> 15 innovation hubs located in a business center throughout France, staffed with a team of experts dedicated to working with innovative companies (startups and SME).
> Companies have access to Relationship Managers with in-depth knowledge of local and regional innovation ecosystems and customized solutions designed in collaboration with all of the relevant BNP Paribas Business Lines.
> BNP Paribas launched Innov&Connect, the first innovative bank program to connect startups to companies in France and support their growth.
> The program brings great opportunities to enter new markets and close important deals.
> A partner of BNP Paribas, Numa brings together under one umbrella synergetic activities: coworking, start-up acceleration, community outreach and innovation programs.
> Numa enables all types of entrepreneurs collaborate.
> BNP Paribas is a partner of the Partech Shaker, a campus dedicated to open innovation which brings together leading international companies and the most promising startups in digital. Together, they work on today’s hot topics to grow.
> BNP Paribas partnered with the Partech Shaker in order to bring together business lines from the group and promising startups to explore collaboration opportunities.
> L'Atelier is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas focusing on prospective & innovation. Since 1978, L'Atelier spots ideas, disseminates them, and helps companies put them into practice through consulting and Open Innovation programs.
>It is the close ties with the parent company, the exchanges of information between its various entities, and the encounters arranged and led by its three principal lines of activity that determine the unique character – and strengths – of L'Atelier.
> Innovation Hubs provide expertise and partnerships for innovative companies in Belgium (funding solutions, experts that understand their business, etc.) .
> Innovation Hubs provide added value services around financial expertise and sectorial advisory.
> A BNPP Fortis' Partnership offering an interactive workspace for startups/scale-ups (with a focus on Information and Communication Technology and Fintech), an academic part and an acceleration program, for sourcing the most promising startups.
> The value added for the start-up community to be in Co.station is to gather with other start-ups from the same fields (exchange information, exchange talents, keeping aware,…), to benefit from the academic trainings and to be close to big corporates (especially for those who build B2B solutions).
> lux future lab is composed of two interactive platforms focused on entrepreneurship (the incubator) and on education – the training platform. The aim is to meet peoples’ entrepreneurial needs at the cross roads of their professional development. The lab offers different services to start-uppers ranging from hosting to training, consulting and networking.
> The summer school is a program for students aged between 16 and 18 years. It aims to encourage young people, 1-2 years before they choose their school orientation, to think out of the box about their future and to inspire them two qualities: entrepreneurial spirit and pursuit of excellence.
> Mestiere Impresa is a portal that allows small businesses and startups to network and uncover business opportunities. The platform allows startups to promote their business and develop commercially among a community of trusted peers with direct interaction between users and the Bank.
Through Mestiere impresa the entrepreneur can find:
- Product placement
- Information about own business and needs
- contact with business partners on a one-to-one basis
> BNL BNPP is a partner of LUISS ENLABS, a startup accelerator based in Rome, Italy. LUISS ENLABS runs a 5 months acceleration program that takes startups to the market by providing a network of top notch advisors, mentors, investors, entrepreneurs, as well as facilities and funding.
This strong relationship is aimed at promoting direct connections between the start up and the business community through many initiatives :
- Meet The Start Up: connection with BNL Top Client
- Start Uperitivi: connection with the main Functions of the Bank
- EduCare Start Up: financial educational program
- International Hackathon: Roman Edition of BNPP Hackathon
> Osservatorio Tecnologico IT aimes to research innovative technologies and apply to the banking industry
> Osservatorio Tecnologico IT enables to start pilot/poc of innovative initiatives through a consolidated network of contacts in the IT industry, with a specific care through the startups. The identified and tested solutions in the pilot/poc, could be evolved into the development program
> TEB's Start-Up Business Banking Department and incubation center, providing financial and non-financial support for the start-ups. TEB built a new structure for start-ups from loan allocation department to branch RMs with a new service model and new loan allocation policies.
> TEB Private Angel Investment Platform takes leading projects that have applied from TEB Startup Banking and TEB Incubation Center, to be accessed by TEB Private Clients.
International in scope, the Platform is open to startups located anywhere in the world.
> TEB ‘İcat Çıkar’ (Innovate) is a platform that hosts an annual idea challenge around the finance sector and technology, where customers, university students and techno-entrepreneurs can participate.
To operate the Innov&Connect Program BNP Paribas has opened 2 interactive and stimulating working spaces in Paris and Massy-Saclay.
The 2 WAI (standing for WeAreInnovation) work closely with the innovation ecosystems and offer to the selected startups support and connections with BNP Paribas clients and entities.
Echangeur by BNP Paribas Personal Finance is a technological and marketing center that analyses the latest trends in retail and anticipates their impacts on commerce. Since 1997, its experts help decision makers to build a best in class vision thanks to an immersive and innovative approach in customer relationship. Their analyses are based on returns on experiences, tests, best practices, consumer panels and emerging trends. Its cutting-edge showroom located within the headquarters of BNP Paribas Personal Finance is a great starting point to discover the best innovative solutions for retail designed by our startup partners. Well-known to be both forward thinking and also very pragmatic, Echangeur provides inspiration through conferences, seminars, workshops and learning expeditions, in order to innovate in the right direction.
The BGL BNP Paribas Innovation Hub is located in the Corporate Banking Department of the bank and staffed with a team of experts dedicated to working with innovative SMEs, startups and Fintechs. The Companies have access to Relationship Managers with in-depth knowledge of the Luxembourgish innovation ecosystem and can provide customized solutions for their clients
BNP Paribas International Hackathon is a co-creation initiative between the startup community and the BNP Paribas experts to identify actionable solutions for current business challenges. It extends beyond just a two-day event by putting in place a support system for startups to continue to mature their idea along with experts internally and externally. 5 countries and 3 business lines participate in the adventure, including Bank of the West, BNP Paribas French Retail Banking, BNP Paribas Fortis, BNL, TEB, BNP Paribas Personal Finance and BNP Paribas Cardif.
BNP Paribas and Plug and Play have decided to deepen their partnership by granting access to all Plug and Play worldwide locations to all BNP Paribas entities and launching a Fintech and Insurtech acceleration program in Paris. The first program will start with 10 selected startups on 18th of April for 12 weeks in Paris and will be followed by a second one from next September 2017.