The press service of VTB announced that the bank has joined the corporate innovation platform of the accelerator of the Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF). This platform is a one-stop shop for technology companies and startups seeking to build partnerships with large businesses: test their product, conduct its pilot implementations, and scale the project. Thus, VTB is going to find and test innovative technological solutions from the open market together with other IIDF participants, including Otkritie Bank, Gazprombank and Lenta retailer.
As part of the joint search for startups, the partners intend to solve common problems. The focus is on new tools for communicating with customers and making management decisions, personalizing and customizing offers and services based on data analysis, IT infrastructure and HR solutions, commented at VTB.
The bank also expressed hope that the platform will turn into a platform for the exchange of inter-industry and international experience and partnerships, contribute to support for domestic IT developments and help form an open expert community for piloting innovations.
You can apply for participation in the first set until June 24th. Projects will be evaluated according to several criteria: the presence of an MVP (minimum product viability - ed.), At least two people in the team, and readiness for scaling. Based on the selection results, the top 20 startups, together with corporations, will be able to work out business cases for launching pilot projects, as well as gain access to the infrastructure and expertise of partners,” the VTB press service said in conclusion