‘GREAT THINGS IN BUSINESS ARE NEVER DONE BY ONE PERSON.
THEY ARE DONE BY A TEAM OF PEOPLE’.
We are in the happy situation to have strong and competent partners on our side. And only because of them we are able to create the #innovationday2020.
Confidence in the competences is the base for implementing an international event like this.
PLUG AND PLAY
Plug and Play is regarded as the world’s largest start-up platform whose success stories include companies such as Dropbox and PayPal. In total, they have sniffed out some 2,000 ideas for companies, set them up and financed them. Now the US company is looking to focus on energy, which means a cooperation with Energie Steiermark & it’s Next-Incubator is of course ideal.
More than a year ago energie Steiermark has signed a cooperation agreement with the Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play Tech Center. In the last months of intensive cooperation, networks have been maintained, startups met and pilots implemented. One highlight: Receiving the CORPORATE INNOVATION AWARD 2019 for best corporate in the vertical energy! And the next highlight will follow in April 2020: the first INNOVATIONDAY featuring Plug and Play in Austria!
Energie Steiermark is the mother corporate of the Next-Incubator & the fourth largest energy company in Austria. The company operates in the fields of electricity, natural gas, district heating and energy services. In the last years the topic innovation – paticularly in the area of sustainability – gained importance. This was also a reason for the company to partner with Plug and Play, the largest startup accelerator and corporate innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley.
Fifteen Seconds is a movement. They are pushing the edges of creativity and are challenging the commercial future. Made both for individuals and businesses, they put the curious ones at the heart of innovation and change. They believe, challenging the status quo is the only way to shape the future. As a global community for thinkers and makers, Fifteen Seconds considers it as their duty to help people regardless of age, ethnicity or titles to foster individual growth and personal success.
Fifteen Seconds nurtures innovation in any aspect of life through interdisciplinarity and by closing the gap between the old economy and the digital age. They activate minds, build networks and embrace change by creating beautifully designed, state-of-the-art curated, and forward-thinking experiences.
The powertrain of the future needs to be environmentally friendly while maintaining vehicle dynamics and supporting active safety. Through global collaboration, our engineers know the automotive market and the trends that drive it.
Magna Powertrain`s innovations ensure a sustainable route to energy-efficient, modern mobility. Focusing increasingly on electrification, hybrid technology, and lightweight concepts, we drive advancements for CO2 emissions reductions forward. To further minimize the energy footprint, our teams combine sustainable technologies with cutting-edge methods during the manufacturing and assembly process. With innovative vehicle systems and consequent vehicle safety and dynamics, making sure drivers and passengers arrive at home safely and have fun getting there.
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES STYRIA
The Creative Industries Styria GmbH is a network corporation for the development and for the strengthening of the Styrian creative industries and was founded in 2007. Its task is to coordinate and to expand the supply of creative services and to position them in the overall context of the Styrian economy. It has the role of an intermediary and contact point for companies from the creative industries and also for firms which are interested in co operations and partnerships with creative companies. Events such as the Design Month Graz workshops and series of lectures as well as the candidacy of Graz as UNESCO-City of Design are proof of the energy involved in the activities of the Creative Industries Styria.