Seiko Epson is working with San Francisco-based Runway Innovation Hub to identify technology startups for piloting and partnership.
“Our partnership with Runway has given us the opportunity to understand the Silicon Valley mindset and efficiently gain exposure to innovative startups,” stated Junkichi Yoshida, COO of Epson’s Printing Solutions Division.
Runway and the Epson DX Open Innovation team have achieved strong results, including:
78 startups scouted, analyzed, and evaluated
22 startup meetings & demos sessions from over 6+ countries
11+ partnership discussions
One example is the collaboration with Avatour, a startup developing a remote collaboration platform designed to conduct meetings including for training, inspections, and other site-specific meetings. The company’s software allows users to share a real place where they can see the entire environment at 360° and interact with each other, enabling remote users to effectively participate in site meetings and save time and money.
Epson said it is seeking collaborations with innovators to co-develop solutions for remote work, distance learning, digital collaboration, stay-at-home and remote manufacturing to support its current and future customers as the world is forever impacted by the global pandemic.