Spting 2018 venture client cycle 21.02.2018

Why Stora Enso is looking to work with startups?

Our company may be over 700 years old, but believe it or not – there’s a lot of things we know nothing about.

Ecosystems, meaning companies helping each other and cooperating to reach their goals, is a phenomenon that’s here to stay. The networks around them are creating new innovations that take things forward in many business areas. Now, we want to create a new ecosystem in the forest and biomaterials industry. We believe in doing things together as innovation never happens in isolation. We don’t know everything and our strength is not enough to try everything – fortunately, we understand this.

New ideas and innovations, powered by co-creation

At Stora Enso, we are now looking for innovative startup teams with whom we can take the ecosystem forward, create new opportunities for different actors and tackle current and future business challenges. We don’t just want new ideas and implement them ourselves, we want to implement them together with you. We have several business-oriented development targets and opportunities where we need your help. Some of our business opportunities are related to the needs of the near future and in some, we take bold steps towards future technology experiments. We are eager to learn, innovate and co-create with you and your team.

Traditionally, large companies see themselves as the most important player in value chains. We want to act and think differently. We want to be part of a value network where all involved partners feel valuable and important. A value network develops services for the entire network and not just for individual players. This way, the construction of services becomes much more attractive and more profitable for everybody involved.

Let’s co-create solutions together

We believe in creating a new ecosystem together with partners and startups. New digital solutions require much energy and know-how and that’s one of the things we are looking for with the Combient Foundry Venture Client Cycle.

Our business opportunities require new and fresh ideas that we want to find together with the brightest startup teams. Are you the one we are looking for?

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