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Time to connect.

During this third event in the Innov8rs Connect 2021/2022 series, we’ll focus on principles and practices for the "fuzzy front-end", turning insights into validated concepts.

Here’s a summary of the many themes and questions we’ll be addressing in the live sessions, and through the selected content items.

How do you do foresight properly, with so much change happening so fast, and most of our colleagues focused on their short-term objectives and planning cycles only?

What is working now in business (model) design? How can we further improve our approach to ideation and validation?

How to work effectively with functions such as legal, quality and compliance as well as other leaders and stakeholders, for us to do our job well?

How do we ensure different (innovation) teams ”do” business design the right way, at scale, and build a company-wide capability?

If you are working on and interested in themes and questions like this, join other cross-industry innovation leaders and professionals for 20+ in-depth conversations and interactive sessions.


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.

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.

Live Sessions

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'll have access to a selection of topical past session recordings and other resources plus of course once the event is over, session recordings from the event itself.


You can easily tap into the expertise and experiences of peers and experts, available to share their knowledge and provide guidance. Ask a question, share your experience and discuss topics- all available 24/7, so you can engage whenever you want.

You’re busy, of course. You let us know what your questions and challenges are, and based on that you'll get a personalized schedule highlighting sessions and content most relevant for you (so you can invest your time wisely).


Live Sessions

In the event's main week you can join 20+ interactive small group sessions. Talks, workshops and roundtables- all covering what you need to know and do now to further improve your innovation outcomes.

Check sessions currently confirmed below, or open a 1-page agenda here.

You'll get further details and instructions to RSVP after registration.

26 October, 21:00 SGT/15:00 CEST/9am EDT

Community Club

Community Club
26 October, 22:00 SGT/16:00 CEST/10am EDT/7am PDT

Great Leaders Mix And Match - Cross-Industry Innovation

Ramon Vullings | Keynote Speaker, Author, Cross-industry Expert & IdeaDJ
26 October, 17:00 CEST/11am EDT/8am PDT

The Human Element - Overcoming People's Resistance To Innovation And Change

David Schonthal | Clinical Professor and Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at the Kellogg School of Management
26 October, 18:00 CEST/12pm EDT/9am PDT

Your Market is Bigger Than Your Product

Tony Ulwick | Founder and CEO at Strategyn
26 October, 19:00 CEST/1pm EDT/10am PDT

De-risking Innovation

Ana Andonovska | Innovation Lead at Maersk Drilling
26 October, 20:00 CEST/2pm EDT/11am PDT

How KICKBOX Supports Employee-Driven Ideation and Business Design

Dave Hengartner & Ralph Hartmeier | Co-Founders at rready
26 October, 21:00 CEST/3pm EDT/12pm PDT

The What & Why of Continuous Discovery

Teresa Torres | Author, Speaker, Product Discovery Coach
27 October, 18:00 SGT/12:00 CEST

How To Shape The Future And Transform Business By Leveraging Scenario Planning

Oleksiy Tatarenko | Former Strategic Projects Manager at Shell
27 October, 19:00 SGT/13:00 CEST/7am EDT

Ideation (At Scale) - Roundtable

Maja Schmitt, Mark Famy & Jasmin Saric | Ideation Director (Purpose-led Innovation) at DSM | Customer Centricity at Saint Gobain Sekurit | Head of Digital Ideation, Scouting and Product Design at BI X
27 October, 20:00 SGT/14:00 CEST/8am EDT

The Key to Designing a Great Customer Experience

Nadia Naciri | Innovation Consultant at reacteev
27 October, 21:00 SGT/15:00 CEST/9am EDT

How to Effectively Integrate Consumer Insights and Industrial Design Into Your Digital Transformation Journey

Andrew Wynne | Consumer Product Innovation Leader at Ignite Exponential
27 October, 22:00 SGT/16:00 CEST/10am EDT/7am PDT

Innovation Within A Big Enterprise - A Challenge For Leadership

Tony Sandberg | Director E-Scale up Solutions, Sales & Marketing at Scania CV AB
27 October, 17:00 CEST/11am EDT/8am PDT

Using Rapid Experimentation To Seek Validation

Yannick Khayati | Founder & Validation Lead at Cosmos Collective
27 October, 18:00 CEST/12pm EDT/9am PDT

7 Steps to Plan and Run a Successful Online Employee Innovation Challenge

Coby Skonord | Co-founder & CEO at Ideawake
27 October, 19:00 CEST/1pm EDT/10am PDT

Community Club

Community Club
28 October, 17:00 SGT/11:00 CEST

Balancing Anarchy and Vision in Intrapreneurship

Michael Hunkeler | Head of Intrapreneurship at Swisscom Kickbox
28 October, 18:00 SGT/12:00 CEST

Applying Behavioral Design in Healthcare

Bryan Berger | Health Innovation Lead at Board of Innovation
28 October, 19:00 SGT/13:00 CEST/7am EDT

Starting a Trend Radar - Roundtable Discussion

Valentina Contini & Tassilo Henike | Innovation Engineer at Porsche Engineering | Senior Innovation Consultant at Itonics
28 October, 20:00 SGT/14:00 CEST/8am EDT

Four Steps to Scale: Validating Your Way From a Great Idea to a Business Model That Works

Timan Rebel | Senior Start-up Coach and Co-Founder of GroundControl
28 October, 21:00 SGT/15:00 CEST/9am EDT

Measure Unmet Needs Along The Customer Journey With Jobs-To-Be-Done

Beat Walther and Yann Wermuth | Owner & Managing Director at Vendbride AG | Partner at Vendbridge AG
28 October, 22:00 SGT/16:00 CEST/10am EDT/7am PDT

How to Test and Validate B2B Ideas or Ideas With Niche Audience

Narjeet Soni | CEO and Innovation Strategys at Lean Apps
28 October, 17:00 CEST/11am EDT/8am PDT

Testing the Limits: Next-Level Discovery for Innovators

Scott McDonald & Anuraag Verma | Principal at Shavrick & Partners | VP Customer Development at Feedback Loop
28 October, 18:00 CEST/12pm EDT/9am PDT

How to Get Faster and More Consistent Validation of Projects in Their Early Stages

Séverine Herlin | Founder & CEO at Vianeo
28 October, 19:00 CEST/1pm EDT/10am PDT

Community Club

Community Club


As you may guess, we've talked about these topics before at our events and amongst our members. With your event pass comes access to a selection of past session recordings and our resources from our content library, so that you can go even broader and deeper, beyond what's being discussed in the live sessions.

Here's a glimpse of the content that comes with your event pass.


You'll be in great company.

Other participants are in roles like
• Chief Innovation Officer / VP of Innovation
• Head of Innovation, Innovation Program Director, Innovation Lab/ Centre Director
• Venture Lead/Innovation Team Lead
• Individual Intrapreneur, Innovation Team Member/Contributor
• Leader/professional in general business role other functions like Strategy, IT/Transformation, R&D/Product, Marketing, HR/Change

Connect and collaborate with more than


other corporate innovators

Working at organizations like

Trusted by brands. Loved by peers.

"This is my tribe of lifelong learners and do-ers.  Innov8rs is unlike any conference. It’s the only place were corporate innovators and intrapreneurs get vulnerable and real about the challenges facing disruptors today and work together on creating breakthrough opportunities."

"I am blown away with learnings, reflections and new insights. Such an amazing crowd with a true sharing mentality. I have gathered so many cases for best practice on how to run innovation, how to measure it, how to fuel intrapreneurship etc. Further, most people I have met are really down to earth, pragmatic and no-bulshit kind of people that are creating real impact in the companies they work for."

"I'm amazed by the format, how open, honest and authentic it was. What a great event! You rarely ever get that with these types of events - well done!"

"This was a refreshing reminder that we're not alone. Sometimes working at the front-end of innovation can be a lonely place, especially in a large 100-year-old company. Connecting with so many other innovation professionals acted as a shot of adrenaline reigniting my drive to transform our organization."


Time to connect.

Join Innov8rs Connect to understand what’s working in other companies, benchmark your approach and performance, and explore new approaches and develop new skills.

This event is one of eight events as part of our Innov8rs Connect 2021/2022 series.

Here's the full schedule:

  • Strategy, Leadership & Organization | 21-23 September 2021
  • Governance, Portfolio & Program Management | 28-30 September 202
  • Foresight & Business Design | 26-28 October 2021
  • Venture Building & Scaling | 2-4 November 2021
  • Careers & Personal Development | 12-14 January 2022
  • Startup Collaboration & Ecosystem Engagement | 15-17 February 2022
  • Culture, Talent & Teams | 15-17 March 2022
  • Climate & SDGs | 12-14 April 2022

You'll find the latest info and agendas per event always via innov8rs.co/connect

What's included?

Every "Seat" allows for one individual to participate in one event, and includes:

20+ interactive live sessions you can join (talks, workshops, Ask Me Anything's, topical discussions, networking and more)
• A personalized agenda based on YOUR goals and needs, and concierge support to help you make most out of the program
• Option to join a Peer Circle with 3 others working on similar issues, for accountability and support with implementation
• Option to host a Challenge Call to get feedback on your key challenge
Access to selected content from our library plus all session recordings and additional resources for four weeks in total
Ask questions, share experiences and discuss any topic with other participants via our community platform

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1 event


for 1 seat for 1 event


Individual Pass
3 events


for 1 seat for 3 events


Team Pass
5 seats


for 5 seats, to be used for your event(s) of choice


Team Pass
10 Seats


for 10 seats, to be used for your event(s) of choice


Team Pass
20 Seats


for 20 seats, to be used for your event(s) of choice


Team Pass
30 Seats


for 30 seats, to be used for your event(s) of choice


The options and prices above 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 Innov8rs Connect Expert Pass to join. Prices for these are higher than the prices listed below.

Apply via this link, and if accepted you'll get further information via email.

Are you a member of Innov8rs Community already?

For members with a Community Pass, an Individual Pass for every Innov8rs Connect event is included in your membership. With a Content Pass, you get 30% off an Individual or Team Pass. Email Kate to get your personal discount code and further instructions


We're happy to help.

Just open a chat via the blue button bottom right. Or send an email to Hans Balmaekers via hans@innov8rs.co