Innovation of Leading Multinational Companies.
We support our Corporate Partners in expressing, identifying and prioritizing their innovation themes, and share best practices among Partners, to unlock new businesses, solutions and technologies.
To address our Corporate Partners priorities, we look in the innovation market for solutions offered by innovative companies - typically Post-seed to Series A Startups - in Europe and Israel.
At our annual Matchmaking Day, we invite preselected startups for one-one meetings with our corporate partners and help them designing and setting up collaborations projects.
Post-matching, we support our Corporate Partners to initiate and run succesful pilot collaborations with startups and follow-on scaling.
Innovation of Leading Multinational Companies
CDILabs consortium was launched in Turin, Italy, in 2016 by the Collège des Ingénieurs (CDI) and three leading industrial groups from automotive, infrastructure and energy industries. The various partners we have been working with along the years are:
CDILabs contributes to reducing the frictions to innovation and unlock new opportunities for its Corporate Partners, through:
Tailored selection of innovative solutions to corporate needs
Networking opportunities with other Corporate Partners for joint collaborations
An attractive offer for startups: sales access directly to decision-makers with zero-equity and zero fees
Access to a wide talent pool through the CDI Network
Innovation in established businesses can be a long, time-consuming and resource-intensive process.
CDILabs open innovation consortium is a fast track for knowledge & best practices sharing, Innovation risk mitigation, internal culture growth and a multiplier of Innovation opportunities.
Co-founder of LinkedIn and Partner of Greylock Partners. Keynote speaker at CDILabs Matchmaking Day 2018.
"Successful startup and corporate relationships that provide value to both are difficult to build and need a trusted 3rd party. Further more, each company has its own internal clock, that needs to be listened attentively to face the challenges of the future."
President of FCA Group
"CDILabs is helping to build relationships between entrepreneurs and corporate. They are facilitating the use of innovation to create value for both. What is interesting is we don't know where it will lead, but it is an enabler for a dialogue to start."
Executive Vice President of ERG Spa
"We are looking to the future of Energy and to new solutions generated by startups. We believe in projects like CDILabs to support our international positioning in Innovation."
CEO and Founder of Parkbob
"I liked the accurate preselection and matching of startups and corporations that fit together really well and the passion of all the people involved in CDILabs radiates"
CEO of Atlantia Group
"We believe in helping and supporting partnership with startups at the initial stage, sometimes even through investments. We see a future of partnership, not of competition [...] Timing is a key success factor, therefore we are committed to better synchronise the clock between startups and corporates"
CTO & Co-founder of Otonhom
"A huge benefit we have from CDILabs is the collaboration we can have with startups. You create a real synergy with all the startups and European companies and this is a point that we didn't think. We were surprised to have this collaboration and to discuss with startups who met the same issues as us, it is for us a real benefit."
COO and Co-founder of Go To-U
"It has been an amazing experience - together with CDILabs we managed to have a very successful conversation with the corporate representatives. We presented Go To-U solution and we were very excited at how fast the corporate representatives arrived at very specific points with us. We are very much looking forward to the collaboration in the future."