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Connect with large corporations and be part of the 100 Open Startups Ranking.

How to attract the big companies?

How good is your reputation on your startup and innovation community?

Apply for one of the Grand Challenges proposed and indicate challenges, contexts and prizes you got to the finals. If you are starting now, submit your proposal and receive feedbacks from entrepreneurs and other feeders of your startup community and others worldwide.

What the market thinks about your solution?

The better your reputation is rated in the previous step the more attention your startup will get from Corporate Executives Network of the movement. At this stage your startup will be evaluated and will receive as many feedbacks from the market as you can get.

Do investors agree with your nomination to be here?

Present your startup in one of the Innovation Capitals and convince investors your startup is “the next big thing”. The selection for pitch is 30 days before each Capital event, check the dates in the map.

100 most attractive startups and large corporations get together.

During the Open Innovation Week selected startups and senior executives date to discuss partnerships, investments, contracts and other ways to implement their innovative solutions together.

Ranking 100 Open Startups.

The results from these encounters generate the annual 100 Open Startups Ranking heavily appraised by investors and covered by media.

 

CORPORATIONS CONNECTED.

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Corporate Network of Executives

Connect and be evaluated by business executives from these organizations:
» 3M
» 99 Taxis
» Abbott
» Accenture
» AEBMG - Saude e Educaçao
» AES
» Alelo
» Algar Agro
» Algar Telecom
» Amazon
» Anima Educação
» AOC / TPV
» Atlas Schindler
» Audi
» Avon
» Bayer Cropscience
» BBVA
» BDMG Banco de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais
» Biolab
» Bosch
» Bradesco
» Braskem
» BRF
» C&A Modas
» Catho
» Cellairis
» Cemig
» CEMISE
» Ci&T
» Cielo
» CIESP
» Citrosuco
» Copel
» DAMYLLER
» Deloitte
» Digitro Tecnologia
» Dow
» Duas Rodas
» Easy Taxi
» EDP
» Embraco
» Embraer
» Envirochem
» Ericsson
» Estácio
» Evonik
» EY
» Faber-Castell
» Festo
» FGV
» Fibria
» Firmenich
» FLC
» FMC Technologies
» Furukawa
» Gama Saúde
» GE
» Geofusion
» Gerdau
» Givaudan
» Godrej & Boyce
» Governo do Estado de SP
» Grupo Boticário
» Grupo Fleury
» Grupo Globo
» Grupo Oncoclinicas
» Grupo Positivo
» Grupo Sabara
» Grupo Santillana
» HJ Tinturaria
» Hospital Albert Einstein
» Hospital do Coração (HCor)
» Hospital São Rafael
» HP
» HSBC
» IBM
» ICI - Instituto das Cidades Inteligentes
» Ideal Invest
» IFF
» Ilegra
» IMBEL
» Inatel
» Indra Company
» Instituto SENAI de Inovação
» Intel
» Itaú-Unibanco
» Jacto
» Johnson & Johnson
» JPMorgan
» Kentech
» Kroton
» Leucotron Telecom
» Libbs Farmacêutica
» Locaweb
» Machani Group
» Mahle
» Mane do Brasil
» MATERA Systems
» Mediphacos
» Mercedes-Benz
» Merck
» Metodista
» Michelin
» Ministério das Comunicações
» Ministério do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior
» Ministério do Planejamento
» Mitsui Foods, Inc.
» Mondelez
» Natura
» Nestlé
» Nokia
» Novozymes
» Oracle
» Orion Digital
» Ourofino
» Panasonic
» Pernambucanas
» Pirelli
» Pixeon
» Porto Seguro
» Procter&Gamble
» PwC
» Qualicorp
» Quess Corp
» Rede D'Or
» Rede Primavera
» Renault
» Rhodia / Solvay
» Roche
» Sabará Químicos
» Sabesp
» SABIC
» Saint Gobain
» Samsung
» Sanofi
» Santa Helena Medical Assistance
» Sascar
» Sebrae
» Senac
» Senai
» Senior Sistemas
» Shell
» Shire
» SIDI - Samsung Instituto de Desenvolvimento para a Informática
» SIDIA - Samsung Instituto de Desenvolvimento para a Informática da Amazônia
» Siemens
» SmartLab - Grupo Santillana
» Softplan
» Statoil
» Stefanini
» Suzano
» Syngenta
» Taesa
» Telefônica-Vivo
» Telespazio
» TIM
» Total Express
» TOTVS
» T-Systems
» Unicred Coomarca
» UNISINOS
» Universidade Metodista de São Paulo
» Universidade Positivo
» Vallée
» Visa
» Votorantim
» Votorantim Cimentos
» Votorantim Energia
» Votorantim Siderurgia
» WebRadar
» Whirlpool
» Xerox
» Y&R
» Yara Fertilizantes
» Zen




GRAND CHALLENGES.

Get to know the global challenges proposed by leading corporations open to engaging with startups. Choose the challenge that your startup fits better and be a protagonist of the solution.


OPEN CHALLENGE

If you have an innovative solution for different challenges than the ones launched by the big brands you can apply for the Open Challenge.

 

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INNOVATIVE CITIES

Description of Challenge: Most of the world population already lives in urban areas and this number will be increasingly so in the next decades; cities have faced great challenges related to the growing urbanization impacts such as increased consumption level, mobility and safety to name a few.  On the other hand cities are a huge source of human development and innovation opportunities are endless; certain concepts such as intelligent and connected, creative, attractive and sustainable cities work as reference of innovation leading entrepreneurs and companies to propose solutions to this challenge.

Opportunities for Startups:

  • Urban Mobility of Persons and Goods: Solutions for traffic optimization, parking spaces, safety /security related aspects, decrease of accidents, energy consumption, emission of pollutants, noise as well as connectivity, entertainment, tourism and alternatives to reduce the need of mobility.
  • City Planning and Infrastructure: Solutions assisting urban planning, infrastructure, study of the city and its vocation, technologies to enable monitoring and transmission of infrastructure data (identification of street potholes, water/sewage leaks, stress levels in traffic on streets and roads), aspects increasing the city quality of life and attractiveness (tourism, culture and events).

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INFORMATION SOCIETY

Description of Challenge: The use of Internet and information technology has drawn the interest from different business segments as it may be applied in a great number of areas, from vertical to transversal, from strategic to operational so that the opportunities are distributed among production, storage, transmission and access to the use of information. New technologies have threatened the business models of virtually all companies in different sectors; the opportunities also present several challenges yet to be overcome involving cyber security and crimes, effective use of disperse information, quality and reliability of information, the consumers’ increasing expectation, commoditization of applications and others.

Opportunities for Startups:

  • Use of Internet and Information Technology for social innovation;
  • Innovation in publication, production and distribution of digital contents: books, music, news, scientific articles, etc;

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HEALTHCARE & WELLBEING

Description of Challenge: Current society has been facing huge challenges related to demographic changes, aging, obesity, life style, nutrition, pollution, pandemics, endemic diseases, chronic diseases, need of greater access and more quality in health services, increase of promotion and prevention in health, just to name a few; all that has been a point of interest of companies, government and those working in health services, in innovative solutions facing such challenges which may reduce the costs and increase the quality of services.

Opportunities for Startups in Health Technologies and Services:
(For solutions in pharmaceutical and cosmetic products see ‘Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Challenge’)

  • New medical equipment, devices and tests (e.g. nanotechnology, new bio-sensors, analytical methods, big data, miniaturization, portable medical equipment focusing on mobility, point of care testing, implantable devices, pre-diagnosis, virtual simulation solutions using open-source Technologies and gamification, biometric authentication, support solutions to clinical diagnosis in mobile platform for doctors and others);
  • Solutions to promote the mass-customization of (medical or cosmetic) diagnostics and medical treatments. New quantified-self methodologies on the state of health, well-being and appearance (e.g. hydration, weight, condition of skin, hair, teeth);

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FUTURE EDUCATION

Description of Challenge: Society has been constantly challenged to think in creatively and financially sustainable ways the new informal, formal and corporate educational processes, especially considering the incorporation of new Technologies. Organizations and citizens have been seeking information and communication technologies defying the established teaching cultures. An increasing number of startups have generated new solutions enabling, for instance, a greater interaction between teacher and students, content access in multiple platforms and improvements in the learning process. The solution for most of the challenges in the education area may be achieved through active collaboration between the sector’s various players.

Opportunities for Startups:

  • Technologies in adaptive learning, artificial intelligence and methods of recommendation of contents focusing on each student’s specific demand in his/her learning process;
  • Solutions for greater engagement and increased absorption of students’ contents in learning, for example, through learning trail creation tools, active learning models, gamification tools and serious gaming, to name a few;

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INDUSTRY OF THE FUTURE

Description of Challenge: The industry is constantly seeking development in its infrastructure, technological development and empowerment of people aiming at a higher competitiveness in all its segments such as foodstuff, metal-mechanical, automotive, chemical, pulp and paper, civil construction, information technology to name a few. This involves new equipment and technologies to match the development of higher aggregated value products and more efficient production processes with environmental and social responsibility issues.

Opportunities for Startups:

  • Environment, natural resources and energy efficiency: Solutions in processes to increase the industrial productivity with low environmental impacts and efficient use of water and energy; new materials, bio-materials or a combination of different materials (metal, ceramics, polymers) to promote additive manufacture and production based on compounds from renewable sources or alternative raw materials to petrochemical sources and other environmentally sustainable technologies for generation of new products; solutions for waste treatment / reutilization.
  • Internet and Information Technology: Solutions to promote the connection of legacy systems and automation solutions with information technology systems (ex: cloud computing, connectivity); end-to-end tracking.

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ENERGY

Description of Challenge: The Energy industry has been under intense market pressure and technological challenges both for non-renewable and renewable energies; although fossil fuels continue being the main energy generation vector, a remarkable expansion of renewable energies is occurring around the world caused either by the concern with energy safety or the risk of global warming. In the oil and gas industry the discovery of exploratory fields in deep waters and zones of difficult extraction has been pointing out new challenges such as qualification of specialized labor and investment in wells technologies and surface processing. On the other hand, the expansion of renewable energies in the world represents a new era in the energy sector; the integration of unconventional renewable energies in the generating facilities – intermittent sources such as solar and wind – their storage and distribution in smart grids are a few examples that may significantly affect the production, distribution and consumption of energy in the country as well as reducing the use of more polluting sources such as fossil fuel powered plants.

Opportunities for Startups:

Oil & Gas

  • Technologies for increase of oil production and market competitiveness;
  • New systems for management, assessment and minimization of environmental impacts (biota and water quality) and on society;

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ELECTRIC ENERGY

Description of Challenge: The electric sector is one of the pillars for the socioeconomic development of a country being present throughout the production chain, distribution and end use of goods and services. However the industry has been facing several challenges such as improvement of reliability and security of networks, improvement in operational efficiency and cost reduction, better balance in generation and demand of energy from the same installed capacity and reduction of power systems environmental impacts. The perspectives of innovation in the industry revolve around the generation, transmission, distribution and commercialization of electric power with opportunities for new Technologies in equipment, accessories, supplies, services to name a few. A good example of such innovation trend is the development of Technologies in Smart Grids having the potential to revolutionize the supply chain and electric power consumption by using digital technology, sensors and communication networks. Network communication is the main barrier for the use of "smart" technologies by power companies, due to high implantation and operational costs and the lack of a standard and of homogeneity and reliability of power network in developing countries.

Opportunities for Startups:

  • Solutions for increase of energy efficiency and quality in generation and reliability of electric energy services;
  • New measuring Technologies and methods – Smart Metering, monitoring and reduction of commercial losses and the electric systems vulnerability to theft and fraud;

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PHARMACEUTICALS AND COSMETICS

Description of Challenge: The pharmaceutical sector is one of the most innovative and profitable in global scale and thus one of the most competitive. Such competition for profitability increase has been leading the major companies to successive mergers or acquisitions of smaller businesses. However the pharmaceutical industry has been pushed by an increasingly faster ‘time-to-market’ of its products by impacting the growth of sales and reduction of profitability in developed markets. In parallel pressures related to the increase of R&D costs and the regulatory environment have become a difficult equation to be solved. The cosmetics sector, in turn, is dynamic and expansive. The pace of launching of new products is quite accelerated, which maintains and attracts increasingly demanding customers requiring a continuous search for innovation and quality improvement for the consolidation and strengthening of brands in the market. Thus there is a constant investment in the development of new products able to respond to the great diversity of consumers – which varies according to age group, gender and ethnics – and support to releases through communication and publicizing activities. Furthermore, the cosmetics industry has close relations with other sectors such as chemical, pharmaceutical, packaging and food sectors.

Opportunities for Startups:

  • New active principles, medicaments and technologies in vaccines and excipients, consumables (synthetic or biotechnological) or new use / indication medicaments (possible areas: neurology, infectology, oncology, immunology, allergy, inflammation, acute and chronic pain (gastroenterology);
  • New active principles for cosmetic products (focused in child care, oral health, women’s health, antiaging, skin and hair care);

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AGRIBUSINESS

Description of Challenge: The agribusiness sector activities are chiefly oriented to agriculture (farming), cattle-raising and bio-energy. However the business requires challenges especially related to investments in infrastructure (logistics, machinery and others), climate changes and crop pest attacks. The sector innovation trend moves towards transgenetics and genetic improvement in addition to the use of information technology applied to farming and cattle-raising, but the companies operating in the sector have also looked for new solutions connected to animal feeding, diagnosis, industrial raw materials, data intelligence platforms for decision-making and others.

Opportunities for Startups:

Products-Technologies

  • Technologies for increasing productivity considering the farming/forest/cattle-raising chain as a whole (e.g. logistics, industrial, commercial, food quality preservation and extension technologies);
  • Technologies for maintenance of animal health (vaccination, diagnostics, insemination, etc.);

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WEARABLES

The Wearables Challenge is a huge challenge and opportunity identified and jointly proposed by leading companies connected to the movement ‘100 Open Startups’. The major companies below are interested in collaborating with startups in search of solutions for this challenge. Know more and connect by submitting your proposal.
Description of Challenge: Wearable devices are a natural advance of electronics development and new materials that have been adapting to clothing elements. Such evolution represents a major progress in the technological integration with humans. Wearable devices may be found in products oriented to sports practices and health by monitoring of vital functions or in fashion industry articles to name a few. The number of applications in wearables has increased and generated new habits and behaviors thus attracting the interest by leading companies to the new possibilities open by this technology.

Opportunities for Startups:

  • Development of new smart wearables;
  • New energy efficiency technology in batteries;

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INNOVATION IN PUBLIC SERVICE

Description of Challenge: Public Administration has always faced the challenge to provide quality services accessible to all those in need and in the most efficient way possible. Accordingly the State should be dedicated to the constant enhancement of public management in order to properly respond to the different demands from society. In the last few years, the optimization of dialog channels with society, the increase in the Government procedures transparence and rationalization of the public machine procedures have contributed to the governmental performance; despite such recent advancements, the search for better management of public resources appears as a permanent challenge to the government and society with the following opportunities standing out at this point.

Opportunities for Startups:

  • Public Management: New tools and methodologies for people and knowledge management; analytical and predictive management solutions for identification of health problems, traffic impediments, crimes or overload of use of water resources, energy or sewage and other society behaviors and events; applications and information technologies for creation and maintenance of Operational Control Centers (infrastructure, mass transport, disasters);
  • Internet and Information Technology: Solutions to make public services accessible by means of applications, methods and tools for the development of policies, programs and public actions with support and contribution by the population, optimization of management processes from the use of new digital technologies; information technologies for improvement of processes and services focused on systems and data integration, geo-referencing, cloud computing, big data and analytics;

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SMALL BUSINESS

Description of Challenge: Even in the world major economies where big businesses lead the markets and dictate the courses to innovation, Small Businesses (MPEs) answer for a large part of the economy and generally are the main job generators. However, small businesses have a very high mortality rate and suffer with lack of access to markets, empowerment and qualified personnel. There are huge challenges to be overcome involving qualification of businessmen, the high complexity in tax, labor and legal proceedings, lack of tools, need of infrastructure, to name a few. We believe that, through innovation and collaboration, it is possible to stimulate entrepreneurship and enable the increase of competitiveness and sustainability of micro and small enterprises.

Opportunities for Startups:

  • New tools and technologies in business management (teams, marketing, sales, etc.) appropriate to the micro and small entrepreneur’s reality;
  • Solutions to enable more access to credit, development mechanisms and investors;

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RETAIL

Description of Challenge: Retail is the main connection between producer and consumer by influencing the demand and supply to manufacturers. Retail sales are a thermometer of the general economy and consumer’s trust. As a link between consumption and production retail is also closely related to other economy sectors. These include several manufacturing industries, construction, wholesale distribution and logistics sector including transport of goods and loading and unloading as well as storage. Innovations in retail may exist both in the retail operation front-end, through what is visible to consumers, as well as in the back-end to increase productivity, efficiency and reach a faster time-to-market. The main goal of retail innovation in the front-end is to improve the customers’ quality of life in their purchasing process; this means that innovation may be better planned to put the customer in the center (called “focus on client”); innovation by substantially reducing the customers’ efforts is based on the idea that, if the retail company makes the buying experience much easier and more comfortable the customers will return to the chain stores.

Opportunities for Startups:

  • Customers-based solutions: Challenges and opportunities related to the differences in customers’ characteristics in mature, emerging and/or less developed markets;
  • Industry-based solutions: Challenges and opportunities related to the differences in the competitors’ nature, technology and suppliers in mature, emerging and/or less developed markets;

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

Description of Challenge: Financial services have been revolutionized by startups called Fintech. More and more the financial services are ceasing to be exclusive of major banks that are being disrupted by startups; the rise of startups has generated discomfort in some traditional financial institutions while drawing attention to those in search of a connection with the community in order to speed up their innovation processes.  

Opportunities for Startups:

  • New means of payments: Frictionless payments (NFC, bluetooth, wearables)
  • Assets / Equity Management: Internationalization of resources

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CONSTRUCTION

Description of Challenge: Civil construction is one of the most important sectors in Brazilian economy and with the economic crisis and loss of momentum of the industry thousands of jobs were eliminated last year which affects other sectors such as the automotive industry, consumer goods and others due to loss of workers’ purchasing power. Additionally the high rate of informality, bureaucracy, regulatory issues changing from one region to another and low qualification of labor end up by generating more obstacles to the sector development. Despite the difficulties there are several opportunities so that entrepreneurs would propose new solutions to increase production, qualification and improvement of conditions. Startups have developed solutions in areas such as new materials, solutions in analytics, new construction processes and others but there are still plenty of opportunities to be exploited.

Opportunities for Startups:

  • Pre-construction tools enabling architects, civil, mechanical, and electric and piping engineers to design or visualize structures before being executed; it includes solutions helping to generate models in 2D, 3D and BIM besides structural and energy analyses. It also includes application of technologies such as VR and AR;
  • Support solutions to homeowners, builders and project managers in the management of the entire lifecycle of projects from budgeting to delivery including pre-construction, management of works, reduction of waste focusing on increase of productivity, collaboration, platforms, using mobile technologies and SaaS;

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FOOD

Description of Challenge:
The food industry is dynamic, expansive and has technological interfaces with several other industries by stimulating innovations throughout the entire production chain both in farming (raw material producers demanding technologies from other sectors) and in packaging, chemical, machinery and equipment industries, etc. While the eating habits change the food manufacturers seek innovations and attempt to develop products to keep consumers interested. Such changes like the increasing search for healthier foods, lack of time to prepare meals at home, women’s higher participation in the job market and increase in the number of people living alone have generated opportunities for startups.

Opportunities for Startups:

  • Operational costs, yield / return and margin: The food and beverage market is more complex; consumers look for variety, health products at more accessible prices. Most of raw materials include activities such as planting, selection of breeding animals, etc. Climate and crop variations have high impact on costs. A small alteration in the return many times means a great change in profits. In a tight margin business it is essential to manage costs and margins in detail and throughout the entire supply chain. Example of application: Solutions considering the gap between food demand and production, solutions for incentives to small producers for increase of access to foodstuffs;
  • Excellence in services and technologies: Certain ingredients are available only in certain periods of the year; many have a very short shelf life. Promotions may create demand peaks which many times are difficult to predict and plan purchases of raw materials and packaging, production and distribution capacity. A production, planning and execution management able to capture, visualize and analyze all information is the guarantee to run a service of excellence. Examples of applications: traceability and control of chemical residues in foodstuffs, especially in fruits and produce, development of solutions / ingredients through nanotechnology and biotechnology and others; use of Brazilian bioavailability for production and new functional assets; technology for encapsulation of fragrances, odors and food assets; new solutions considering the population aging, child feeding and healthy habits (example: athletes);

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SPORTS

Description of Challenge: In the last decades sports have been gaining ground within the social and economic scope with the development of sport marketing, exploration of sports as entertainment, strengthening and occurrence of sports-related mega-events as well as use of sports as a social development tool and promotion of health, well-being and educational process. The growth of sports have made possible the rising of a specialized industry that explores from the creation of infrastructure for sports practices and new materials for sports equipment to services sector such as gyms, marketplaces of personal trainers and social media for sports practice. The innovation opportunities in the industry are immense and with the revolution of innovative cities, new materials and mobile technologies the grounds for materialization of startups in the sector are quite fertile.

Opportunities for Startups:

  • Solutions for formation of youngsters through sports by reducing their involvement with crime;
  • Creation of conditions for practice of physical activities for Economy;

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TOURISM & EVENTS

Description of Challenge: The tourism industry is information-intensive; the access to a reliable and precise information system is essential to help travelers to select the best products as well as for the efficient operation of the tourist market. Furthermore, an effective method of communication is essential in each stage of commercialization; there is several information technologies (IT) used in the tourism industry. The Internet has facilitated the rise of low-cost /low-fare air companies which work with cheaper rates and travel agencies which operate exclusively in the Web. At the same time the industry required a redefinition of new strategies to be adopted by the sector traditional players. If in pre-Internet times the processes were controlled by the vendors of products and services (agencies, air companies, hotels, tourism operators, car rental companies, etc.) with that and other technological solutions the end consumer has been playing a major role in selecting and controlling the products, the booking and purchasing processes. The technological solutions combined with consumers’ greater control implied the adoption of innovative strategies by the market: creation of new concepts of services, new modes of distribution and delivery of tourist products, new B2B partnerships in research and development (R&D) of products and processes, investments in IT and new requirements of empowerment and qualification of human resources (HR).

Opportunities for Startups:

  • Development of solutions oriented towards social responsibility and sustainability (e.g. Technologies of accessibility for people with special needs);
  • Management of safe and fast flow of passengers in stations, airports or ports;

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FASHION & BEAUTY

Description of Challenge: The textile and garment industry is responsible for manufacturing fashion and no other industry has to follow up so quickly the changes in consumers’ lifestyle. Thus the products have a very short life and on the other hand the production flow is one of the longest and most complex. Such dichotomy results in a challenge to the companies having to answer to the market in fast and dynamic mode; thus the competition in the fashion industry became more intense not only with the fast evolution of fashion trends but also due to the multiple channels of distribution and reach to customers. The differentiation of products is the biggest challenge faced by fashion retailers. On the other hand, the beauty market is usually divided into five major business segments: skin, hair care, color (makeup), fragrances and personal hygiene. Such segments are complementary and through their diversity they can meet the needs and expectations of all consumers concerning cosmetic products. In view of such scenario, major companies and startups have invested mainly in technologies for online purchases with ads in virtual stores bringing challenges such as security in purchasing, logistics and facility of delivery, to name a few. Therefore there are startups developing solutions for manicurists, makeup artists, massage professionals, hair stylists and others.

Opportunities for Startups:

  • Development of nanotechnology coatings to reduce the need to wash clothes; smart solutions for low environmental impact recycling of clothes;
  • Use of 3D body scanners enabling the people ‘to try on’ clothes in virtual mirrors and interactive screens, virtual dressing rooms;

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SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL PLATFORMS

Description of Challenge: Scientific and technological platforms have been created as a result from the convergence of major areas of knowledge such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, TICs and cognitive sciences (neurosciences). The study and development of new solutions in such platforms have a potentially high impact on the society and the environment with evolution in areas such as human longevity and learning capacity, Technological solutions often remain on the frontier of knowledge with the inherent presence of major scientific challenges also bringing opportunities for research institutions, startups, major businesses, among others.

Opportunities for Startups:

  • Scientific and technological basis startups are wanted to meet this challenge with solution for more than one sector / market or one not being addressed by the other challenges of the program.
  • Knowledge management platforms and research networks and academy, government and industry researchers.
  • Platforms oriented towards prospecting, prediction and monitoring of mega technological trends.

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RANKING 100 OPEN STARTUPS 2016.


NUMBERS THAT MAKE US PROUD .

Batch 2015

100

100 Open Startups qualified

82

Big companies connected

714

Matches between big corporations and startups

53

Formalized Contracts until now

The program

+ 20.000

Entrepreneurs in the network

+ 6.500

Projects evaluated

+ 1.500

Executives engaged in the corporate network

+120

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