance of production and the supply chain, which are necessary to maintain the mandatory confinement enacted by the authorities.

Without a doubt, one of the positive effects that this terrible pandemic has caused in our society is the incredible acts of solidarity, response and innovation that have been generated by all kinds of people and companies. We are all united in the fight against the coronavirus and BIND 4.0 wants to do it’s part through technology and innovation, to help alleviate and overcome the consequences.

To find out about each and every one of the initiatives and tools created to combat the coronavirus by the BIND 4.0 Startups, please review the following list:

 

COVID-19 DETECTION SOLUTIONS

Bleenco (Munich) – Artificial Intelligence

This solution detects measurements directly under the tongue. For its implementation, two cameras are used: one RGB and one infrared. The RGB camera detects facial gestures and the IR camera checks the temperature just below the tongue. The average detection process time is less than 3 seconds. The system works independently of the camera manufacturer, and can be used with pre-existing cameras. For more information contact them directly at www.bleenco.com.

 

Inovako (Istanbul) – Artificial Vision

Thanks to their technology, they have built an artificial intelligence model that is capable of distinguishing radiographs of positive or negative patients for COVID-19. In addition, they are in the process of developing an artificial intelligence model in order to help radiology activity in a faster and more efficient inspection. For more information, you can visit this link.

Inovako fight against covid-19

 

COVID-19 SITUATION ANALYSIS

DeciDATA (Bilbao, Bizkaia) – Big Data 

The developer of Big Data Analytics solutions has designed the DeciDATA -19 Panel, a data management tool that calculates the degree of saturation experienced in real time, by each hospital (public and private) that make up the Basque network. Tracking and providing data to view the evolution of the ‘CoronaVirus’ Pandemic within the Basque Country.

DeciDATA -19 Panel fight against covid-19

 

SUPPLY AND MANUFACTURE OF PROTECTIVE MATERIALS AND CRITICAL PRODUCTS FOR COVID-19

AddiFab (Denmark) – Additive Manufacturing

The Danish 3D-printing pioneer, has teamed up with Danish Emergency Medicine Specialist Michael Mølmer to create a PPE that protects front-line workers from exposure to airborne vira like Corona, Sars and Mers by adapting divers’ masks. The MiMo face mask adapter is a medical-grade rubber sleeve that allows bidirectional bacterial/viral removal filters with gas outlets, conforming to ISO 5356-1 to be mounted on a full-face diver’s mask. They designed and validated a scalable solution by combining expertise in various fields to react to the current needs. Addifab can produce 100-150 units a day, and the design scales seamlessly into conventional injection molding for larger-scale manufacturing. Available in the USA and Europe, visit their site for more info.

AddiFab covid-19

 

Mizar (Miñano, Araba) – Additive Manufacturing

The company is manufacturing, thanks to its 3D printing technology, sanitary masks, visors and valves for respirators. In addition, they are working on the development of the production with 3D technology of a new respirator.

Mizar sanitary masks fight against covid-19

 

Optimus 3D (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Araba) – Additive Manufacturing

This startup is using both its technology and resources in the manufacturing of protective materials for health centers and nursing homes. Currently, using 3D printing, they produce visors, protection material and adapters for diving masks. They will begin shortly with production of a new series of respirator, in collaboration with HP and the Leitat Technology Center in Barcelona.

Optimus 3D protective materials fight against covid-19

 

REMOTE COMMUNICATION WITH PATIENTS

Taniwa (Madrid) – Big Data

The startup offers its product Mememtum, a chat software solution to help institutions monitor the evolution of groups in various areas: medical, wellness and emotional. Mememtum allows you to define a group, send them questions and tests, and gather information and analysis on medical, physical, and emotional trends. It is also capable of automatically collecting movement data (steps) and geolocation.

 

TedCas (Noain, Navarre) – Touch-free User Interfaces 

TedCas, the healthcare technology provider, revolutionizing access and handling of medical information, together with Telefónica and two hospitals (HURJC and Parc Taulí), designed a state of the art UCI platform to allow patients access to information and entertainment and to communicate with their families using a secure video conferencing tool.

Furthermore, they are making use of their 3D printers to offer protection materials for the healthcare workers of CHN Hospital in Navarra.

 

SAFETY SYSTEMS IN ESTABLISHMENTS AND INDUSTRY

WiTraC (Valencia) – Internet of Things

This startup, thanks to the installation of people counting sensors and mobile devices, can monitor and know in real time, the degree of occupation of shops and establishments, avoiding crowds and oversaturation and keep security and safety measures during these times. In this way, safety and health protocols can be improved, including alerting in the event of excess capacity. For more information, you can visit this link.

 

ORGANIZATION, MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF FACTORIES

Innovae (Donostia-San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa)Augmented Reality

Offers an advanced augmented reality (ATR) based remote assistance solution. This multiplatform system is specifically designed to provide technical assistance in real time, also allowing the incident to be identified quickly and efficiently. In order to facilitate teleworking and avoid traveling, they offer their services for free for two months. For more information, contact the startup at www.innovae.eu/contacto.

 

Nuavis (Donostia-San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa) – Artificial Vision / Augmented Reality

Through its remote maintenance support service system for the machine tooling sector, industries with distributed headquarters, or for SAT departments in general, the knowledge of an expert can be applied wherever necessary. Thanks to its technology, the expert can draw augmented reality marks that the worker sees in the actual environment, using a mobile phone. During this COVID-19 pandemic, while the alarm state is in effect, it offers its service completely free of charge. More information here.

 

CYBERSECURITY IN REMOTE POSITIONS AND CONNECTION TO COMPANIES

Barbara IoT (Madrid) – Cybersecurity and IoT

Barbara IoT, with the aim of helping the industrial sector, through its secure platform for remote management of industrial devices, facilitates teleworking for companies that need to monitor and operate OT network assets.

Thanks to a secure operating system, a design for industrial IO gateways and an intuitive management panel, companies can control their industrial devices and collect data remotely while minimizing security risks. More information in their latest blogpost.

 

CounterCraft (Donostia-San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa) – Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity company has prepared specific security packs to face the new cybersecurity scenarios, to which companies are exposed during the health crisis. CounterCraft proposes detection and reaction to cybersecurity incidents, as well as obtaining the necessary information and intelligence about attacks in a remote work scenario (VPN), as well as for cases of SpearPhishing and credentials theft.

CounterCraft offers its support and solutions on a voluntary basis to the health services that require it. For more information please contact CounterCraft.  

 

OpenCloud Factory (Madrid) – Cybersecurity

The company offers a software or hardware solution that ensures remote access with double factor authentication. This solution establishes a VPN connection to the organization through an authenticated user (Active Directory LDAP). By using device profile information, the solution can apply and access the policy based on the security posture of the device. The user will only be able to access essential information and resources. More information here.

 

PROMOTIONS DURING THE CRISIS

3D Click (Barcelona) – Virtual and Augmented Reality

The startup of custom design, 3D prototyping and packaging validation offer their solution free of charge for the companies affected during the crisis. It will also teach webinars on digitization processes together with national packaging groups. For more information, contact the startup here.

 

Solid Virtual (Santurtzi, Bizkaia) Virtual and Augmented Reality

The startup specialized in designing technological solutions has developed INNxr. The collaborative 3D prototyping platform of the future. The application allows design through a virtual collaborative and immersed space. Solid Virtual currently offers two months of free service. For more information, visit their website: solidvirtual.com.

 

 

BIND 4.0, through its community of dynamic startups, promotes new technologies and solutions to alleviate the health and economic consequences of this unprecedented situation we are all experiencing. If your startup has applicable solutions and you want to contribute to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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