The mission of the Innovation Club is to inspire and empower managers across all business sectors to innovate in order to make the life of their customers better and to create profitable growth for their companies.
Our planned events will host leaders who share their success stories of their innovation initiatives and participants who want to get inspired and to learn how did they do it.
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Insitutionalise innovation activity and keep innovation spirit?
Thu, 29 April 2021, 17:00 – 18:00 CET
How do we institutionalise the innovation activity without losing the innovation spirit?
Innovation is a key driver for growth. Increasingly, companies have started to build or expand their innovation capabilities, but some of their activities are still very little innovative on their own.
Because innovation is often seen as a creative process, “institutionalising” it may sound counter-intuitive or even dangerous. What practice shows, however, is that having structures and processes in place can help make innovation efforts more effective and sustainable. For example, leveraging technologies (AI, cloud computing etc.) or building entire programs for innovation can render impressive results.
Laurent is a serial technology entrepreneur, having founded, grown and sold a couple of companies in the last 20 years. He now leads an AI-powered innovation scouting technology venture called Novable.
Oana is a social scientist and Open Innovation consultant. For the past 9 years she’s worked at the intersection of science and practice to help organizations large and small, public and private pursue more ambitious Open Innovation goals.
Our previous events
Cell & Gene Therapy – What societal impact?
With Philippe de Pougnadoresse, Country President for Novartis Belgium
New advances in cell & gene therapies offer the potential to transform medicine. They create an inflection point in our ability to treat and even potentially cure many intractable illnesses. We will discuss some of the societal questions those transformative therapies raise.
Two innovation perspectives for bringing electric vehicles to market
With Carl-Magnus Norden, founder of Volta Trucks, and Timothy Manuel, Managing Director Eastern Europe at Groupe Renault
The increasing number of vehicles on the road, especially in urban areas, poses huge challenges, from environmental damage to traffic congestion and safety. Various actors in this complex ecosystem are taking different approaches to solve them. With great improvements in the quality of batteries and decreasing costs, the EVs (electric vehicles) seem to be among the preferred solutions.
Beyond Open Innovation: innovation adjustments in unpredictable times
With John van der Linden, former Global Open Innovation Manager for Procter & Gamble
Open Innovation has served Procter & Gamble really well – get an insider look of what worked, what did not, but also how further (large) adjustments will be required to drive superior innovation in the future – for corporates & start-ups.