ZURICH | Kraftwerk | 24 – 25 November, 2020

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

Since 2013 joined by Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Telekom AG, Hornbach, Lufthansa, Ricola, Bosch, Cisco, Daimler AG, DHL Deutsche Post Group, Casinos Austria, Henkel, Wayra, Schindler, Recaro, Hubert Burda Media, Axel Springer, Swiss Post, Rabobank, EON, Raiffeisenbank, Beiersdorf…

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.

Innovation is all about PEOPLE


13 big conferences | 3000+ participants | 350+ speakers since 2013
Germany | Switzerland | Austria | Holland | United Kingdom | USA

WHY joining the Corporate Startup Summit?


“The best part of it is networking when the people are exchanging ideas, so the knowledge is flowing, new solutions are being created for the great challenges of the world. So I really enjoyed being here, being the keynote but also dialoguing with a lot of these wonderful people.”

SOLOMON DARWIN, Professor, Director, Center for Corporate Innovation @UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business


“It’s big enough to make lots of contacts and it’s small enough to go on a personal level. You really get to know the people. That is why I really appreciate this event so much.”

DR. BETTINA MAISCH, Senior Key Expert industrial Design Thinking @Siemens


“Very valuable. I’ve seen a lot of useful insights I’ll be using myself. If we want to push the boundaries, we really need to do it together, use each other’s insights to got hat mile further.”

KORS VAN WYNGAARDEN, Medical Officer @Philips HealthWorks

The 6th Corporate Startup Award puts Intrapreneurs from around Europe and their initiatives in the spotlight. The best of them will be awarded at the stage of the Corporate Startup Summit 2020.
Please contact award@corporatestartupsummit.com in case of any questions.

Application opens on 1 September, 2020

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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 Best Collaboration with a Startup

This category awards the best partnership of multinational corporation or medium-sized businesses with an independently founded Startup. We are looking for an innovative approach to collaboration that resulted in achieving a significant business impact for both sides.

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Topics and Agenda 2019

intense peer-to-peer exchange and networking

Corporate Startup Engagement

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


SUSTAINABLE growth – Successful POSITIONING IN ECOSYSTEM – Orchestrating the Ecosystem – Scaling the Innovation – Corporate Innovation STRATEGY – Dissolving the Boundaries


Cultural Change – Intrapreneurship BOOTCAMPS & PROGRAMS – Intrapreneurial Transformation and LEADERSHIP – Identifying & Retaining Intrapreneurs


Best practice Slam





Last year Corporate Startup Summit in Zurich gathered Corporate Innovation Experts from all over the Europe. During the two-day event, 200 participants learned from each other through Best Practice Slams, Speed-Workshops and Panels. The Keynote by David Gram, Intrapreneur in Residence @LEGO, DK opened the program by revealing the secrets of Growing through Ecosystems. Further Agenda was powered by Speakers from such companies as Henkel, Rabobank, Wagner, Raiffeisen, Swisscom, Bosch, SWISS and many other. 


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Speakers 2019

David Gram

Intrapreneur in Residence @LEGO, Co-founder @Diplomatic Rebels, DK

Lea Vajnorsky

Head of Platform Development @Henkel X / Forbes 30 under 30

Christian Sigg

Head of Business Development & Executive Office @SWISS

Andrew Reid

Start-up and Partner Development lead @Microsoft Switzerland


Head of Venture Operations and Member @AMAG Innovation & Ventures Lab's Management Board

Dr. Valentin Langen

Founder and head @WAGNER freiraum, Founder of the Corporate Startup @IONIQ , DE

Willem Knaap

Senior Innovation Manager, Corporate Startup Founder @Rabobank, NL

Emilio Risques

Innovation & New Business Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa @ASICS

Magali Deloof

Associate Partner and Lead for Switzerland @SparkOptimus

Ivo Bochev

Head of Sales Strategy and Strategic Planning @Mercedes-AMG GmbH

Claudio Crivelli

Director, Innovation & Transformation Services @Salesforce EMEA

Chantal Calame

Senior Business Grower @Company Factory, former New Business Innovator @RAI Lab, Raiffeisen Schweiz

Tickets 2020


General program: November 24-25, 2020 / Kraftwerk, Zurich

Additional Programm: Deep-dive Workshops topics and dates are to be announced soon.

2-for-1 / 499 Euro + VAT
on sale till May 31, 2020

EARLY_BIRD / 499Euro + VAT
on sale till August 15, 2020

REGULAR / 599 Euro + VAT
on sale till November 7, 2019

Latecomer/ 699 Euro + VAT
on sale till November 24, 2020


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