Startup opportunity

Do you want your startup to reach more than 200,000 SMEs quickly?

Applications open!

Spark is an open innovation program where we connect Startups with Corporations

Companies participating in Spark

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Corporation –

Startups Relationship

We are looking for already validated technologies/services or products that are in a position to carry out a pilot and present an attractive business case.

Our process consists of 4 stages in which we work hand in hand with the participating startups, we tell you what each one consists of.

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Definition of Challenges

(3 weeks)
Our first stage consists of a consultative work with each corporation to define the innovation challenges.

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Startup Search

(3 weeks)
We start the search process to find the best startups that can solve the challenges.

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Startup Selection
(2 weeks)

If your startup meets the application criteria.  We will request a video based on which the corporate will evaluate your project according to the fit with the challenge.

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Feedback Company – Startup
(4 weeks)

In order to build a business case and evaluate a possible commercial agreement, the selected startups will meet with the corporate accompanied by the Spark team.

FAQ’S

Does the program have any cost for the startup?

Spark is free for all the startups and companies applying to the program.

Who can apply?

All startups and Companies worldwide with a validated product/service can apply to SPARK. The applicants should have active operations or the possibility of generating them in the corporation’s country if required. 

What stage of development should my solution / product be in?

Your solution/product should have been validated in the market(clients) to provide metrics and support your application. We encourage startups and established companies to apply.

Can I apply to the same challenge with more than one solution?

Yes, the important is you differenciate your application with different proposals and/or that they solve a different area within the challenge.

Can I apply with the same solution to more than one challenge from the same company?

Yes, sometimes the challenges are complementary to each other, so if your solution applies to more than one, you can apply separately to each one.

Benefits of participating in the Spark program?

The main offer is the possibility of becoming a strategic supplier and working with the Corporation.

Who can I contact in case of doubts?

You can contact Fernando Jiménez, Leader of open innovation programs,  at fjimenez@grupo-imagine.com or Renato Cacciuttolo, SPARK Scouter, at renato.cacciuttolo@grupo-imagine.com

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