For several years now, Orange’s ambition has been clear: to become the top operator of the Internet age. And that’s why the Group decided to accelerate its “open innovation”; particularly regarding start-ups and to launch the international start-up accelerator programme, Orange Fab. This Initiative started, in the Silicon Valley, in San Francisco and was then deployed internationally: in France, Poland and South-East Asia, in Ivory Coast and in Israel. The Orange Fab programme is aimed at startups which have already developed some products and services. It’s a win-win programme with twin objectives: to accelerate both innovation for our customers and growth for start-ups by allowing them to access the market more quickly. The start-ups benefit from an international network embedded in local dynamic innovative ecosystems, and have access to decision-makers and experts enabling them to develop their own market. DT and Orange have set up a partnership to target start-ups by leveraging their respective incubator and accelerator programmes, hub:raum and Orange Fab. The aim is to make, the two parties more attractive to start-ups and gain access to early stage innovation, as well as to support the growth of European start-ups.