21 May 2019

Naval Group reveals its initial shortlist of Start We Up selected companies at IMDEX 2019 in Singapore

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On May 15th, at 11.30 am, Naval Group Senior Vice President, Alain Guillou held a press conference at IMDEX 2019 where he disclosed the initial selection of Singaporean SMEs who applied to this initiative launched by Naval Group, Start We Up.

The selected companies are: Mesh Network Foundation, Abivin, dDriven Solutions, Threatspan, Brightree, Skylab Services, Stato and H3 Dynamics. You can read more about the companies here.

The Innovation Challenge

Taking place on the 6th of June, this event will be divided into a plenary session during which companies will publicly present their proposal and B2B meetings with experts. Through this initiative, Naval Group aims to change the traditional view of a linear innovation. Naval Group aspires to replace it with a collaborative, systemic and horizontal logic. Start We Up will create a stimulating environment for meetings and exchanges between innovative Singaporean businesses and Naval Group experts. The purpose is to create synergies and to encourage creativity along with an innovative mindset while confronting both worlds. This event is an opportunity to identify solutions for future collaborative projects by targeting short-term incubation (6 month at most). The most relevant businesses regarding Naval Group’s stakes and objectives will be granted a funding to develop joint solutions with Naval Group.

Expanding Naval Group’s R&D activities in Singapore

Naval Group is committed to the development of R&D activities in the region. Following the Start We Up project, a R&D hub, which will be launched next October, will be dedicated to research the latest innovative trends which are relevant to the defense sector. This international collaborative platform of exchanges located Singapore, will respond to a triple objective: boost innovation in new strategic domains such as Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, create a supply of innovative technologies for the regional market in Singapore and Asia as well as supporting the joint effort led by both Singapore and France regarding R&D investments.