ABB Drives are delighted to introduce the 2019 campaign to connect with start-ups and ventures around the globe with a view to future collaboration and commercialisation of new products and technologies.
Now in its third year of operation, the Connect, Collaborate and Commercialization (CCC) program has engaged with hundreds of ventures from around the world and resulted in a dozen collaborations with ABB Drives.
The areas of interest in this year’s challenge are:
Simplified Set-up: Our products require commissioning after installation. Often times the set-up is done by our customers without deep knowledge about the novelties of our products. Do you have a solution that helps improve quality and reduce time required in set up of physical products?
Knowledge Management: We have enormous amount of knowledge stored in our systems about our products, applications and guides for different conditions. All of this is of little value unless the user can find the relevant piece of information easily when he needs it. Impress us with your solution that enables context aware, easy and timely multichannel access to knowledge.
Everything as a Service: A general trend in the market is towards using assets over owning them. Do you have a solution that could help ABB Drives and our customers to take the leap to this new business model? Interested ventures with innovations that address any of these challenges are invited to apply for an opportunity to engage with ABB Drives and potential funding, support or access to markets and customers.
Interested ventures with innovations that address any of these challenges are invited to apply for an opportunity to engage with ABB Drives and potential funding, support or access to markets and customers.
Successful applicants will be invited to pitch their ideas and prototypes directly to ABB Drives at a live pitch event in November 2019 for the opportunity to be selected to receive an IdeaHub offer.
For more information on the Idea Innovation Challenge - 2019 program, follow this link: https://drives.theideahub.co.uk/challenges.
Those interested in other collaboration opportunities with ABB, please check ABB Technology Ventures and more at https://new.abb.com/about/technology/ventures.