Willis Towers Watson announces partnership with Plug and Play

Annandale, Virginia, UNITED STATES

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) partners with Plug and Play, one of the world’s leading startup accelerator and open innovation platforms. 

The partnership will help Willis Towers Watson leverage external innovation efforts by positioning the company at the forefront of emerging trends and technologies, furthering the company’s efforts to provide differentiated products and services to its clients.

As part of the partnership with Plug and Play, Willis Towers Watson will assist with vetting, mentoring and collaborating with startups in the Plug and Play ecosystem.

John Haley, CEO of Willis Towers Watson, comments, “Willis Towers Watson was created to help organizations successfully navigate the challenges of operating within an increasingly complex and changing world. In responding to these challenges, in addition to our core offerings, our clients expect us to deliver new and effective solutions – which is why we are focused on continuing to build a culture of innovation – where our people are encouraged to develop new ideas and relationships, inside and outside the company. Our partnership with Plug and Play will help further build our innovation efforts to the benefit of our clients.”

“Our corporate growth strategy comes from listening to the views of our partners and the challenges they face in the industry. It’s through this growth that innovation is spurred and we gain momentum through partnerships like the one we now have with Willis Towers Watson. We are looking forward to forging new ideas with this industry leader.” said Saeed Amidi, Founder and CEO of Plug and Play.

About Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees in more than 140 territories. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas—the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

About Plug and Play

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. We connect startups to corporations and invest in over 150 companies every year. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in 24 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 6,000 startups and 180 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. We provide active investments with 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and host more than 365 networking events per year. Companies in our community have raised over $6 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk. For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com.



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