LIVE EVENT: Mastering Corporate Innovation - Best Practices, Tools & Implementation

Join us for our live event: Mastering Corporate Innovation - Best Practices, Tools & Implementation on Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 15:30 CEST

Mastering Corporate Innovation - Best Practices, Tools & Implementation

Corporate innovation has never been more relevant. While the half-life time of corporations has been 30 years three decades ago, it has shrunk to 5 years in 2020. This pattern is universally observable: Companies remained in the S&P 500 index on average for over 62 years in 1962. By now, this time has become less than 15 years.

It has hence become paramount for organisations to address new customers, launch new products, and conceptualise new business models. Constant re-innovation is a delicate topic. It needs to be carefully designed and implemented by the C-suite of a company.

With this event between CURAZE and EWOR, we will review the established tools of corporate innovations, summarise the most effective innovation tools, and share relevant case studies that demonstrate how such tools are used in practice.

Invitation-only event.

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THE LOCATION: Strascheg Centre for Entrepreneurship, Heßstraße 89, 80797 München


15.30 Arrival & Welcome Drinks

15.50 Introducion

16.00 Innovation Tools – which ones work? (by Alexander Grots & Daniel Dippold)

16.30 The right way to innovate

16.45 Break

17.00 Best Case Innovation: Lufthansa (by Jan Hoffbauer & Günter Rottenfußer)

17.45 From 0 to Forbes in less than 12 Months (An EWOR Story)

18.15 Innovation and Circularity (by Xavier Sarras)

19.00 Workshop

20.00 Flying Dinner & Networking


Alex Grots

  • Built ProGlove (€ 500 Mio Exit)
  • Built D-School in Potsdam with Hasso Plattner
  • Built Impact Week (entrepreneurship education in 5 continents)
  • One of the inventors of Design Thinking and corporate innovator since over 20 years

Daniel Dippold

  • Built machine learning venture Emoti (sold)
  • Built Newnow Group, a machine learning and data application builder with clients such as EON, Philips, and Deutsche Bank
  • Built Sigma Squared Society, the world's largest community of entrepreneurs U26 counting 11 unicorns

Günter Rottenfußer

  • PhD in Mathematics (Chaos Theory)
  • fmr Global Social Impact Manager, BCG
  • EWOR Fellow since October 2021

Bettina Maisch

  • Professor for Entrepreneurship at Munich University of Applied Science
  • PhD, University of St. Gallen
  • Visiting Researcher at Stanford University, visiting Scholar at Berkeley
  • fmr. Innovation leader at Siemens

Jan Hoffbauer

  • Developed two computer games before turning 16
  • Two-times German computer science olympiad finalist
  • Degree in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen

Xavier Sarras

  • Impact Venture Capitalist with 4P.Capital focussed on circularity
  • Purpose & marketing expert
  • Founded three branding and innovation agencies serving clients such as
  • Deutsche Bank, Procter & Gamble, and BMW


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