This is a session at Innov8rs Helsinki, 5 September 2019

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Strategic Corporate Partnerships & B2B Co-Creation

Do you wonder how companies can co-create new products and services together with their suppliers, customers and partners?

In this hands-on session, we will share some of our key learnings from different B2B co-creation programs, while giving you practical tools that can be used to understand your potential partners’ business model and identify potential collaboration areas. This will allow you to design new offerings, increase your products’ speed to market, and reduce all-round risk.

In this session, we’ll also hear from Nationale-Nederlanden, one of the largest financial service providers in the Netherlands with over 5 million private and business clients, sharing their approach to partnerships and co-creation.

Shervin Fekri

Senior Innovation Consultant at Board of Innovation

Akke Berendsen

Proposition Lead Commercial Market at NN Group

Shervin Fekri
Shervin Fekri is an Innovation Strategy Consultant at Board of Innovation. He has been working with various Fortune 500 corporates supporting them in building their innovation capabilities through defining their innovation strategy, designing and running their innovation programs, setting up their internal incubators / accelerators and training their leadership.

Akke Berendsen
Akke Berendsen is working as B2B Innovation Lead within NN Group, with a focus on extending the service-offering beyond insurance. NN Group is a financial services company active in 18 countries, with a strong presence in a number of European countries and Japan. In her role, Akke is responsible with setting-up B2B partnerships that would lead to the creation of new value propositions for our customers. With her practical can-do-mentality she has a realistic outlook on what it takes to make these type of collaborations successful.