Corporate Startup Summit & Award 2018

27 – 28 November | ZURICH | Kraftwerk

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engagement migros

Everything that Corporate Innovation IS about

A two days conference on Corporate Startup Engagement, Collaboration & Co-Creation, Incubation & Acceleration and Intrapreneurship. The European platform #1 supports all Innovation Managers, Digital Leaders, Intrapreneurs and Change Makers in making a real impact everyday.

150+ participants learn from international experienced professionals, exchange on and discuss best practices with other ambitious intrapreneurs. Be inspired by Best Practice Slams, Speed-Workshops, Panels and Keynotes.

Application Corporate Startup Award 2018

The 4th Corporate Startup Award puts Intrapreneurs from around Europe and their initiatives in the spotlight. The best of them will be awarded in altogether 4 categories. Find out more about Winners 2017.

The application was opened on 20. June 2018 at the Corporate Incubation & Acceleration Summit in Berlin!

The Best Corporate Entrepreneurship

This category awards the best programs or projects that create framework for supporting entrepreneurship within established corporations (Intrapreneurship). We are looking for innovative concepts that offer employees new organisational and HR structures and enable them to take ownership in pursuing their own projects.

The Best Corporate Incubator / Accelerator

This category awards the best corporate programs for structured collaboration with startups and onboarding of external innovations. We are looking for programs that are run by the corporation itself, through crossindustrial corporate partnerships as well as partnerships with 3rd party service providers.

The Best Corporate Startup

 This category awards the best entrepreneurial projects run as an “internal startup” by the employees and in many cases in a team with external experts as a close partnership. We are looking for projects that were spinned off from the corporation as well as those that are embedded within existing corporate structures, developed in a “startup-like” way and enjoy lot of freedom and flexibility.

The Most Impactful Intrapreneur

 This category awards the pioneer intrapreneurs that pro-actively drive the change through diverse projects and initiatives from within established structures. These candidates are ideally recognized as leaders in their domain and are nominated by their colleagues for their impact.

Topics and Agenda 2018

Corporate Startup Engagement

Innovation & Startup Business INTELLIENCE – Data Driven Startup Scouting – STARTUP OUTPOST – Co-Creation – Engagement MODELS


Tools for Intrapreneurs – Cultural Change – Intrapreneurship BOOTCAMPS & PROGRAMS – Intrapreneurial Transformation – Intrapreneurial LEADERSHIP – Identifying & Retaining Intrapreneurs – Startup Knowledge Transfer

Incubation & Acceleration

OPEN Innovation – Corporate Lean Startup – Corporate Startups – EVOLUTION of ACCELERATOR MODEL – Company Builders


Best practice Slam





More Details, Topics and Speakers are coming soon. Agenda is subject to change.

DAY 1 // 27. Nov // Kraftwerk
  Event Space Command Room Basecamp K2 Basecamp K8
9:00 – 12:00  
12:30 – 13:00 Come together
13:00 – 13:15 Welcome & Opening Day 1
by Lukas Strniste, Founder @CorporateStartupSummit
13:15 – 13:45 ICE – Breaking
by Tirza Hollenhorst, CEO @Luman, USA 
13:45 – 14:15


to be announced

14:15 – 15:30 PANEL “The EVOLUTION of Intrapreneurship”
by Lukas Strniste, Founder and CEO @StartupZoom
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break  
15:45 – 18:00

PANEL “Venture Capital as Catalyst for Corp./Startup Partnerships?”
by Lukas André, Managing Partner Switzerland @Redstone, CH


Networking Zone

Best Practice Slam:
  • “Pioniergeist at it’s best: how we foster intrapreneurship @innogy – A case Study” by Sebastian Hopp, Director of opportunities @Innigy SE and Thomas Hartman, @str84wd Products 
  • “What thrives intrapreneurship in the corporates?” by
    Rajkumar Ragupathy, Intrapreneur @ Harman International
  • “How to flourish Intrapreneurship – tree key success factors” by Roland Keller, Head of innovation culture @Swiss Post
  • more speakers are coming…
Facilitated Peer Group 

“Scalability Tricks: Business Model Scalability Matrix and more”   

by Felix Hofmann, CEO @BMI Labs

max. 20 participants  

Facilitated Peer Group 


“Why would Startups work with you? Crafting your Partner Brand” 


by Jeremy Basset, CEO @Co:CUBED, UK  


max. 20 participants  

18:00 – 19:00 Dinner and Networking  
19:00 – 20:30

Corporate Startup Award Ceremony

  • “The Best Corporate Entrepreneurship”
  • “The Best Corporate Incubator/Accelerator”
  • “The Best Corporate Startup”
  • “The Most Impactful Intrapreneur”
20:30 – Open end

PARTY #InnovatorsOnly

DAY 2 // 28. Nov // Kraftwerk
  Event Space Command Room Basecamp K2 Basecamp K8
9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast & Networking

facilitated session by Tirza Hollenhorst, CEO @Luman, USA

10:00 – 10:15 Opening Day 2
by Lukas Strniste, Founder @CorporateStartupSummit
10:15 – 11:00 PANEL
“Open Innovation: ​waste of time or key success factor?” by Stefan Schöbi, Head Engagement @Migros, CH
“Identifying the right Startups” 
by Anton Schilling, Manager @Pioneers Discover, AT
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break  
11:15 – 13:15

How to identify great opportunities and invest in them professionally”

by Daniel Ginter, Senior Director @digitalswitzerland, CH

Best Practice Slam “Innovation trends 2018”

Topics and Speakers to be announced

Best Practice Slam:
“Corporate Startup Engagement”

  • “How to make a Lion fly” by Pietro Carnevale Director Strategy & Innovation @Generali Switzerland and Kai Kunze CEO @LINGS, powered by Generali
  • “Increasing the success rate of developing startup-corporate partnerships by a structured program to build and validate a joint value story” by Kors van Wyngaarden, Medical Officer @Phillips HealthWorks, NL
  • “Leading the next industrial revolution through global startup engagement” by Torsten Kolid, Founder & CEO @YouNoodle, USA and Jean-Luc Beylat, VP Global Innovation Ecosystem Partnership @NOKIA Bells Labs, France
  • more speakers are coming
Facilitated Peer Group 
max. 20 participants 
“Neuroscience methodology for creativity BOOST” by Katja Samara, Head of Partner Innovation and Business Developer @NTNU Accel, NO
to be announced
13:15 – 14:00 Lunch Break  
14:00 – 16:00 Networking Zone

Best Practice Slam:
“Incubation & Acceleration”

  • “External Innovation Lab by Honeywell” by Tomas Szaszi, Head of Strategy and Innovation for EMEA @Honeywell, CZ
  • “Entrepreneurs Bootcamp by SIEMENS”  by Dr. Bettina Maisch, Senior Key Expert Industrial Design Thinking @SIEMENS, DE
  • Kirill Kaem, Senior VP for Innovations @Skolkovo Foundation, RUS
  • “Transforming Corporate Incubators: case of hub:raum” by Axel Menneking, VP Startup Incubation and Venturing @Deutsche Telekom, DE
Facilitated Peer Group 
 “Strategic Sustaining Innovation and Beyond” by  Pascal Miserez, Senior Partner @evitive, CH
Facilitated Peer Group 
Your next corporate venture idea, in 2 hours” by 

Thomas Van HalewyckFounding Partner @Bundl, BE


16:00 – 16:30  Wrap-up and key learnings consolidation

facilitated session by Tirza Hollenhorst, CEO @Luman, USA

Additional program by 

We introduce a set of special Fast Track Workshops that are aimed to enrich your Innovation expertise. This full day deep-dives go in addition to the main Summit’s program.  Special ticket is required to attend.

Why Innovation and Startup Ecosystem Workshop?
Developing and maintaining a working innovation ecosystem is an essential task of any company aiming for sustainable growth in an uncertain future. An innovation ecosystem is build up by mutually dependent elements that enable intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs and innovators to generate, test and implement new ideas.

Building and maintaining a innovation or startup ecosystem is very complex. This workshop will give you a head start for new inititives and a n orientation for existing ones.

Challenges for successful innovation ecosystem
1. Option Overload – Decision makers require measurable results but are very often overwhelmed by the amount of proposed possible innovation initiatives.
2. Innovation Alignment – Lack of alignment and common understanding among the stakeholders that negatively influences the communication and efficient allocation of  resources
3. Innovation Silos – Missing transparency and information about best practices within and outside the organisation

Key learnings
1. Understanding and communication the current status of your innovation and startup ecosystem.
2. Identification and priority setting of challenges in your innovation and startup ecosystem as well as allocation of resources.
3. Definition of metrics to be implemented based on best practices.

Target Group
Innovators from established companies from the following areas Innovation Management, Corporate Strategy & Development, Business Development, Product Development etc.

Past Participants
Deutsche Telekom, AXA, Volksbanken-Raiffeisenbanken, YelloStrom, TÜV Rheinland, Bosch, E.ON

Speakers 2018

Matthias Patz

Vice President Innovation & New Ventures @DB Systel

Dr. Kristian Mjøen

Project Manager @University City 3.0, Adviser to the CEO @City of Trondheim

Katja Samara

Head of Partner Innovation Program and Business Developer @NTNU Accel

Kai Kunze

Founder and CEO @LINGS, powered by Generali

Thomas Hartmann

Business Validation & Creation, Incubation&Acceleration Program @str84wd Products

Kirill Kaem

Senior Vice-President of Innovation @Skolkovo Foundation

Arif Hatip

Head of Corporate Venturing and External Innovations @Körber Digital

Daniel Ginter

Senior Director Corporate Enablement @digitalswitzerland

Andreas Iten

Head Corporate Ventures @SIX, Co-Founder & Member of the Board @F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator

Jean-Luc Beylat

VP Global Innovation Ecosystem partnership @Nokia Bell Labs

Fast Track Workshops by  


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