On November 29 and 30, Seville will host the first edition of Al Andalus Innovation Venture, an initiative to strengthen from the Andalusian capital the development of companies based on innovation, and offer profitability opportunities for investors by selecting the best projects. At the appointment, in Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions of Sevillemore than 50 national investors will attend, including KFund, Kibo Ventures, DraperB1, Caixa Capital Risc, Eonic Fund, Angels Capital, 4Founders Capital, Axon Partners, JME Ventures, Encomenda Smart Capital, Athos Capital, Enzo Ventures, Bstartup , Bolsa Social Fund, Swaanlab Venture Factory, Zubicapital, Lanai Partners, Wayra, Telefónica Ventures, Archipelago Next or Bewater Funds.
In addition to investors, Al Andalus Innovation Venture will have the presence of the responsible for innovation of major corporations such as Team System-Software del Sol, AON, El Pozo, Enagás Emprende, Eulen, La Caixa, Ferrovial, Cinfa, Capsa Food, Cofares, Cofigar, Axa Seguros, Santalucía Seguros, Castellana Properties, Eulen, Merck, Astrazeneca, Acciona, Red Spanish Electric, Zelnova or Soltec.
The great protagonists of this convention of entrepreneurs and investorss will be the 60 most promising startups and scaleups in southern Spain. All of them will be previously analyzed and selected by the organizing committee of Al Andalus. The call for the presentation of companies to the final phase of the ‘elevator pitch’ or to any corporate vertical is now open through email@example.com.
Al Andalus Innovation Venture was born with the aim of connecting the main players in the business and investment ecosystem with the most promising startups in southern Spain (Andalusia, Extremadura, Murcia, Castilla La Mancha and Madrid), in two intense days full of activities , presentations and a lot of networking. In addition, among its objectives is shake up traditional business to work with startups as a source of R&D&I; achieve ‘dealflow’ for investors structured in the Speeds Networkings, and favor connections between investors, corporates and startups. The event already has the support of sponsors such as the Andalusian Government, the Seville City Council, LifeWatch ERIC, Cinfa, Acciona, GoHub, Elewit (REE), Enisa, WoodSwallow, Garantia and the Seville Chamber of Commerce.
On the first day, on Tuesday, November 29 in the morning, Al Andalus Innovation Venture will offer a first block of round tables. In it, topics related to retail, sportech, open innovation in the Andalusian ecosystem and entrepreneurship programs for large Spanish companies will be discussed. The afternoon hours will be devoted to the presentation of the 15 projects included in the ‘elevator pitch’ of Al Andalus Innovation Venture.
Wednesday morning, November 30, It will be focused on corporate vertical blocks: fintech and insurtech; health, telemedicine and biotech; sustainability, environment, energy and mobility; agrotech and foodtech, and IoT and Artificial Intelligence.
Pedro González Blanco, CEO of Zelnova; Marian Mouriño, CEO of G360; Javier González Báez, Open Innovation Manager of Acciona; Carlos Blanco, founder of Encomenda Smart Capital, or Chema Nieto, CEO of Socialnius, are some of the guest speakers at the innovation conference.
Of special relevance will be the vertical dedicated throughout the morning of November 30 to the bioeconomy as a horizon for the business sector, and the opportunities within their reach to get involved both large and small companies through public and private investment programs in transformation and innovation in favor of environmental sustainability. Plenary organized with LifeWatch ERIC, the pan-European consortium of virtual digital technology infrastructures to support and promote open data science to better address climate change and the preservation of biodiversity. LifeWatch ERIC’s radius of action is global and it is coordinated from the Andalusian capital, where its headquarters are located, both institutional and technological.