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An Innovation Ecosystem – the Why, What and How

Letting teams play with post-it notes is not innovation. Spending serious money a fancy office for your new innovation lab is not going to yield the results you hope for. Customers will not use your product because they are impressed by your R&D spending.

Innovation is about building an internal ecosystem. Building a Lean Innovation Ecosystem has a clear purpose: it is about the entire organization, re-imagined and re-designed, to maximize innovation flow so that everyone is collaborating in the creation of value within focused teams. Just like startups do. In this talk, Dan will share the why, what and how of innovation ecosystems.

Dan Toma

Co-author, The Corporate Startup

Dan comes from an entrepreneurial background – he has been involved with technology startups across the world. Puzzled by the questions ‘why are innovative products mainly launched by startups?’, he focuses on enterprise innovation strategy – specifically on the changes blue-chip organizations need to make to allow for new ventures to be built in a corporate setting.

In this capacity he worked with companies like Deutsche Telekom, Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover, Bayer, John Deere or Allianz. Dan has also worked with various government bodies, in Asia and Europe, helping developing national innovation ecosystems and implement national innovation strategies.