This is a session at Innov8rs Shanghai, 26-27 June 2019

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Supporting and Structuring Innovation at Scale

This workshop will be split into 2 parts.

Part 1 will go into detail around how Bayer is systematically developing over 1,000 Intrapreneurs to drive innovation across the organization. We will share with you the structure of various Academy for Corporate Entrepreneurship (AfCE) innovation programs, covering Ideation, Discovery and Incubation, as well as the challenges of implementing them.

Part 2 will really break down what it truly means to innovate. We will deep dive into the main considerations and criteria that any company can use to understand various innovation maturity levels and innovation stage gates. You will be able to map these maturity levels and stage gates to your own innovation activities and understand where you have gaps.

These tools provide unparalleled clarity around exactly which support mechanisms your teams need at various stages along the innovation journey. Such frameworks will enable innovation departments to evolve into offering “Innovation as a Service” so that structured innovation can occur across all business units.

Jan Kennedy

Founder & CEO at AfCE

Jan Kennedy is an expert in intrapreneurship program design. As CEO at the Academy for Corporate Entrepreneurship (AfCE) he oversees the design and implementations of various intrapreneurship programs covering different stages of the innovation process for many Fortune 500 organizations. For five years he was also a director at the Founder Institute, the world’s largest mentoring program for early-stage entrepreneurs, launching over 1,000 companies per year with a 72% survival rate. Jan experienced first-hand how belief in intrapreneurship could unlock huge value for organizations – he unlocked USD 1 billion for Intel as an intrapreneur.

Jan, who was born in Germany, grew up in the UK and has lived and worked in Silicon Valley, Vienna, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Munich, loves working with AfCE’s team of diverse global mentors. He can be found on stage at intrapreneurship or innovation conferences or down in the trenches with corporate start-up teams, testing and validating critical assumptions. Jan also runs an investment fund focused on start-ups and cryptocurrencies.