Telefónica Activation Programme, how to scale your startup

Olivia Brookhouse    28 May, 2020

Today we bring you a post aimed at all you entrepreneurs. According to a study conducted by Wayra, 74% of startups are seeing their business affected by the damage of the pandemic. Added to that 54% of them perceive actively seeking an investment to be a major risk.

Telefónica Activation Programme can be a great ally for those entrepreneurs who want to scale up their technological solutions and, especially in these times, need to have a partner by their side. Below, we explain all the details about the programme and how to apply for it.

What is the Telefónica Activation Programme?

It is a Telefónica initiative that helps startups to innovate and scale their technological solutions. At the moment, the programme accepts startups in three categories: Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence or Blockchain.  In each category, the startups will obtain the following benefits:

What benefits can I get by choosing #IoT technology?

Those accepted companies that have requested the IoT technology, will benefit from 6 months of free IoT connectivity, with access to the Kite connectivity management platform in order to manage their solution in an integral way.

Furthermore, when applying for LPWA connectivity, they will receive an IoT module and access to The Thinx laboratories to test NB-IoT or LTE-M connectivity. A qualified technician will always be available to give support to solve any technical doubts.

What benefits can I get by choosing #Blockchain technology?

 Regarding Blockchain, participants will enjoy unlimited access during the program to the modules of the TrustOS platform. This platform is able to easily incorporate the main benefits of immutability and transparency in the value proposition of companies.

Thanks to this hybrid solution developed by Telefónica (which combines public and private networks) companies will be able to simultaneously benefit from the transparency and trust of public networks, guaranteeing the performance and scalability necessary for business operations.

 What benefits can I get by choosing #AI technology?

Those companies that choose AI technology will receive access to the LUCA Suite, a platform that allows them to automate data processing and integrate Machine Learning capabilities in an easy and intuitive way.

 In addition, all accepted companies will have specialised support, with the opportunity to accelerate their business with Telefónica and access to Wayra’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Entrepreneurs have always shown their courage in the face of problems. In fact, Wayra’s study states that 60% of the startups had a crash plan before the crisis began.

 Specifically, we talk about 59% of startups who are leading actions aimed at generating a positive impact during the crisis. Among the most outstanding initiatives we’d like to draw attention to those dedicating themselves to the production of PPE with 3D printers, free transport for the medical staff, and so on.

Thanks to their talent, creativity and effort, entrepreneurs continue to demonstrate their ability to adapt and react quickly to unforeseen events.

At Telefónica, we continue to be committed to innovation on the path to development and growth. And as a result, we launched the Telefónica Activation Programme.

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