Intrapreneurship or Extrapreneurship?

I was invited for a morning presentation for Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs workgroup, on May 4, 2012.

The core of this keynote is that whether it’s incremental or radical, at its core innovation is about changing the market. To do so, most multinationals start to learn that they have to adapt from within, and at some point escape from the slow-moving innovation pipeline paradigm.

From open innovation to intrapreneurship, many innovation trends have been surfacing to answer this issue. But successful or not, these new paradigms are in many cases a gamble that doesn’t fit in a comprehensive strategic vision. Based on our experience with several blue chip companies and our own research, this short keynote will try to give a clear perspective and ground rules to select and implement new forms of innovation

Author: Philippe

After obtaining a PhD in biotechnologies, and working in a medical diagnostic startup, Philippe Méda has managed teams and companies in the medical and pharmaceutical industries for over fifteen years. Following an MBA in 2007 Philippe founded Merkapt, a consulting agency in charge of co-piloting innovation for startups and large multinationals, in Europe, and Asia. Since then he has been training 200 to 300 startups a year, consulted for dozens of multinationals on rupture innovation or corporate incubation, and was directly involved in more than 150 startups building their market fit and scaling up their business. Philippe also teaches innovation and business model design in key MBA programs in Paris and Shanghai and is now living in Amsterdam.