BIND 4.0 connects startups with well-established companies to provide external solutions for their digital transformation challenges. The program promotes the development of business skills and encourages start-ups to immerse themselves in the Basque industrial ecosystem, creating new business opportunities. The seventh edition of the BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Forum seeks new startups developing solutions for the Intelligent Industry, Clean Energy and Sustainability, Health Tech and Food Tech sectors.
What is the BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Program?
Since the program was launched in 2016, more than 130 startups have been accelerated and more than 200 projects have been developed with BIND 4.0, amounting to more than 6.5 million euros. A proven success through six editions, BIND 4.0 helps enable mutually beneficial startup-enterprise collaborations.
You can meet over 65 industry leaders – what they do. Venture customers – Providing start-up contracts for real Industry 4.0 projects. The BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Program has three main objectives.
- Accelerating the development of startups in the Basque industrial ecosystem
- Promote the digital transformation of companies
- Place the Basque Country ecosystem as a center for advanced industrial entrepreneurship
BIND 4.0 Enterprise partners are looking for different solutions for Industry 4.0
Is your startup ready to present and sell a Proof of Concept (POC) to corporate partners? BIND 4.0 requires new technology solutions to advance industrial processes and accelerate your business. Explore the various features of the seventh edition of BIND 4.0 and register your solution today.
Industry and cross-cutting themes for BIND 4.0 2022:
- Smart industry
- Clean energy and sustainability
- Health Tech
- Food technology
Technological solutions include among others:
- The Internet of Things
- Industrial IoT
- Artificial Intelligence
- More production
- Collaborative robotics
- Big data and advanced analytics
- Augmented reality
- virtual reality
- Cyber security
- Smart energy and grid solutions
- Supply chain management
- Indoor and Geo positioning
- Bio-based solutions
- New materials
- Medical supplies
- Smart sensors
- Clean Tech
- Electric mobility
- Waste management
- Machine learning
- Artificial and computer vision
- Digital twins
- Energy storage
Discover the exciting benefits of the BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Program
In the year With more than 200 Industry 4.0 projects since 2016, joining BIND 4.0 gives you the opportunity to become part of a group of influencers, corporations, investors and experts who form a large business support network.
The BIND 4.0 program Zero-equity to investment and active acceleration It allows your startup to take ownership and get referral customers while getting paid contracts to implement solutions in real environments.
Moreover, the A venture-customer approach means your startup will have at least one paid Industry 4.0 pilot project. With the most respected companies, in addition to unmatched speed and support services, including:
- POC and market validation
- Access to 65+ corporate clients
- Introduction to industrial investors
- High Impact 1:1 Mentoring
- Cross-fixed network importer
- Access to executive education and key business workshops
Ready to partner with major industry players?
For this edition, the BIND 4.0 community continues to grow and now includes more than 65 international companies based in the Basque Country. These partners are involved in the selection and development of innovative use case projects.
Get the chance to work with major corporations participating in the program, including Mercedes-Benz, Siemens Gemsa, Iberdrola, Petronor Repsol, Michelin, Uvesco, ArcelorMittal, Enagas, Gestamp, Maier Group, Quirónsalud, FAES Farma and Unilever. Others!
Immerse yourself in the unique entrepreneurial and industrial environment of the Basque Country
With over a century of industrial activity and pioneering technology, the Basque Country is home to some of the world’s most influential manufacturing companies. BIND 4.0 is part of the investment in the Basque Country by promoting public initiatives, attracting and investing in innovation and new technologies that improve the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the region.
BIND 4.0 Program Timeline and Structure 2022
Registration is now open, apply here today! It’s the last day of registration. September 8, 2022.
Read more about the BIND 4.0 program structure:
- July-September 2022For starters, call the scouting process and pre-selection of desired solutions
- September-December 2022: pitching sessions and Matching with over 65 industry leading corporate clients
- Jan-June 2023High Impact Acceleration and Industry 4.0 Project Implementation – 24 weeks of active acceleration Where startups can implement their technologies with one or more of our corporate clients.
- throughout the yearInnovation showcase and activities in the Basque industrial ecosystem – constant immersion in networking, company visits and industry events.
Each BIND 4.0 program in Open Innovation Showcase DayIt presents the results obtained in the accelerated cycle of Industry 4.0 projects.
Read about BIND 4.0’s impact and track record of success
Basque-based startup Ikustec develops machine vision solutions for the advanced manufacturing industry, providing high-precision metrology. In their BIND 4.0 pilot project, Equitech developed a vision machine optimized for the factory process at Tubasex. The start-up-corporate project extended beyond the 24-week BIND 4.0 acceleration cycle, and Equitech continues to work with Tubacex as a customer for two years.
Acoustic Extra Freezing (AFF) from Finland, in 2021, partnered with local food industry leaders, Angus Aginga, in a startup and corporate partnership. AFF has worked on a pilot project to demonstrate a new refrigeration technology that helps keep frozen foods fresh. Their project continues beyond the BIND 4.0 Acceleration cycle with various time trials and feed types.
In fact, 6 out of 10 startup alumni sign a second contract with their corporate venture client, a statistical proof of BIND 4.0 helping to increase market penetration and provide ongoing business opportunities.
Ready to accelerate your startup with BIND 4.0 in the Basque Industry 4.0 Hub?
Register your startup today!
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