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The Finalists and Result of Barcelona Pitch Day


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Result Company Name URL
Woonest Spain S.L.
LactApp Women Health SL
Nectarcompany SL
Winner The Social Coin
Marketeer LAb.
9ineSports Network
Gloom Networks SL
ASAP payments LLC
Winner of the Venue

The Barcelon10a Contest was held at everis on Feb 10 and social coin was selected as the winner.
social coin was invited to the Grand Finale in Tokyo on March 15.

2月10日にバルセロナコンテストがeveisで開催され、 social coin社が優勝しました。東京で会いましょう。

Barcelona Pitch Day

Date and time February 10, 2017 10:30-16:00
Venue Everis Office
Avinguda Diagonal, 605, 08028 Barcelona
  • Xavier Marin
    Innovation Director
    Banco Sabadell
  • Josep M. Piqué
    IASP (International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation)
    EIX (Business Angels network)
  • Marc Alba
  • Kotaro Zamma
    Head of Section of Open Innovation and Business Incubation
    NTT DATA Corp.
Special session Open Innovation Trend in Japan Business operation in Europe
  • Nobuyuki Akimoto
    General Manager, Smart-life Planning Department

The winner will receive:

  • ●The chance to pitch at the Grand Finale in Tokyo.
  • ●NTT DATA will cover travel and accommodation expenses(2 days) for two people for Grand Finale.
Details of the pitch day is subject to change without notice.
Orientation Day
Private Visits. Ask to the contact
Private Visits. Ask to the contact
Josep M. Piqué
IASP (International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation)
EIX (Business Angels network)

President of Technova Barcelona – La Salle Innovation Park
President of International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation

Josep Miquel Piqué is a Telecommunication Engineer from La Salle and UPC and MBA from ESADE. He holds also diplomas from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California-Berkeley and Universitat Ramon Llull.

He is a disciple of Professors Henry Etzkowitz (co-founder of Triple Helix), Francesc Solé Parellada (Entrepreneurship) and Jerome Engel (Clusters of Innovation).

He is the President of XPCAT (Catalan Network of Science Parks), Vice-President of APTE (Spanish Network of Science Parks) and President of IASP (International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation).

He is expert of the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) of the European Commission and member of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies of the United Nations Commission for Europe (UNECE).

His long professional experience in university management has leaded him to promote and lead Postgraduate Programs, Technology Transfer Centers, University Incubators and Innovation Science and Technology Parks. He has promoted several hybrid organizations taking the partnership model University-Industry-Public Administration.

In the field of public administration has been CEO of the District Innovation - 22 @ Barcelona, Director of Strategic Sectors of the Agency of Local Development - Barcelona Activa and CEO of the Office of Economic Growth of the Barcelona City Council. Among other projects he has participated in teams of Barcelona European Capital of Innovation and Barcelona Mobile World Capital.

He has published several papers in publications and congresses on Innovation Ecosystems. He has participated in several international forums in Europe (Bulgaria, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Italy and UK), America (Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, U.S.A.) and Asia (Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Japan and China).

The central line of his activity is the promotion of Knowledge-based Economy and Society in order to consolidate Knowledge Cities on Smart Cities.

Marc Alba

Marc Alba is a leading expert in Disruptive Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Exponential Technologies, Digital Transformation, Regional Development and Socioeconomic Transformation. Throughout the past 20 years, he has combined diverse positions, which provide him altogether with a holistic perspective of the key socioeconomic challenges that businesses and societies are facing worldwide: Researcher, Entrepreneur, Chief Innovation Officer, Transformation Director, Founder of non-profit movements and Advisor of a large and varied set of both private and public organizations.

He has carried out his activity in multiple sectors, including Automotive, Telecom, Industry, Banking, Insurance, Government, Energy and NGOs/NPOs.

Marc is the (co-)author of five books and has written more than one hundred publications and articles. His latest books are i-Leaders (innovation leaders): From the business of innovation to the innovation of business and The key to Spain’s transformation: Civil society takes the floor.

Besides, he is the co-founder of the civil society initiatives TransformaEspaña and TransformaTalento (TransformTalent), and the father of the Innovation Management methodology COTIM (Cash-Oriented Total Innovation Management).

Currently, Marc works as a Managing Partner of the everis Group. He sits in the company’s Steering Committee, being the Chief Innovation Officer. Marc is the founder and head of the everis NextGen initiative and the NTT DATA Global Disruption Hub.

He is also a Fellow of the everis Foundation and President of the TransformaEspaña Association. He is actively involved in boards and think tanks related to Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Regional Development and Education.

Kotaro Zamma
Head of Section of Open Innovation
and Business Incubation

Having worked in NTT DATA for nearly three decades, Zamma knows the IT industry of Japan inside out, and firmly believes that open innovation will revitalize his company and the industry.

As the head of Open Innovation and Business Incubation, he directs biannual contests and monthly forums to find and introduce promising startups to business units and customers of NTT DATA, and runs programs that put the partner startups on the fast track to proof-of-concept and new business.

Nobuyuki Akimoto
General Manager, Smart-life Planning Department
1987 - 1999 Nippon Telegraph and Telecommunication Inc. - Projects launched in Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka
2000 - NTT DOCOMO Inc. - DOCOMO Innovations COO, DOCOMO Capital CEO, - DOCOMO Innovations, Chairman - PacketVideo Corporation board of director
2013 – 2016 NTT DOCOMO Ventures, President
2014 – 2016 Japan Venture Capital Association(JVCA), Director - Chairman of Open Innovation Committee