Tag Archives: Accelerator

4 Pillars to Letting the Innovation Engine Roar at Total Booster

I met with Michael Offredi, Digital Ecosystem & Innovation Officer at TOTAL, and Delphine Pélisson, Head of The Booster Paris,  and Transformation & Collective Efficiency Catalyst, for an in-depth discovery of this singular corporate business accelerator. What is The Booster purpose? The Booster is a corporate entity that supply other group’s entities with an offering to support innovation and digital transformation. ...

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Co-pace is Continental’s Organization to Connect Startups and Intrapreneurs

Jürgen Bilo  is Managing Director / Vice President cof Co-pace, the organization of Continental to incubate startups, and intrapreneurs. He kindly accepted to describe the activities of Co-pace, and the way it collaborates with startups. Can you describe the missions of your entity, the Co-pace? Co-pace is the start-up hub of Continental. Through our insights of the start-up ecosystem, we enable ...

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The sky is the limit at INFINITI Lab

Darren Plested is Head of Business Development & Lab, at INFINITI, the luxury brand for cars, with powerful elegant design, technological power and performance, and in-car connectivity. INFINITI has recently opened the INFINITI LAB, dedicated to “world’s boldest innovators as they work to advance our lives”. Darren gives us an hand to explore the LAB. 1) Hi Darren,  would you tell ...

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Innovation Labs: open innovation, outside and inside the corporation (4/4)

Innovation labs or rapid innovation centers are developing at fast pace. Hereafter, we prolongate the previous review of Innovation Labs, with an industry point of view. Each archetype can inspire the managers in charge of creating an innovation lab, and arm them to compose their own recipe for success. 4 types of Innovation Labs from an industry perspective Sharing the point ...

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Innovation Labs: rapid innovation (3/4)

Did you miss Part One or Part Two? Innovation labs or rapid innovation centers are developing at fast pace. Hereafter, we prolongate the previous review of Innovation Labs, with an industry point of view. Each archetype can inspire the managers in charge of creating an innovation lab, and arm them to compose their own recipe for success. 4 type of Innovation ...

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Innovation Labs: disruption, and new business models (2/4)

Click here to read Part One Innovation labs or rapid innovation centers are developing at fast pace. Hereafter, we prolongate the previous review of Innovation Labs, with an industry point of view. Each archetype can inspire the managers in charge of creating an innovation lab, and arm them to compose their own recipe for success. 4 type of Innovation Labs from ...

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Innovation Labs: compose your recipe for success (1/4)

Innovation labs or rapid innovation centers are developing at fast pace. Just last week I was discussing about the set-up of an innovation lab in one African country where Orange operates. It often comes to the following 4 questions: What is the aim of the lab, and how will it operate? How to on-board and communicate? How to select the ...

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Accelerating Corporate Startups at Telekom UQBATE

ChallengeUp Team

Johannes Nuenning is VP of the Deutsche Telekom incubator, targeting employees who want to realize their idea, and become entrepreneurs: yes, en-trepreneur, and not necessarily in-trapreneur! Johannes acts as business angel for corporate entrepreneurs, developing entrepreneurship, and creativity mindsets within this large corporation. He kindly takes us through the mission, and the organization of this ambitious accelerator. Attracting, and supporting ...

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A Look at Credit Agricole’s Open Innovation Incubator

Le VIllage Credit Agricole

Fabrice Marsella is head of the Le Village by CA Paris or the village’s Mayor as they say! Benoît Bourdin is Deputy Head of Le Village, and responsible for Partners & CA Group connections / International Network. The Village is the startup accelerator initiated by Credit Agricole (CA) Banking company which looks at detecting and supporting the next French unicorns in FinTech, ...

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Startup Engagement in Corporate Innovation

Recently, Match-Maker Ventures and Arthur D. Little have released an interesting report, titled “The Age of Collaboration“. The study does a good job in synthesizing the global state of play of corporate-startup collaboration and latest findings on success requirements for its implementation. More and more corporations seek to engage with startups by pursuing corresponding activities across dedicated ecosystems and incorporating them in exploration units along with ...

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