We’re very proud to announce that Sodexo has been recognized, for the fourth year in a row, as one of the top Corporate Startup Stars.
As part of the Corporate Startup Stars Awards, startups were asked to nominate corporates that are most active in open innovation, a prestigious annual prize launched under the European Commission’s Startup Europe Partnership initiative in 2016 in recognition of the world’s most active corporates working with startups and identifying worldwide best practices in corporate-startup collaboration.
Sodexo is among 50 global companies that have been recognized through the Awards: 25 as Global Corporate Startup Stars and 25 as Global Open Innovation Challengers. This year the nomination process went global thanks to a partnership consolidated between Mind the Bridge and International Chamber of Commerce earlier this year.
Sodexo was nominated in the Top 25 Corporate Startup Stars in 2020 category among companies such as ABB, AB InBev, BBVA, BNP Paribas, ENGIE, HSBC, NESTLÉ, PepsiCo, Samsung, SAP, Schneider Electric, Shell and Siemens among others.
It is an honor for Sodexo to be recognized for its investments in building a global ecosystem of startups, which works to improve the experience of our clients and consumers. For us at Sodexo Ventures, partnerships and collaborations are key when it comes to an investment. This is achieved by setting the same level of ambition with regards to the implementation of synergies, providing this clarity from the start ensures we build a partnership based on trust. Furthermore, Sodexo Ventures ensures that these synergies remain a focus after the investment by signing both the partnership and investment agreement documents on the closing day.
“We are very pleased to be recognized as one of the world’s leading companies in open innovation. At Sodexo, we truly embrace an open innovation ecosystem as start-ups can bring a ‘disrupting force’ pushing us to go faster and think outside of the box. We put an emphasis on building a strong partnership as this is what brings tremendous benefits to both Sodexo and the startups we work with.” said Belen Moscoso Del Prado, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Sodexo.
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