The Startups Connected initiative was created by the German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in 2016, aiming to bridge the gap between associated companies and startups from Brazil and Germany, as well as between the startups ecosystem of both countries.
In its 3rd edition, the initiative concentrates all the German-Brazilian Chamber activities focused on startups, with the Award and the Startups Connected Acceleration Program among them, as well as the Startups Speed Dating business meeting and our exclusive startups association.
Since its creation, Startups Connected relies with the support and sponsorship of companies such as BASF, Bayer, Siemens and SAP, among others. Through the Startups Connected Award, participating companies launch their challenges yearly searching for innovative solutions. The most well-evaluated startup of each challenges is declared winner, thus selected to join the Startups Connected Acceleration Program.
Get to know the challenges to which your startup can present a solution:
For German startups, the challenges proposed by the participating companies are compiled into one single category.
The human population is growing and we might be reaching the limits of our planet, pushing us to rethink our habits and do things differently. Big corporations also need to reinvent themselves in order to keep innovating at the speed their customers are evolving, while being in line with current Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
- Pitch at the German-Braziliian Innovation Congress (travel costs covered by DWIH São Paulo – German Center for Science and Innovation);
- Development of the startup and its solution;
- Technological mapping, roadmap development and consultancy to apply the information collected;
- Maturity check-up delivered by specialists;
- Visibility and networking;
- Market connection;
- Individual consultancy in multiple areas essential to the startup’s scaling;
- Support for internationalization.
Optimize and manage industrial processes in an integrated way among the different components of an industrial plant.
Arbitrate, through a platform, issues related to justice for companies, lawyers and consumers, speeding up the conflicts resolution.
Provide solutions related to Artificial Intelligence, advanced manufacturing, Internet of Things through Virtual Reality.
Monitor of areas with risk of contamination and supporting the farmer to manage his own farm.
Develop a system for global crop information, with efficiency data, area, yields, as well as forecasts.
Develop innovative and disruptive Sustainable Engineering automation solutions through Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things.
Integrate all industrial units, by joining the virtual and real world, facilitating a more assertive decision-making and contingency correction, thus solving common problems to the production lines.
Inform routes of all public and private transportation modalities, and the amount of CO² spared.
Bring solutions from the nanotechnology industry, presenting its own mix of antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal solutions for multipurpose use.
Provide credit solutions for bills through an app, consolidating all bills into one single monthly payment.
Support and improve mapping of rural areas hard to access, providing spraying services for agriculture, mining and inspection through drones.
Connect people with similar commutes so they can split their costs.
Bring stability and efficiency to industrial processes using state-of-the-art software for advanced control and artificial intelligence.
Engage diverse audiences in a new way with digital reading to make them reflect on relevant topics for companies or for final audiences.
Monitor the medicinal oxygen consumption via Internet of Things (IoT).
Monitor, analyze and integrate the manufacturing process from digitalization.
Reduce water consumption in toilet bowls with a biodegradable solution.
Merging performing arts through audiovisual formats and digital platforms, in addition to contributing to cultural and artistic exchange programs.
The Environmental Solum develops and implements novel technologies for solid waste treatment for private companies and public bodies.
Greatly reduce low productivity of Brazilian industries and manufactures suffering from high production costs, very late delivery and underutilized resources, whether due to cultural factors, management, resource synchronization, etc.
Understand the behavior of drivers and analyze the conditions of their vehicles using large techniques and machine learning.
“I am so glad we reached first place in the category Cities of the Future at the IV Brazil-Germany Innovation prize, which is very important. It was an honor to interact with great companies that can embrace our project, in Brazil and in other places in the world, as a sustainable solution for waste treatment.”
Solum Ambiental Chairman.
“To participate in the program was very positive for us, especially regarding involvement. We thought it would be just another acceleration program, but it was not. The biggest difficulty for a startup is to do business and get into big businesses, and the program provides that connection that we would never have been able to make by ourselves in such a short time. You cannot afford that sort of thing. The big difference is actually connecting you with a market that does a daily routine business.”
“The acceleration program was quite transformative. The German-Brazilian Chamber supported us with an extra score in the SENAI SESI Notice on Innovation. In addition, we had intermediation from both large and medium-sized companies, and their supporters, who also helped us a lot. Finally, we had face-to-face support with a partner consulting program that was a great help to review many aspects of our startup.”
“The acceleration process was extremely valuable to us because we had some issues that were not yet clarified between the partners. The legal support of the acceleration, such as intellectual property issues involving knowledge generated at the Academy, helped us to know how we would treat this before entering the market. It was a very interesting development because we were forced into situations, especially in the case of large and global companies. During the validations, we only visited this type of company and saw that the potential for solutions was also very large. So much so, that the proposals in the last month were only for global companies.”
“The program was very important, mainly due to the mentoring. Being able to count on a consultancy, totally independent from our daily life and our own mistakes and successes was very special and very productive, especially the tasks and our commitment to follow the program. Other than that, the opportunity to talk to other companies and to have that feedback also helped us to make decisions and to develop new products.”
Cennarium Brasil Partner
left to apply to the Startups Connected Award!