Open-f@b Call4Ideas 2021, the eighth edition of the BNP Paribas Cardif innovation contest with InsuranceUp and, new this year, PNICube, is nearing its conclusion.
After three rounds of Digital Battle, during which the semifinalists challenged each other with the pitches of their innovative projects, the 10 finalists have been chosen; they will battle on November 25 in live streaming before a jury of experts to choose the winners.
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Open-F@b 2021: More Accessible Insurance
Inclusivity, accessibility and easiness are the key words of this year’s call, whose subject is “More Accessible Insurance”.
Competitors will have to persuade the jury with solutions to make insurance closer to the consumer, more accessible, and more likely to reach as many people as possible to help stem the “protection gap” in Italy.
Open-f@b 2021, the finalists
Agente Più, Contesto, Cristail, Insurance4Music, Klondike, Lawing, Lifedata, Meedox, Messagenius and Tiassisto24 are the 10 finalists chosen by the panel.
Let’s get to know their projects.
Agente Più is a digital platform, both web and iOS and Android app, for the distribution of insurance products.
Through technology, it smartly, simply and innovatively manages a network of intermediaries and agents, dealing with training, sales consulting and contract management..
Contesto has created the Assibot portal, which addresses issues related to risk, insurance and law. The aim of the project is to raise awareness and inform users about the need for an insurance solution to protect themselves according to their needs. Fully flexible, the platform can be tailored with the most suitable content for defined target customers (retail, corporate. P.A. etc).
Cristail develops proprietary AI-based investment strategies to support banks and investment firms.
Through the implementation of machine learning and deep learning techniques, it offers innovative tools for asset managers, automated systems for investing in financial markets and supporting investment decisions.
Insurance4music was born out of the combination of different experiences in IT, music and insurance to offer all musicians, professionals and music lovers, the opportunity to find the ideal insurance for their musical instruments according to their needs.
It is a comparator dedicated to the world of music, which allows you to search for the policy and join in a few steps, completely online.
Klondike automates business processes through the power of AI, increasing internal efficiency and delivering a better customer experience. It has created an easy-to-use Marketplace of algorithms by simplifying access to AI for companies in any industry.
Lawing has developed Agree.Live, a video conferencing platform that allows users to affix Electronic Signature (Advanced and with SPID) during videocalls. On Agree.Live users can see each other, talk to each other and formalize their agreements, signing contracts electronically online.
Lifedata AI accelerates business with customer intelligence and personalization: simplify human interactions with connected devices and turn information into ROI.
The idea of Meedox is to create an ecosystem for the care of personal, family and pet health by facilitating the connection of users, doctors, health facilities and pharmacies in a single platform. The latter allows the players involved a centralized management of information and procedures.
Messagenius specializes in enterprise instant messaging: providing corporations with instant messaging solutions for secure, productive and integrated communications.
Tiassisto24 has developed Drivers Services Platform (DSP), an AI- and Machine Learning-based micro-services technology platform for vehicle management to track expiration, fines, insurance products, car repairs and payments.
It is designed for modular and scalable configuration of end-to-end solutions for B2B, B2B2C and B2C channels through an API infrastructure and white label solutions.
Open-f@b 2021, the final event
The final event of the call will take place on November 25 starting at 3:30 pm. The 10 finalists will have the opportunity to impress the special committee of experts in a final round of pitches; at the end the winners will be chosen.
Winners will receive support from BNP Paribas Cardif’s R&D team for the development and implementation of their innovative project, and the opportunity for two members of each winning team to present their project and engage with other startups within BNP Paribas Group’s incubator, BivwAk!
In addition, all finalists will have access to C. Entrepreneurs Fund, BNP Paribas Cardif’s venture capital fund with Cathay Innovation. Moreover, they will be included in BNP Paribas’ internal platform to promote cooperation with startups in open innovation.