We had the pleasure of matchmaking Kimberly-Clark corporation’s open innovation team with Nordic startups last fall, hosting the team during their visit in Helsinki and Copenhagen. Bringing together one of the world’s most influential consumer wellness companies and the most talented Nordic startups in the domain offered fruitful discussions with a larger purpose.
Just like we can’t have progress without learning, we can’t learn if we don’t take risks: things will just continue in the same old way they always have. Mastering change requires a bold and nimble approach: an experimental culture where one eats failure for breakfast! A culture in which risk is not minimized but rather actively managed.
Pitäisikö kaikkien suuryritysten perustaa sisäisiä startupeja? Millä mittareilla sisäisiä startupeja pitäisi seurata? Miten saada talon sisältä kerätty tiimi motivoitumaan yhteiseen tekemiseen? Harri Kiljander on F-Securen tuotesuunnittelija ja sisäinen startup-yrittäjä, joka kertoo sisäisen startupin onnistumisen edellytyksistä ja sudenkuopista.
Avanto Ventures and Nordic Innovation Accelerator will unite their open innovation platforms. The GLOBENIA innovation platform created by Nordic Innovation Accelerator will be joined to Avanto Ventures and the operations will continue under the Avanto Ventures brand.
BMW has understood superbly that they should not be one institution with one single business model that won’t ever change. They have not only build an innovation ecosystem where different products, services and business models interact with each other – but also created a consciousness throughout the company about the industry’s on-going and coming disruption.
Mikko Ampuja, the CEO of Vapaus Bikes looks extremely happy since the biking season has finally begun in Finland. Vapaus is one of the startups in our Smart & Clean Hub here at Mechelininkatu 3d sharing the premises with Team Avanto and several fantastic startups. Let’s hear more from the guy behind his helmet.
We believe that while support of public sector is required, the final creation and adoption of new mobility services will be done in the streets by pioneering vehicle-, infrastructure- and service providers and passengers, and will be driven by the services matching needs and expectations at the right price level for all players.