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yet2 operates at the hub of global technology innovation. Since 1999, we have been an Open Innovation services company and trusted partner with expertise harnessing OI to ignite innovation. yet2 provides hands-on technology transfer services in the areas of targeted technology scouting, strategic dealflow, Open Innovation portal management, innovation tours and anonymous deals - bringing our Open Innovation clients hundreds of millions of dollars in value. Domains of team and network strength include life sciences and health, chemicals/materials, consumer/OTC/food, sustainability, aerospace/defense, packaging, electronics, oil/gas and energy, digital/big data, industrial, and automotive.


Miro is an online workspace for innovation that enables distributed teams of any size to build the next big thing. The platform's infinite canvas enables teams to lead engaging workshops and meetings, design products, brainstorm ideas, and more. Miro, co-headquartered in San Francisco and Amsterdam, serves more than 60M users worldwide, including 99% of the Fortune 100. Miro was founded in 2011 and currently has more than 1,800 employees in 12 hubs around the world.


Mach49 partners with global businesses to build their growth engines through venture building, venture investing, strategic partnering, and targeted M&A. We are 100% focused on execution, helping our clients disrupt existing markets and create new ones to drive meaningful growth.


Develop market-beating initiatives with insights from the world’s largest scientific research database. Dimensions provides the most comprehensive view of the whole research landscape, enabling technology forecasting and early stage research to help you create disruptive initiatives. It’s the only research intelligence service with data across the full research lifecycle. So you can speed up your research process and focus on growing your business.


27pilots - a Deloitte Business is the leading provider of Venture Client solutions. These enable companies to effectively and purposefully buy from startups and to use them for their own benefit. 27pilots' services and solutions focus on building and operating world-class Venture Client Units and capabilities within companies. The Venture Client Model was developed by 27pilots founder Gregor Gimmy, who was innovation manager at BMW in 2015, where he set up the world's first Venture Client Unit - the BMW Startup Garage - and led it until 2018. In June 2018, he spun off 27pilots to enable more companies around the world to build and operate Venture Client Units with consulting, technology and data. In January 2023, 27pilots became part of Deloitte and is responsible for the global venture client solutions offering under the brand 27pilots - a Deloitte business. Well-known clients include Airbus, the BMW Group, Bosch Group, Siemens Energy and Holcim.
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ITONICS provides the #1 Innovation Operating System (OS) for organizations seeking to operationalize innovation and drive growth systematically. Unlike traditional innovation management software, the ITONICS Innovation OS seamlessly connects foresight, ideation, and portfolio activities with your strategic goals in one collaborative system. Centralize your innovation intelligence, align efforts, and steer decision-making to move from strategy to execution with speed and agility.
Strategic Allies
We are a team of technology and partnership scouts with extensive experience in the global search for innovative technologies, solutions, products, strategic alliances and other new business generating opportunities. We work for a small portfolio of international manufacturing clients who are actively seeking novel technological solutions. Embracing all aspects of Open Innovation and often looking in places our manufacturing clients do not even know exist, we also understand the issues of confidentiality and sensitivity required to bring the right opportunities in what can often be disguised or complex situations. Together with our network of personally known facilitators, we have developed an energetic and tenacious approach valued by many clients across a wide spectrum of industry.
Sopheon (LON: SPE) provides complete Innovation Management software and services to help customers achieve increased growth, mitigate new product risk, gain competitive advantage, and improve profitability.

The company is a market leader in the innovation market. Our leadership in innovation management was highlighted in the comprehensive MarketsandMarkets™ report on the Innovation Management Market where Sopheon was listed in the “Stars” category, the highest recognition. Sopheon’s solutions have been implemented by more than 250 customers with over 125,000 users in 50 countries.
Built on Microsoft, edison365 is an enterprise platform offering end-to-end strategy, innovation, project and portfolio management with its sophisticated suite of tools. It’s now easier than ever for teams around the world to plan and orchestrate transformative change, their way. 🚀

And with ultimate configuration, anything is possible! edison365 equips teams with robust project and portfolio management, triage, reporting, powerful workflows, Gantt Charts and more. 💻

A central location for businesses to reach their goals, maximize their potential, and improve the ROI of every opportunity. 🏆
As a team of experts for trend and future research, we have been developing customer-specific foresight projects for multinational companies, innovative medium-sized companies and public clients for more than twenty years. In our projects, we make the future understandable, tangible and thus shapeable for our clients.
Planbox is the pioneering agile innovation management platform software provider for full lifecycle Innovation Portfolio Management, Emerging Tech Empowerment and Ecosystem Enablement. As the top-ranking innovation management platform in the marketplace, we empower our clients to discover, collaborate, and capitalize on the best strategically aligned ideas with their ecosystem of employees, customers, partners, and startups to drive transformational growth on a continual basis.
Cognite is a globally recognized leader in industrial software with a clear vision: to rapidly empower industrial companies with accessible, trustworthy, and contextualized data and drive the full-scale digital transformation of asset-heavy industries. With its market-leading Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion®, and a comprehensive suite of Industrial Generative AI capabilities, Cognite AI, Cognite makes it easy for decision-makers to access and understand complex industrial data. Cognite Data Fusion® is a user-friendly, secure, and scalable platform that enables industrial data and domain users to collaborate quickly and safely to develop, deploy, and scale Industrial Generative AI solutions that deliver both profitability and sustainability.
Wazoku is an innovation SaaS business that helps some of the world’s biggest organizations to innovate at scale. Whether it’s making the most of your employee's ideas, identifying new partners to collaborate with, or exploring the boundless potential of open innovation – or all three! – Wazoku makes innovation happen. We combine the tools, frameworks, and capability building that enables your organization to land and scale your innovation program. With AI-powered software, market-leading analytics, skills training, proven Challenge Driven Innovation® methodology and the world’s first accredited open talent crowd, Wazoku is the global home for innovation.
We believe innovation requires diversity to be successful and that everyone should have a voice and role in the innovation process. We are changing the world, one idea at a time.
Sagentia Innovation
Sagentia Innovation provides independent advisory and leading-edge product development services focused on science and technology initiatives. Working across the medical, industrial, chemicals, energy, food and beverage, consumer, and defence sectors, Sagentia Innovation works with a broad range of companies from some of the world’s leading and best-known brands, to start-up disruptors.
Helbling Technik
The internationally operating Helbling Group, which was founded in 1963, positions itself as an interdisciplinary nexus of engineering and consulting expertise. The independent Group is run by 36 managing partners and employs some 620 professionals at locations in Switzerland, Germany, Poland, the USA and China. The Group’s main focus is on providing selected services in the fields of technological innovation and business consulting. Helbling Technik, a division of the Helbling Group, supports clients from idea inception all the way through market launch, mainly in the fields of household appliance, medical technology, pharmaceutical, apparatus and laboratory equipment, transportation and traffic, automotive, mechanical and plant engineering and energy systems industries.
HYPE Innovation
HYPE Innovation is a leading provider of software and consulting in the field of innovation management, offering a comprehensive platform for the entire lifecycle of your innovation program. Our solutions encompass end-to-end Ideation, Technology and Trend Management, Startup Scouting, Innovation Partner Management, and Ecosystem Engagement. As a top-tier player in the innovation management landscape, we enable our clients to uncover opportunities, foster collaboration, and drive strategic goals, from growth to cost-saving and sustainable transformation, enabling them to Excel at Innovation.
Miro is an online workspace for innovation that enables distributed teams of any size to build the next big thing. The platform's infinite canvas enables teams to lead engaging workshops and meetings, design products, brainstorm ideas, and more. Miro, co-headquartered in San Francisco and Amsterdam, serves more than 60M users worldwide, including 99% of the Fortune 100. Miro was founded in 2011 and currently has more than 1,800 employees in 12 hubs around the world.
Creative Dock Group
The Creative Dock Group (CDG) is the leading independent corporate venture builder in Europe and the MENA region. With over a decade of experience, CDG partners with large companies to discover untapped revenue streams by launching new, innovative products and services. Operating primarily in Europe and the Middle East, CDG has established 100+ ventures across diverse sectors such as fintech, insurtech, e-commerce, retail, and more. Leveraging AI, cutting-edge innovation and entrepreneurial talent, CDG bridges the gap between corporate assets and capabilities. Trusted by notable clients, including Adidas, Ahold, Amadeus, Avast, Bekaert, Holcim, Mondelēz, Veolia, JTI and more, CDG consistently realizes new business opportunities.
With our AI-enhanced innovation management software you can easily define and manage intelligent crowdsourcing processes to identify, review, and implement the most lucrative ideas, trends, or insights, and deliver immediate ROI for your organization. With renowned clients like Ford, Intel, Coca-Cola, and UBS, we have a wealth of best-practices to help you achieve your goals. Whichever path you choose, we are obsessed with your success, and will be with you at every step of your innovation journey. Complex innovation, made simple.
rready is a Swiss startup dedicated to making innovation in organizations measurable, manageable and visible. We help the entrepreneurial spirit find its way into large organizations by automating and streamlining their innovation funnel through a modular online B2B SaaS platform that is backed by a proven method. So far rready has empowered 1000+ intrapreneurs in global companies like Roche, Siemens Energy, or Implenia.
U+ is a corporate venture builder that delivers AI-powered digital innovation. We have brought over 120 successful businesses to market, creating over $2 billion in new value, focusing on commercialization, product, design, tech, and adoption across the innovation lifecycle. Notable clients include Mozilla, Bridgestone, Cisco, HSBC, T-Mobile, and Swiss Re. Our AI InnovationOps platform accelerates market research, venture discovery & validation from 5 months to 2 weeks. It's 100x faster and 10x cheaper than any consultancy. Learn more & book a demo via the website below!
IDYL Consulting
We are a collective of technology scouting experts who live and breathe Open Innovation. We have an international network and global reach. Our team has vast experience across the consumer goods industry and lived on both sides of the “consultant/client fence”, which makes our contribution unique and different: We understand your world and the challenges to your business We approach problems from a different perspective, uncovering insights, technologies and alternative solutions from parallel industries
ABB Motion Services
ABB Motion Services helps customers around the globe by maximizing uptime, extending product life cycle, and enhancing the performance and energy efficiency of electrical motion solutions. We enable innovation and success through digitalization by securely connecting and monitoring our customers’ motors and drives, increasing operational uptime, and improving efficiency. We make the difference for our customers and partners every day by keeping their operations running profitably, safely and reliably.
Verhaert Innovation Academy
Many corporate venture building programs install a great journey for innovators from ideation to concept validation. However, the success of these campaigns is often scrutinized by management in tough times due to sub-optimal results. Resource priorities might shift, idea owners might not be the right profile to lead the development and budgets might not be secured for the full journey. Discover the building blocks of Carl Zeiss Ventures New Business Challenge program to deliver on their promise of value creation.
HYVE is the leading innovation company in Europe and supports businesses in the customer-centric development and transformation of new products, services, and business models. HYVE supports its clients in deriving strategic and sustainable future scenarios and oversees the implementation of the resulting innovation roadmaps, including the individual product innovations defined therein. Through its diverse team, HYVE's strength lies in its ability to holistically develop innovative products at the interface of software, service, and hardware products. Over 70% of DAX companies, public institutions, associations, and research centers trust HYVE's innovation expertise, which the company has been steadily expanding since 2000. Since 2023, HYVE has been part of the Qvest Group.
Uncountable is global organizations’ trusted partner whose cloud solution centralizes all R&D data across the organization, helps reduce new product development timelines and optimize R&D teams’ resources. World leading organizations such as Sika, Repsol, Beiersdorf, Lesaffre, Total Energies, Tesa, Meggle and more, choose Uncountable to modernize their R&D workflows from disparate, dispersed data sets into an integrated R&D knowledge base, unearth new learnings with visualization tools, and add predictive capabilities to their R&D toolset. The platform covers all aspects of digital data management: Inventory management, ELN functionalities, LIMS functionalities, data visualization, reporting, data analysis, statistics, formulation predictions, formulation suggestions, AI/ML and much more.
WhatAVenture is a corporate venture builder with 10 years of experience guiding leading companies towards their innovation success. We are entrepreneurs who speak corporate, having built over 40 ventures and established innovation strategies at over 200 organizations across a wide selection of industries.
innosabi is a leading provider for innovation management software based in Munich. Large corporations use innosabi’s solutions to open internal processes and to sustainably tap into external potential for the development of new products, services and business models. The aim is to establish agile working methods and structures that make organizations faster, more innovative and more resilient. innosabi‘s customers include Bayer, Allianz, Daimler and Postbank. The company was founded in 2010, and is part of the Questel Group since 2021.
mantro is a seasoned innovator, offering a comprehensive range of services in business development, artificial intelligence, and software development for new business creation. With over two decades of experience, we have supported some of the most iconic companies, enabling them to excel in ever-changing markets.
IDA Ireland
IDA Ireland is Ireland’s inward Investment Promotion and Development Agency. The agency partners with overseas companies to secure new investment in Ireland and collaborates to assist companies expanding their existing footprint in Ireland. IDA Ireland works with a portfolio of nearly 1,800 overseas company operations in Ireland across a myriad of industry sectors from Technology, Life Sciences, Engineering and Financial Services. Ireland is home to 9 of the world’s top 10 Pharmaceutical companies, 14 of the top 15 MedTech companies and 22 of the world’s top 25 Financial Services companies. IDA Ireland offers comprehensive support for your company as you begin to consider how Ireland is the country best suited for your investment. Follow us @IDAIRELAND.
BOLD KBC is a pure innovation consultancy with experience in more than 40 industries and 40 countries. For nearly 20 years, we support our clients revolutionise products, processes and business models to drive operational excellence. As sustainability is today's number one global challenge, our ultimate ambition is to use our knowledge and experience to help address humanity's greatest threat through radical innovation. To succeed, it will not be enough for any company to simply optimise its operations. Meeting the challenges we face will require all organisations to radically change the way they do business. We help our clients innovate their products, operations and business models for a successful and sustainable future.
Our clients face diverse challenges, strive to put new ideas into practice and seek expert advice. They turn to us for comprehensive support and practical solutions that deliver maximum value. Whether for a global player, a family business or a public institution, we leverage all of our assets: experience, industry knowledge, high standards of quality, commitment to innovation and the resources of our expert network in 152 countries. Building a trusting and cooperative relationship with our clients is particularly important to us – the better we know and understand our clients’ needs, the more effectively we can support them.
PwC Germany: More than 13,000 dedicated people at 21 locations. €2.61 billion in turnover. The leading auditing and consulting firm in Germany.
We are Bridgemaker, the leading independent corporate venture builder based in Berlin. We build new business models alongside their core business for some of the most exciting hidden champions and mid-sized companies in Germany and Europe.
As a leading venture builder in DACH we specialize in supporting established companies from various industries in conceiving and implementing innovative products and services. We drive radical innovation outside traditional structures, treating each venture as our own.
Yumana is the French leader in innovation and intrapreneurship management. Our mission: empowering our clients to drive their innovation portfolio from idea to value.Since 2006, Yumana’s software suite has been the driver behind innovation ecosystems for more than 100 customers such as Orange, L’Oréal and Vinci and extends across all industries. Combining a cutting-edge AI-powered innovation management software, an exclusive methodology and a team of dedicated experts, our unique approach has delivered concrete and measurable results for all our clients. Choose Yumana: innovate at scale.
Iprova is pioneering the development of artificial intelligence and other technologies which augment and enhance the human ability to invent. Working with some of the world’s best-known companies, our Invention Studioevo invention platform enables the products of tomorrow to be invented faster and more efficiently than has previously been possible, helping companies to compete more effectively. We support our global client-base from our offices in Lausanne (Switzerland), London and Cambridge (UK).
Innovation Management
Innovation Management is a Japan-based consulting firm established in 2010 to improve the innovation performance of companies. We provide consulting services for end-to-end innovation processes from strategic planning to seamless execution, mainly for R&D organizations in manufacturing companies. Our commitment is to provide total support for your success
Fero Labs
Fero Labs
Fero is factory optimization software that enables manufacturers to stay ahead of ever-changing production conditions. With intuitive software guiding them, your engineers can confidently take informed action that gets results without wasting time or resources. Powered by machine learning that makes decisions clearer, Fero gets leading global manufacturers – including Covestro and Celsa – better production results in less time. With Fero, you see every situation – and every solution – more clearly.
Qvest advises and supports organizations and companies worldwide on all requirements for technology implementations in the context of digital transformation and is a world-leading systems architect, ICT integrator and developer of software products in the innovation-driven media industry. The company’s service range aligns to the opportunities emerging from an increasingly digital media value chain such as multi-platform content delivery, AI, data & analytics, multi-cloud management, and IP infrastructures. Qvest clients include renowned media networks, telecommunication providers, broadcasters as well as companies from the industrial and public sector. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, the globally connected Qvest Group operates further locations in Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Australia.
Gen5 Group
Over the past 25 years, Gen5 Group has built a reputation for solving complex technical problems to help clients develop new products or processes and improve profitability. The firm excels when the business pain is real, but the pathway to solution is unclear. Each client engagement is hand crafted and attacked with a start-up mentality.

Gen5’s expertise lies within its disciplined methodology and problem-solving tools that have been applied across a wide range of businesses. The company offers a deliberate framework for problem framing that is particularly effective at early stages of the innovation cycle and uses its laboratories for proof of principle testing and prototyping of new ideas.
UIDP is a solutions-oriented global network where academic and industry representatives find better ways to work together. Our membership, comprising top-tier innovation companies and world-class research universities, identifies issues affecting university-industry relations and seeks new approaches to partnership and collaboration. Together, we produce tools and resources to help members make a greater impact. We don’t just talk about problems. We solve them.
Technology Partner
Born out of a lucky (re)encounter, our journey began when three friends reconnected after years of walking on very different paths. With diverse interests from law and finance to technology and digital innovation, together they realized they shared a common passion–human connections. That’s why Swapcard was created.

Today, we’re sparking new connections with our evolving technology and helping to build empowering relationships that bring people and communities together.

We are committed to helping create meaningful connections that grow into authentic, long-lasting relationships.
At IMPROV, we specialize in designing and curating workshops and courses centered around 'Applied Improvisation.' Our unique approach empowers both teams and individuals with a 'Yes, And' mindset and equips them with essential verbal and non-verbal communication techniques for both personal and professional situations. Our tailor-made sessions cater to diverse needs, including management training & development, company culture enhancement, personal presentation technique refinement, and team building, for both small and large-scale events.
Ludic Group
Ludic Creatives is a world leading creative network that specialises in story. The network is made up of artists, photographers, filmmakers and writers with an eye for a story and an ear for business concepts. We are experts in sharing a business story globally, and engaging stakeholders in complex future states
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