Category: Tech

Japan’s NTT Data picks Deep Tech startup as winner of its Open Innovation Contest

Japan: NTT DATA, a global IT service provider, announced today that it selected Barcelona-based Social Coin as the winner of the Open Innovation Business Contest 5.0 during the contest’s Grand Finale.

Microsoft Accelerator partners with Wipro to work with startups

India: Microsoft Accelerator has partnered with Wipro to provide startups with go-to-market opportunities and integrate their solutions with select Wipro solutions.

Target’s accelerator program opens for the 5th batch

India: ‘If we don’t disrupt ourselves, someone else will’. This is the ideology behind the Target Accelerator Program – a four-month engagement program – where selected startups get to work with the business teams at Target to develop, scale, and test their products in a live retail environment.

Bosch India launches 18-week startup accelerator program

India: Bosch India has launched its first accelerator program for startups called ‘discover, nurture and align- DNA.’ The 18 week program offers startups the opportunity of gaining access to Bosch’s working environment.

Infosys invests undisclosed amount in US-based start-up TidalScale

India: Infosys Ltd has invested an undisclosed amount to pick up a stake in TidalScale, a California-based start-up founded by Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka’s former SAP colleague Ike Nassi.

CSC Launches Sydney Innovation Center

Australia: CSC launched an Innovation Center in its regional headquarters at Macquarie Park, Sydney, building on the company’s strategy to drive further development of next generation technology solutions.

S Korea’s Hanwha, BIDV join FPT, Dragon Capital to run $8m accelerator in Vietnam

Vietnam: South Korean conglomerate Hanwha Group and Vietnam’s third largest lender BIDV have partnered to run the Vietnam Innovative Startup Accelerator (VIISA) along with the initial two co-founders, Dragon Capital and FPT Corporation.

Daimler partners with NUS Enterprise to launch accelerator in Singapore

Singapore: German automaker Daimler has collaborated with NUS Enterprise to launch its Startup Autobahn accelerator programme in Singapore, as a part of the Mercedes-Benz producer’s initiative in Germany.

Microsoft Accelerator’s latest batch has only B2B ventures

India: With Microsoft Accelerator shifting its focus from early-stage startups to later-stage ones, the average age of its latest batch of 13 startups is 4.5 years, with many of them generating at least $2 million in revenue. And they are all B2B startups.

Brigade REAP – Accelerator Program in India to Focus on Technology Innovations in Real Estate

India: Brigade Group, one of India’s leading real estate developers has announced the launch of its latest initiative – Brigade Real Estate Accelerator Program (REAP).

Panasonic sets up accelerator with Creww for high-potential startups from the world

Japan: Tokyo-based Creww, the Japanese startup behind a community platform offering open innovation opportunities to startups, announced today that it has launched the Panasonic Accelerator 2016 program in partnership with the consumer electronics giant and started accepting applications from startups.

TCS’ Co-innovation network ties up with Microsoft Accelerator to help Indian startups

India: Microsoft Accelerator and Tata Consultancy Service’s Co-Innovation Network will create an open innovation framework to mentor Indian startups and bring their products to the market.