The insurance industry worldwide, is permeated by a deep and radical change driven by innovation and digital technology, by new consumer needs and new economic and business models.
BNP Paribas Cardif considers innovation as a strategic objective, which is also achieved through a continuous relationship with the world of startups, new businesses able to bring innovative solutions for risk protection but also to interpret the new needs of both people and companies.
Identify the best startups in technology and develop cooperation here is the purpose of Cardif Open-F@b, an open innovation project, which includes a Call4Ideas organized by BNP Paribas Cardif and EconomyUP in partnership with PoliHub – Incubator of the Politecnico di Milano: was prompted in 2014, grew in 2015 and will develop new initiatives in 2016
Call4Ideas – the contest
Under the project Cardif Open-F@b, thematic contests are periodically launched, (IoT, Big Data and Customer Acquisition have already been realized). These contests have a defined period for the collection of applications, after which it takes place a selection, which leads to the definition of a list of finalists.
During the final day which provides for the "pitch sessions", the winners will be selected. The contests does not include a cash prize, but rather the opportunity to work and collaborate with Cardif management team to develop the project, to let the startup grow and to integrate it as part of the services and products offered by Cardif.
Contest Rules, Forms for application and any updates are published on InsuranceUp website
The next call for the spring contest coming soon! Stay tuned and follow InsuranceUp!
The enduring call
Beyond the thematic contests, at any time during the year, through InsuranceUp, entrepreneurs or promoters of a project / product / innovative service that may be interesting for the insurance industry, have the opportunity to bring it to the Cardif R&D managers, filling out the form
Areas of interest (by way of example, but not limited to) are: big data & analytics, wearable, IoT, customer experience, mobile apps, smart device, urban mobility, healthcare, blockchain.
The projects will be considered and, if deemed interesting, applicants will be contacted for a meeting with the management of BNP Paribas Cardif or to participate in workshops organized periodically by the company with EconomyUp.