Tag Archives: Corporate accelerator

Accelerating New Businesses at Thales Digital Factory

Last September, I was kindly treated at WeWork Lafayette by a team of 3 fine innovation, and transformation representatives from the Thales Group: Hamilton Mann is Group Director, Digital Marketing and Digital Transformation; Stéphane El Mabrouk  is Head of Operations of the Digital Thales Factory; and Jean-Yves Plu is Vice President, Digital Eco-system. Hamilton looks after implementing a Group transverse Digital initiative ...

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Intrapreneurship at Pernod-Ricard: test and learn in action

Astrid Froment created Kangaroo Fund, an open innovation Fund for the 18,000 Pernod Ricard Employees, and an intrapreneurship program adopting experimentation & lean Start Up. In 2 seasons, it generated more than 250 ideas, 20 finalists, and 10 ideas incubated… She shares with us this exciting story. Following my article on “Dare to be difference makers”, I have seen a lot of ...

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Startups Platform Grow at Bosch: 3 Paths to Transition an Idea into an Innovation Project

Peter Guse joined Bosch’s Research and Advance Engineering Sector as Innovation Manager in 2009. He co-developed the concept of the Bosch Start-up Platform, Grow, that he heads as founding CEO since 2013. Grow platform Gmbh, as the internal incubator, is the platform for start-ups, and an open space for entrepreneurs inside of Bosch. 1) Hi Peter, thank you for taking ...

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BP Technology Group, how technology can impact the energy industry out to 2050

Stephen Cook is Chief Commercial Officer, Group Technology at BP since 2017, committed to  commercial deals in technology-related business development, also cultivating and delivering capability in technology strategy, and intelligence. Can you describe the missions of your entity, the Group Technology at BP? Group Technology is BP’s central innovation function, providing joined-up leadership of technology in BP to create transformational ...

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Intrapreneurship at Telefonica: Innovation Calls and Lean-Startup Development on the Menu

  Susana Jurado is Head of Innovation Portfolio-Product Innovation at Telefónica since 2015. She joined Telefonica in 1998, where she has worked for Telefónica Digital PDI’s (Product Development & Innovation), and in the Research & Innovation direction (Telefonica I+D which coordinates the global strategy of digtal innovation across the group). She has developed expertise in Early Stage Innovation model, and ...

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The Scale-Up Canvas

4 Tips for Intrapreneurs Who Want to Scale-Up While there are many supporting methodologies to start an innovation project (design thinking, lean start-up, business model canvas, blue ocean,…), Lean scale-up by Ash Maurya provides precious guidelines, and metrics, but was not conceived with the case of a corporate start-up / intrapreneur project in mind. Corporate scale-up have actually simultaneously to ...

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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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Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

In recent years, an increasing intensity in collaboration between incumbent companies and startups has been observed. Meanwhile, close to 80% of corporations and startups have already been or are collaborating. The mutual – actually complementary – benefits seem pretty obvious: Benefits for startups include availability of office space, hardware, networks, support and potential funding access to market and customer base ...

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The Importance of Coaching Intrapreneurs

Evan Burton is a UX Designer, Usability Engineer, Data Science Enthusiast, finishing a master’s degree in Usability Engineering. He’s currently writing his masters thesis on corporate intrapreneurship and innovation, with a focus on corporate acceleration and incubation, and how to best support intrapreneurs in the process of defining and developing their ideas into products or services for their company. Evan claims ...

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