Open Innovation and Intrapreneurship Programs
Stay ahead, transform your organization and co-create new offerings with startups.
They work with us
Anticipate the societal changes that are affecting your industry, open your innovation funnel and bet on intrapreneurship to identify tomorrow’s trends, infuse startup energy in your value chain and create a culture of innovation
Invest on growth through open innovation and intrapreneurship
Do you want to launch new products or services and become a pioneer in your industry?
Collaborate with market-ready startups
Do you want to test innovation and do real-life experiments before a nationwide roll-out?
Connect with cutting-edge innovators
Do you want to leverage your employee’s creativity to create new solutions?
Boost the culture of innovation
Learn about the Open Innovation Funnel with us
Effective open innovation is about finding and testing new business ideas at start-up speed. Work with us to design the exact program you need and make open innovation a part of your DNA.
How to create an open innovation program?
- During Program
Innovation gaps audit & program design
- Innovation goals and business opportunities
- Program milestones and calendar
- Selection criteria for entrepreneurs, mentors and/or employees
Call for startups & mentors
We’ll headhunt the innovators you need
Scouting inside and outside your organization
- Leveraging our network of par local ecosystem players
- Creating digital marketing campaigns
Onboarding & intelligent matching
We’ll onboard entrepreneurs and mentors
Give them a warm welcome to the program and set expectations
- Run an optimized mentors-startups ‘Matching’ process
- Make sure they both select the mentor/entrepreneur they prefer to work with
Program with a proven methodology
Like in our 100+ other programs, the startups will have access to
8 proven Incubation Tools that guide them into building viable businesses
- Weekly personalized mentorship sessions
- Support from an incubation manager
Business plans, investment readiness & demo day
The startups obtain
Their downloadable business plan
- Investment readiness training
- Pitch training
Innovation ready to pilot
Your incubation manager will help you
Structure and define how you want to collaborate with startups
- Choose the innovations that would add the most value to your sector
- Work with ready-to-pilot startups
- Negotiate the terms of financing, intellectual property and governance
We’ll start by defining your innovation goals, the milestones we should achieve on our way to reaching them and the calendar that best works for you. We’ll define together the selection criteria for both entrepreneurs and mentors in order to scout and find exactly what you need.
Headhunt the innovators you need through internal scouting, our network of partners, and digital campaigns. We’ll find the startups and mentors you’d partner perfectly with.
We’ll help you identify & select the local ecosystem players that want to scale their outreach. With both our know-how of the global entrepreneurship ecosystem and all our local partners around the world we’ll build the perfect program to reach your objectives.
We’ll onboard entrepreneurs and mentors and they’ll use the matching tool for an optimized & organic connection process. Before they start the entrepreneurial journey we’ll make sure they both meet several people and select who they want to work with for the duration of the program.
It’s important that they see how they can add value to each other but also be sure that they’d enjoy working together.
The teams will have access to the 8 incubation tools that guide them in creating a validated business plan and with the support of their mentors they’ll resolve doubts and fears in their weekly mentorship sessions.
Our incubation managers will make sure everyone is right on track and no one is falling behind.
Startups obtain a business plan, can receive investment-readiness training and pitch it to you and your stakeholders.
You’ll be able to track who’s on track and who’s falling behind and we’ll support them all throughout the entrepreneurial journey.
Structure & define how the collaboration process will be in terms of financing, intellectual property, governance, and become a shaping force in your sector.
Your assigned incubation manager will help you understand and manage every detail of your collaboration with startups.
The facility management sector has been extremely affected by COVID19. We helped Optima, a sector leader in Spain, develop the Global Alliance of Facility Management Innovators to find the most innovative startups and apply those solutions to this industry. They selected 7 startups including UMA, a digital assistant to transform meeting culture and drive productivity. UMA pivoted their solution to the sector needs under COVID19 and is helping the facility management sector shift from a low margin, labour-based model to a more sustainable and technology-driven approach.
In the EU the building and real estate industry consumes 20% of available water, having a direct effect in the increase of residuals and pollution. This is one of the many challenges that Via Celere wanted to solve when launching the ‘Future Cities’ program with us and Ashoka Spain. Bluengin is one of the selected startups that promote the sustainable use of water, and develops tools that allow the integral management of the water cycle in communities.
Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) understood early on that the world is changing fast and the health sector is no exception. Digital solutions are opening up new opportunities for health professionals. humanITcare is one of them, an app that improves medical monitoring by objectively tracking the disease. It notifies the doctor when it detects a risk of relapse. As part of the ‘Making More Health’ program with us and Ashoka Spain, BI employees have been accompanying humanITcare and more than 30 other health innovations in the past 3 years.
Dive inside a corporate innovation program
Optima via the Global Alliance of Facility Management Innovators promoted Buildings4People, an open innovation initiative to detect and promote innovative solutions applications to the pressing challenges of the Facility Management industry, providing key innovation for the sustainability of this sector and members of the alliance.