Corporate incubation is often organized as a beauty pageant event, where the best ideas will be selected and transformed step-by-step in sound businesses. This disregard uncertainty and risk as the central factor in innovation.
Most corporations that have missed the so-called digital revolution, try to medicate with startups. In many cases this is both silly and dangerous. Let’s try to be smarter about this widespread startup fever…
If you’re in Darmstadt on May 17th, you can join me and the wonderful team of the Merck Innovation Center at 5:30pm for a keynote on Trading Risks. We’ll discuss how startups and multinationals should recalibrate their relationships after years of fumbling around, and why building no-bullshit synergies matters more than ever.
Five prevalent impediments push corporations away from sound partnerships with startups.
Business medias are crazy about industrials working with startups, but we seldom discuss how should startup apply to corporate incubation programs. Shall we try to do that?
Corporations have a new-found love for startups, and they broadcast it as loudly as possible in all medias. Why is that such a dumb idea to start with, and how to adjust?
The second article on how to build a tailor-made corporate incubation program deals with the ‘BUSINESS’ revenue of such an initiative.
This series of articles will try to unpack and lay out the conceptual and technical tools required to design an effective corporate incubation program.
The autonomous industry is ripe for disruption, but it seems that no one of the executive committees got the memo…
There is this fear syndrome that has been running for a few months amongst the leaders of every single market in the western world: are we going to get uberized? As they are asking themselves this question, you’ll probably detect a hint of a smile in their eyes…