New Process Supports Year-Round LG NOVA Collaboration with Startups, with the Goal to Accelerate New Ventures Aimed at Creating a Better Future
SAN FRANCISCO -- LG NOVA, LG Electronics' North American Innovation Center, has launched the next version of its Mission for the Future program designed to discover, build and grow highly impactful mission-driven new businesses in collaboration with startups and entrepreneurs. The program, accumulating more than 3,500 submissions from startups over the last two years, is shifting to a year-round process to increase its ability to deeply engage with selected companies to advance technology innovations and build new ventures that will help create transformational positive change in the world.
"Over the past two years, we've built a great community of innovators, established a strong network of capital partners and made new strides in collaborating with companies outside of LG to build new businesses. In this third year, we've created a new process that will enable us to be more agile at addressing changing market needs and launching solutions that address real-world problems to drive transformational change for a better tomorrow," said Dr. Sokwoo Rhee, LG Electronics senior vice president of innovation and head of LG NOVA.
The Mission for the Future initiative is also set to broaden its scope to grow innovation by creating more opportunities for idea sharing and collaboration with the wider innovation community through discussions taking place this week at LG NOVA Innovation Festival at the Hibernia in San Francisco, Oct. 25-26.
Rhee said LG NOVA's program has demonstrated "remarkable success in fostering interest, innovation and collaboration across industries." Last year, LG received more than 2,100 applications, with 756 applications focusing on digital health, 783 applications in futuretech and 574 applications in cleantech. Several companies that have participated in the program have not only accelerated their business growth but have also made notable contributions to digital health, cleantech and futuretech.
By joining the Mission for the Future initiative, the companies will join a community of innovators working to create innovative technological solutions to advance and improve people's lives. In this initiative, spearheaded by LG NOVA, companies will have opportunities to collaborate, come together to discuss key topics for entrepreneurs and innovators and network with investors, corporate partners and institutions to find opportunities for business growth.
The call for submissions open today. Learn more about the opportunity at https://www.lgnova.com/join-the-mission.