Combient Foundry
Venture Client Program

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Combient Foundry
Venture Client Program
with KONE and Stora Enso

We are looking for startups bringing disruptive and out-of-the-box innovations to transform industries. We are interested in exploring new business models utilizing emerging technologies such as AI, VR&AR, IoT, big data analytics, sensor technologies, robotics, smart logistics, and materials.

Selected companies will work side-by-side with KONE and Stora Enso senior management and experts in a series of sprints with one objective in mind: value realization from co-created solutions.

Key Dates

  • January 29 - Application Opens
  • February 28 - Application Closes
  • Beginning of April - Selection Days in Helsinki, Finland
  • Beginning of April after Selection Days - Program Kick-off
  • June 15 - Program Ends

Combient together with KONE and Stora Enso, are looking for the most innovative startup companies around the world to co-create new services and solutions for our business needs. Once selected, we start working you with you on project delivery and onboarding your company as a trusted partner. Read More (Combient Foundry website)




Business Opportunities with KONE – Smart Construction services

People Flow

We are seeking solutions improving the efficiency of people flow at the construction site at all stages of the process. From analytics to visualization of data, identification of the human resources working at any moment at the site, location detection and tracking, wireless and IoT technologies, ect. .

Robotics

We want to find technologies focusing on automation, vertical and horizontal movement of materials and equipment including monitoring, transferring, lifting, loading and unloading, shifting, replacement and so on.

Smart Construction Logistics

We are looking for out-of-the-box smart technologies which maximize efficiency, raising productivity and lowering costs for the entire construction site. From digitalization to analytics and visualization of data, predictive modeling, online support, wireless solutions and materials flow.

Packaging Identification & Track

We believe that for any construction site it is essential to have transparent and real-time information regarding the location and content of their assets, packages and deliveries.
We are seeking technologies that could take the packaging identification and logistics on site to the next level. This includes automation, tracing, visualization, IoT, …

Smart Packaging

Packaging accounts for a significant proportion of waste in the construction sector.
We are interested in solutions that could be applied to our deliveries and logistics ranging from reusable to returnable, recyclable and new materials, IoT, packaging methods and logistics, minimization of storage space...

Something else?

Do you have an idea or a technology with the potential to help transform the construction industry? Are you working with software, sensors, IoT, big data, analytics, packing chain and materials, AI, VR, AR, robotics, automation, tracking, wearables or in any other area that can offer similar solutions? Then we are looking for you!

About Kone

We are a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry. At KONE, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. Our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. Read More (Kone website)





Business Opportunities with Stora Enso – Digitalization Solutions

Virtual Forest

We seek solutions in digitalization, analytics, visualization, big-data, AI, automation and IoT to name a few assisting forest owners in the decision process, management, and maintenance of their lands while increasing sales.

Smart Sales & Purchase

Technological innovations have streamlined timber trade to some degree, but we believe that with technology there’s potential to do so much more. We want technological solutions allowing us to improve the efficiency of the evaluation and selling processes of natural products, taking in account financial and environmental factors. This can include AI, analytics, data visualization, tracing and tracking.

INFORMATION FLOW & MARKET INTELLIGENCE

We seek an omni-channel approach with intelligence that will create new markets, increase our share in existing ones, and achieve a high level of understanding integration and efficiency between the customer buy and Stora Enso sell. We want to find the most useful information sources and tools to understand the customer and market trends to improve our customer knowledge ranging from analytics to visualisation and predictive tools to name a few. We also see an opportunity to create new value for our customers via these solutions.

Smart Packaging

Packaging accounts for a significant proportion of waste in the construction sector.
We are interested in solutions that could be applied to our deliveries and logistics ranging from reusable to returnable, recyclable and new materials, IoT, packaging methods and logistics, minimization of storage space...

SUPERIOR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

We target to create a customizable platform for further integration with our global key customers. We want to offer a unique customer experience and make a step change in the efficiency of cooperation between our customers and Stora Enso. Areas of interest for us stretches from order handling via supply chain monitoring to sustainability performance and finally customers operational fulfilment.

Something else?

Do you have an idea or a technology with the potential to help transform the renewable solutions industry in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions or paper? Are you working with software, sensors, IoT, big data, analytics, packing chain and materials, AI, VR, AR, robotics, automation, tracking, wearables or in any other area that can offer similar solutions? Then we are looking for you!

About Stora Enso

Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. Read More (Stora Enso website)





The Venture Client Program

  • 3-month venture client program and co-working space in one of Europe’s biggest startup hubs, Maria 0-1 in Helsinki, Finland.
  • Getting right to the point, we aim to become your early venture client and make a purchase order during the program.
  • Work closely with KONE and Stora Enso senior leadership and industry experts to identify business opportunities and co-create solutions.
  • Get access to Combient’s team, expertise and network.




  • How to Apply?

    Check out the FAQ(see below) and the Application form for more information on the criteria. If you like what you see and find yourself wondering whether you could be among the winning teams, pitch your great product to us!





    Additional questions? Ask us

    Sébastien Gianelli

    CEO & Co-founder
    Vertical
    sebastien@vertical.vc

    Lauri Lehtovuori

    Manager
    Combient Foundry
    lauri.lehtovuori@combient.com





    FAQ

    When and Who to Apply?

    The application period is currently open. You can fill the form by February 28 and we will get back to you by March 10 with information whether you made it to top 12 startups invited for the final selection days.

    Who can Apply?

    Any startups bringing disruptive innovations in digitalization, IoT, big data, analytics, supply chain, AI, VR, robotics, or in any other part of the chain that could transform KONE and/or Stora Enso business, can apply for the program.

    Where and when the program will take place?

    The program will take in Helsinki, Finland between April 3 and June 15, 2018. We expect a minimum of one to two people from your team to be available to work with the client here in Helsinki for the duration of the program.

    Can startups outside of Finland apply?

    Absolutely. We and our clients have worked with startups on co-creation projects from all over the world.