Collaboration Workshops for Corporates and Startups

Collaboration Workshops for Corporates and Startups

How to develop impactful partnerships

Given the speed of innovation, the shorter technology lifecycles, both large companies and startups have a vested interest in collaborating. Successful alliances can significantly speed up time to market and scaling up, amongst others. However there are many reasons why such partnerships could go wrong. Hence the need for studying the best practices from successful case studies as well as failures, learning from the best companies & startups that have developed collaborations contributing to their success.

​EPFL Innovation Park created a 4 half-day course to get your hands on the tips and tricks of building and managing partnerships that will make a major contribution to your company’s ability to innovate, grow fast and outperform competition.

This workshop series is designed for both established companies & startups.

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Day 1 – September 12th, 2018

WHY COLLABORATE: KEY BENEFITS & CHALLENGES

  • State of the art: overview of various forms of collaboration between startups and corporates
  • Key benefits & challenges: real examples of success and failures
  • Understanding each other: comparison of organisations, operating modes and decision processes between startups and corporates

 Participants:
Identify areas of potential collaboration for your company


Day 2 – September 19th, 2018

HOW TO COLLABORATE: BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP & R&D CO-DEVELOPMENT

  • Building relationship supplier <=> customer: how to approach each other
  • Business partnership: leveraging each other’s commercial network
  • R&D co-development: case studies, key issues, tips and limit

Participants:
Design your action plan for a win-win collaboration

 


Day 3 – September 27th, 2018

HOW TO COLLABORATE: CORPORATE VENTURE FUNDS, STARTUP ACQUISITION & OTHER FORMS

  • Corporate venture fund: why and how
  • Startup acquisition by corporates: key issues and tips
  • Other forms of collaboration: startup incubator, acceleration programs and startup competitions
  • Testimonials from leaders of corporates and startups

Participants:
Identify additional opportunities for collaboration & refine your action plan


 Day 4 – October 4th, 2018

NECESSARY CONDITIONS FOR A SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION: RULES OF THE GAME & ACTION PLAN

  • Necessary conditions for a successful collaboration startup <=> corporate: building entrepreneurial mindset
  • Rules of the game for startups and for corporates
  • Group work: peer-to-peer discussion to improve respective plan of collaboration
  • Presentation of your roadmap, get direct feedback from trainers and peers

Check the Speakers and Workshop conditions 

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