About.

NESTLÉ START AND CO. 2020 is an Open Innovation Programme promoted by Nestlé Portugal in partnership with Nova School of Business and Economics.

The goal of the Programme is to identify and select the most promising startups and entrepreneurs, who want to grow by exploring synergies, co-creating and co-developing new paths and future business.

Startups that demonstrate the value of their solution to Nestlé and that can make a significant contribution, will have the opportunity to apply their projects in a leading client and a powerful brand. Startups will be able to co-validate and co-refine its innovative solutions, facing new challenges, in a real environment and partnership directly with Nestlé Portugal.

Challenge.

We are in if you...
… believe in businesses
that improve quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.
… share the ambition
to innovate, empowered by technology, guided by principles of sustainability - change the world.

… are open to co-create
new paths and future business with a partner like Nestlé Portugal, with competitive advantages that can leverage and make it bigger.
… consider starting small,
testing everything with the portuguese market as a testbed and then scaleup with a partner that has global reach.

START AND CO 2020 CHALLENGES.

1. NEW CHANNELS
Do you want to leverage on consumer purchasing habits transformation by disrupting with different direct to consumer solutions that unveil the potential of omnichannel approach?
2. AGILE SUPPLY SOLUTIONS
Do you want to exceed supply chain increasing demands and challenges by anticipating agile, efficient and flexible supply solutions from our suppliers and to our customers?
3. HEALTHIER FUTURE
Do you want to promote a healthier lifestyle by empowering the future of quality of life, smart nutrition, health and wellness of the families?
4. TECH 2 CONVENIENCE
Do you want to explore technology ability to respond to existing and unmet consumer needs by enhancing useful experiences with a more convenient, immediate and personalized approach?
5. SUSTAINABILITY
Do you want to drive Planet Centric innovation by reducing the environmental impact across Nestlé Portugal value chain ecosystem?
6. RETAIL & BRAND THEATRE
Do you want to create the future of customer relationship with brands by creating unique and sensorial experiences to the increasingly sophisticated consumers at home and out of home?
7. WILDCARDS
Do you want to provoke Nestlé to co-innovate with you by creating an illogical matchmaking that will nurture a partnership to develop a new complementary business opportunity or even anticipate a future breakthrough challenge?

Program Structure.

01.
APPLICATIONS
Jul-Sep 2020
Scouting the most promising and innovative startups.
02.
SELECTION
PITCHING
MATCHMAKING
Sep 2020
Pitching of top 20 startups to Nestlé executives.

Oct 2020
2 Days Matchmaking with the pre-selected 10 startups working on real Nestlé cases.
03.
CO-DEVELOPMENT
Oct-Dec 2020
Up to 5 startups with the best fit to Nestlé will be able to co-create and co-develop innovative solutions at the Start and Co. Box at Nestlé Headquarters in Lisbon.

STARTUP INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM.

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Contact.

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