"To encourage open innovation that offers sustainable solutions and strives to create a better future, Baltic startup ecosystem key player Helve has established a new co-creation format sustainability accelerator Future Hub. The accelerator's second program is co-hosted together with Citadele bank and will provide selected startups a chance to co-create with leading enterprises in the Baltic market during the acceleration program from September to December 2021," according to Future Hub.
The application process for startups is open until September 6 here.
Organizers say that their goal is to support the GreenTech ecosystem in the region and to empower both sustainability startups and Baltic enterprises by creating new opportunities through the enterprise challenge format.
Future Hub will host a two-month fast-track program to match GreenTech startup solutions with enterprise sustainability challenges from September to December. Startups will tackle a challenge presented by a market-leading enterprise and explore potential pilot or market alliances in target technologies and industries.
In addition to the facilitated co-creation program, selected program startups will also have access to an international mentor pool and workshops on various corporate innovation topics. The program will end with a public Demo Day during the Future Forum conference on December 9.
Future Hub has already completed its first program in Spring 2021. Swedbank Latvija, Latvenergo, Rimi Baltic Group, Orkla Latvija, and Rigas City Council joined the accelerators and worked with European startups. Nine out of the ten collaborations also continued after the program, with the first two pilots launching in summer.
Full details are available at the Future Hub website.