Welcome to the first session of this series where Gisele Fidelis from Suzano (Brazil) will share her learnings of implementing successful innovation strategies in collaboration with startups.

Fridays with Ignite is our brand new series of sessions to share knowledge, tools and methods on how corporations implement innovation together with startups. Every month a new corporate guest will come on stage to inspire us with their stories.

Our first guest is Gisele Fidelis, New Business Executive Manager at the Brazilian pulp & paper multinational Suzano, who will share her learnings of implementing successful innovation strategies in collaboration with startups.

During the one-hour digital session, you will learn:

Her presentation will be followed by a fire-side chat moderated by Sasan Shaba (Ignite Sweden) where you will be able to make your own questions to our guest.

En introduktion till LOU för dig som vill göra affärer med offentlig sektor. Arrangeras av Ignite Sweden tillsammans med upphandlingsjurist Amar Al Djaber.

Välkommen till en introduktion till LOU (Lagen om offentlig upphandling) för dig som vill göra affärer med offentlig sektor med Amar Al Djaber, upphandlingsjurist på Zian.

Ta första steget och lär dig förstå lagen och hur du ska förbereda dig för att lämna anbud och ingå kontrakt. Lär dig använda direktupphandling som ett första steg till den offentliga sektorn så undviker du vanliga misstag i anbudsprocessen!

Under seminariet får du svar på följande:

Her presentation will be followed by a fire-side chat moderated by Sasan Shaba (Ignite Sweden) where you will be Under seminariet finns möjlighet att ställa frågor.

This free webinar on Doing Business in India is an introduction to typical business practices within their local context.

The webinar is aimed to prepare startups for their upcoming matchmaking meetings with Indian corporates at the Sweden-India Startup Matchday on October 12, but is also open to anyone interested in the Indian market.

Interested in participating? Click on the button below and register for the session.

This webinar is organized by Ignite Sweden in collaboration with Business Sweden, the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi, Invest India, NASSCOM Center of Excellence, the Sweden-India Business Council, the Sweden-India Innovation Partnership, and the Swedish Institute. It is part of Vinnova’s Sweden-India Innovation Initiative.

Agenda

11:00 – 11:03 Introduction
Sasan Shaba, Ignite Sweden

11:03 – 11:05 Introduction to the Sweden-India Innovation Initiative
Malin Petersen, Vinnova

11:05-11:25 India as a Potential Market
An overview of the Indian market: how to establish a business, do’s and dont’s, and some other practical information. Business Sweden’s offer in India.
Mr. Shubhang Vikas, Business Development & Delivery Lead, India & APAC, Business Sweden
Mr. Rahul Misra, Business Development & Delivery Lead, Business Sweden
Ms. Harika Garapati, Project Manager, Business Sweden

11:25-11:45 Introduction to Indian Business Culture
An introduction to the Indian business culture and learnings from Swedish Startups in India.
Cecilia Oldne, Senior Vice President, Sweden-India Business Council & Head of Sweden India Tech Community

11:45-12:05 An Overview of the Indian Economy and Industry
Ms Bidisha Ganguly, Confederation of Indian Industry

The Startup Ecosystem in India
Mr Varun Akhnoor, CII Centre of Excellence for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Start-ups

12:05-12:15 Introduction to the NASSCOM Center of Excellence’s offer
Navratan Katariya, NASSCOM Center of Excellence

12:15-12:25 Introduction to Invest India
Himani Goel, Invest India

12:25-12:30 Closing remarks 
Sasan Shaba, Ignite Sweden

Sveriges startups är i framkant när det gäller att skapa innovativa lösningar för att möta stora samhällsutmaningar såsom miljö och energi, en åldrande befolkning, cirkulära kretslopp och integration, därför är det viktigt för vår framtid att de utgör en självklar del av de offentliga aktörernas leverantörsnätverk.

SKR – Sveriges Kommuner och Regioner och SISP – Swedish Incubators and Science Parks, tillsammans med Ignite, bjuder in i syfte att sätta ljuset på hur Sveriges kommuner och regioner kan samarbeta med små innovativa bolag.

Arrangemanget vänder sig till dig som jobbar i offentlig sektor, till dig som vill göra affärer med offentlig sektor, till dig som jobbar i en inkubator eller Science Park, och till dig som är intresserad och nyfiken av att veta mer om hur kommuner och regioner kan samarbeta med startups.

Agenda

Inbjudna gäster och talare

Moderator

Maria Olofsson, verksamhetsledare Uminova innovation, kommer leda eventet genom ett öppet och ärligt samtal med målet att du ska gå därifrån med handfasta tips på vad som krävs för ett lyckat samarbete mellan offentlig sektor och startups.

This free webinar on Doing Business in South Korea is an introduction to typical business practices within their local context.

This digital webinar is open to anyone interested in the Korean market.

During the session, Vinnova will also share information on how to apply to Eurostars, an internationalization program for research-intensive SMEs.

Interested in participating? Click on the button below and register for the session.

This webinar is organized by Ignite Sweden, Vinnova, Business Sweden, Embassy of Sweden in Seoul and Korea Startup Center Stockholm. It is part of Vinnova’s Sweden-South Korea Innovation Initiative.

Agenda

13.00 Introduction to Ignite Sweden, Vinnova and Korea Startup Center Stockholm

13:15 Innovation in South Korea
Anders Hektor
Science and Innovation Counsellor
Office of Science and Innovation at the Embassy of Sweden in Seoul


13:30 Information about Eureka program’s Eurostars
Annie Lindmark
Program Director & Deputy NPC for Eurostars at Vinnova

13:45 How to do business in Korea
Johan Chun
Country Manager Korea at Business Sweden


14:00 Closing remarks and next steps

14:15 End of the session

Welcome to the second session of this series where Céline Farcet from L’oréal will share insights from their collaborations with deeptech startups.

Fridays with Ignite is our brand new series of sessions to share knowledge, tools and methods on how corporations implement innovation together with startups. Every month a new corporate guest will come on stage to inspire us with their stories.

Our second guest is Céline Farcet is Head of Technology Scouting in the Research Open Innovation Team at the world-leading cosmetics company L’oréal. During the one-hour session, she will share with you insights from how the Research Open Innovation team works in order to meet and collaborate with deeptech startups.

Some of the topics that will be addressed are:
– the sources of innovations they are exploring
– how they navigate into the startups ecosystems, including their Learning Expedition in Sweden
– the value proposition for a startup
– some of the key challenges we are focusing on.

Her presentation will be followed by a fire-side chat moderated by Stina Lantz (Ignite Sweden) where you will be able to make your own questions to our guest.

Research has found that companies that have been able to deliver a better customer journey have watched their revenues increase by as much as 10 to 15%, while at the same time lowering their cost to serve by 15 to 20%. How is this possible?

Ignite Sweden invites you to a seminar where you will be introduced to Customer Experience (CX) Management Framework, the practical methodology that turns the rhetoric of “putting customers at the heart” of everything an organisation does into a practical reality.

In this one-hour introduction, Veronika Luxemburg will share knowledge on how to manage the customer experience, thus enabling organisations to deliver differentiation to customers. You will learn a very simple generic CX framework: helping to understand how to turn the concept of CX into reality. 

Join this online seminar -completely for free- on Wednesday, June 10 at 14:00.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE CX INTRODUCTION

Save the date! We will hold a one-day workshop on July 1 where you will be able to learn more about the CX framework. Only 7 startups can join this workshop! If you already know that this is something that interests you, please click on the box “I’d also like to join the workshop on July 1” during the registration.


What is CX?

Customer experience (CX) is about how companies operate and engage people with not just a product but also an emotional connection over the entire time of the relationship. It’s the sum of all experiences (feelings) when interacting with your brand, organisation, product, and services. Great CX is about fulfilling expectations and the promises you made through providing valuable, easy, and excellent experiences to every customer, across every touchpoint throughout the customer journey. Companies like Disney, Amazon and Virgin are examples of great CX.


Meet CX expert Veronika Luxemburg

Veronika Luxemburg is the founder and CEO of CQX™.
CQX offers training, consultancy and support to organisations on how to create businesses that passionately deliver a purpose driven fulfilment to people (customers, employees and society) through products, services, and so forth. ABB, Alfa Laval and BP are some of their clients.
Veronika has over 20 year experience in working as a business manager, consultant and advisor in multiple industries, where she has deployed tools, methodologies and practical implementations all over the world. Until 2019 she held the position as Global Customer Excellence Manager for ABB Robotics, where she created the vision and strategic implementation of the Customer Quality Experience (CQX) transformation program in over 50 countries, touching over 6000 employees.
She was the first in Sweden to be certified by the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) as a ‘Certified Customer Experience Professional’ (CCXP).

Visit CQX website

Research has found that companies that have been able to deliver a better customer journey have watched their revenues increase by as much as 10 to 15%, while at the same time lowering their cost to serve by 15 to 20%. How is this possible?

Ignite Sweden invites you to a seminar where you will be introduced to Customer Experience (CX) Management Framework, the practical methodology that turns the rhetoric of “putting customers at the heart” of everything an organisation does into a practical reality.

In this one-hour introduction, Veronika Luxemburg will share knowledge on how to manage the customer experience, thus enabling organisations to deliver differentiation to customers. You will learn a very simple generic CX framework: helping to understand how to turn the concept of CX into reality. 

Join this online seminar -completely for free- on Tuesday September 8 at 14:00.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE CX INTRODUCTION

Save the date! We will hold a one-day workshop on September 23 where you will be able to learn more about the CX framework. Only 7 startups can join this workshop! If you already know that this is something that interests you, please click on the box “I’d also like to join the workshop on September 23” during the registration.


What is CX?

Customer experience (CX) is about how companies operate and engage people with not just a product but also an emotional connection over the entire time of the relationship. It’s the sum of all experiences (feelings) when interacting with your brand, organisation, product, and services. Great CX is about fulfilling expectations and the promises you made through providing valuable, easy, and excellent experiences to every customer, across every touchpoint throughout the customer journey. Companies like Disney, Amazon and Virgin are examples of great CX.


Meet CX expert Veronika Luxemburg

Veronika Luxemburg is the founder and CEO of CQX™.
CQX offers training, consultancy and support to organisations on how to create businesses that passionately deliver a purpose driven fulfilment to people (customers, employees and society) through products, services, and so forth. ABB, Alfa Laval and BP are some of their clients.
Veronika has over 20 year experience in working as a business manager, consultant and advisor in multiple industries, where she has deployed tools, methodologies and practical implementations all over the world. Until 2019 she held the position as Global Customer Excellence Manager for ABB Robotics, where she created the vision and strategic implementation of the Customer Quality Experience (CQX) transformation program in over 50 countries, touching over 6000 employees.
She was the first in Sweden to be certified by the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) as a ‘Certified Customer Experience Professional’ (CCXP).

Visit CQX website

New program! Legal support in your collaboration journeys

Welcome to the new Legal Program for Startups that we start this fall season! In this program, we have joined forces with Synch Advokat to bring legal support for Ignite Startup Members in their collaboration journeys.  

We hold a kick-off inspirational session on Thursday, 15 October 10:00-11:30. Click on the link below to join this session!

SIGN UP TO THE KICK-OFF SESSION

About the Legal Program exclusive for Ignite Startup Members

The program is built up in a three-step model:

1.- Kick-off Inspirational Session on 15 October 10:00-11:30
In this session, Synch’s expert Johan Ragnar will share some tips and tricks for startup and scaleups when it comes to collaborating with larger companies. You will not only gain access to many useful template agreements for your future collaborations but you will also have the chance to book free legal advice with lawyers from Synch!

2.- One-on-one legal advice meetings
A unique chance for only 12 startups to have a one-on-one 50-minute meeting with lawyers from Synch free of charge*! A great opportunity to ask about IPR, agreements, collaboration issues, and more! 
The meetings will take place digitally on Microsoft Teams on 2, 5 and 11 November. More details on how to book these meetings will be provided during the kick-off session.

3.- Extended advice
If you have a more complicated issue, Synch will leave a suggestion on what needs to be done and an estimated cost and time for them to settle it. Then it is up to you, startups, to decide whether you would like to go ahead with Synch’s help. In that case, you will have to pay for their services. More information will be provided by Synch.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE PROGRAM

* Your participation in Ignite activities is funded by Vinnova. Read more here.

Join us for the release of the first Swedish AI landscape map!

During the last months, we have been screening Sweden to find the best AI startups that we believe will accelerate and contribute to the use of AI applications in Sweden. Now it’s time to release the first Swedish AI landscape map!

On 20 October we will reveal the AI startups that have made it to the very first version of the Swedish map! You will get to meet the people behind the Swedish initiative, some members from the evaluation committee, and a few of the selected startups.

The Swedish AI landscape map – First version launch
Date:
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Time: 16.30-17:30 CET
Format: Online (you will receive the link after the registration)
Free registration: https://swedish-ai-landscape.confetti.events/

What is the Swedish AI Landscape map

Startups have an important role in creating innovation and growth – especially in the field of AI. This is why AI Sweden, RISE and Ignite Sweden have joined forces to map Swedish AI startups.

The Swedish mapping is a part of an ongoing European initiative to create a landscaping of AI startups in each country, and we want our Swedish startups to be very highly represented on this map. 

The map has been curated by an evaluation committee with representatives from investors, large companies, academia, startups and incubators.

Agenda

16.30 – The big picture
Flash back and short history. Why is the startup landscape important for Sweden and the EU? How do the parties benefit from the landscape?

16.45 – The evaluation team
The evaluation process. Introducing the team. Why do different types of stakeholders in the Swedish innovation ecosystem consider this to be important?

17.00 – The release of the Landscape
Revealing the first version of the Landscape and the classification. The roles of Ignite Sweden and AI Sweden. The next step with Germany and the EU.

17.15 – Startups
What are the benefits from a startup perspective and what are their expectations?

Closing remarks

Check out the speakers and register for free
here.