Industry Open Innovation + Acceleration

co innovate ventures Innovation

Connect with Industry Leaders who act as Venture Clients by offering contracts to Start-ups for real Industry projects.

The coinnovateventures is an Innovation and Acceleration Program connecting dynamic start-up teams with well-established companies thus providing external solutions for their internal digital transformation challenges while promoting the development of commercial skills and encouraging the immersion of start-ups in the local ecosystem and catalyzing new business opportunities.

This equity and in few cases zero equity approach to investing and active acceleration allows start-ups to maintain ownership and get reference customers while earning paid contracts for implementing solutions in real environments.

So are you ready to work with paying clients on real use cases with the companies driving the Intelligent Industry, Clean Energy & Sustainability, Health and Food sectors?

Accelerate your Start-up in the coinnovateventures Hub, with high impact mentoring, steady network immersion, specialized workshops, access to VC investors and public funding, plus a corporate customer!

What You Get

  • POC, Market Validation
  • Access to 65 Corporate Clients
  • Startup Acceleration
  • 45K Average Contract
  • Introductions to Industry Investors
  • High Impact Mentoring
  • Cross-Vertical Network Immersion
  • Retain Ownership, No Equity Taken
  • Key Business Workshops

Promoting disruptive technologies

Already developed new solutions and ready to implement? Register for the Innovation & Acceleration Program. The disruptive technologies of interest expand each year to meet the needs of the Corporate Clients driving Industry.

coinnovateventures & the venture clients look for disruptive solutions

IOT/IIOT, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Additive Manufacturing, Collaborative Robotics, Big Data & Advanced Analytics, Vision Systems, AR/VR, Process Automation, Smart Energy / Grid Solutions, Supply Chain Management, Indoor / Geo Positioning, Biobased Solutions, Nanotech, New Materials, Medical Devices, Smart Sensors, Wearables, Clean Tech And More…

What To Expect…

  • Connection
  • Acceleration
  • Validation
  • Growth

The coinnovateventures Open Innovation & Acceleration Program can be broken down into four interconnected phases.


Call for Start-ups, Scouting Process and Pre-Selection of Desired Solutions.

This phase evaluates worldwide Start-ups joining the global start-up network as it identifies the innovative solutions that meet the current needs of the venture clients and market.  Coinnovateventures engage Start-ups with emerging technologies and expand the Basque Advanced Industrial Hub.


This phase includes pitching Sessions and Matchmaking with over 65 Industry Leading Corporate Clients.

Selected Start-ups present their solutions to Industry Leaders, who elect the finalists that best fit their Industry needs. Selected Start-ups and the Corporate Clients define and agree upon the terms for the development of collaborative pilot projects to be carried out under the umbrella of coinnovateventures.


This included High Impact Acceleration and Industry Project Implementation with 24 weeks of active acceleration with high impact workshops.

A dedicated expert mentor and regular networking events gives access to financing and exceptional business support. Start-ups implement their technologies with one or more of our Corporate Clients in a win-win collaboration. Start-ups get POC and market validation while Corporates get real solutions.


This encompasses Innovation Showcase & Activities in Basque Industrial Ecosystem along with steady immersion through networking and visits to companies and Industry events for on-going promotion of exciting new solutions in the local ecosystem and regular connection with large companies. Each Program ends with the Open Innovation Showcase, presenting the results of the industry projects which are realized during the acceleration cycle.

Co Innovate Ventures Supports your Startup and puts your Innovation into Action

Proven Success

The program impacts over 50 projects, 7 million Euros real turnover, over 30 start-ups impact, 45 thousand and average project amount. It also impacts 60% contract retention Post-Program and Start-ups Double Billing.

To conclude starting a company can be a difficult venture but a rewarding one. Having a great idea and attempting to bring it to market comes with a host of challenges, such as attracting capital, employees, marketing, legal work, and managing finances; however, start-ups lead to increased job satisfaction and the possibility of leaving a legacy which coinnovateventures makes easier.

Coinnovateventures Program Impact


Projects developed


Euros Real Turnover


Startups Impacted


Average Project Amount


Contract retention Post-Program


Startups Double Billing