Chemistry – the new accelerator programme from Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation – is working with the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme to give startups an opportunity to accelerate growth and open up new opportunities.
Chemistry has been created to support businesses with innovative solutions that are near market ready or already established in the market and help them grow further and faster. The programme is industry-led and has been specifically designed to help companies get their products to market quickly, using a collaborative, supportive and professional platform.
Rising to the challenge
TechMarketView is helping Sopra Steria find partners to address three Challenges of major concern to both the public and private sectors:
• Challenge 1 – Innovating Cyber Security: Keeping enterprises safe in a world of developing threats.
• Challenge 2 – Identity Validation and Verification: Ensuring that an individual applying for access to public services is exactly who they say they are.
• Challenge 3 – Transforming the Inspections Process: Capturing and analysing evidence to radically improve the inspection regime for assurance regarding the fulfilment of fiduciary or statutory responsibilities.
“The Cyber threat across the Public and Private sector has never been greater than it is in today’s markets,” says Drew Gibson, Head of Cyber at Sopra Steria. “Organisations are continuously looking for innovative solutions to help them overcome the associated challenges and deliver greater business benefit and customer experience”.
“Identity verification impacts many aspects of citizen’s interactions with Government and is essential for enabling digital trust,” according to Tom McCann, Public Sector Growth Director at Sopra Steria. “Timely validation and verification of identity will help ensure the more secure provision of services for Government whilst, at the same time enhancing the citizen experience across the range of Government services”
“Regulatory and non-regulatory inspection processes are often highly resource intensive requiring planning, efficient completion, digital evidence capture and enablement of a mobile field force,” added Tom McCann. “Many businesses will be subject to multiple types of inspections, possibly from numerous different bodies, using technology to improve this end to end process will lead to efficiency, operational benefits and commercial opportunities for Government but also a much enhanced experience for the inspected entity.”
Selected startups will be given the opportunity to pitch to Sopra Steria for the chance of forming a partnership which could potentially transform their growth in key European markets.
“We have strong, and on-going business relationships with major Public and Private sector clients,” said Myron Hrycyk, UK Partnerships and Alliances Director at Sopra Steria. “We have mature client relationships and a reputation for business transformation and excellent service delivery as well as fantastic facilities and specialist resources that can help startups develop their solutions and grow their business,” he added.
Passionate about startups
TechMarketView and Sopra Steria are passionate about supporting UK startups and scaleups.
“We have raised the profile of hundreds of young companies in the marketplace and helped them meet prospective partners and investors through programmes like Little British Battlers, Great British Scaleups and the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme,” said Anthony Miller, TechMarketView’s Cofounder and Managing Partner.
Startups and scaleups with innovative solutions addressing any of the three Challenges should apply to attend a pitch session being held at Sopra Steria’s London headquarters in early December. Applications close on Friday 1st November.
“We are delighted that Sopra Steria has engaged us to find them innovative partners,” said Miller. This is the fifth Innovation Partner Programme we have run for our clients, attracting well over one hundred exciting startups vying for the opportunity to partner with leading national and international tech companies.”