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.
It’s once again the time of the year when everyone wakes to realize Slush happens in just a few weeks. You should start fine tuning your approach and prepare a strategy to find what you need at the most important startup spectacle of the year.
We summarise key success criteria for a result-heavy Innovation Challenge for corporations looking the get the most out of their collaboration program. The Future Loyalty Challenge Innovation for K-Group hit all these points.
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.
Anni Ronkainen as a guest writer in Avanto's blog: “When data and digitalisation is really working we’re noticing what our customers want before they even put their thoughts into words.”
Since 2016 ABB’s drives business has actively connected with startups through a structured program. The program has three distinct steps that each serve a specific purpose: Connect, Collaborate and Commercialize (CCC).
Hyvät häiriköt -podcastin kolmannessa jaksossa Avannon COO:n, Hanne Kettusen, haastateltavana on yrittäjä Eeva Hellsten ja sijoittaja Saara Kauppila. Kuuntele jakso nyt!
Elina Kajosaari joined the talented Avanto team as Corporate Venturing Lead in May. Elina’s focus will be on building collaboration between corporations and startups to strengthen and grow their business.
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.
Although the challenge is huge in India and globally, we as individuals and companies can bring our part through collaborative mindset of system thinking and do good for people and the planet and yet make business out of it. Wish to get you involved as well
Big corporations are already waking up to the challenge and potential of circular economy by making deadlines and commitments to a more sustainable change. At the moment circular economy is stated in numerous strategies, but how many companies have it in their business plan?
Hyvät häiriköt -podcastin toisessa jaksossa Avannon COO:n, Hanne Kettusen, haastateltavana on Sari Kola-Nyström. Kuuntele jakso nyt!
Hyvät häiriköt on podcast-sarja, jossa innostutaan, opitaan ja oivalletaan startupien ja suuryritysten yhteistyöstä kokemuksien kautta. Kuuntele uusin jakso!
In a typical pitching situation, startups are repeatedly asked about their competitive landscape. Why? To find out in what market the founders identify themselves to be in, who’s the target audience and what is supposedly the unique competitive advantage.
For the last six months I’ve had the privilege to kick off Avanto Ventures European take over. After considering all the options, we decided to set up our first European office in the Netherlands.
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.
Jukka Kajan, the CEO of Joukon Voima, also known as Business Hippie, is one of the members of our Smart & Clean Hub here at Mechelininkatu 3d. Jukka inspires us all with his positive energy and outstanding networking skills.
We often discuss with our customers the difference between working in startup mode and traditional corporate mode. Why should we create a startup team around our next digital product launch?
Our Smart & Clean Hub in Helsinki is bringing together like minded startups in the Smart City domain. Together with Team Avanto the community is enjoying the vibrant office life gathering at least once a week for coffee or after work sparkling. Let's have a closer look to one of our roomies Solved.
All you need to know about the best startups, announces and insights from Slush 2017 wrapped up in Top 100 trivias.
Once again, Slush arrived all guns blazing and took everyone on an intensive ride through the latest developments in all technology industries. As Slush keeps growing ever more massive, we also pulled something new from our Slush toolbox.
Accenture Accelerator finals were held on December 1st at Slush 2017 with the seven talented finalist teams. 5-minute pitches were full of interesting demos and impressive results which made it a tough call for the prestigious jury to make the decision.
The most anticipated annual unicorn carnival, Slush, is about to hit the fan. The sheer mass of this event pulls everyone with such a gravity that a careful battle plan is necessary to get concrete benefits out of it.
After observing innovation both from within large corporations and in corporate innovation labs, I have been left pondering why innovation succeeds in labs and in small teams. My conclusion is split it into three distinct areas.
We meet dozens of high-level decision makers weekly. 95% of our meetings are great. They give energy to all parties for the rest of the day. We come back with an overflow of ideas, a request for proposal and new insight. Both us and the customer!