This year, Ferrovial Services is joining the fourth edition of BIND 4.0, an acceleration program based on a public-private initiative that is geared toward new tech companies working on solutions applied to Industry 4.0.
This fourth edition kicked off at a workshop held on July 5th in Bilbao with some 300 people in attendance: individuals from the organization, companies, and participating start-ups, as well as investors. Cristina Aragón, Innovation Project Manager, attended on behalf of Ferrovial Services. The first day of the new edition coincided with ‘Demo Day,’ where the 44 pilot projects carried out in the last one were presented.
BIND 4.0, led by the Basque Government’s Department of Economic Development and Infrastructure, was launched in 2016 as a meeting point for innovative start-ups in the international arena and large companies based in the Basque Country, with the goal of driving digital transformation in Basque industry and, in turn, accelerating settling innovative initiatives through real projects with notable clients.
In its fourth edition, the program has public agents such as the Basque government, SPRI Group, regional governments, and innovation and business centers, as well as collaboration from 52 private companies, including Ferrovial Services, which act as a driving force for innovative projects in the digital field. Leading organizations such as ABB, EDP, AVIA, SNA Europe, Saralle, CAF, Iberdrola, Mercedes-Benz, Siemens Gamesa, Michelin, ITP Aero, Faes Farma, Chiron, Coca-Cola, and Unilever also participate in this program.
Start-ups interested in participating in the program must register before September 13, 2019, at www.bind40.com. The call is international, and it’s open to any company working on solutions applied to Industry 4.0.
BIND 4.0 has established itself as the leading platform for open innovation in the field of Industry 4.0 after tripling its figures in only three editions, becoming an international model for actually applying 4.0 entrepreneurship to the needs of 21st-century industry.