3 highly interactive days exclusively for innovation executives in multinational firms


The Innovation Roundtable® Summit Fall 2021 will be attended by 700 innovation executives from 300 multinational firms – the world’s largest gathering exclusively for corporate innovators.

The Summit has a highly interactive format, combining insightful presentations with a variety of discussion sessions, enabling you to exchange experiences with your peers about topics of special interest, and with ample time dedicated to informal networking.

The Summit builds on Innovation Roundtable’s experience in organizing over 150 large-scale innovation events since 2008, as well as the 6 previous editions of the Summit. In 2019, the Summit was exceptionally well received by over 600 corporate innovators from 252 multinational firms.

Please find below an overview of the event. You can request the full program here.


The Summit is organised along eight themes, enabling you to select track talks, discussions and labs of your interest.

  1. Gamechanging Innovation and New Business Models
  2. Agile Organization, Culture & Leadership for Innovation
  3. Digital Innovation and Business Transformation
  4. AI, Internet of Things & Emerging Technologies
  5. Startup Collaboration, Ecosystems & Open Innovation
  6. Customer Centric Innovation and Design Thinking
  7. Innovation for Sustainability and Circular Economy
  8. Innovation in China and Globalization of R&D


Learn first-hand about best innovation practices in large firms from 30+ senior executive speakers and experts.

Track talks are concise and straight to the point, allowing more time for discussion. Presentations are organized by theme, enabling you to select the most relevant ones for you.

The Summit will also feature inspiring keynote presentations by experts and top executives from leading global firms.


Share experiences and gain valuable insights and new ideas.

Choose among several key innovation topics within each of the themes of the Summit and discuss them in depth at tables moderated by peers.

Challenges & Solutions, our distinctive opening discussion session, will give you the opportunity to share an innovation issue of special relevance to you and get feedback from other participants.


Immerse yourself in your favourite topics by joining interactive labs facilitated by leading academic experts.

Labs are organized across the different innovation themes of the Summit and include:

  • Brief presentations to frame discussions
  • Group discussions at the roundtables
  • Plenary discussion and debriefing of group work


The Innovation Roundtable® Summit is the world’s largest gathering exclusively for innovation practitioners in large firms.

It is a unique opportunity to connect with 600 corporate innovators, build relations, and identify business opportunities during 25 hours dedicated to informal networking over breaks, lunches and dinners.

Click here to see the list of companies that have confirmed their attendance so far.


Connect with other participants in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Attendance at the Summit includes a networking buffet dinner on the evening of 9 November.

Pre-Summit dinner (8 Nov) and a Summit Dinner & Show Party (10 Nov) will take place in exclusive and picturesque Copenhagen locations: tickets for those can be purchased at this link.


Explore selected innovation spaces in Copenhagen.

Tours will be announced in due course.


After the event, attendees will receive presentation slides and videos, summaries, and a report of key takeaways on our online network.


Participants will get exclusive access to our mobile app, where they can connect with other attendees, take part in surveys and share insights from discussions.

Request Program

Would you like to read the detailed program of the Summit? Please contact us by clicking on this button.

Please note: Since the Summit is open exclusively to attendees from large corporations, the detailed program will be sent only to individuals within such firms.