Corporate Challenges Launch

Event info Date Thursday, 28 January, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm CET Place YouTube Streaming

Corporate Challenges Launch


PITCCH Corporate Challenges Launch event is a great chance to find unique and ground-breaking opportunities for SMEs and startups that work with advanced technologies. The event is being held virtually on January 28.


In this 2 hour session, you will hear a talk by Henry Chesbrough named after his book “Open Innovation Results: Going Beyond the Hype and Getting Down to Business”, you will learn how to get involved in a PITCCH project and how PITCCH moderates and supports cooperations between partners.  Aptiv, EFACEC, Procter&Gamble, Repsol, Saint-Gobain, SPIE and Siemens Energy will take the stage and present their corporate technological challenges, talk about their open innovation corporate strategies, share expectations from collaborative projects and will answer questions from the audience. 



The launch will be streamed live on YouTube.

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Prof. Lars Montelius, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

Paula Galvao, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

Michela Mattaloni, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory


Keynote speaker: Henry Chesbrough

Henry Chesbrough is best known as “the father of Open Innovation”.  He teaches at the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley.  He is also Maire Tecnimont Professor of Open Innovation at Luiss University in Rome. 


He has been recognized as one of the leading business thinkers by Thinkers50.  He received an Innovation Luminary Award from the European Commission in 2014.  He received the Industrial Research Institute Medal of Achievement in 2017 and has two honorary doctorates.


PITCCH event is organised within the EU INDUSTRY WEEK 2021.




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