EU laurels for Fiege
Startup Europe Partnership (SEP), a European Commission initiative, has distinguished Fiege as an open innovation challenger. 24 corporate partners are listed in this annual ranking, including multinationals like Amazon, Dell or Google.
Andreas Pott, who as the director of corporate development has been driving innovation at Fiege remarked: “It is a very special honour to be included in the same line-up of such renowned enterprises. Our cooperation with start-ups has added enormous value to our company. It makes us question our own process flows and thinking.”
In connection with the awards ceremony, Mind the Bridge and Nesta published some new research entitled “The Status of Open Innovation in Europe”. This report contains data from 36 companies that have been recognised in Europe as active open innovation organisations. According to the research, European companies spend less on innovation than their competitors. (mw)