The Innovator's Handbook 2023

Dive into the “what” and “how” for innovation management in 2023.


Leading innovation in large organizations can feel like being on an island.

From implementing incremental improvements for existing products and services, to launching new business models and building disruptive ventures, the innovation function in large organizations is responsible for creating new value, resulting in top and/or bottom line growth.

That’s easier said than done. Innovation sounds sexy and glamorous, but as we all know- in reality, it isn’t.

On top of our actual innovation work, which is more than a full-time job already, we have to closely align with business stakeholders and invest a lot of time in trying to change ‘how things are done’.

You don't need to go alone. Innov8rs offers you a community of peers to learn from and collaborate with.

It’s a space to safely discuss crucial moves and critical decisions with others, facing similar challenges and chasing similar goals.

You’ll learn new methods, frameworks and tools. You’ll understand what other companies are doing. You’ll collaborate with others to solve the many strategic and tactical challenges.

Innov8rs is where you keep up with what’s working now and what’s coming next, in order to make it happen in your organization.

Here's how you can engage.

Innov8rs CoLab

The Innov8rs CoLab is an invite-only working group of senior innovation leaders of non-competing organizations.

Every year, each member defines one key challenge to focus on within the collaboration, and then they get custom support to help solving that challenge.

Depending on the nature of the challenge, this support typically includes targeted working group sessions, selected peer benchmarking conversations and as well as light advising and coaching from expert members.

Think of the Innov8rs CoLab as your personal advisory board, offering you the real, honest and candid feedback you need to succeed. You’ll leave every meeting with more clarity and confidence to lead innovation in your organization.


Innov8rs Community

The Innov8rs Community membership is the best learning resource for any corporate innovation professional.

Included in a membership are:
1) participation to all Innov8rs Learning Lab learning programs, offering always “the best and latest” on 6 key topics, as well as our Innov8rs Unconference
2) always and ongoing access to 800+ videos and other content items, covering everything corporate innovation A-Z
3) peer to peer roundtables to tap into the expertise and experiences of other members

As a member, you can join “Peer Pods” with people in a similar role, interested in the same topics, active in the same industry and based out of the same region, for targeted and highly relevant conversations and connections.

Based on your goals and interests, you can engage how and as much as you want. We help you make the most out of your time investment by suggesting what sessions to join, content to checkout and people to connect with.


Innov8rs Conferences

At Innov8rs conferences, you'll actually learn and do stuff.

You're busy- and you have a long list of to do's to tackle. We're here to support you achieving better results, faster.

At our conferences, you will
— have in-depth conversations with a select group of other innovation leaders and do-ers who speak the same language
— establish relevant connections that you actually want to follow up with after the conference
— get a full download of best and next practices in just 2 days so you leave with actionable insights to implement once back in the office


Innov8rs Learning Labs

Want to upgrade your skill-, tool- and mindset?

In your day to day, you face many challenges and have many questions. What to focus on, how to do this (better) (faster), and how are others approaching this issue?

Join our Learning Labs to understand what’s working in other companies, benchmark your approach and performance, and explore new approaches and develop new skills.

These programs offer you a deep dive into the six key pillars of corporate innovation, exploring ‘the best and latest’ on main themes and trends in just a few days.

There’s a wide range of interactive small-group sessions to join, as well as content to consume and a diverse group of peers to engage with.


Bringing innovators together since 2011.

Since 2011, we’ve hosted 25+ conferences in 25+ cities around the world, from Singapore to San Francisco and Sydney to Stockholm.

Our conferences have always been designed for diversity, action and collaboration, welcoming typically 200+ participants to work on actual challenges.

Since 2017, we’re hosting online sessions and events because there was no other way to bring together our “glocal” tribe. For 2022 and beyond, we’ll offer a blend of online and offline formats.

If you have "innovation" in your title, this is your tribe.

See you soon!