Final Pitching Event
SDN / NFV experts of Swisscom, Telia and Proximus have selected 11 finalist startups out of 55 very relevant applications that we received. They were all invited to Zurich (Switzerland) to pitch their solutions in front of the jury on 9th December 2016.
The whole event was an awesome experience and we would like to thank all participating startups as well as internal and external experts for joining us in Zurich. It was a great opportunity for open discussions and getting to know each other!
The three participating Telcos have all chosen their winners after the pitches and have confirmed that they are going to start a Proof of Concept (PoC) project each right away.
- Swisscom has chosen Metaswitch as their winner and will start a PoC project around their new product Cloud Native Network Evolution.
- Telia Company is going to collaborate with imVision and test their network anomaly detection solution.
- Proximus committed to do a trial with Inmanta's end-to-end orchestrator.
We will now be focusing on getting the PoCs up and running asap.
And again: for all the finalists that were not selected as PoC winners, or even other applicants that didn't make it into the finals, this is not the end. We have discovered great innovations in the field of SDN / NFV for telcos and will definitely get in touch with some more startups over the next couple of months.
And last but not least, we are already preparing the next Calls for Innovation around different topics. Stay tuned!