Past Events

This series runs from November 2020 to April 2021. You can still get access to all session recordings, discussions and resources with an Innov8rs Community Premium Pass or Content Pass.Scroll down for more details.
- November: Strategy, Leadership & Governance. Funding, Accounting & Metrics- December: Business Design, Venture Building & Portfolio Management- January: Careers, Personal Development & Wellbeing- February: Foresight, Ecosystem Engagement & Startup Collaboration- March: Culture, Talent & Teams

13-15 April

Content access 'till 14 May included in Event Pass

SDG's, Climate & Impact Innovation

10 May - 25 June

Innov8rs Connect Unconference 2021


Time To Connect.

We all know that innovation is now needed more than ever. But we also know it has never been easy to succeed with innovation.

As innovation leaders and professionals, we play a crucial role for our organizations in the current context. Yet often it feels like we're living on an island. We're facing many new and old challenges, but we’re all too busy to breathe.

What’s working, what’s not? What keeps on bothering you, your team, your leadership? How can you improve your approach, find ways to work smarter and engage your stakeholders effectively- all still remotely?

Don't be too busy to innovate how you innovate.

Join Innov8rs Connect to take a step back, to reflect and refocus, so that you are better positioned to get results.

Tons of questions. Time to get answers.

Join 500+ cross-industry innovation leaders and professionals for the Innov8rs Connect series between November 2020 and April 2021.

You will
✓  Understand what’s working in other companies
✓  Benchmark your approach and performance
✓  Explore new approaches and develop new skills


Everything Corporate Innovation A-Z

Each of the six events in this series covers one key pillar for success.

You'll dive into the most important themes crucial for  innovators across industries. Each event offers you a wide range of live sessions and peer circles to join, as well as content to consume and a diverse community to engage with.

You'll leave with a deep understanding of what works (and what doesn't) in other companies and industries, so that you can implement what you learned in order to improve your innovation outcomes.

For more information about the speakers and for the full agenda per event, check the dedicated event pages via the links below.

EVENT 6/6 | 13-15 APRIL

SDG's, Climate & Impact Innovation

Now we're in the "Decade of Action", what role will we play as innovation leaders? How can we direct our efforts and leverage our assets to help address the big challenges of our times?

In the sixth event of this Innov8rs Connect series, we'll explore the why, what and how of impact innovation, featuring experts and innovators leading the way across sectors, and all over the world.


You'll meet and work with experts like Judy Samuelson (Aspen Institute), Bobby Jones (Good Is The New Cool), Raz Godelnick (Rethinking Corporate Sustainability in the Era of Climate Crisis - A Strategic Design Approach), Alan Cucknell (Ignite Exponential), Simon Hill (Wazoku), David Young (BCG), Jacqui Hocking (VSS), Daniel Nowack (Yunus Social Business), Kevin Shahbazi (Board of Innovation), Sesh Vedachalam (frog design), Ralph Hartmeier (GETKICKBOX), and Patrick de Zeeuw & Kauan Von Novack
(Co-Founder / Managing Director at Startupbootcamp)

Plus you'll hear from innovation leaders like Ernesto Ciorra (Enel), Joan Bohan (Disney), Anthony Watanabe (Bombardier Transportation), Miriam Eaves (bp Launchpad), Åsa Skogström Feldt (IKEA), Esther Kersten (Vanderlande), Johanna Fräki (Neste), Daniel Avery (National Grid Partners), Stefan Kinze (Grundfos FutureLab), Valla Vakili (Citi), Marcus Schlegel (Swisscom), Raphaelle Moatti (Intel), Tino Klaehne (Lufthansa), John Suh (Hyundai), Nicola Peill-Moelter (vmware), Harry Verhaar (Signify), Danielle Winandy (BNP Paribas) and Bernhard Kowatsch (United Nations World Food Programme).

More soon!


For the below events in this series, the main week with live sessions is now over.

All content is available to event participants and for Innov8rs Community members with a Content Pass or Premium Pass.

EVENT 1/6 | 16-20 NOVEMBER

Strategy, Leadership & GovernanceFunding, Accounting & Metrics

We start this Innov8rs Connect series by looking at the fundamentals for any innovation team to get right first and foremost.

From a well-aligned but flexible innovation strategy, effective leadership and tailored governance models, to getting a grip on innovation funding, accounting and metrics, join this event to upgrade how innovation is being managed at your organization.


You'll work with experts like Tendayi Viki (Strategyzer), Barry O'Reilly (Unlearning), Gina O'Connor (Babson College), Jennifer Riel (IDEO), Brant Cooper (Moves The Needle), Steve Schwartz (The Inovo Group), Simone Ahuja ( Disrupt It Yourself), Tristan Kromer (Kromatic),  Stefan Lindegaard (Growth Mindset Lab) | Andre Marquis (Hypershift), Stefan Dierks (MHP - A Porsche Company), Lorrie Vogel (Formerly at Nike) and Holly O'Driscoll (Ampersand).

Plus innovation leaders like Christian Lindener (Airbus), Jason Wild (Salesforce), Domhnaill Hernon (Nokia Bell Labs), Fatema Pirone (CIBC), Heather Wishart-Smith (Jacobs), Tim Kidd (DSM) and Bernd Zimmermann (Siemens Healthcare).


Business Design, Venture Building & Portfolio Management

In the second event of this Innov8rs Connect series, we'll explore what's working now in doing innovation:  going from idea to business impact.

Whether you are part of an innovation team testing ideas, launching new ventures and scaling up businesses, or you define how that process is being done at your company, you'll get new insights to tweak your approach and increase your chances of success.


You'll meet and work with experts like Frank Mattes (Lean Scaleup), Manfred Tropper (mantro), Morten Benn (Nosco), Rafael Chaves Lopes, (Trimaran), Paul Hawkins (Crazy Might Work), Mike Burn & Greg Galle (Think Wrong to Solve Next), Olivia Wong (Senior Partner at Prototype Thinking Labs), Misha de Sterke (Senior Partner at Innoleaps, Paulo Malta (Managing Partner at Innovsky), Ken Tencer (CEO at Sypder Works), Elyas Munye (MING Labs), Coby Skonord (Ideawake) and Jennifer Creech (Ezassi)

Plus innovation leaders like Karen Roter Davis (X, the moonshot factory), Carissa Callini (NASA), Yngvar Ugland (DNB), Mathieu Menet (La Ruche tl), Krystal Kolodziejak (Farm Credit Canada), Nick de Blasio (Nestlé), Nicole Walker (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas), Michael Nichols (Bosch), Steven Astorino (IBM) and Ed Essey (Microsoft).


Careers, Personal Development & Wellbeing

We all want 2020 to be done, keen to start the new year fresh. Most of us have been too busy too even breathe, and of course, even though it will be 2021 soon, that won’t really change a lot in and of itself. We will again be busy as ever.

As such, we'd like you to start the new year focusing on what’s most important, something that most of us didn’t have a chance to really focus on this year.

And that is you- your wellbeing, your personal development, your career. Join us for two days of small group sessions, to learn new skills, connect with other innovators and craft plans for the new year ahead.


You'll meet and work with experts like Nick Craig (Leading From Purpose), Gina O'Connor (Babson College), Shannon Lucas & Tracey Lovejoy (Move Fast. Break Shit. Burn Out), Gib Bulloch (The Intrapreneur: Confessions of a Corporate Insurgent), Janice Francisco (BridgePoint Effect), Sonja Kresojevic (Seedtime Collective), Alex Pavlou (Bamboo Crowd), Jerod Turner (Peer Insight), Katie Trauth Taylor (Untold), Jane Horan (The Horan Group), Philip Horvath (Luman), Donald Rattner (Donald Rattner Architecture), Laura Weiss (Design Diplomacy), Stefan Lindegaard (Growth Mindset Lab) and Christop Sollig (The Pitch Doctor).

EVENT 4/6 | 22-26 FEBRUARY

Foresight, Ecosystem Engagement and Startup Collaboration

In the fourth event of this Innov8rs Connect series, we’ll look outside of our organizations.

How do you make sure you know what changes are happening in the market, now and in the future, and are able to act upon them quickly? Beyond the initial ups and downs, what is working today in collaboration with startups? And with traditional industry boundaries blurring and value chains being disrupted, how to engage in ecosystems and collaborate to create new value? During this event, we’ll discuss the best and latest on these crucial questions- and more.


You'll meet and work with experts like Alessandro di Fiore (ECSI), Shameen Prashantham (China Europe International Business School), Dirk Müller (mantro), Kevin Ye (mach49), Peter Gardner (Startgrid), Simone Cicero (Boundaryless/Platform Design Toolkit), Nathania Christy (, Oana Maria Pop (HYPE), Nate Nasralla (GAN), Martin Spindler, Christoph Schwienheer and Dr. Sebastian Voigt (Axel Springer hy Technologies), Tassilo Henike and Christian Muehlroth (Itoncis), Eric Haulotte (Ezassi), Tom Salmon & Andrew Humphries (The Bakery), Larry Schmitt and Steve Schwartz (The Inovo Group), Sander Van Der Blonk (Scoutely), Paul Hawkins (Crazy Might Work) and Ulrich Pidun (BCG).

Plus innovation leaders like John Suh (Hyundai), Albert Mundet (FC Barcelona), Toby Smith-Cullen (ING), Lluc Diaz (Novo Nordisk) Michael Schmidt (Covestro), Björn Axling (Husqvarna Group), Tammy Butterworth (Pepsico), Eilat Cohen Basat (Kimberly-Clark), Alexa Gorman (SAP), Sabrina Jones (Bosch), Ignacio Villoch (BBVA), Anna Jarman (Walmart), Ally van de Boon (AkzoNobel) and Lauren Thaman (P&G Ventures).

EVENT 5/6 | 16-19 MARCH

Culture, Talent & Teams

In the fifth event of this Innov8rs Connect series, we’ll dive into everything “people”.

What makes for effective and high-performing innovation teams, and how do we best collaborate with other functions and the business? How can we change culture and build capabilities to support innovation company-wide? During this event, we’ll discuss the best and latest on these crucial questions- and more.


You'll meet and work with experts like Stefano Mastrogiacomo (Author of High-Impact Tools for Teams), Natalie Nixon (The Creativity Leap), Cris Beswick (Outcome), Edward D. Hess (Hyper Learning), Laurel Lau (Six Atlas) Suzan Briganti (Swarm Vision), Ross Thornley (AQai), Tad Haas (Edison365), Ivan Lloyd (Edison365), Heiko Fischer (Resourceful Humans), Robert Skrobe (Global Virtual Design Sprint), Peter Daels (INNDUCE.ME), Jesper Müller-Krogstrup (Nosco), Alan Cabello (Sparkademy), John Saunders (Serial Innovators), Tristan Kromer (Kromatic), Steve Wyatt (Corporate Rebirth), Shannon Lucas & Tracey Lovejoy (Catalyst Constellations), Lorraine Margherita (Collective Dynamics) and Sean Ammirati (Carnegie Mellon).

Plus innovation leaders like Mohan Nair (former Cambia Health), Tim Kidd (DSM), Florine van Wulfften Palthe (ABN AMRO), Kenneth Wright (NASA), Laurence Halimi Cige (Johnson & Johnson), Roland Keller (Swiss Post), Akshay Chillal (Amdocs), Benjamin Atkinson (Toyota), Otti Vogt (ING), David Hengartner & Claudia Rüegg (GETKICKBOX - Swisscom), Alice de Casanove (Airbus), Erwin De Beuckelaer & Claire Kingston (Johnson & Johnson), Cindy Soo (IKEA), Stephanie Hammes-Betti (US Bank) and Paul Cobban (DBS Bank).

Bring Your Team. Boost Your Impact.

You can focus on one key topic and get to the bottom of it. Or, you can divide and conquer to catch the best and latest on all key themes and trends.

With our team packages you get a great deal on tickets- but even greater outcomes.

With so many issues to tackle and so much change happening so fast, you will benefit from your team  joining too.


Not your typical event: you'll learn and do stuff.

You’re busy, of course. You let us know what your questions and challenges are, and based on that we’ll curate a program that is relevant for you (so you can invest your time wisely).

Forget pointless powerpoints. You’ll roll up your sleeves, and work with peers and experts in interactive small group sessions. And no theoretic blabla: you'll focus on whatever is most important to you.

Whatever your challenges are, and regardless of industry and innovation maturity, you'll leave with new, practical insights and an upgraded toolbox, to implement right away.

In the main week of the event, you can choose to join a diverse range of 20+ interactive small group sessions and peer circles as they happen. You can also host your own sessions to ask for feedback or share your approach.

For four weeks per event, starting one week prior to the main week and ending two weeks after, you can dive into our library with relevant content including session recordings from past events.

Also, on the community platform you can easily tap into the expertise and experiences of peers and experts, available to share their knowledge, provide guidance and discuss topics. All available 24/7, so you can engage whenever you want.


Live Sessions

In the event's main week you can join 20+ interactive group sessions. Talks, Workshops and Ask Me Anything's, all covering what you need to know and do now.

Peer Circles

Join facilitated and closed-door small-group conversations with peers from other companies and industries. Get unbiased feedback on your particular challenge, or share your story of success, failure and anything in between with others.


Of course, we can't cover everything in the Live Sessions and Peer Circles. For a full month, you get access to our library of high-quality content: session recordings from past events and conferences, as well as curated content from other sources.


Through the platform, for a full month, you'll be able to ask questions and join discussions with peers and experts. You can join dedicated networking and matchmaking sessions, to meet exactly whom you're keen to meet. The conference hallway, brought to live online.

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"For me, the Innov8rs unconference is one of the few intrapreneurship conferences that is worth paying for. The ability to connect with such a high quality speakers, ask questions, and get great insights is just invaluable!"

"The cost of the Unconference has far exceeded the value. I have already used some of the ideas presented. It is also influencing my thoughts on many other areas related to innovation."

"I understand how difficult these events are to run in the best of times. This is hands down the best virtual event I have attended."

"Wow, what have you created!? I am absolutely thrilled and overwhelmed by what I entered there yesterday. And hey, I'm only a basic member ...!"."


Time To Connect.

Join Innov8rs Connect to take a step back, to reflect and refocus, in order to be better positioned to get results.

The options below are for corporate leaders and professionals only.
If you are a consultant/coach, software firm or otherwise service provider to corporate innovators, you need an Expert Pass to join. Get yours via this link.


including these items for each event you choose to join:

• 25+ interactive live sessions (talks, workshops, AMA's)
• 5+ facilitated, closed-door peer circles and other opportunities to connect and collaborate with peers
• Host a Challenge Call to get feedback on your key challenge
Access to Content and Community for four weeks. This includes the event's session recordings, on-topic content from other events and curated content from the web, as well as discussions through the platform
Customized agenda based on goals and needs, and a personal concierge to find your way

1 Event




• You can use your seats for all events from this series. You could attend one event together, or divide and conquer across several events.
• Each seat comes with all items as listed under Individual Pass.
• Plus extra support for your team: a private group on the platform, exclusive sessions and content as well as targeted introductions, all based on your goals and needs.

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