Mind the Bridge, the International Chamber of Commerce and innovation advisory firm has teamed up to launch their CSS competition awards for the second year in a row and that’s not all. As a respective part of the MENA Digital Scaleup Summit, this team is to identify and expand the world’s top 50 CSS. They pretty much are seeking to recognize the best talents and practice on a global scale in their leveled-up startup collaboration. That includes procurement, licensing, partnerships, accelerators, venture builders, acquisitions along with their other dedicated programs internally.
“Unfortunately there is no silver bullet in open innovation. There are multiple approaches that are continuously evolving over time. That’s why it is important to continue to track best practices at the international level. The ultimate goal of Corporate Startup Stars is to identify role models and to incentivize others to follow suit,” said the Chairman of Mind the Bridge,
The main motivation behind this decision of kicking off this year’s competition from Dubai was the promising ecosystem of the value of innovation in the entire Middle East. And the even was certainly not a coincidence since the initiatives in the region of Expo 2020 Dubai was surely forward-looking along with the ICC-ESCWA Centre of Entrepreneurship in Beirut. But the participation even in this year of the awards is totally free of charge and it can be joined by all the companies and industries within the region of course. The application deadline is June 20th and the winners will be published at the end of this year in Paris