Catalyst is an innovative platform that lends best minds, data and infrastructure to mentor start-ups. Societe Generale Global Solution Centre (SG GSC) announces the 2018 edition of Catalyst and calls for Fintech, Technology start-ups and Universities to take part in the digital transformation of the banking industry. Catalyst, a 10-week accelerator program, aims at connecting innovation experts and enterprise-relevant technology startups with Societe Generale business leaders, to deliver actionable solutions and insightful research, in areas of strategic interest to the banking industry. Hosted at SG GSC premises, from the 22nd June, the 2018 edition of Catalyst will provide participants with over 250 global business cases, spanning 16 countries. A collaborative platform, Catalyst will provide participants with the required operational skillsets, infrastructure and application to test, iterate and scale their products on real business scenarios and data volumes.
The Global Analytics Head of RBS visited the Mumbai office on 15th February, to interact with 4 start-ups in the Reg-tech and Customer Services domain. Both factions found the session to be productive, with RBS currently participating in ongoing discussions with two start-ups, to explore further collaborations.
The Bangalore warehouse, hosted the global delegation from Unilever, led by Waheed Malik - Chief Architect, Information Technology; IT Innovation, Phoebe Thacker - Lead Enterprise Architect, New Tech. and Innovation and Elly Noel - Architect, IT. They took part in a constructive discussion with four start-ups in the AI, Analytics and Blockchain sectors, which offered solutions in the Retail space.
SPARK 2018, was organised by Unilever, at their Bangalore campus, on 14th February. The event provided a great opportunity for start-ups to engage in ‘meet & greet’ sessions with the various teams at Unilever. The start-ups were able to showcase their solutions across functions, highlighting the versatility of techniques available for problem-solving. A memorable stand-out at the event was the product showcase by a start-up from the Bangalore Warehouse.
Start-up & corporate co-creation focused partnerships have stood out as a key factor in the future of disruptive innovation. To facilitate the same, a NIPP Konnect Session was organised as part of WCIT-NILF 2018, between 19th & 21st February, in Hyderabad. A total of four sessions (2 on Day 1, and 2 on Day 2) drew focus on Emerging Technologies (Healthtech, HRtech), Fintech, Retailtech and Digital transformation. Our leading corporate partners participated in multiple sessions, with keen interest in meeting innovative start-ups in a one-on-one, speed dating format. As many as 250 one-on-one meetings were enabled during the four sessions, with the participation of 35 corporates and 40 start-ups.
NASSCOM put together power packed session on 16th March, in Bangalore, with a host of innovation leaders as speakers, and some of the best nominated startups on showcase. The confluence was exclusively curated for GCCs to engage in conversations with Startups & GCC peers on Innovation. The initiative will scale up under the cross pollination agenda of NIPP and be a national board to champion open innovation within GCCs. ??The GCCs in India have come a long way from Cost arbitrage to Value addition to garner path breaking Innovation's. GCCs have been one of the early adopters of engaging with the Start-up community to propel External acceleration and digital transformation. NASSCOM and the GCC community, with this common goal of getting the Enterprises and Start-ups together created a platform GAIN - (GCC Accelerated Innovation Network).
NIPP along with Data Security Council of India (DSCI) organised a Use Case Clearing House(UCCH) which is a platform to bring together researchers, entrepreneurs, solution providers, users and policy makers for brainstorming on various Use Cases; its Solutioning, Designing and Prototyping which in turn will result into architecting technology solutions for these Use Cases. Shifting paradigm of privacy regime has created new opportunities for startups and entrepreneurs to experiment in the domain of privacy. This platform will help to deliberate on possible use cases that can be solved with technology solutions. We request the participation of your organization in the workshop and explore the opportunities in this emerging domain. The Use Case Clearing House initiative was to setup a platform to bring together researchers, entrepreneurs, solution providers, users and policy makers for brainstorming on various privacy Use Cases; its Solutioning, Designing and Prototyping which in turn will result into architecting technology solutions for these Use Cases.