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During this sixth event in the Innov8rs Connect 2021/2022 series, we’ll focus on principles and practices for "open innovation"; startup collaboration and ecosystem engagement..

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

The state of corporate-startup collaboration in 2022: the strategic imperative, effective engagement models and conditions for success

The ongoing discussion about Buy vs Build vs Partner? What to choose when, why and what for?

How to measure the impact of startup collaborations, partnerships and investments?

How to find, source and select the right startups, making decisions based on data and not for the fear of missing out?

How to drive innovation within ecosystems? Who plays what role, and what are associated rewards? What are the potential risks to mitigate; eg IP, competitors, ownership?

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.

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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.

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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.

Content

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.

Community

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).

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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.

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

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James Mawson

Founder, CEO and Editor-in-chief at Global Corporate Venturing and Co-Author of Transformative Innovation: Today’s Capital Drives Tomorrow’s Growth & Profits to Advance the World

Vareska Van de Vrande

Professor of Collaborative Innovation and Business Venturing at RSM Erasmus University

Ben Yoskovitz

Founding Partner at Highline Beta

Michael Lewrick

Author of Business Ecosystem Design and Head of Innovation Labs at Deloitte

Shameen Prashantham

Author of Gorillas can Dance and Professor at CEIBS

Ricardo Marvão

Co-founder at beta-i

Ulrich Pidun

Partner and Director, Corporate Strategy at BCG / Fellow at the BCG Henderson Institute

Sander van der Blonk

Founding Partner at Scoutely

Jonathan Dickerson

Head of Global Partnerships at GAN

Illai Gescheit

Partner at Siemens Energy Ventures

Magnus Björsne

CEO at AstraZeneca BioVentureHub

Natascha Eckert

Global Head of University Relation

Carlos Morales Cueto

E2E Project Manager Nestlé R&D Accelerator at Nestlé

Ilanit Kabessa

Venture Partner at Novozymes Advanced Proteins Solution

Ruth Armalé

Head of Open Innovation at HITS - House of Insurtech Switzerland

Thomas Hayes

Open Innovation Lead, Food Sector at NEOM

Heriberto Diarte

Founder and CEO SE Ventures - Head of External Innovation and Investments at Schneider Electric

Alexandre Bastos

Head of Front End Innovation at Givaudan

J Christopher Ramming

Senior Director of Research and Innovation at vmware

Content

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.

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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

800+

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."

IF YOU HAVE INNOVATION IN YOUR TITLE, THIS IS YOUR TRIBE.

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

Individual Pass
1 event

€195

for 1 seat for 1 event

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Individual Pass
3 events

€495

for 1 seat for 3 events

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Team Pass
5 seats

€795

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

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Team Pass
10 Seats

€1295

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

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Team Pass
20 Seats

€2195

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

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Team Pass
30 Seats

€2995

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

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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

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