CSN is one of the most efficient integrated steel complexes in the world. Acting in five segments; mining, steel, energy, logistics and cement, CSN prides itself in its innovative culture.
CSN Inova, is the innovation branch of CSN, which aims to position the company strategically and actively in the innovation ecosystem. We are responsible for implementing the innovation process within CSN, identifying new ideas and tools aimed to the group's operational sustainability.
We identify the internal challenges of different areas of the company and conduct the process of open innovation, connecting our employees with innovative solutions, either through co-creation, co-development, or by partnerships with startups and other agents of the ecosystem.
CSN Inova Ventures is the investment vehicle of CSN Inova. We invest in entrepreneurs committed to creating innovative solutions based on technology focused on the Industry 4.0. We are also looking for disruptive solutions for new markets.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
We look for extraordinary teams: inspiring people, who believe in their solutions and who are motivated to change the world.
Startups in the scale up phase: Products and services that offer technological solutions for relevant challenges
HOW IT WORKS
Why become our partner?
As a strategic investor, CSN INOVA Ventures provides expertise and access to our resources, as well as funding to help companies scale and grow.
Smart Money: Acess to capital in exchange for equity or convertible debt; portfolio companies are supported over the long haul through our smart capital.
Acess to Market/ Traction and Scale: Access to the markets in which CSN operates; portfolio companies could also become our supplier;
Validation of technology: Portfolio companies can validate and improve the solution as they use the technology in the CSN environment.
Technical Knowledge: The CSN INOVA Ventures portfolio companies gain access to CSN leaders and domain experts spanning industries and functions for mentoring, coaching, and commercial guidance.
Network: Portfolio companies connect to CSN’s network of partners and experts who provide the capabilities required for market success. We could also facilitate new business opportunities through introductions to our customers and partners.
What we look for in a startup?
We believe in extraordinary teams and evaluate technological solutions that have great market, the potential to scale and generate a great impact in the world.
Will CSN Inova Ventures invest in my startup?
It's possible. CSN Inova Ventures is looking for technological solutions to invest and it is important that both parties are interested in this partnership. It is importante that you fill in this form so we can have some basic info on your business for evaluation purposes.The registration does not imply that CSN Inova Ventures will make investments. After registration, the team will evaluate the solutions and analyze the possibilities of partnership.
Is there a deadline for registration? What about CSN Inova's Open Innovation Program?
No. Registration is a continuous process and enters our database for investment evaluation.
Our open innovation program is also ongoing. Your registration will keep you in our radar and can result in a future partnership. We may get in touch with you to understand a bit more about your solution.
How many startups are selected?
There is no exact number. As our investment evaluation process is continuous, we will carry out investment partnerships organically.
Questions? Please feel free to contact us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and Conditions
When registering, you authorize that all information provided in this form will be saved and used by CSN Inova to evaluate your business. The registration does not create any obligation between the parties.