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At SOSA, we scout and validate startups for corporations and governments, ensuring innovation teams find precisely the technologies they need to solve business problems, identify opportunities, and build new products.

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You’re in very good company.

Alpha Bank
Klabin
HP
LG
Schneider Electric
Siemens
Natura
Swiss Re
RBC
Tokio Marine
Zurich
MS&AD
Rafael
Shabak
CNI
Austrade
Bizkaia
i2i
Bank Hapoalim
Abu Dhabi Investment Office
Delta Galil
Suzano
HongKongLand
Elta
FinTLV
JETRO
WorldQuant
Insurlab Germany
Harel
Alpha Bank
Klabin
HP
LG
Schneider Electric
Siemens
Natura
Swiss Re
RBC
Tokio Marine
Zurich
MS&AD
Rafael
Shabak
CNI
Austrade
Bizkaia
i2i
Bank Hapoalim
Abu Dhabi Investment Office
Delta Galil
Suzano
HongKongLand
Elta
FinTLV
JETRO
WorldQuant
Insurlab Germany
Harel

Our work is based on three main pillars:

01.

Research

Expert-level market trends analysis and methodological use case definition.
02.

Scouting and Validating

Curation and validation of global market-ready tech solutions.
03.

Operations

A-Z execution of the entire innovation process.

How it works.

We’re methodological about the way we do open innovation. Here’s what to expect from an innovation project:

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Use case
definition
02
Startup
scouting
03
Startup
validation
04
Startup
shortlist
05
Startup
prep
06
Business
meetings
07
Pilot
planning
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Implementations
& investments

See what the right technology can do for you.

Best-fit tech solutions can help you solve acute problems, reduce costs, streamline operations, and build new revenue streams.
Industrial & Manufacturing
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Utilizing IoT for remote maintenance and assessment can reduce production breakdowns by 70% and downtime by 45%.
Utilizing IoT for remote maintenance and assessment can reduce production breakdowns by 70% and downtime by 45%.
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IoT anomaly-detection sensors remedy problems on the spot.
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Repair scheduling and operations occur through AI technology.
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AI tools monitor and analyze data patterns continuously.
Financial Industries
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By using AI-driven EDR, cyber attack detection and response time can be reduced from days to seconds.
By using AI-driven EDR, cyber attack detection and response time can be reduced from days to seconds.
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Continuous endpoint monitoring and analytics with EDR technology.
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Immediate security evaluation to review attack vulnerabilities and respond.
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Automatic detection and response to cyber threats.
Industrial & Manufacturing
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Augmented reality can yield 32% increase in production optimization and 46% reduction of task completing time.
Augmented reality can yield 32% increase in production optimization and 46% reduction of task completing time.
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Wearable AR devices provide accurate and real-time production line data.
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AR will significantly impact the areas of training, workflows, and engagement.
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Line operators can be hands-free for uninterrupted work.
Financial Industries
4
Drive fraude rates close to zero and reduce manual review time by 90% with AI-powered fraud detection.
Drive fraude rates close to zero and reduce manual review time by 90% with AI-powered fraud detection.
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AI’s fraud detection superiority over human analysis.
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Block suspicious activity and manage false positives.
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Companies make well-informed decisions through fraud pattern machine learning.
Industrial & Manufacturing
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Time spent to analyze data can be reduced by up to 95% with supply chain automation and digitization.
Time spent to analyze data can be reduced by up to 95% with supply chain automation and digitization.
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Digital platforms' real-time supply chain monitoring reduces manual involvement.
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Manufacturers' value chain performance increases for forecasting, logistics, etc.
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Deliver uninterrupted operational essential insights through cutting-edge technology.
Financial Industries
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Conversational AI in banking can reduce customer wait time and resolve 80% of queries in the first contact.
Conversational AI in banking can reduce customer wait time and resolve 80% of queries in the first contact.
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Deploy conversational banking chatbots to resolve simple banking queries.
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Conversational banking increases customers' satisfaction.
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Automated support saves employees time to better face complicated issues.
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Digital twin technology can reduce production planning time by 30%, simulating every aspect of smart manufacturing.
Digital twin technology can reduce production planning time by 30%, simulating every aspect of smart manufacturing.
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Digital models and apps transform real-life systems to virtual space.
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Digitals models help predict outcomes, simulate scenarios, and provide insights.
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Efficiency and productivity increase versus the physical world counterpart.
Financial Industries
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DeFi, like smart contracts, can save operating costs and lower operating ratios by 5-13 points for P&C insurers.
DeFi, like smart contracts, can save operating costs and lower operating ratios by 5-13 points for P&C insurers.
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Blockchain-stored smart contracts prompted by predetermined conditions.
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Provide automated insurance claim processes.
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Automatic contract implementation without interference.
Industrial & Manufacturing
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Cloud computing will reduce IT setup and maintenance costs by 50% and energy consumption by 15%.
Cloud computing will reduce IT setup and maintenance costs by 50% and energy consumption by 15%.
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On-demand IT cloud services replace data centers, server ownership and maintenance.
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Decrease electricity consumption and emissions production.
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Live data points analysis via cloud-based management platforms.
Financial Industries
10
Algorithmic underwriting in insurance reduces loss ratio by more than 5%, providing more personalized products.
Algorithmic underwriting in insurance reduces loss ratio by more than 5%, providing more personalized products.
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Algorithmic underwriting allows insurers to automate risk-taking.
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Eliminating scanning preliminary policy documents.
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Insurers can customize bespoke rules and risk appetite matching distinct criteria.
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A tailored funnel to reach your target.

The numbers behind an innovation project.

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Startups scouted
150-200
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Validated startups
30-60
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Best-fit startups
8-12
This is how we clear the noise
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Business meetings
4-6
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Deals
1-3
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This is where you come in

It’s not magic.
Here’s what we validate:

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Use case-fit

Unrivaled resolve to the use case at hand.
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Product

Enterprise-ready, scalable, R&D complete, and ready for implementation.
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Technology

Integration compliance and deployment with existing systems and APIs.
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Finance

Solid financial base security to ensure continuous operations.
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Team

Know-how and expertise to work seamlessly with large organizations.
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Compliance

Adherence to HIIPA, FDA, GDPR, and other regulation requirements.
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Experience

Extensive proven record in current markets and new market growth capabilities.
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Product’s USP

Prominent in the competitive landscape and  patented when needed.

The platform

SOSA’s methodology is powered by SOSA Q, an all-in-one innovation platform where you can manage, track and analyze your entire innovation funnel.

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The results

HP

HP Logo

Use Case

Bridging the digital and physical worlds; creating a whole new way to experience photographs.

Solution

Scouted for computer vision, AI, and image processing startups, one of which was integrated in HP's global smart app.

Scouted startups
40
Validated startups
20
Business meetings
5
Pilots
5

Swiss Re

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Use Case

Tackling eight acute business obstacles in the property, casualty, life, and health sectors.

Solution

Brought together 80 Swiss Re employees with 27 selected startups in a 4-day immersive bootcamp in NYC.

Scouted startups
98
Validated startups
47
Business meetings
27
Business plans
8

Schneider Electric

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Use Case

Implementing the most innovative early-stage startups to enhance and automate SE's processes and sustainability goals.

Solution

Acceleration program for Industry 4.0 startups in supply chain resiliency, smart manufacturing, and connected workers.

Startup applications
100+
Months
6
Participating startups
5
Pilots
5

Suzano

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Use Case

Increase quality control with solutions that measure an inconsistent flow of state-changing materials.

Solution

Applied a variety of advanced sensors to collect data in real-time during the manufacturing process.

Scouted startups
48
Validated startups
6
Business meetings
4
Pilots
3

Klabin

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Use Case

Valorizing industrial waste and manufacturing residues.

Solution

Discovered new applications for Klabin’s raw materials in order to create biodegradable products and new potential revenue streams.

Scouted startups
65
Validated startups
12
Business meetings
6
Pilots
3

Elta

IAI Logo

Use Case

Acquiring the latest drone-related capabilities from the civilian market.

Solution

Integrated a combination of dual-use technologies into ELTA’s aerial operations, including advanced sensors, and interception systems.

Scouted startups
80
Validated startups
40
Business meetings
20
Pilots
4

HP

HP Logo

Use Case

Bridging the digital and physical worlds; creating a whole new way to experience photographs.

Solution

Scouted for computer vision, AI, and image processing startups, one of which was integrated in HP's global smart app.

Scouted startups
40
Validated startups
20
Business meetings
5
Pilots
5

Swiss Re

Swiss Re Logo

Use Case

Tackling eight acute business obstacles in the property, casualty, life, and health sectors.

Solution

Brought together 80 Swiss Re employees with 27 selected startups in a 4-day immersive bootcamp in NYC.

Scouted startups
98
Validated startups
47
Business meetings
27
Business plans
8

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric Logo

Use Case

Implementing the most innovative early-stage startups to enhance and automate SE's processes and sustainability goals.

Solution

Acceleration program for Industry 4.0 startups in supply chain resiliency, smart manufacturing, and connected workers.

Startup applications
100+
Months
6
Participating startups
5
Pilots
5

Suzano

Suzano Logo

Use Case

Increase quality control with solutions that measure an inconsistent flow of state-changing materials.

Solution

Applied a variety of advanced sensors to collect data in real-time during the manufacturing process.

Scouted startups
48
Validated startups
6
Business meetings
4
Pilots
3

Klabin

Klabin Logo

Use Case

Valorizing industrial waste and manufacturing residues.

Solution

Discovered new applications for Klabin’s raw materials in order to create biodegradable products and new potential revenue streams.

Scouted startups
65
Validated startups
12
Business meetings
6
Pilots
3

Elta

IAI Logo

Use Case

Acquiring the latest drone-related capabilities from the civilian market.

Solution

Integrated a combination of dual-use technologies into ELTA’s aerial operations, including advanced sensors, and interception systems.

Scouted startups
80
Validated startups
40
Business meetings
20
Pilots
4
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Year after year, our clients keep coming back.

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Dr. Luca Marighetti
Dr. Luca Marighetti
Former Group Head Tech Transformation
“SOSA truly understands our innovation requirements and knows how to deliver solutions, no matter how complex the challenge or how quickly we need it. We have someone we can speak with at SOSA at all times.”
Emmanuel Lagarrigue
Emmanuel Lagarrigue
Chief Innovation Officer and Member of the Executive Committee
"Innovation is about people, this is why we work with SOSA - this is a secret ingredient, the people. It's about taking small bets, on many different ventures along the way, some of them will change the world."
Phil Hsia
Phil Hsia
President, Global Travel Insurance
“I have been through many innovation programs in my career including with a leading design agency, a strategy consulting firm, an executive education programs at leading universities, and others. I found the SOSA to be the best."
Daljitt Barn
Daljitt Barn
Global Head of Cyber Risk & Head of Innovtion Lab, London
"Partnering with SOSA helped us accelerate our open innovation activities in Israel in no time, knowing that SOSA analysts cover the Israeli tech ecosystem and have the knowledge to provide us with a highly curated deal flow of advanced technologies."
Mitchell Weinstock
Mitchell Weinstock
Partner
“We came to Israel and used SOSA as a source to bring some very innovative companies, in a very innovative format so our teams would have something exciting to look at and listen to. I think we were very successful finding 5 great companies.”
Israel Lupa
Israel Lupa
CTO
"Working closely with SOSA has been essential to our competitive business and innovation advantage, giving us a leg up in the defense industry."
Sasson Darwish
Sasson Darwish
Former Managing Director, Global Investment Banking
“We have been extremely impressed by the companies we've met through SOSA, and many of them have been considered for a POC stage to become part of the RBC vendor universe."
Amb. Dave Sharma
Amb. Dave Sharma
Member of the Australian Parliament
“Israel, in terms of Startup density, is probably the highest in the world, or close to Silicon Valley, and the Israeli ecosystem is the best in the world. This is why we put a landing pad here. We knew we had a lot to learn from Israel."
Niv Raz
Niv Raz
Chief Technology Officer
“SOSA’s scouting efforts pay off for us, with an unbelievable conversion rate of roughly 1 to 5, which means we start to work with at least 1 new startup at the end of each demo day at SOSA – an unheard-of conversion rate.”
Sebastian Pitzler
Sebastian Pitzler
Managing Director
"Our collaboration with SOSA is our most meaningful international partnership. From the beginning, it was of the utmost importance to us to be able to connect the German insurance ecosystem to the Israeli startup ecosystem.
Joel Agard
Joel Agard
Innovation Director
"SOSA's database of precise tech solutions has proven to be of great value, and we are now progressing towards a number of exciting pilots."

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