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.

Malisse Tan


Malisse Tan is fuelled by passion for growth of organisations and it’s people . As Chief Strategy Officer at the Academy for Corporate Entrepreneurship (AfCE), part of her role oversees the design and implementations of various intrapreneurship programs covering different stages of the innovation process for clients across different industries and markets. Prior to AfCE, Malisse was the Managing Director in Malaysia for a global Big Data SaaS company working with South-East Asia’s largest corporates and government entities which then led her into the world of startups where she subsequently founded 2 startups herself. Malisse decided to move into corporate entrepreneurship where she is able to blend both her corporate and startup experience and aims help corporates avoid costly mistakes.

Malisse, who was born in Malaysia, grew up in New Zealand and has lived and worked across Auckland, Sydney, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. An advocate for women and youth development, Malisse sits on the Board of Directors for Lean In Malaysia and the International Council for the Wilson Global Initiative (WGI).