As part of the development of the open innovation model, the Polish producer of smart home solutions has established a partnership with the venture capital fund YouNick Mint. This is how FIBARO wants to get the most innovative ideas about the Internet of Things from the market. The upcoming Venture Days is an opportunity for companies and start-ups who want to embody and implement their innovations.
The next edition of YouNick Mint Venture Days startup meetings will take place on February 27, 2018, with FIBARO becoming its partner. The call for projects will include solutions that focus on the Internet Things in the areas of voice biometry, artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, cyber security, BigData and the bradly defined eHealth. In order to take part in the meeting, you should first submit your project via the website www.younickmint.com
YouNick Mint’s collaboration with FIBARO will provide originators with access to industry experts who will help them verify the potential of the idea and advise them how to develop it. The best projects can count not only on a financial investment, but also on extended support, within the framework of which it will be possible to test the solution within FIBARO and ultimately its commercialization and introduction to the market.
FIBARO is a company that has been operating in the Internet of Things for over 7 years, focusing on smart home solutions. A big indicator of the company is the fact that complete production, R&D processes and design take place in Poland.
At FIBARO we are implementing the open innovation model. This means that we are actively looking for innovative solutions outside the company. That’s why we are happy to work with funds such as YouNick. – says Joanna Ossowska Rodziewicz, CEO of Fibar Group Intellectual Property Assets Sp. z o.o. – I believe that the upcoming Venture Days will be full of ideas that we will be able to implement together with their authors.
Meetings with the initiators will take place at YouNick Technology Park at Krzemowa 1 Street in Złotniki near Poznan. The deadline for applications submission is 23.02.
FIBARO is a Polish brand, operating in the Internet of Things sector, providing solutions in the field of building automation. In just a few years, the FIBARO System has established itself on six continents, in more than a hundred countries, becoming one of the most advanced, wireless intelligent home systems in the world. FIBARO is a system created, developed and produced in Poland – both the headquarters and the FIBARO factory are located in Poznań. The company employs almost 400 people. FIBARO’s mission is to enrich people’s lives all over the world by creating a comfortable, friendly and safe home space.
It is an operational investment fund which invests in innovative projects at an early stage of development and supports them with the competence of its experts. For the benefit of the entities in which we invest, we perform tasks in the following areas: user research, human resources, business intelligence, IP, strategy product design marketing & sales. The main sectors in which we are looking for new projects are: healthcare, digital healthcare, industry 4.0 We focus on projects that have global potential, a significant advantage over alternative solutions, including technological advantage and a vision of building the value of PLN 150 million over a period of 6 years. www.younickmint.com