José de Mello Group promotes meetup with 37 European startups

Mar 15, 2021

On the 17th and 18th of March, José de Mello Group will host an event dedicated to the European startup community in the areas of mobility, health and senior care, through a partnership with the European Innovation Council (EIC), European Commission’s structure responsible for the promotion of innovation.

The EIC Procurers Day powered by José de Mello Group received 125 applications from 23 countries. The innovation teams of Brisa, CUF and José de Mello Residências e Serviços selected 37 applicants from 17 countries. For two days, these startups will share their solutions and ideas and participate in individual meetings with representatives from the three José de Mello Group companies.

This EIC initiative aims to accelerate startups’ market entry, bringing them closer to large companies so they can explore potential partnerships. Similarly, Grow by Jose the Mello was created in 2017 with the purpose of strengthening the connection between José de Mello Group companies and the startup ecosystem, with the aim of supporting and accelerating the development of innovative technologies.

Salvador de Mello, CEO at the José de Mello Group, considers that “this is a unique opportunity to get to know some of the most disruptive startups in Europe. Innovation is one of our values ​​and this initiative allows us to sustain, and strengthen, the José de Mello Group’s commitment towards the growth and sustainable development of the communities where we operate. The synergies that emerge through these events promote knowledge transfer, contribute to the growth and development of startups, and to the introduction of innovative technologies in our businesses.”