We help corporates to harvest business value from open innovation and startup-collaboration

Sopra Steria Scale up

Innovation is all about connecting the dots

Open innovation and collaboration has never been more important as the speed of technology development increases as well as business volatility

With Sopra Steria Scale up we aim to be the international bridgebuilder and unlock the values and benefits from collaborating. We assist incumbent organizations to get access to the latest solutions and help startups to get access to the right opportunities.

Sopra Steria Scale up is based on the mindset of open innovation where ecosystems and collaboration outside its own organization are vital. We act as the ecosystem orchestrator and connect the dots by combining innovative solutions from startups and scaleups to solve real business problems. To secure value creation when exploring new business opportunities, we add a structured way of running innovation processes from idea to implementation.

Sopra Steria Scale up’s vision is to be the preferred partner for catalyzing open innovation and provide services in order to build in-house innovation capabilities both in short- and long-term perspective.

Open Innovation Report 2023

Surviving the storm

How corporate-startup collaboration is the key to thriving amid economic turbulence
Corporate-startup collaboration is surging as companies leverage the power of smaller, agile businesses to outsource their R&D projects to innovate as the global economic slowdown squeezes already tight budgets, according to Sopra Steria’s new research.

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Report: Mind the gap

Successful implementation of corporate-start-up collaborations can offer huge benefits to both parties involved. However, the pitfalls are many when two very different organisations work closely together.

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Digital first is our main strategy. We want to give our customers access to new and better technology, while at the same time innovating in order to stay competitive. Therefore, this is an exciting concept to try.

Gøril Aune, Director of the accounting division at DFØ



Accelerate innovation with the 4 steps of Sopra Steria Scale up


Assess innovation capabilities, needs and opportunities at the corporate.


Identify, validate and align with the right ecosystem partners.


Collaborate, co-innovate, test and measure under clear governance.


Scale the success and integrate the solution to harvest business value.