A diverse group of innovators attended the event and presented disruptive digital solutions ranging from Wi-Fi optimisation to cybersecurity, robotics, wearables and smart cities. Throughout the day, there were 4 pitching sessions and over 30 parallel business meetings.
Galgus pitched its solutions for maximizing wireless performance to top Orange representatives and had the chance to deliver a detailed presentation in exploratory one-to-one meetings with Orange managers.
Speaking about the motivations behind the event Bertrand Rojat, Orange Fab’s director, stated: “Orange is very strong on its core business. However, for us to innovate faster, we need to take advantage of the strong ecosystem of startups and SMEs around us. That’s our challenge, and that’s why we’re here today.”
Christian Schneiter, Lead Product Manager for Cloud Solutions and Artificial Intelligence at Orange, addressed the success factors behind Orange’s innovation strategy: “The main factor of success is to focus on solving our customers’ problems. The technology is there only to solve real problems.” Moreover, he shared some advice for the companies in the room: “My advice is to approach us with new ideas to tackle existing problems. As a big company, we need your inputs and fresh perspective.”
Francisco Campins, Galgus’ EMEA Sales Director underlined that: “We’re very happy to be selected for this event promoted by the EIC pilot. We believe our solutions are aligned with the business of Orange and we hope to start a partnership that can help us scale-up our business and grow as a relevant player in the telecoms market.