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January 25-27

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1. August 2017 Corporate2Innovation0

You have been to many conferences where gurus of corporate culture are giving you a word of wisdom: “You have to create a corporate culture that will support innovative employees” – or in other words, you need to develop an intrapreneurship inside the company. Like that one is easy and there is a handbook for that one… After all this years, it looks like you have to build your own approach – listening to other people, advisors, practicioners, reading a lot, participating in the Conferences like this one, but at the end – you have to find your own way.

Intrapreneurs are not that different than Entrepreneurs – but there is one big difference in the environment around them: if you are an intrapreneur, it is your ogranization that can benefit our of the intrapreneurs work (but it also takes the risk). Intrapreneurs should understand that you are giving them a freedom to do specific things inside the organizations, and that they are, in a way, protected from the potential negative effects that sometimes experiments bring along. But they also need to feel rewarded on a successul experiment: if you are benefiting a ton from the work of intrapreneurs, please make sure that they know how grateful you are. Please remmember that incentives are not only related to the direct incentives like money or benefits – most of the innovative people actually look for the rewards and recognitions (but that is something for another post).

And this is exactly how and why we create this one: instead of telling you what to do, we are opening a space for you to collaborate, work together, mingle, join, make connections, exchange ideas or in other words trying to show you what you (maybe) should do in your own organizations – creating the space and environment where ideas flow freely, and where you enjoy participating and sharing.


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24. July 2017 Corporate2Innovation0

After a two very successful conferences on Corporate Innovation and Intrapreneurship, we are organizing a third one that is all about “People Side of Innovation”.

Last two conferences were about learning more about Innovation and Open Innovation principles, and we went through many topics that our keynote and speakers, panelists and other important participants presented for the audience – feedback about the conference was great, but now it is time to move forward with more specific topics. We had many conversations with people involved in innovation practice and they confirmed us that two major factors in getting the innovation right is – people and corporate culture. In other words, it is all about people that you have and that have capabilities to move the company forward, but also having company culture that supports the activities driven by the indivuduals – not just supporting but also creating the environment where individuals can grow and develop themselves (and company with that, of course).

Those two topics will be the core elements of 2017 edition of the conference. We will examine the role of individual (intrapreneur) in the innovative organization (or the one that wants to be innovative). We will also examine the environment that needs to be build by the organization to support those individuals. We will look at the best practices that will be presented by our partners and invited companies. We will examine the frameworks that are used by the HR to grow and develop innovative individuals.

So, this year Conference is for you if:

  • you want to learn on how your organization can become innovative or at least start the journey toward one
  • look for the (or you are) innovative individual who wants to learn how it can contribute to the corporate transformation
  • you are the leader of the innovation processes in your organization and you are trying to find out what are the best practices
  • you are innovation manager and you need to setup an innovation lab, hackaton or process which will support your innovation
  • your company is asking you, HR manager supporting the innovation in the organization, to find, support or develop individuals with highest potential
  • or… you just know that your organization need to change, and you are looking for a support how to do that

There are, of course, many other reasons WHY you should attend or participate or partner with this Conference. But you will benefit from knowledge transfer and networking for sure, and you will learn a lot. So, it is up to you to decide what to do next, since your participation on the Conference is already decided. 🙂