This is a session at Innov8rs Connect – Business Design & Venture Building, 12-13 May 2020

Selecting Your Corporate Startups for Post-Crisis Bounce-Back

Business impact from (non-incremental) innovation comes after successfully scaling-up corporate startups or ventures.

The odds of success in scaling up depend on validation of “worth to be scaled” and “ready to be scaled” plus designing an effective Scaling-Up process.

This session will zoom in on the Validation piece. Frank has co-created with his clients, leading companies such as BP, Bosch or Philips, a Best Practice approach to Validation in the corporate context.

In the current health situation, this approach helps companies to focus on the most promising corporate startups and to identify how their journeys should be accelerated.

In his session, Frank will firstly highlight the typical mistakes companies make in the Validation part of the innovation journey. He will then outline the Best Practice approach and show how it can be operationalized.

Frank Mattes

Co-founder at Innovation-3

Frank Mattes is an expert for non-incremental innovation, an educator and advisor/consultant to international corporations (up to Fortune 10 level).
He has more than 25 years of experience in many innovation areas such as managing innovation pro-jects, innovation portfolio management, implementing Phase/Gate schemes for incremental innovation, setting up and scaling greenfield startups, Open Innovation and Digital Innovation.

In the last three years, he has focused on how corporates can generate business impact from non-incremental innovation. His book ‘Scaling-Up Corporate Startups’ , co-created with clients such as BP, Robert Bosch, Telefónica, Orange, TÜV Rheinland TRUMPF and the Swiss Stock Exchange, breaks new ground and hence Frank is seen by many as a thought leader in this space.

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