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Innosuisse Networking Series: Accelerating innovation – learning from intrapreneurship and startup collaboration

Join us for another edition of our Networking Series to discuss experiences around intrapreneurship and startup collaboration. 

Recent decades have seen a significant acceleration of scientific and technological progress. Digitalization and globalization, among other developments, led to significant change in any organization. R&D activities have been offshored or outsourced. Professional careers have become less linear and expectations towards employers as well as employees have become more complex.

As a result, companies have experimented with different programs that increase the “startup spirit” in the organization. These range from intrapreneurship models, where employees work on their business idea, over various forms like joint ventures, all the way to corporate venture capital programs, where companies invest into existing startups. What models work best and for whom? Which forms of collaboration are mutually beneficial to founders and company partners? Are we entrepreneurial enough to face the challenges of our century?

If these questions keep you busy, please join us and discuss with your peer entrepreneurs, professionals and scientists. We are looking forward to welcoming you! 



Door Opening


Welcome & Introduction
Johannes Bohren, Basel Area Business & Innovation, Director Entrepreneurship 


Case Study
Simon Brown, Chief Learning Officer at Novartis and author of “The Curious Advantage” 


Case Study
Mara Hummel, Deputy Director Roche Digital Innovation LAB


Case Study
Isabel Götz, Head of Research, Scenarios and Open Innovation @Swiss Federal Railways SBB, featured by VLabs


Dirk Neirinck, Corporate director business development at Endress+Hauser


Panel with Q&A
All case presenters discuss and share insights. Moderation: Simon Brown


Networking Apéro

Participation is free, however registration is required before August 16th, 2023.

For further information

For further information regarding the event registration process, please do not hesitate to contact
Mariana Rado
Manager Digital Events
Tel.: +41 61 295 50 00