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Sustainable growth; The combo of corporates and new kids on the block will create magic

The session is based on experiences from the DNB NXT Accelerator programme and will focus on how the collaboration between corporates and startup-up companies can contribute to fuel innovation and commercial solutions through partnerships. The corporates bring expertise, network, customers and funding to the table – while start-ups can contribute with new ideas and innovative solutions. How can they work together to create magic for both parties?

The session is presented by DNB in cooperation with ABB and StartupLab.

The DNB NXT Accelerator programme run in cooperation with StartupLab, aims to establish new partnerships with the goal of creating commercial opportunities for both the start-up companies participating in the programme and DNB.

Other companies have initiated similar projects. ABB has teamed up with StartupLab and Equinor is starting an Energy Accelerator in collaboration with Techstars. The speakers will draw upon their experiences and discuss how such collaborations can be formalised and create success for both corporate companies and start-ups.

The second part of the programme consists of the pitching contest “100 Pitches”. Innovative start-up companies from across Norway will pitch their business ideas, and the company with the best proposal will advance to the final during Oslo Innovation Week later this fall.

At the end of the programme, all participants are invited to a luncheon with great networking opportunities.

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