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Ab InBev's logo

Ab InBev

Food and beverage

Belgium

Accelerator

Beer Garage Accelerator, 100+ Accelerator

Internal Programs

Beer Garage Incubator

Open Innovation

Beer Garage Incubator

CVC

N/A

ABB's logo

ABB

Industrial Goods & Services

Switzerland

Accelerator

ABB Industrial AI accelerator

Internal Programs

Digital Lighthouse

Open Innovation

Open Innovation Center

CVC

ABB Technology Ventures

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Adidas's logo

Adidas

Sportwear

Germany

Accelerator

Platform A

Internal Programs

Future Lab

Open Innovation

Innovation Portal

CVC

Adidas Ventures

Accelerator

Partner in YES!Delft

Internal Programs

AI Retail Lab

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

Accelerator

Accelair

Internal Programs

Air Liquide Shanghai Innovation Campus

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

ALIAD

Airbus's logo

Airbus

Aerospace

Netherlands

Accelerator

Airbus BizLab

Internal Programs

Airbus Flightlab

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Airbus Ventures

Alcon's logo

Alcon

Health Care

Switzerland

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

Alcon Research Institute

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

N/A

Allianz's logo

Allianz

Insurance

Germany

Accelerator

Accelerator Allianz

Internal Programs

Allianz Global Digital Factory

Open Innovation

Allianz Digital Innovation Hub

CVC

Allianz X

Amadeus's logo

Amadeus

Technology

Spain

Accelerator

Amadeus Next

Internal Programs

Amadeus for Developers

Open Innovation

Amadeus Explore

CVC

Amadeus Ventures

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Accelerator

Unearthed Solutions

Internal Programs

FutureSmart Mining

Open Innovation

FutureSmartTM Open Forums

CVC

AP Ventures

ASML 's logo

ASML

Semiconductors

Netherlands

Accelerator

Get In The Ring

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

Accelerator

AI Accelerator w/ Microsoft

Internal Programs

Data Innovation

Open Innovation

Astrazeneca Open Innovation

CVC

Direct Investments

AXA's logo

AXA

Insurance

France

Accelerator

Kamet, AXA's startup studio.

Internal Programs

AXA Next, AXA REV (Research Engineering & Vision)

Open Innovation

The AXA Labs

CVC

AXA Venture Partners

Accelerator

National Security Cyber Accelerator, Made Smarter Technology Accelerator

Internal Programs

FAST Labs, AI Labs

Open Innovation

Innovation Lab

CVC

Direct investment

Accelerator

Plug and Play Spain

Internal Programs

Entrepreneurship Awards

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Santander Innoventures

Accelerator

Barclays Eagle Lab

Internal Programs

Data Visualisation Programs

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Barclays Ventures

BASF's logo

BASF

Chemistry

Germany

Accelerator

Partner with Greentown Labs

Internal Programs

Chemovator, Creator Space

Open Innovation

OIP Agro

CVC

BASF Venture Capital

Bayer's logo

Bayer

Chemistry

Germany

Accelerator

Bayer G4A

Internal Programs

Leaps by Bayer

Open Innovation

LifeHubs

CVC

Direct Investments

BBVA's logo

BBVA

Banking

Spain

Accelerator

BBVA Acceleration Program

Internal Programs

Employee skill training

Open Innovation

BBVA Open Innovation

CVC

Propel Ventures Partners

BMW's logo

BMW

Automotive industry

Germany

Accelerator

BMW Startup Garage

Internal Programs

BMW Innovation Lab

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

BMW Ventures

Accelerator

BNP & Plug n Play

Internal Programs

Innovation Hub

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Direct investments

BP's logo

BP

Oil & Gas Operations

U.K.

Accelerator

Launchpad

Internal Programs

Helios Awards

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

BP Ventures

British American Tobacco's logo

British American Tobacco

Personal & Household Goods

U.K.

Accelerator

The BAT Accelerate Program

Internal Programs

BAT Science

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Better Tomorrow Ventures

Accelerator

FinTech Innovation Labs

Internal Programs

Strategic sponsored challenges

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

NEXT Investors

CRH's logo

CRH

Construction and materials

Ireland

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

CRH Innovation Centre for Sustainable Construction

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

Daimler AG's logo

Daimler AG

Automotive industry

Germany

Accelerator

Lab1886

Internal Programs

1886Ventures

Open Innovation

Startup Autobahn

CVC

Daimler Technology & Venture

Danone's logo

Danone

Food & Beverage

France

Accelerator

IMPACT Accelerator

Internal Programs

Manifesto Innovation Accelerator

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Danone Manifesto Ventures

Deutsche Boerse's logo

Deutsche Boerse

Financial Services

Germany

Accelerator

Fintech Accelerator

Internal Programs

Innovation Lab

Open Innovation

Open Innovation Forum

CVC

Digital Asset Holdings

Accelerator

Partner with Plug n Play

Internal Programs

DHL Innovation Center

Open Innovation

Open Innovation competition

CVC

Far Eye

Deutsche Telekom's logo

Deutsche Telekom

Telecommunication

Germany

Accelerator

Hub:raum

Internal Programs

T-Labs

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners

Diageo's logo

Diageo

Food & Beverage

Germany

Accelerator

Diageo-backed Distill Ventures

Internal Programs

Diageo Innovation and Research Centre

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Diageo Technology Ventures

E.ON's logo

E.ON

Electric utility

Germany

Accelerator

E.ON Innovation

Internal Programs

Tomorrow Lab, Energy Innovation Days

Open Innovation

EU Open Innovation Call participant

CVC

Future Energy Ventures

Enel SpA's logo

Enel SpA

Electric utility

Italy

Accelerator

Enel Innovation Hubs

Internal Programs

Make it Happen!

Open Innovation

Open Innovability

CVC

N/A

Engie's logo

Engie

Electric utility

France

Accelerator

Le Village by CA & ENGIE

Internal Programs

Innovation Trophies

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Engie New Ventures

Eni's logo

Eni

Petroleum

Italy

Accelerator

Joule Management School

Internal Programs

R&D focused innovation

Open Innovation

CallForGrowth

CVC

ENI Energy Ventures

Ericsson's logo

Ericsson

Technology

Sweden

Accelerator

IoT Accelerator

Internal Programs

Innovation Awards, international innovation hubs

Open Innovation

Drive Sweden Innovation Cloud

CVC

Ericsson Ventures

EssilorLuxottica's logo

EssilorLuxottica

Pharmaceutical industry

France

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

Centers for Innovation and Technologies (US, France, China, Singapore)

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

Experian's logo

Experian

Industrial Goods & Services

U.K.

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

Experian's DataLabs

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Experian Ventures

Fresenius SE's logo

Fresenius SE

Health care equipment

Germany

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

Fresenius Digital Transformation

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Fresenius Medical Care Ventures

Gazprom's logo

Gazprom

Oil & Gas

Russia

Accelerator

«On Your Marks!»

Internal Programs

Digital Innovation Centre

Open Innovation

Gazprom Innovation Development Program

CVC

New Industry Ventures

Glaxosmithkline's logo

Glaxosmithkline

Health Care

U.K.

Accelerator

Digital Accelerator in APAC

Internal Programs

Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre

Open Innovation

Open Lab

CVC

SR One

Glencore's logo

Glencore

Basic Resources

U.K.

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Expande, and an innovation program with NORCAT

CVC

N/A

Heineken's logo

Heineken

Food & Beverage

Netherlands

Accelerator

Frontier programme

Internal Programs

HEINEKEN innovation

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

N/A

Hermès's logo

Hermès

Personal & Household Goods

France

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

Hermès Innovation

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Hermès Venture

HSBC's logo

HSBC

Major Banks

U.K.

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

HSBC Ventures

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

HSBC Venture Capital

Iberdrola's logo

Iberdrola

Electric utility

Spain

Accelerator

Marine Life Startup Challenge

Internal Programs

Global Smart Grid Innovation Hub

Open Innovation

Supplier Innovation Program

CVC

Open Innovation Ventures

Imperial Brands's logo

Imperial Brands

Personal & Household Goods

U.K.

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

Nerudia

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Fontem Ventures

Accelerator

Organic Cotton Accelerator

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Inno.Wafer

CVC

N/A

ING Group's logo

ING Group

Banking

Netherlands

Accelerator

Annual Innovation Bootcamp

Internal Programs

ING Labs

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

ING Ventures

Accelerator

Intesa Accelerator

Internal Programs

Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Centre

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Neva Finventures

Kering's logo

Kering

France

Accelerator

Fashion for Good Accelerator

Internal Programs

Digital EP&L hackathon

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Direct investments

Kone's logo

Kone

Industrial Goods & Services

Finland

Accelerator

Combient Foundry programme

Internal Programs

Kone High-Rise Laboratories

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

L'Oréal's logo

L'Oréal

Personal and household goods

France

Accelerator

Partner w/ Founders Factory & Station F

Internal Programs

Station F programmes

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

BOLD

LafargeHolcim's logo

LafargeHolcim

Construction & Materials

Switzerland

Accelerator

LH Accelerator

Internal Programs

LafargeHolcim Startup MAQER

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

N/A

Linde's logo

Linde

Chemicals

Ireland

Accelerator

Partner w/ PlugnPlay & Startup Autobahn

Internal Programs

Global Innovation Challenge

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

ITM Linde Electrolysis

Accelerator

Social Entrepreneurs programme

Internal Programs

Innovation Lab

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Lloyds Development Capital

London Stock Exchange's logo

London Stock Exchange

Financial Services

U.K.

Accelerator

ELITE

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Direct Investments

Lonza's logo

Lonza

Health Care

Switzerland

Accelerator

Startup Creasphere

Internal Programs

Collabo Innovation Center

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Prolog Lonza Consumer Fund

Lukoil's logo

Lukoil

Oil & Gas

Russia

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Innovation Development Portal

CVC

Gazprom x LUKOIL (TBC)

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton's logo

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton

Personal and household goods

France

Accelerator

Maison du Startups

Internal Programs

DARE initiatives

Open Innovation

Le LVMH Innovation Award

CVC

Direct Investments

Accelerator

MundiLab

Internal Programs

Innovation LABs

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Munich Re's Ventures

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Yearly Open Innovation Event

CVC

National Grid Ventures

Nestlé's logo

Nestlé

Food Processing

Switzerland

Accelerator

Nestlé R&D Accelerator

Internal Programs

InGenius

Open Innovation

[email protected]é

CVC

N/A

Nokia's logo

Nokia

Technology

Finland

Accelerator

In residence

Internal Programs

Internal incubator programmes

Open Innovation

Nokia Open Innovation Challenge

CVC

Nokia Growth Partners

Novartis's logo

Novartis

Pharmaceuticals

Switzerland

Accelerator

Future of Health accelerator

Internal Programs

AI Innovation Lab

Open Innovation

Novartis Biome

CVC

Novartis Venture Fund

Novatek's logo

Novatek

Oil & Gas

Russia

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

NOVA-INNOVATE

CVC

N/A

Accelerator

Digital Accelerator

Internal Programs

Innovation Hub and Lab

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Direct investment

Orange S.A.'s logo

Orange S.A.

Telecommunication

France

Accelerator

Orange Fab

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Customer Innovation Center, Orange Gardens, The Square

CVC

Orange Digital Ventures

Pernod Ricard's logo

Pernod Ricard

Food & Beverage

France

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

Breakthrough Innovation Group

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

N/A

Philips's logo

Philips

Personal and household goods

Netherlands

Accelerator

HealthWorks

Internal Programs

Innovation Campus

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Direct investments

Accelerator

Invested in LeapFrog Talent Accelerator

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

PRU Fintegrate

CVC

Direct investments

Reckitt Benckiser's logo

Reckitt Benckiser

Personal & Household Goods

U.K.

Accelerator

Partner w/ Founders Factory

Internal Programs

Innovation Labs

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Direct investments

Relx's logo

Relx

U.K.

Accelerator

The LexisNexis Accelerator

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

RELX Environmental Challenge

CVC

REV Venture Partners

Richemont's logo

Richemont

Personal & Household Goods

Switzerland

Accelerator

Richemont & Plug n Play

Internal Programs

Research and Innovation Lab

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Direct investments

Rio Tinto's logo

Rio Tinto

Basic Resources

U.K.

Accelerator

Unearthed Solutions

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Rio Tinto Pioneer Portal, ELYSIS

CVC

Rio Tinto Ventures

Roche's logo

Roche

Health Care

Switzerland

Accelerator

Startup Creasphere

Internal Programs

Roche pRED Innovation Centers

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Roche Venture Fund

Royal Dutch Shell's logo

Royal Dutch Shell

Oil & Gas Operations

Netherlands

Accelerator

Shell GameChanger

Internal Programs

Shell Technology Centres

Open Innovation

Open Innovation Studio

CVC

Shell Ventures

Safran's logo

Safran

France

Accelerator

Made Smarter Technology Accelerator

Internal Programs

Safran Innovation Awards

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Safran Ventures

Saint-Gobain's logo

Saint-Gobain

Construction and materials

France

Accelerator

Greentown Labs InNOVAte

Internal Programs

Glass Tech Hub

Open Innovation

NOVA

CVC

NOVA

Sanofi's logo

Sanofi

Pharmaceutical industry

France

Accelerator

Startup Creasphere

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Sanofi Open Innovation Portal

CVC

Sanofi Ventures

SAP's logo

SAP

Technology

Germany

Accelerator

SAP.iO Foundries

Internal Programs

SAP.iO Venture Studio

Open Innovation

SAP Innovation Center Network

CVC

Sapphire Ventures

Accelerator

Yes

Internal Programs

Runs an in-house accelerator

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

Schneider Electric's logo

Schneider Electric

Goods and Services

France

Accelerator

SE Ventures

Internal Programs

Innovation at the Edge

Open Innovation

Innovation at the Edge

CVC

SE Ventures

Siemens's logo

Siemens

Goods and Services

Germany

Accelerator

Siemens Technology Accelerator

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Digital Open Innovation

CVC

Next47

Accelerator

Catalyst

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Open Innovation Platform

CVC

Direct investments

Accelerator

SuperCharger FinTech program

Internal Programs

Innovation Lab

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

SC Ventures Fintech Bridge

Swiss Re's logo

Swiss Re

Insurance

Switzerland

Accelerator

InsurTech Accelerator

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Direct Investments

Telefónica's logo

Telefónica

Telecommunication

Spain

Accelerator

Wayra

Internal Programs

Telefónica Sustainable Innovation Initiative

Open Innovation

Telefónica Innovation Ventures

CVC

Telefonica Ventures

Tesco's logo

Tesco

Retail

U.K.

Accelerator

Incubator programme

Internal Programs

Tesco Labs runs hackathons

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Direct investment

Total's logo

Total

Petroleum

France

Accelerator

Plant 4.0 Startup Incubator

Internal Programs

Innodays

Open Innovation

Tesco Red Door

CVC

Total Energy Ventures

UBS's logo

UBS

Banks

Switzerland

Accelerator

UBS Innovation Lab at L39

Internal Programs

Wealth Innovation Lab

Open Innovation

UBS Y Think Tank

CVC

Direct Investments

Unibail-Rodamco's logo

Unibail-Rodamco

Real estate

France

Accelerator

URW Lab

Internal Programs

URW Lab, URW Link

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

Accelerator

UniCredit Start Lab

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Unicredit EVO

Unilever's logo

Unilever

Food and beverage

Netherlands

Accelerator

The Unilever Foundry

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Unilever Ventures

Vinci SA's logo

Vinci SA

Construction and materials

France

Accelerator

DataCity programme

Internal Programs

BIM FM Lab

Open Innovation

AiREAS project

CVC

Vinci Capital

Accelerator

Accelerator Engagement Network

Internal Programs

Abbey Road Red incubator

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

Vodafone's logo

Vodafone

Telecommunications

U.K.

Accelerator

Tomorrow Street

Internal Programs

LaunchPad

Open Innovation

Bright Sparks

CVC

Vodafone Ventures

Volkswagen Group's logo

Volkswagen Group

Automotive industry

Germany

Accelerator

Future Mobility Incubator

Internal Programs

VW Group Innovation

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Volkswagen CVC

Volvo's logo

Volvo

Industrial Goods & Services

Sweden

Accelerator

iLabX

Internal Programs

Volvo Cars Innovation Portal

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Volvo Group Venture Capital

Vonovia SE's logo

Vonovia SE

Real Estate

Germany

Accelerator

Vonovia Digital Transformation

Internal Programs

Innovation Challenge

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Joint venture with SNI Group

Accelerator

Global startup tournament

Internal Programs

Innovation Foundry

Open Innovation

Make the Difference

CVC

Direct Investments

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