Last sprint for Open-F@b Call4Ideas 2020: Tuesday, November 24th the digital closing event is scheduled with the 10 finalist startups, shortlisted by the Digital Battle, which this year also featured the support of the audience in assessing the many projects submitted.
The seventh edition of Open-F@b Call4Ideas is going to be memorable as a special one: it took place in the year of the pandemic and in spite of it. Indeed, the Next Normal attracted its attention, inviting the startups involved to develop ideas and solutions to get the future normality started thanks to the contribution of digital technologies.
The call, launched on July 6, closed the applications on September 30th, giving the opportunity to BNP Paribas Cardif specialists to evaluate the projects and select, among the many candidates, the 20 initiatives facing each other in the Digital Battle, which from October 14th to November 9th offered the opportunity to network users to vote for their favorite startup.
The startups, divided into 4 groups of 5 elements each, tackled each other in a weekly challenge: at the end of the voting session, the 2 most voted startups of the week were guaranteed direct access to the final event, for a total of 8 finalists. Through a repechage of 2 startups among the 12 excluded, thanks to an additional vote reserved for BNP Paribas Cardif employees, the total number of startups that will compete in the final event has been increased to 10.
Here are the names of the shortlisted start-ups:
99BROS, Carchain (Project: Dynamic QR Codes), COP – Chi Odia Paga, Blockchain Italia (Project: Dedit), Doctor TAG, EQUS (Project: TiVale), Leviant Design Experience (Project: LexiPi), Nubentech (Project: Morphogram), Protechno (Project: Home Care), Keyless.
These ten innovative companies, accepting the challenge of BNP Paribas Cardif, will compete next November 24th in the final to be held online only. Therefore, the winners are already among them, who will enter a collaboration with the insurance company in an open innovation approach.
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