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TIM: the only Italian company among Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars

08/19/2016 - 10:00 AM

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TIM is the only Italian company among Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars, the ranking of big businesses working with startups led by UK innovation foundation Nesta and the Startup Europe Partnership (SEP). TIM ranked the seventh position, ahed og excellent reality such as Microsoft, Sky, SAP, Accenture. Top of the list: CISCO, Rabobank, Unilever, Telefonica, Virgin and Orange.  

Corporates included on the list span banking, consultancy and advertising and were included for their high levels of effective engagement with startups, shining a light on the diverse approaches to these successful partnerships for mutual benefit, including direct investment, mentoring, intrapreneurship programmes, and competitions.  

TRANSFORMING TALENT AND IDEAS INTO INNOVATIVE BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS

Putting faith in young people means helping them to conceive and develop projects inspired by new ways of doing business. Since 2009, TIM #Wcap Accelerator has been selecting, funding and supporting the growth of digital startups aiming to become market-ready enterprises.

Another tool to support TIM #Wcap is TIM #Wcap Crowdfunding, a platform for ideas, projects and businesses to attract funding. And rounding off the process of open innovation that begins with TIM #Wcap, TIM Ventures financial vehicle invests in the best startups and brings them to market.