Startup pitches on main stage Fujitsu World Tour
On Monday June 12 ten startups in the UtrechtInc network will present to over 300 of Fujitsu’s most important partners. The Fujitsu World Tour 2017, hosted by ‘Inn Style’ in Maarssen, focuses on ‘Human Centric Innovation and Digital Co-Creation’. A common goal of the initiative is enabling Fujitsu customers (blue-chip companies in ICT, energy and healthcare) to co-create with startups.
Startup marketplace and pitch competition UtrechtInc and Fujitsu are working together to produce two parts of the World Tour. First, the ten selected teams of entrepreneurs will inspire visitors with their innovative concepts during an informal startup marketplace. They’re not only presenting their companies in the e-Health, e-Climate, Retail and Fintech sectors, but can immediately explore the potential to work together with like-minded companies. Finally, the pressure is on at the main stage - the Labs Battle pitch competition gives each startup 2 minutes to convince a jury and the public of their innovation’s potential. A live vote will select the winning startup who will be invited for a visit to Fujitsu Labs in London!
The following startups will showcase their innovations during the World Tour:
Demo space and guest speakers
Beyond matchmaking with IT startups, the Fujitsu World Tour offers an exciting demo space, a variety of breakout sessions, and a heavyweight lineup of guest speakers. Fujitsu CTO Joseph Reger will present his vision for the future of IT, addressing subjects such as the Internet of Things and Machine Learning. After the startup marketplace and pitch competition, satirist and producer Arjen Lubach will take to the main stage for a surprising grand finale.
In the spirit of co-creation, Fujitsu will provide a few exclusive opportunities for interested professionals, startups and potential partners to join the 2017 World Tour. Send an e-mail to express your interest and you may receive an invitation.
Matchmaking for innovation“Co-creation” has always been a core component of Fujitsu’s business. In a digital world it’s a must: bringing diverse fields of expertise together to innovate and create scalable value. UtrechtInc shares this vision of co-creation. Jorg Kop, director of UtrechtInc, speaks from experience: ‘’As a startup incubator we’re more often playing the matchmaker role to stimulate co-creation: among startups, between startups and corporates, and between startups and talent. Finding complementary matches helps conceptual innovations be built into market-ready products more quickly and more effectively.”
The Fujitsu World Tour makes it possible to see first-hand how Fujitsu helps organizations to connect the digital dots. Fujitsu runs digital transformation projects in the fields of artificial intelligence, IoT, Cloud and Security. June 12th is the kickoff for possible corporate cooperations among UtrechtInc, Fujitsu and all the participating startups at the Fujitsu World Tour 2017.
Would you like additional information about the collaboration between Fujitsu and UtrechtInc? Please contact Mare Derks, firstname.lastname@example.org, +31 (0)30 253 2856.
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