Powering the People Side of Innovation

You can have the best innovation strategy in the world, but you won't get far without a supportive culture across the organization and the right talent within your innovation teams.

In this Learning Lab, we'll look at "the people side" of innovation, answering questions like:

  • What makes for high-performing innovation teams?
  • What's the best profile for the different innovation roles, and how to find and retain top talent?
  • How do we best collaborate with other functions and the business?
  • How can we change culture and build capabilities to enable innovation company-wide, beyond our innovation teams?

If you are working on those themes, join other cross-industry innovation leaders and professionals for 20+ in-depth conversations and interactive sessions as part of this Learning Lab.


Work with the best.

Here's a glimpse of the innovation leaders and experts guiding you in this program. More coming soon... stay tuned!

The agenda.

Here's an overview of sessions you can join as part of this program. No worries, you'll get a detailed agenda and instructions for RSVPing of the sessions of your choice after registration.

Tuesday 4 April 2023

4 April, 21:00 SGT/15:00 CEST/9am EDT

Always Change A Winning Innovation Team: Why Reinvention and Change are Prerequisites For Innovation

Sebastian Hamers | CEO at Human Insight
4 April, 22:00 SGT/16:00 CEST/10am EDT/7am PDT

Building Engagement in Innovation

Andy Wynn & Jim Hick | CEO at TTIP Global | Global Head of Leadership Development at TTIP Global
4 April, 17:00 CEST/11am EDT/8am PDT

Getting and Staying Future Ready

Nick Davis | Partner at Faster Future
4 April, 17:30 CEST/11:30am EDT/8:30am PDT

Team Building in the Corporate Venture Studio Context

Kimberly Skelton & Hillary Balma | Accenture Song Sr. Entrepreneur-in-Residence | Director at G-Works Venture Studio

Wednesday 5 April 2023

5 April, 19:00 SGT/13:00 CEST/7am EDT

Finding and Supporting your Catalysts

Susie Braam | Co-Founder at Yellow Cat Innovation
5 April, 19:30 SGT/13:30 CEST/7:30am EDT

Innovation Without Borders: Building a Culture of Trust and Creativity in Global Teams

Stephen Parkins | Global Head of Corporate Incubation at SGS
5 April, 20:30 SGT/14:30 CEST/8:30am EDT

Viable Innovation Teams

Bruno Pešec | The Profitable Innovation Expert
5 April, 21:30 SGT/15:30 CEST/9:30am EDT

Kill The Experts: Why People Inhibit Innovation

Michael McCathren | Sr Principal, Enterprise Innovation at Chick-fil-A
5 April, 16:30 CEST/10:30am EDT/7:30am PDT

Succesful Transformation Starts At The Front Line

Elisabeth Therrien | Vice President, Customer & Business Impact at Prudential
5 April, 17:00 CEST/11am EDT/8am PDT

How To Foster an Intrapreneurship Culture?

Alice de Casanove | Corporate Strategy North America at Airbus
5 April, 17:30 CEST/11:30am EDT/8:30am PDT

The Secret Superpower Of In-House Innovation Teams

Rachel Gordon | Founder at Triple Agent
5 April, 18:30 CEST/12:30pm EDT/9:30am PDT

Knowledge Management and Innovation: Working Together to Influence Culture

Linda Lavelle | Owner at Knowledge Dynamics

Thursday 6 April 2022

6 April, 19:00 SGT/13:00 CEST/7am EDT

How to Engage Employees in Innovation Even If They Have No Time

Céline Degreef & Jesse Nieminen | CEO at Yumana | Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer at Viima
6 April, 20:00 SGT/14:00 CEST/8am EDT

How Can We Change Culture And Build Capabilities To Enable Innovation Company-Wide? An Intro to The KICKBOX Method

Mauro Kern | Enterprise Account Executive at rready
6 April, 20:30 SGT/14:30 CEST/8:30am EDT

Creating More Impact By Embedding An Innovation Culture

Alain Bindels | Innovation & Technology Leader at Roche
6 April, 21:00 SGT/15:00 CEST/9am EDT

Becoming The Mindful Innovator

Matt Mueller | Senior Innovation Consultant & Author at The Mindful Innovator
6 April, 22:00 SGT/16:00 CEST/10am EDT/7am PDT

Repeat It Seven Times

Kathy Yu | Group Innovation Manager at Swiss Re
6 April, 16:30 CEST/10:30am EDT/7:30am PDT

Unleashing The Superpower That Is Intrapreneurship

Daniel Alexus | Head at Ericsson ONE

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. 

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).

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


For four weeks per program, 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 session recordings from the program 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'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."

"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."

"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!"

"I have already used some of the ideas presented. It is also influencing my thoughts on many other areas related to innovation.

The value of the Unconference has far exceeded the cost."

"The conference was great – it was a perfect mixture of networking and practical learning with a group of high-caliber, highly involved and dedicated participants.

It's a rarity to attend an event like this!"

Ready to dive in?

Join Innov8rs Learning Labs to upgrade your skill-, tool- and mindset, and increase your impact as innovation professional.

Our series of six Learning Labs between October 2022 and May 2023 offers you a deep dive into the key pillars of corporate innovation, exploring main themes and trends in just a few days.

You'll leave knowing what works (and what doesn't) in other companies and industries, and with fresh insights to address whatever tops your to-do list.

What's included?

Every "Seat" allows for one individual to participate in one Learning Lab program, and includes:

  • 20+ interactive small-group 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

Full schedule

Here's an overview of all six Learning Labs throughout the year.

  • Strategy, Leadership, Governance and Portfolio Management, 11-13 October 2022
  • Foresight & Business Design, 15-17 November 2022
  • Venture Building & Scaling, 14-16 February 2023
  • Startup Collaboration & Ecosystem Engagement, 14-16 March 2023
  • Culture, Talent & Teams, 4-6 April 2023
  • Climate & SDG's, 3-4 May 2023

As a first step, select your pass and complete a short application via the buttons below.

Individual Pass | 1 Learning Lab

1 seat for 1 out of the 6 programs



Individual Pass | 3 Learning Labs

1 seat for 3 out of the 6 programs



Team Pass | 5 seats

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



Team Pass | 10 seats

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



Team Pass | 20 seats

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



Team Pass | 30 seats

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



The options above are available for corporate innovation leaders and professionals only.

If you are a consultant/coach, software firm or otherwise service provider to corporate innovators, you need an "Innov8rs Learning Labs Expert Pass" to join. Prices for these are higher than the prices listed above. Alt, members of Innov8rs Community with an Expert Pass are also eligible to participante and contribute.

Are you a member of Innov8rs Community already?

As a member, you are automatically enrolled onto every Learning Lab, so no need for you to purchase a pass separately. Want to become a member? As a first step, apply here.

Need some help?

If you'd like to understand better how participating in Innov8rs Learning Labs would support you and your team in achieving your objectives, or if you have questions about registration, start a chat via the blue button bottom right or email hans@innov8rs.co