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SECOM Startup Challenge 2021

Leading security company SECOM is on a mission to improve overall societal well-being.

To achieve this, they pursued strategic partnerships with startups. By launching their SECOM Startup Challenge on Agorize, they were able to access global startups with a minimal viable product in the field of cyber security and healthcare innovation.

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  • Results of the challenge for SECOM.
  • How Agorize made a difference in SECOM’s ability to identify and assess solutions.
  • The diversity of solutions and startups presented to SECOM.

 

What is Agorize?

Agorize is the most comprehensive innovation management platform, supported by a team of experts and community of innovators. For over a decade, we’ve been providing technology powered by a community of 5 million innovators to foster change and accelerate innovation. Our clients and partners worldwide crowdsource, evaluate and develop solutions from startups, employees, developers and students using Agorize.

We’ve helped over 300 global enterprise companies in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific, including Enterprise Singapore, Huawei, Microsoft, LVMH, PepsiCo, Bayer, Schneider Electric, Hitachi, L’Oréal and many more by running their innovation programs.

What is an innovation challenge?

An innovation challenge, or innovation competition, is a competition organized by a company to bring forward innovative solutions. The organizer defines clear objectives and problem statements, after which innovators are invited to submit their ideas and solutions. Proposals can come from startups, employees, students or other talent that is relevant to the topic at hand. Through a process of crowdsourcing and assessing ideas, mentoring participants and developing solutions, the organization will identify the winning proposals that will be implemented. More than 300 enterprise companies have organized innovation challenges with Agorize.

Their results speak for themselves. They’ve reduced go-to-market time with internal teams, fast-tracked the development of niche solutions with the products and services of startups, created long-term strategic partnerships and brainstormed future-proof ideas with students from top universities. Overall, it accelerated their own transformation and made themselves more future-proof.

What is a startup challenge?

A startup challenge, or startup competition, is a competition organized by a company to identify innovative solutions from startups they otherwise wouldn’t be able to reach. The organizer defines clear objectives and problem statements, after which startups are invited to submit their ideas and solutions. Proposals can come from startups operating in niche industries and with international backgrounds. Through a process of crowdsourcing and assessing ideas, mentoring startups and developing solutions, the organization will identify the winning proposals that will be implemented.

More than 300 enterprise companies have organized challenges with Agorize. Their results speak for themselves. They’ve reduced go-to-market time, fasttracked the development of niche solutions, created long-term strategic partnerships and brainstormed future-proof ideas. Overall, it accelerated their own transformation and made themselves more future-proof.

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