Back

Business intelligence

5th R&D, Open Innovation & Start-ups Venturing Summit

  • 1st – 2nd December 2021
  • Hybrid flag Hybrid Berlin, Germany
  • Onsite Online

COVID-19 has disrupted the innovation landscape. In order to grow in the "new normal" and to accelerate sustainable development progress, companies need to foster their research, innovation and collaboration efforts based on the longer-term science, tech and market shifts.

We will continue the innovation journey with the key experts in the area at #VLOpenInn on 1-2 December 2021!

Read more

About the 5th R&D, Open Innovation & Start-ups Venturing Summit

COVID-19 has disrupted the innovation landscape. In order to grow in the "new normal" and to accelerate sustainable development progress, companies need to foster their research, innovation and collaboration efforts based on the longer-term science, tech and market shifts.

The key challenges facing innovation leaders after pandemic:

  • How should businesses innovate after covid-19?
  • How to meet shifting customer needs?
  • How to identifying and quickly address new opportunities?
  • What should be done differently now?
  • How to revaluate the innovation portfolio and ensure resources are allocated properly?
  • How to build resilience and grow in the new conditions?

Many product development companies had to instantly become more agile to pivot in new and innovative ways, and it is scaling to more businesses.

Adopting digital technologies is leading to new product and process innovations, and remote collaboration, innovation, and venture building demonstrate proved results.  Accelerated changes create new opportunities for innovation:

  • Automation
  • Antifragility
  • Atomization

While R&D centers earlier have been the dominant model of innovation, now it has been considered a strong shift towards corporate venturing and open innovation mechanisms. Corporate venturing plays a critical role in accelerating innovation strategy, accessing new ways of working, novel ideas, technologies, and business models. At the same time, 90% of open innovations don't work because corporate culture isn't ready to embrace new ideas and experimentation to develop innovative solutions in a cost-efficient way. Consequently: 

  • What big corporations should learn from the success of Silicon Valley start-ups?
  • How to build a robust innovation pipeline to achieve a better ROI on R&D investments and to outperform market value?

As well as tackling the covid-influenced challenges for corporate innovation and start-ups, we will explore the recent experience on open innovation, R&D, digital transformation, and related subjects:

  • Improving idea sourcing, quality, processes, performance, and interaction with breakthrough insights
  • Adopting new tech and tools to mature creation of sustainable, innovative products and R&D processes
  • Empowering co-creation, developability, and deliverability of innovation solutions
  • Unleashing employees’ creativity and collaboration, and encouraging a culture of innovations
  • Designing open innovation platforms from concept to implementation to enable OI ecosystem
  • Applying emerging innovation approaches to create novel business models for product, process, and services
  • Establishing a partnership with internal and external communities and learning from failures
  • Enriching innovation opportunities through corporate venturing, digital transformation, and dealing with startups
  • Better strategizing, budgeting, integrating, and digitalizing R&D and product innovation processes
  • Translating UX research and design thinking into successful innovations
  • Delivering economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable products and business models
  • Defining metrics to measure impact and to maximize the value of innovations

See you at #VLOpenInn December 2021!

Who Should Attend

Chief Executives, Directors, Vice Presidents, Department Heads, Leaders and Managers specializing in:

  • Agile / Scrum Methodology
  • AI /AR / VR / Automation
  • Blockchain / Machine Learning
  • Business Planning
  • Business Development
  • Corporate Accelerators
  • Corporate Development
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Corporate Investment
  • Corporate Funding
  • Circular Economy
  • Digital Technologies
  • Digital Transformation
  • Digital Laboratories
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Financial Planning
  • Front-End Innovations
  • Ideation
  • Innovation Excellence
  • Innovation Management
  • Investments/ Start-ups
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • IP Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Lean Methodology
  • Open Innovation
  • Operations Management
  • Performance Measurement
  • Portfolio Management
  • Product Development
  • Product Design
  • Project Controlling
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Research & Development
  • R&D Business
  • R&D Controlling
  • R&D Cooperation
  • R&D Technology Innovation
  • Research and Innovation ( R&I)
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Sustainability
  • UX/UI Design

REQUEST A BROCHURE

To request an agenda for this Summit, please complete the details below. We will send you the agenda via email.

Key Practical Learning Points

  • Improving idea sourcing, quality, processes, performance, and interaction with breakthrough insights
  • Adopting new tech and tools to mature creation of sustainable, innovative products and R&D processes
  • Empowering co-creation, developability, and deliverability of innovation solutions
  • Unleashing employees’ creativity and collaboration, and encouraging a culture of innovations
  • Designing open innovation platforms from concept to implementation to enable OI ecosystem
  • Applying emerging innovation approaches to create novel business models for product, process, and services
  • Establishing a partnership with internal and external communities and learning from failures
  • Enriching innovation opportunities through corporate venturing, digital transformation, and dealing with startups
  • Better strategizing, budgeting, integrating, and digitalizing R&D and product innovation processes
  • Translating UX research and design thinking into successful innovations
  • Delivering economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable products and business models
  • Defining metrics to measure impact and to maximize the value of innovations

Sudeendra Koushik, IN

Innovation Director & Head of CampX Bangalore

Volvo Group

Sudeendra is an engineering graduate with management education and a Ph.D. in innovation. His 28 years of experience is in Innovation and Technology Management in India, Singapore, and the Netherlands in various roles, including new product and services development, project management, hardware, software and systems, intellectual property, people, and customer management with more than 20 patents in various stages. He has worked at Philips Netherlands, Europe, Philips India, HCL, and TTK. As a part of his consulting firm, PRASU, he has consulted for top companies, many in automotive technology, to help develop a culture of innovation, build innovation skills, and generate business-relevant innovations and intellectual property. He has been very actively engaged in the start-up sphere by mentoring and supporting multiple start-ups, innovation centers, accelerators, and incubators in multiple domains. He has also worked closely with academia and innovation, being a part of academic councils forging stronger industry-academia collaboration. His Ph.D. by research is titled “An integrated framework for Innovation talent management,” focusing on Innovation & Intrapreneurship, specifically in scaling and managing business-relevant innovation. Also, he has developed a unique innovation talent assessment and management method and is a TEDx and an international speaker, speaking regularly at multiple forums, universities, and conferences won several awards and recognitions. Sudeendra ia a long-standing volunteer at IEEE, PMI, and Women in Big Data. He is also a cartoonist and actor.

Luan Tian, CN

Director & Secretary-General Z-park Large Corps Open Innovation Alliance

Innoway

Luan Tian is the person responsible for several departments in Innoway (The Leading Government-owned company of Innovation service of China). He has 15 years of overseas working experience in North America and Europe. He acted as jury for several well-known startup competitions nationwide and worldwide, and official innovation and startup mentor for Microsoft accelerator, Hitachi, Walmart, Sino-steel, and so on. He is a senior researcher in Cross-border E-commerce, helps international startup projects settle in China, and traditional enterprises transform and upgrade. IT Education background in Finland.

Henning Trill, DE

VP Innovation Strategy

Bayer AG

Dr. Henning Trill has a passion for new ways to make life better and focuses on ecosystems in nutrition and health as the VP Innovation Strategy. Since 2016 his team has supported and enabled Bayer’s employees to innovate in what they do. To make this happen, they developed an internal Innovation Ecosystem involving more than 40.000 employees on online platforms, 1000 part-time coaches in the Innovation Network, and 80+ new business projects in the Catalyst Entrepreneurship Program. 

Before heading Corporate Innovation, Henning led Bayer’s Inhouse Consulting R&D team, worked in a Lithium Ion Battery start-up with the Boston Consulting Group, and got a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the WWU Münster.  

Alice de Casanove, US

Culture Evolution, Innovation Director

Airbus

Christophe Perthuisot, FR

Ex-SVP Global Research & Innovation

Danone

Christophe is a Research & Development (R&D) Executive with 25 years of experience in leading and transforming international R&D and Quality teams in the FMCG sector (Food, Household cleaners, Cosmetics).

Christophe is passionate about bringing meaningful innovations to the market that can impact business, people, and the planet at scale. He held leadership roles in designing business and technology strategies and implementing end-to-end innovation processes across several companies ( Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Mars & Danone) with launches of multiple, consumer-preferred, commercially successful products.

Most recently, as SVP of global R&I for Danone, he led the re-design of the company’s innovation portfolio and built new capabilities around Consumer-centricity, Design Thinking, Open Innovation, and Digital R&I.

An inclusive leader and talent developer, Christophe believes in solving problems through collaborations across functions and companies by bringing together diverse views and capabilities.

Christophe is French, holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry, and lives next to Paris.

Daniel Paz, DE

Investments and Venture Development

Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures

Walid Benzarti, FR

Director for Innovation, Research & Technology Land and Air Systems

Thales Group

Arjan Rensma, NL

Founder & Chief SustaInnovator / Ex-Innovation Venturing DSM

SustaInnovate.Today

Sudeendra Koushik, IN

Innovation Director & Head of CampX Bangalore

Volvo Group

Luan Tian, CN

Director & Secretary-General Z-park Large Corps Open Innovation Alliance

Innoway

Henning Trill, DE

VP Innovation Strategy

Bayer AG

Alice de Casanove, US

Culture Evolution, Innovation Director

Airbus

Christophe Perthuisot, FR

Ex-SVP Global Research & Innovation

Danone

Daniel Paz, DE

Investments and Venture Development

Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures

Walid Benzarti, FR

Director for Innovation, Research & Technology Land and Air Systems

Thales Group

Arjan Rensma, NL

Founder & Chief SustaInnovator / Ex-Innovation Venturing DSM

SustaInnovate.Today

BROCHURE

5th R&D, Open Innovation & Start-ups Venturing Summit brochure and find out the latest topics and ideas that will be shared.

Request

Please fill in your e-mail address below and we will process your request in a moment.

What our
participants
are saying

It was an intensive and examples – rich exchange. Definitely I will be following the next edition.

1
2
3
4
5

PAST

Attendee

Spectacular speakers and excellent cases. It was absolutely worth to attend.

1
2
3
4
5

PAST

Attendee

I was working with the corporate strategy for the next decade, and innovation discussions here drastically changed my vision on the way to move forward.

1
2
3
4
5

PAST

Attendee