Get in the Ring and Fujitsu are looking for innovative startups with solutions that define the digital inspiring workplace of the future to support the digital transition of our corporate customers in the EMEIA region. 

 

Fujitsu is a leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. Fujitsu uses its experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with its customers. It is currently the world’s fifth-largest IT services provider measured by IT services revenue and largest IT services provider in Japan.

 

Since it was founded back in 1935, Fujitsu has been innovating information and communication technologies (ICT) the world over. A long line of landmark achievements and product milestones have made Fujitsu what it is today – a leading company in the ICT space. Fujitsu sees that there are a lot of new, young and inspiring startups that deliver outstanding solutions and technologies which are interesting for our customers as an extension of our current portfolio. Fujitsu wants to maintain the startup ecosystem by connecting startups to corporates and supporting their growth.

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The Challenge

Solutions and Technologies for the Workplace of the Future (2025)

The way organisations work and support their employees to be as happy, mobile, secure and productive as possible is changing. Fujitsu is defining the new standard in supporting the workplace of the future in co-creation with our customers. Introducing new agile ways of working, mobility and by applying Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Cloud and Security services and technologies, we are inspiring workplaces and offices with our customers and making them a reality. We believe innovation is a playing field where startups can highly contribute, so we want to give them the opportunity to provide their unique perspective and solutions.

What will an effective workplace or office look like? What’s going to happen when AI becomes mainstream and the traditional offices disappear? These are all questions that we need to consider for the workplace of the future. 2025 may seem a long way away, but the preparations for the workplace of the future must begin now! The next decade will see nothing short of a revolution take place in the way that we work, from the technology we use, to the people we employ, to where in the world we decide to work. A lot of what will become the norm, is unthinkable today. Does your startup have what it takes to keep up with this ever developing workplace? Do you have a technology or solution that supports this and want to grow your company then this challenge is for you.

Our focus is to connect your company and solution to our customer base and to look for proof of concepts from these customers, so your solutions need to be capable of integration into existing systems with limited effort. Since we are working with sensitive data of our customers, security is also an important aspect to take into account.

We are looking for solutions in the following categories in relation to the future workplace (not limited):

The intelligent workplace

Solutions using technologies like: Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Cloud, PaaS, IaaS, SaaS.

The lifestyle workplace

Solutions focused on (cyber) security and collaboration tools, digital offices, mobile offices and enabling connectivity.

The efficient workplace

Solutions aiming at customer support processes, and the use of Robotics Process Automation and Blockchain technologies.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

  • Pilot contract to test your solution in the Netherlands with either Fujitsu or a Customer of Fujitsu;

  • Pitch slot to our EMEIA Fujitsu portfolio board;

  • Expert coaching in the pilot process;

  • Ticket to pitch during the Fujitsu Forum Munich 2018 for EMEIA customers.

Additional criteria

You should

  • Have a developed solution or product that is ready for implementation;

  • be able to launch a finished product within the next 6 months;

  • Solution should support corporates, be end-user focused and collaborative

  • The solution and/or technology should mainly be an IT solution

  • Solution or product should have B2B or B2B2C target market

  • Your company maturity is at series B/C funding

  • You have a solid team to implement POC’s and you are ready for growth

  • You see a natural fit to grow your business with Fujitsu

MAY 21ST

APPLICATION DEADLINE


The deadline for the applications is May 21st.
MAY 28TH

ANNOUNCEMENT SELECTED STARTUPS


The announcement of the 5 selected startups will be done in the week of May 28th.
JUNE 11TH

FINAL EVENT


Selected companies will be invited to Fujitsu World Tour NL on June 11th, to pitch their solution live and build their professional network. The most relevant startup(s) will be awarded with a pilot project. In November 2018 the winning startup will be heading to the Fujitsu Forum taking place in Munich to pitch to a much larger and international audience.
JUNE - SEPTEMBER

PILOT PHASE


The pilot project will take place together with Fujitsu and potentially a customer, this will be determined within the period of June till September.
Deadline passed

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