Simple answer is; we see potential EVERYWHERE! Europe is full of great research, ideas and is still at the top in many areas globally.
But looking around the globe and seeing major technology trends, we believe there’s potential to innovate everywhere; take high-level areas like healthcare, education, energy, transportation or government services and smart-cities.
Some of these are certainly areas where Europe has immense experience without many people realizing it. Our cities are smart, pretty good to live in, our healthcare is high quality. This gives us great base to build on. But high level look at our education or government services and you have the biggest areas for disruption. So disconnected from real people and technology trends. But don’t take our word for it, look around the world and then come and talk to us about your ideas.
Naturally at the start we are building on our previous business experiences and partner networks. From that perspective we are adding immediate value to teams working on technology application in the industries like:
- transportation — whether it’s public transport, automotive, aviation, aircraft manufacturing or cool space tech;
- healthcare & pharma;
- education & publishing;
- communication & telco;
- P2P finance & fintech;
We don’t look only on direct business opportunities. We carefully watch what’s cooking in academic circles and many times we will cooperate with academia on concrete projects. Many global opportunities in Europe-originated projects lie in building on well funded primary research projects.
We look for and want to build on primary expertise in areas like physics, math, behavioral science, AI, robotics, material science.
By building on expertise we mean supporting projects and individuals from applied research, across early idea development and search for product market fit to successful commercialization and global growth. Many of the great global businesses started at academia, let’s use this model too!
Now, one thing we haven’t stressed enough is that we believe in students and young people being in the forefront of our future success.
Our hD42Lab is the space created mainly from our experience with young innovators and ideas holders.
Many really good and sound ideas don’t cross the line into successful business world because of few miss-steps at the beginning. We are here to help and increase that success rate in cooperation with partners and universities. We’ll help you find a place for that idea of yours.
What do you think? Where is your strength and how will you help push Europe forward? Don’t forget, everyone counts and we want you as a member, a partner or a supporter. We are building on great partnerships from the past and we form new ones all the time. Every platform is fueled by its members, so if you are a student, open minded gal or guy, a research institutions, university, accelerator or investor. You may even be a business or corporation which believes in our vision then we are happy to have you on board…just reach out!
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This journal entry was first published at hD42’s Journal.