Startupbootcamp InsurTech, the accelerator programme focused on insurance technology start-ups, has announced a collaboration with Zurich Insurance Group.

The collaboration between Startupbootcamp InsurTech and Zurich allows Zurich to engage with Startupbootcamp InsurTech’s portfolio of startups with innovative business models and emerging technologies operating at various points of the insurance value-chain.

Sabine VanderLinden, managing director of Startupbootcamp InsurTech, said: “We are very excited to welcome Zurich onto the Startupbootcamp InsurTech program. This collaboration will enable us to provide more international resources to our startups and drive innovation in the insurance industry through collaborative projects. We look forward to working alongside such a notable, global insurer.”

Antony Elliott, Zurich’s group head of business transformation, commented: “We are committed to serving our customers in a way that feels personal, effective and unique. That's why we are so excited to work with Startupbootcamp InsurTech.

“From what we have seen so far, this year’s selection of startups have some really innovative approaches to improving how the insurance industry works for customers, as well as to increase operational efficiency. For us, it's great to work with startups who are solving industry problems with propositions and services our customers desire, and to embrace certain aspects of the startup culture.”

Startupbootcamp InsurTech’s partners include: The Admiral Group; Allianz; ERGO; Exponential Ventures; HDI; Intesa Sanpaolo; Lloyds Banking Group; LV=; Metropolitan; MJ Hudson; MMI Holdings;  Momentum;  Munich Re;  PwC; Route66 Ventures; Scottish Widows; Swiss Re; Talanx;, Tryg; UnipolSai;, and Zurich.