Once again, Bilbao PortLab will share its experience as the innovation hub of the Port of Bilbao with the companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs attending b-venture, the largest entrepreneurship event in the north of Spain. Over the course of the two days of this fifth edition embracing innovation, entrepreneurship, ideas and funding, to be held at the Euskalduna Congress Centre in Bilbao on 18 and 19 October, Bilbao PortLab will connect with the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in different spaces, but always from a practical perspective.
On 18 October, the coordinator of Bilbao PortLab, Nagore Ardanza, will participate in a Reverse Pitch to explain the activities being taken forward by the hub, and how it can contribute to the development of innovative ideas and projects in the port and logistics sector.
Bilbao PortLab will also have a space in the b-venture garden, where several companies that form part of the PortLab ecosystem, and whose solutions are related to various aspects of maritime logistics and activity in the port of Bilbao, will pool their experiences. Bay of Biscay Aquatics, D&A Innovative Systems, Erhardt Projects, Izurun and Roseo Eólica Urbana will present and explain their innovative initiatives, all of which have received the support of Bilbao PortLab to take their projects forward.
Start-ups and entrepreneurs will also be able to visit the Bilbao PortLab stand to talk to the innovation hub team and find out about the different ways in which they can present their project.
About Bilbao PortLab
Bilbao PortLab, the innovation hub promoted by the Port of Bilbao and part of the Bilbao Port and River Foundation, has generated an ecosystem of some 400
different players from different backgrounds and with over 100 matches, or actual connections, including 24 “triple matches” involving a challenge identified by the port community, a proposed solution to the challenge and funding for taking the subsequent project forward.
b-venture is the largest entrepreneurship event in the north of Spain. In the four editions held to date, over 400 start-ups have participated and 96 have been selected for competition. The face-to-face event brings together some of the largest companies, investors and venture capital companies in the country, including Indra, CAF Ventures, Acciona, Microsoft, Iberdrola, Metxa, BStartup of Banco Sabadell, Laboral Kutxa, Plug & Play Spain, Lanzadera and Adara Ventures, amongst others. In this edition, 25 start-ups have been selected to present their projects at the event.