Find & Partner with Industry Leading Corporate Clients—Join the 2024 BIND Startup Acceleration Program!

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Ready to work with paying clients on real use cases with the companies driving the Intelligent Industry, Clean Energy & Sustainability, Health and Food sectors? Reach 70+ industry leaders who act as Venture Clients by offering contracts to startups for real projects with the free BIND Basque Open Innovation Platform.

The BIND Startup Acceleration Program + Corporate Clients connects dynamic startup teams with well-established companies, to provide external solutions for their internal digital transformation challenges while promoting the development of commercial skills and encouraging the immersion of startups in the local ecosystem.

The BIND Startup Acceleration Program is back for the 9th Edition!

With over 300 Smart Industry Projects realized, joining BIND means being part of an influential group of startups, corporates, investors, and professionals forming a large business support network.

Moreover, BIND’s zero-equity approach to investing and active acceleration allows startups to maintain ownership and get reference customers while earning paid contracts for implementing solutions in real environments.

Why join BIND?

Since its first edition in 2017, the BIND Platform has developed over 300 projects with 240+ startups, resulting in a real turnover of 9 million euros and 60% client retention post-program. In addition, startups participating in BIND with Corporates also receive unmatched acceleration and support services, such as:

  • PoC and Market Validation
  • Access to 70+ Corporate Clients on one platform
  • Join a 24-week Acceleration Program
  • Average project/contract value of 41K euros
  • Introductions to industry-relevant investors
  • Retain company ownership, no equity taken
  • High Impact 1:1 mentoring and cross-vertical networking
  • 2 Immersion Weeks (hybrid-online) in the Basque ecosystem
  • Executive education and key business workshops
  • No need to relocate to the Basque Country; workspaces are provided

Find Leading Industry Partners across a Range of Applications

This year’s program seeks innovative startups developing solutions in the Intelligent Industry, Clean Energy & Sustainability, Health Tech, Food Tech, and Supply Chain sectors. The program seeks applications from startups working on the following technology solutions:

  • Connectivity & IoT Solutions
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions
  • Immersive Technologies (AR/VR/MR)
  • Big Data for Advanced Analytics
  • Cybersecurity & Digital Immune Systems
  • Robotics & Electronics
  • Sustainability & Eco Solutions
  • Health Tech
  • Food Tech Solutions
  • Software Solutions like Content Management Platforms, Document Management Systems, and Workflow Platforms
  • Computing Solutions such as Edge Computing, Quantum Computing, etc.
  • Additive Manufacturing with Metal & New Materials

In addition to these disruptive technologies, BIND’s Corporate Clients have prioritized 12 Use Cases (check the website for details) that address current industry challenges. Some of the corporate partners you may work with include:

BIND Corporate Clients 2024

Explore Successful Startup-Corporate Partnerships at BIND

Learn about the collaboration between 51toCarbonZero and Tubos Reunidos:


Discover more about the partnership between BeePlanet and Mercedes-Benz:


Key Dates & Program Timeline

Applications are now open! Register for the BIND Startup Acceleration Program + Corporate Clients today!

  • 6th September 2024: Application deadline
  • September-December 2024: Pitching Sessions and Matchmaking with 70+ Industry Leading Corporate Clients
  • January-June 2025: High-Impact Acceleration and Project Implementation
  • July 2025: BIND Demo Day Innovation Showcase

You can also join two webinar sessions to hear from BIND Alumni Startups and Mentors:

About BIND

The BIND Platform is a public-private initiative funded by the Basque Government and the Department of Industry, Energy Transition and Sustainability through the SPRI Group. The SPRI Group is the Basque Government’s business development agency leading and supporting the local entrepreneurship ecosystem through its UpEuskadi platform.

Ready to join the BIND Basque Open Innovation Platform and scale your innovative startup?

Check out all the details and apply today!




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