We are selected to go to Tokyo!

Accenture Innovation Hub Tokyo

Hello world. Let me introduce myself: my name is Julien Winkel and I am co-founder of InForIntelligence. At InForIntelligence we monitor the Open Innovation activities of companies. We gather intelligence with several state of the art algorithms, like image recognition algorithms, scraping and crawling algorithms.

So this is the first blog post on our new site. And not only the first blog post in this space but also the first time I personally write a blog. It’s something I need to train because I will write the upcoming posts myself. In this first one you will learn what we are all about and what to expect on the blog. But first, a big announcement… InForIntelligence is selected for an accelerator program in Tokyo!

More on the accelerator program later. The reason for us to create a blog is because we believe in sharing information. So it felt like a logical step to make our Intelligence more accessible. Right now, we only share information we gather with our clients (such as Achmea and Randstad). In the near future, you can expect a blog post with an in-depth benchmark study on the innovation activity of two companies. It will also give some insight on what our algorithms are capable of.

“ The reason for us to create a blog is because we believe in sharing information. ”

At this moment, we are running our algorithms on Rabobank and ABN Amro. We will share the results: their innovation activity, focus-points and market-wide trends. And one last thing, we created an algorithm which continuously scans for international partnerships between significant companies. We will also share information on the partnerships Rabobank and ABN Amro have with innovative companies. If that intelligence sounds beneficial for you, be smart and subscribe to our newsletter. We will keep you posted.

So far for the introduction, I am getting the hang of it. Time for more information on the accelerator program in Japan.

With our Intelligence we support corporates to create innovation strategies, risk-management and in finding suitable partnerships in specific tech fields (like ‘Predictive Maintenance’ for AkzoNobel). We know first handedly that corporates can struggle with corporate innovation.

This problem is very present in Japan, where businesses are not very used to look beyond their borders. This is the exact reason we applied for the accelerator program ‘Tech Business Camp Tokyo’ two months ago. A program  is created by Tokyo Metropolitan Government and powered by Accenture to raise Tokyo’s international competitiveness and bring further growth to the city.

After rigorous reviews and several selection rounds, we were selected as one of the few participants who will start the two-month program in October.

We will be connected to big Japanese corporates, think of companies like Japan Post, JR Line, Mizuho, Fujitsu and my personal favorite, Seven-Eleven. Japan is a very interesting and peculiar country, with a very strong culture. It can feel like another world, especially in the innovation/tech sector. Because of my personal fascination with these cultural differences in tech, it will be a regular topic on this blog. If you want to follow our Japanese adventures, be sure to subscribe.

“ We will be connected to big Japanese corporates, think of companies like Japan Post, JR Line, Mizuho, Fujitsu and my personal favorite, Seven-Eleven. ”

If you have any questions regarding InForIntelligence, the blog or our services, do not hesitate to get in touch. Fill in the contact form on: www.inforintelligence.com.
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