Helping innovators innovate.

Since 2011, we’ve hosted 28 conferences in 28 cities from San Francisco to Stockholm to Shanghai to Singapore to Sydney.

Not just your regular boring conference without tangible output, but intimate learning experiences focused where you actually do and learn stuff.

Essentially, we create the space for corporate innovators like yourself to connect, to share, to learn, in order to further improve their outcomes.

Beyond our in-real-life conferences, we host live online sessions every week, as well as 10 online events throughout 2020.

In three words, our mission really is to help innovators innovate. If you’re keen to connect, learn and grow with other innovators, as a first step, sign up for an Innov8rs Community membership.

Here's How You Can Engage

Community Membership

Because in a world that never stops changing, great innovators never stop learning.

Join live online sessions covering everything corporate innovation from A to Z, and engage with other members through an exclusive community platform with a free Basic Membership.

To get access to an ever-growing library of relevant-only content and resources, get yourself a Contact Access Pass. Or personalize your experience with a Premium Membership, offering targeted support to solve your challenges.

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Upcoming Live Online Sessions For Members

How to Solve Difficult Problems During Difficult Times – Stephen Shapiro

Workshop (90 min)

27 May 2020
10am EDT - 16:00 CEST - 22:00 SGT

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What if your organization had an effective and systematic approach to deal with almost any problem – even during difficult times?

To find better solutions, you need to first ask better questions. The questions you ask determine which solutions you’ll see and which will remain hidden.

This interactive experience contains the formulas to reframe any problem multiple ways: twenty-five lenses that help you gain different perspectives.

Packed with powerful stories and practical tools, this presentation will enable everyone on your team to start mastering any challenge.

You will not just leave with new concepts, you will have powerful tools that can be applied every day: the twenty-five lenses.

This enlightening experience brings to life the concept in Stephen Shapiro’s latest book, Invisible Solutions.


Stephen Shapiro
Author of Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems

For over 20 years, Stephen Shapiro has presented his provocative strategies on innovation to audiences in 50 countries. During his 15-year tenure with the consulting firm Accenture, he led a 20,000-person innovation practice. He is the author of six books, including his latest: Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems. His Personality Poker® system has been used around the world to create high-performing innovation teams. In 2015 he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.


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Integrating Communities and Platforms Into Your Business Model: A Case of LEGO® Ideas – Daiva S. Naldal

Innovators Insights Talk (60 Min)

9 June 2020
10am EDT - 16:00 CEST - 22:00 SGT

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In our rapidly changing society, and amidst unprecedented uncertainty, every brand needs to think strategies for sustaining long term relationships with their consumers, and finding innovation and business model that secures sustainable growth.

Working with user communities and embracing open innovation practices is a powerful way to build and sustain brand relevance. Daiva S. Naldal, a brand and business consultant who was formerly Director of Marketing and Open Innovation at LEGO, will share the case of LEGO IDEAS, with tips on how to establish long-lasting relationships with communities that create value for your brand and business.


Daiva S. Naldal
CEO & Owner at DSTN Ventures

Daiva S. Naldal is an experienced international innovation & marketing leader with over 20 years experience with international brands. She is the former Head of LEGO Ideas (ideas.LEGO.com), a crowdsourcing hub for the LEGO Group that aims to bridge the talent of user communities with the overall corporate strategy and product portfolio.

Daiva comes with a track record of successfully developing and scaling open innovation initiatives. She built  team capabilities and processes to integrate open innovation practices through the LEGO Group’s entire value chain; ranging from testing radical product concepts, piloting new business formulas, and growing the initiative into a sizable and sustainable business.

Currently, Daiva runs her own consulting practice, helping various companies to develop their own open innovation programs that create value. She is a guest teacher at selected colleges and a mentor and advisor for several startups.


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The Playbook for Leading People and Teams Adapting to Disruption – Karen Holst & Douglas Ferguson

Workshop (90 min)

10 June 2020
10am EDT - 16:00 CEST - 22:00 SGT

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You may have innovation in your job title, but unofficially, so does everyone else in your organization. How do you empower and lead people to adapt to disruption and take on the innovation work across the organization? In this session, we will gear you up to deliver an impact in your organization. Sharing methods and case studies from Amazon and IDEO to the Department of Education and military forces, you will learn how to create quick wins that deliver results fast.


Karen Holst & Douglas Ferguson
Co-Authors of Start Within

Karen Holst is an entrepreneur turned intrepreneur. She co-founded educational technology startup MyEdu, formerly Pick-A-Prof (acquired by Blackboard), and transitioned to intrepreneurial roles within the California Department of Education, IDEO, Autodesk, and LinkedIn Learning.

From government agencies and non-profits to startups and Fortune 500 companies, Karen has worked with organizations of varying sizes and across industries to help their leadership unlock creative potential and empower their employees to innovate. Her expertise on innovation has been featured in TechCrunch, The New York Times, NPR, The Chicago Tribune, CNN, and more.

Douglas Ferguson is the author of “Beyond the Prototype” and a Design Sprint facilitator who has worked with teams from U.S. SOCOM, the Air Force, Adobe, Dropbox, Fidelity, Vrbo, Liberty Mutual, Humana, and SAIC. He’s an author, entrepreneur, and human-centered technologist with over 20 years of experience.

Douglas is president of Voltage Control, an Austin-based workshop agency that specializes in Design Sprints and innovation workshops. Before Voltage Control, Douglas held CTO positions at numerous Austin startups, where he led product and engineering teams using Agile, Lean, and human-centered design principles.


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How To Thrive In The New Frugal Economy – Navi Radjou

Trending Topic Talk / Q&A (60 min)

11 June 2020
10am EDT - 16:00 CEST - 22:00 SGT

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Once Covid-19 is over, the world will enter a prolonged recession that could last till 2022. All nations and industries will need to contend with a triple-challenge: reboot the economy, reduce social inequality, and preserve and regenerate the environment. The 200-year-old capitalistic economic paradigm based on profit maximization and “more with more” (using more resources to create more products) is coming to an end. Instead, digital technologies, new regulations, anti-globalization movements, and millions of value—and values—conscious Gen Y and Z consumers and employees are giving rise to the frugal economy.

A frugal economy generates greater value for all stakeholders in a highly efficient, socially inclusive, and eco-sustainable manner—using fewer resources and without polluting. This new economy is fueled by 3 mega-trends—circular and regenerative business principles, distributed manufacturing and hyper-local value chains, B2C and B2B sharing—and digital technologies such as blockchain, AI, 3D printing, IoT and digital twins.

Award-winning innovation expert Navi Radjou will show how to proactively reinvent your organization—and your entire ecosystem—to thrive in the frugal economy. Specifically, he would give you the new perspectives, principles, and techniques you need to adopt to “do more—and better—with less”—so you become more agile and can profit from doing business in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Attend this webinar to learn how to “future-proof” your business in the complex post-Covid-19 world.


Navi Radjou

Indian-French-American innovation & leadership thinker/advisor

TED Speaker | Winner of Thinkers50 Innovation Award

Coauthor of Jugaad Innovation, From Smart To Wise, and Frugal Innovation


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Online Events

Because you need to stay in the loop of what's working now and what's coming next.

Two-day online events dedicated to key themes relevant from innovators across industries. Gain fresh perspectives, understand best and next practices and explore new methods and frameworks. A variety of expert talks, case study talks, interactive workshops and opportunities to engage with peers in peer circle groups.

Plus: all content summarized in a practical playbook for you to kickstart implementation.

During all these events, you can join dedicated sessions on innovation in response to COVID-19, as well as on innovation in crisis, designed for you to share, learn and discuss what’s going on across companies and industries.

Upcoming Online Events




2-3 June / Innovation For Positive Impact

15-16 September / Foresight, Trends and Startup Scouting
17-18 September / Startup Collaboration & Ecosystem Engagement

20-21 October / Careers, Personal Development & Wellbeing
22-23 October / Ideation & Idea Management

17-18 November / Strategy, Leadership & Governance
19-20 November / Innovation Culture & Entrepreneurial Mindset

Conferences

Because there is a magic in meeting face to face.

This is not just another conference, where you’ll be forced to listen to talking heads on stage, and you leave with high-level ideas and a bunch of business cards.

At Innov8rs Barcelona, you’ll actually learn and do stuff so that you go home with actionable insights to implement. And new friends to reach out to once you hit another roadblock.

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