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Open Call - EIC Corporate Day with Schneider Electric: Let's enhance innovation together!

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Oriana Baptista

The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Schneider Electric invite EIC beneficiaries to apply to this EIC Corporate Day in Paris, France on 13 & 14 December 2022. The French multinational is looking for partnerships and startups that can enhance innovation together and work on joint solutions in terms of digital organisation and data collection. 

 

Make sure to apply until 14 October 2022 

  

Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of their energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. They call this Life Is On. They drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centres, infrastructures, and industries.  

 

They are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about their shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.  Schneider Electric (SE) caters to their customers in different capabilities, such as Pricing and Quotation, Customer Care Centre, Sales and Inside Sales, Field Services and more. Schneider Digital helps its customer and frontline employees by providing great digital experiences and digital tools and platforms to simplify their life. To that end, Schneider Electric is interested to work with EIC beneficiaries that answer challenges coming from the Digital Organisation department of Schneider Electric (more info below).   

  

EIC beneficiaries selected to attend the EIC Corporate Day with Schneider Electric on 13 & 14 December 2022 will have access to specific training, pitching, pre-arranged meetings with top decision-makers from Schneider Electric and the possibility to network with high-level partners and like-minded innovators in a dedicated physical event. 

 

Who can apply? 

Applications are open to all EIC beneficiaries that are working on innovations related to the following challenges (please click on each respective challenge to learn more)

  

Challenge 1: 

It is concerning Innovative technology to increase Data Quality (DQ) and the efficiency of the existing CRM, pricing, sales and service platforms. That includes finding new solutions for automation of DQ initiatives for data objects, intelligent correction, enrichment, suppression, duplicate identification, addition, etc. 

 

Challenge 2: 

With the intention to revolutionise the experience of their Field Services Agents. That includes finding new solutions to help leverage AI for providing suggestions and troubleshooting guides, AR/VR technology for saving time on the connected products, among others. 

 

Challenge 3: 

To help transform Sales Agents’ and their Managers’ efficiency. That includes finding new solutions that include a recommendation Engine for guiding agents in their sales journey by gathering externally available market and internal data or a recommendation board for managers providing the best leads to work on, using historical data – and more. 

 

Challenge 4: 

To assist with dynamic pricing optimisation. That includes finding new solutions in the digital spectrum such as Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, etc. 

 

Challenge 5: 

To better assist with ‘from image to order’. That includes finding new solutions in the areas of machine vision, AI, Image recognition, and machine learning to decipher the electrical schema diagrams either on paper or digital and recommend the customers Schneider Electric (SE) products based on the specifications in the drawings. 

 

Challenge 6: 

A technology to transform Customer Support Agents. That includes finding new solutions in the form of automated assisted support that empowers and augments their agents with intelligent recommendations of the assets, next best actions and swift pre-filled answers, and more. 

 

Please note that you must apply per challenge (not to the overall EIC Corporate Day). Therefore, please specify which challenge(s) you are interested in. 

 

Opportunities for selected EIC beneficiaries  

  • Privileged access to one of the world’s leading companies, with the potential to initiate strategic partnerships along with increased visibility and possible access to new markets. 

  • Networking opportunities with relevant business counterparts based on your company profile. 

  • Personalised online training on pitching techniques and Schneider Electric’s specifications before the event.  

  • Services related to support before, during and after the matchmaking event. 

  

Application 

EIC beneficiaries can apply by clicking on the following link: 

https://eic.eismea.eu/mydashboard/form/318/  

After logging in with their EU-Login, please fill in the respective form. 

In the application form, you should include the answer to the questions: 

  • What is your business compliance with the matchmaking event? 

  • What are your expected specific synergies/outcomes for your potential business with the corporation? 

 

Please note that you must apply per challenge (not to the overall EIC Corporate Day). Therefore, please specify which specific challenge you are interested in. 

 

Please acknowledge the information you provide on the application form is shared with Schneider Electric to maximise potential benefits and ensure the effectiveness of meetings. Based on its business interests, Schneider Electric will select the final participants among the applicants. 

 

The Business Acceleration Services team will contact all selected applicants once the process finishes. However, this contact does not include feedback or recommendations for those not selected. 

  

About the EIC Business Acceleration Services  

This opportunity is brought to you by the EIC Business Acceleration Services.  To explore other opportunities to connect with the largest corporates in Europe, keep an eye on our events page

  

All participants are expected to fill out a brief satisfaction survey shortly after the event and a business impact survey after six months. Failure to do so may lead to exclusion from future Business Acceleration Services. 

 

Cancellation policy 

Cancellations will only be considered in duly documented cases of “force majeure”. Unjustified cancellation can lead to exclusion in future Business Acceleration Services events. For additional information, please refer to our Helpdesk (please choose “EIC Corporate Day with Schneider Electric” as the subject).

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