Hosted workshops are designed to enable in-depth knowledge exchange and dialogue between attendees about innovation challenges of their interest and how to implement specific innovation practices in their firms.

 

Each workshop is attended by 160-200 innovation executives and includes:


Presentations by executive speakers and industry experts


Immersive roundtable discussions on selected topics


Informal networking breaks to build connections




workshops

  • Workshops in Europe
  • Workshops in China
  • Workshops in the USA

Upcoming Events


Business Model Innovation in the Digital Era Creating New Businesses Using Digital and IoT – and Organizing for Internal & External Startups

Presentations by:
ENGIE, Konica Minolta, Bosch, Volvo Car Mobility, Volkswagen, New Design University

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ENGIEEven Big Companies can Innovate: Funding and Organizing for New Business Creation, Leveraging Startups, Spotting Weak Signals, and Embracing Digital Innovation
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New Design University St. PöltenHow to Find Business Model Innovation Ideas and Introduce Them to the Market: Innovation Culture as a Key Success Factor
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Roundtable Discussion I: 1) Exercise on Rethinking Business Models; 2) Exercise on Innovating and Scaling in Ecosystems; 3) Selection of topics

Volvo Car MobilityBuilding a Fully Standalone Company to Offer a Real Alternative to Car Ownership in Cities
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Konica MinoltaCreating, Incubating and Scaling New Digital Businesses: Organizing, Success Factors and Partnering with Startups
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Roundtable Discussion II: 1) Exercise on Rethinking Business Models; 2) Exercise on Innovating and Scaling in Ecosystems; 3) Selection of topics

Volkswagen GroupIncubating and Accelerating New Business Models, Creating Digital Services, and Managing Organizational Obstacles
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BoschThe Journey of Developing a Digital Business and Scaling It within a Large Firm
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Wrap up and Plenary Sharing

Drinks on the premises


Abstract

Business Model Innovation: Setting up a Startup to Disrupt the Core Business • The Methodology for Business Model Innovation – from Initiation to Implementation • Scaling at the Right Time by Validating and Maturing New Business Models • Setting up an Internal Incubator or Accelerator – from Organizing to Culture and Ways of Working • Leveraging Business Model Patterns to Go beyond Industry Logic and Think outside the Box • Identifying the Right Way to Organize for New Businesses – from Resource Allocation to Management Approach • The Limitations and Applicability of Lean Startup for Business Model Innovation in Corporations • Enabling Fast Decision-Making and Clear Communication • Creating and Developing New Digital Businesses • Validating Uncertain Ventures and Working with User Feedback • Selecting the Right Ideas to Avoid Innovation Theatre • Finding the Right Balance between Integration with vs Separation from the Core • Implementing New Digital Business Models in a Large Hardware-Based Firm • Partnering Strategically – and Leveraging Collaborations to Learn and Scale Faster

Startup Collaboration: Make vs Buy Decisions • Integrating External Startups Into the Organization • Leveraging Internal and External Incubators/Accelerators • Adapting the Approach to the Size and Speed of Startups

Customer Centric Innovation & Portfolio Management Making Balanced, Customer Oriented, and Agile Portfolio Decisions – and Leveraging Customer Insights and Market Experiments for Innovation

Presentations by:
ENGIE, Philips, Solvay, Danone, P&G

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ENGIEBeing Customer Centric in New Business Creation and in a B2B Context – and Allocating Resources in a New Business Creation Context
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PhilipsNeeds-Driven Innovation Portfolio: Balancing Core vs. New Business
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Roundtable Discussion I: Insights and challenges

SolvayPortfolio Management: Leveraging Agility and Customer-Validated Insights for Breakthrough Innovation
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DanoneDriving User Centricity: Generating User Experience Insights, Co-Designing with Users, Changing Mindsets and Engaging Internally
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Roundtable Discussion II: Selection of topics

P&GShaping the Future: Designing Future Ideas with Today’s Consumers
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Panel and Plenary Sharing

Drinks on the premises


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Portfolio Management: Ensuring Agility in Executing Portfolio Choices • Using Strategy and Real Customer Needs to Drive Portfolio Choices • Balancing Investments in the Core versus New Business • Balancing Long-Term Focus on Technology Platforms with Fast Decisions on Specific Projects

Customer-Centric Innovation: Driving a Customer-Centric Mindset throughout the Organization • Leveraging Digital Tools to Enable Fast Delivery of Breakthrough Projects • Applying a Customer-Centric Approach for New Business Creation Tailored to B2B • Co- Designing and Iterating with Different Tribes of Users • Embedding User-Centric Teams within the Business and Operations • Using Prototypes and Market Experiments for New Business Creation • Building a Strong Global Community to Drive User Centricity – and Working Cross-Functionally • Anticipating Users’ Needs by Leveraging User Observation and Google Search Analysis • Making Go/ No-Go Decisions and Resource Allocation within a New Business Creation Context • Getting Quantitative Customer Input Early and throughout the Innovation Process

Emerging Technologies and Foresighting Leveraging AI, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, IoT – and Using Tech Foresighting to Inform Innovation

Presentations by:
DHL, 3M, Google, Ericsson, BASF, BMW, Nestlé, Deutsche Telekom

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Emerging technologies: identifying relevant emerging technologies and use cases, finding suitable applications inside the business, getting early revenue streams, leveraging new technologies to innovate value propositions and business models.

Foresighting: understanding the impact and opportunities from emerging technologies and other long-term trends, translating foresights into innovation and action.

Transforming Organizations for a Digital Future Building Organizational Capabilities for Renewal and Change – to Address the Digital Revolution and the Shift to a Circular Economy

Presentations by:
DHL, Bosch, Lanxess, Covestro, Deutsche Telekom, Volvo Group, L'Oréal, P&G

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Transforming established organizations to a new reality of VUCA and digital and circular economy, creating organizations that are fit for innovation and change, building leadership capabilities for change and agility, preparing and supporting people within the organization for change and upheaval.

Internal and External Startups Creating New Businesses Inside the Company and Working with Startups to Boost Innovation

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Internal & External Startups for New Business Creation Supporting Intrapreneurs and Leveraging External Startups to Build New Business Models

Presentations by:
Microsoft for Startups, BMW, CEIBS, Merck, Philips, Covestro

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Internal Startups and Intrapreneurs: getting the right people on board, encouraging new ideas and startups from within, nurturing an innovation culture where intrapreneurs can create startups, getting business units to invest in ideas and startups, assessing the readiness of startups to transition to operating units, and building a gamechanging innovation proficiency.

Collaborating with External Startups for Growth: attracting and leveraging startups, collaborating with them, partnering with incubators & accelerators, adapting processes to the speed of startups, forming & scaling partnerships, and following the venture market.

Digital Transformation & Digital Startups Mastering Digital Innovation – Transforming the Organization and Leveraging the Startup Ecosystem

Presentations by:
Airbus, Michelin, Sanofi, EDF, Porsche, Philips

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date and program might be subject to change

Digital Transformation: building digital business models and platforms, leveraging digital to create new services, changing customer relationships, rethinking value chains, and creating smart and connected products that leverage IoT and enable new value propositions.

Organizational Transformation: creating an organizational capability for digital business model innovation, setting up a digital incubation unit and balancing centralization vs business unit ownership.

Leveraging the Startup Ecosystem: mapping and understanding the Chinese startup ecosystem, identifying the right technologies & startups, and considering a suitable maturity stage for engaging.

Digital Innovation & the Role of Data, Analytics, and AI Leveraging Digital Technologies and Data for Innovation – Consolidating Data (the New Gold) and Employing Analytics & AI to Create Customer Value

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Design Sprints for Innovation & Market Growth Using Design Thinking & Prototyping to Learn About Customer Needs and to Speed up Innovation & Business Development

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Innovation & Ecosystems for Sustainability & Circularity Putting Sustainability and Circularity at the Heart of Innovation – and Leveraging Startups and Ecosystems for Circular Business Models

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Culture & Agility for Digitalization and Times of Change Being Nimble & Agile, and Cultivating a Culture of Innovation throughout the Company, to Deal with the Force of Digitalization and with Global Disruptions on Multiple Fronts

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Digital Innovation & Startup Collaboration Embracing Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies, e.g. AI and 3D Printing, and Partnering Successfully with Digital Startups

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Digital Innovation: leveraging digital technologies to create new value propositions and business models, creating digital platform and service-oriented business models, and organizing for digital transformation.

IoT: building smart products, connecting products to get closer to customers and create new value for them, leveraging IoT to optimize operations, ensuring end-to-end control of the supply chain, and enabling connected customer journeys.

AI: understanding AI use cases, leveraging AI for innovation and value creation, and using AI to improve decisions.

3D Printing: leveraging additive manufacturing for prototyping and creating new value and business models.

Design Thinking, Lean Startup & Agile Creating an Integrated Innovation Approach and Culture Using Elements of Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and Agile

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date and program might be subject to change

Design Thinking: making Design Thinking available to teams inside the firm and co-creating with customers.

Lean Startup: using experimentation and iteration and MVPs – also in asset-heavy industries.

Agile: being agile, and getting people and leaders on board.

Linking the Three Approaches: challenges & limitations of each, and using them in an integrated way to boost innovation in complex firms.

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Previous Events


Agile & Lean Startup Culture Transforming Established Firms into Agile and Innovative Organizations with a Mindset of Experimentation and New Growth

Presentations by:
GE, Volkswagen, Bayer, Lufthansa, Manchester Univ.

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GETransforming a Behemoth – Changing Course and Culture, and Implementing Lean Beyond the Factory Floor
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Alliance Manchester Business SchoolHow Agile Leadership Can Transform Your Business: A Blueprint for Change in Our Digital Age
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Roundtable Discussion I: 1) 8 ways to scale agile; 2) Selection of topics

Volkswagen Ideation:HubWorking Agile in a Non-Agile Environment: Setting Up Cross-Functional Teams and Combining with Design Sprints and Lean Startup
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Roundtable Discussion II: 1) 8 ways to scale agile; 2) Selection of topics

BayerThe Journey in Adopting Lean and Agile, Building Networks of Coaches and Ambassadors, Changing the Culture, and Driving Intrapreneurship
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Panel and Plenary Sharing, with feedback from exercises

Drinks on the premises

Lufthansa GroupPost-workshop session: Acting Agile in a Corporate World - A New Perspective on Collaboration Enacted with Improv
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Agile: Bringing Agile Ways of Working to a Non-Agile Environment • Ten Key Transformational Steps for the Agile Journey • Developing Agile Teams as Step Towards Corporate Agility • Creating Practical Agile Leadership Principles from Best-In- Class Businesses and Leaders • Scaling Agile across Different Cultures • Overcoming Barriers to Agility and Becoming a More Agile Leader • Building an Outcome-Focused Agile Business That Is Innovative and Customer Centric • Adapting to Ever-Changing Competitive Conditions

Lean Startup, Design Thinking and Agile: Sequencing Design Thinking and Lean Startup by Identifying Problems, Building Prototypes, and Using Build-Measure-Learn Loops • Using an Integrative Approach, Combining Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile • Using Agile and Lean to Provide Context to Projects • Basing Design Thinking Process on Product Backlog with Epics and User Stories

Exercise: 8 ways to scale agile, and how to become a more agile leader.

Digital Services and Startup Collaboration Enhancing Core Products with Digital Services and Creating Them Together with Digital Startups

Presentations by:
GE, Daimler Fleetboard, Henkel, Grundfos, Startup Autobahn, Sampler, Augury

Agenda Outline

GE PowerSmart Infrastructures – How Start-Up Solutions Can Enhance Grown-Up Business Models
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Roundtable Discussion I: Insights and challenges in Digital Services and Startup Collaboration

Daimler FleetboardSetting up a Hub for Digital Innovation within a Large Firm – and the Story of a Digital Startup Acquisition
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Next Level of Digital Transformation: HenkelX Ventures as Open Innovation and Collaboration Platform to Create a Unique Ecosystem of Founders, Entrepreneurs and Industry PeersHenkelX Ventures
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Startup Collaboration for the Long Run: Attracting the Right Startups and Overcoming the Not-Invented-Here SyndromeStartup Autobahn (Daimler)
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Roundtable Discussion II: Selection of topics

GrundfosLeveraging Digital Innovation and Startup Collaboration to Move into Services and Achieve Sustainability Goals
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Fireside chat on corporate-startup collaboration, with HenkelX Ventures & Sampler.io and Grundfos & Augury

Drinks on the premises


Abstract

Digital Services: moving from products to (digital) services, setting up a digital innovation hub, crafting strategy for digital initiatives, driving digital innovation, establishing proximity to customers, and tailoring approaches for platform collaboration.

Startup collaboration: leveraging startups for digital transformation, winning the war for startups, overcoming not-invented-here, startup incubation & acceleration, managing expectations, maintaining momentum, startup collaboration methods, mentality of speedy test-and-learn, adapting to the clockspeed of digital startups, and integrating startups into internal initiatives.

INNOVATION ROUNDTABLE® Summit Spring 2021

Copenhagen 23-25 February

The world’s largest gathering of innovation executives in large multinational firms, attended by:

  • 700corporate
    innovators
  • 250global
    firms
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