SkyHive is thrilled to be working with Kickstart Innovation — one of the leading innovation platforms in Europe – along with cutting-edge companies from 11 countries.
Kickstart—out of Zurich, where SkyHive Co-Founder & CTO Mohan Reddy joined the group this year—brings together public and private organizations, startups, investors, and experts, with the shared ambition to deliver next-generation products and services and have a meaningful impact at scale. Kickstart runs six verticals: New Work & Learning, Finance & Insurance, Food & Retail, Health & Wellbeing, Smart Cities, and Intrapreneurship.
This year, the 55+ partnerships Kickstart announced included:
- A compostable-bag company partnering with a retailer to expand its use of sustainable bags
- Two companies partnering to improve medication safety for senior citizens
- A pilot aimed at improving the intelligence of radiators to save energy
The SkyHive partnership involves PostFinance, one of Switzerland’s leading financial institutions. PostFinance will collaborate with SkyHive on a skill-management pilot to unleash human potential and future-proof its IT workforce. SkyHive’s patented workforce operating system helps enterprises, governments, and educational institutions by providing real-time data on skills.
“Established companies in Switzerland are very receptive and committed to working with startups,” Reddy says. “They have dedicated resources to work on new, innovative ideas.”
Let us know if you want more information about our work with Kickstart and with PostFinance.