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 Kickstarter  for startup & enterprise co-creation

 

 

Open Innovation Sustainability Accelerator

 2nd Program Coming  Sept–Nov, 2021

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Sustainable solutions for a better future 

Businesses have more than the responsibility to be sustainable. They also have the opportunity and power to impact cities, communities, and individuals by helping them live green. 

 

Future Hub empowers innovative solutions that offer sustainable solutions and strive to create a better future.  We strive to foster enterprise growth by enabling open innovation concept for Baltic market-leading enterprises. We also aim to help sustainability startups to accelerate their growth and create new opportunities by enabling co-creation in a challenge format. 

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Creating purpose-driven partnerships

Future Hub is an open innovation accelerator program for sustainability startups and the most innovative companies and public sector organizations. We match startup solutions with enterprise challenges to create mutually successful and tangible partnerships.

 

The program brings together Baltic market-leading enterprises with top European sustainability tech startups to facilitate partnerships for a 2-month co-creation process of a pilot project. The first batch took place from March to May 2021, bringing together sustainability startups with Swedbank Latvia, Rimi Baltic, Latvenergo, Orkla Latvia, and Riga City Council.

With us, startups and enterprises grow through co-creation. Together with enterprises, startups test their pilot market alliances solutions in target technologies and industries. Future Hub strives to form long-term partnerships that accelerate startup growth and bring innovative solutions to enterprises.

 
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Future Hub  for Startups 

Our goal is to empower sustainability startups by creating new opportunities through the enterprise challenge format. Training, mentoring, and networking opportunities build on creating an irreplaceable experience for Future Hub startups all in one program.

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Pilot alliances

Kick-off potential pilot alliances in target technologies & industries as well as explore potential market alliances with industry leaders for market access and scaling

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Guidance & mentoring

Receive advice and guidance from our global network of mentor and advisor pool to arrive at pilot alliances with enterprises to establish tangible partnerships

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Targeted networking

Take part in targeted networking events with Future Hub community members and take advantage of all the benefits and perks offered by our ecosystem builders

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Validate your solution

Match you solution with enterprise challenges and together test your solution or apply and validate existing products that match the enterprise's problem

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Growth training

Undergo growth hacking & scaling Bootcamp through 1on1 coaching. Taught by experts with a proven track record at international companies to focus on hands-on experiences

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Enter the Baltics

Get a chance to explore the Baltic market, work with local market-leading enterprises and learn about the region and your industry spesifics from the best. 

Future Hub  for Enterprises 

Future Hub fosters growth by enabling open innovation concept for Baltic enterprises. By leveraging the venture client model, we enable open innovation conversation and help realize its potential. We strive to find teams for enterprises to engage with specific sustainability projects & challenges. The guided process of forming partnership models and the work with startups unlocks various benefits for your business and employees:
 

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Break ice in corporate collaboration and learn how to successfully work with startups teams

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Use the momentum and tackle your business sustainability challenge right away by applying the latest technology

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Unlock new industry-specific technologies, trends, commercial opportunities and increase their speed to market

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Make your R&D more efficient by testing how new ideas succeed or fail without dealing with the costs or logistical challenges of internal R&D

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Enable learning opportunities for your team by exposing them  to the startup mindset that embraces risk, speed, and experimentation

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Build an agile reputation and increase potential new employees' and clients' trust factor and comfort levels

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Program  timeline 

SEP 20

Applications close

SEP 27–29

Pre-acceleration for Hosts

OCT 11–DEC 12

Acceleration weeks

JUL 20

Startup applications open

SEP 27

Selected startups announced 

OCT 4-6

Kick-off week

DEC 16

Demo Day

 

We are looking for

Future Hub is looking for Baltic market-leading enterprises ready to present a sustainability challenge. To tackle those challenges we are scouting for B2B, B2C, and B2B2C startups operating in five sustainability and GreenTech areas. In startups, we are looking for dedicated early-stage teams ready to join Future Hub and find potential clients and grow through open innovation.

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Mobility

Solutions that encourage positive changes in integrated urban means of various types of transportation.

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Food & AgroTech

Technology applied to change the current food production and consumption habits towards a more sustainable future.

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Smart cities & Energy

Tackling the innovation challenge in the industry that powers the world. Finding ways of easing city life and creating opportunities to live green. 

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Supply Chain & Logistics

Innovative technology solutions to improve the management and effective logistical operations in almost all businesses.

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Sustainable Business & Circular Economy

Ways of redefining the supply chain by eliminating waste & using data to make company and business processes more sustainable.

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Why  Future Hub 

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Karlis Gicevskis

R&D Project Manager at Latvenergo

“Many companies worldwide believe that engaging in corporate accelerators is a promising way to improve their team’s efficiency, the speed of problem-solving, and the creation of new innovative products. For Latvenergo, participation in Future Hub was the first experience with acceleration programs. During the 12 week program, our team participated in over 60 co-creation sessions with startups; our employees took part in program workshops and other activities. Future Hub team made sure to support us with the facilitated co-creation process to let us focus on the most important - developing new ideas together with startups.”

 

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For  Startups  interested in program coming Autumn 2021
 
For  Enterprises  interested in program coming Autumn 2021
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