Innovate like a startup: Excubate it

Platform economy meets B2B reality

In B2B, additional quality & reliability requirements need to be addressed and the potential moves of industry competitors need to clearly inform your strategy.

Overcoming Corporate Innovation Barriers and Saving on costly Startup Investments – with Excubation

Summary   Nine main barriers seem to hinder Corporate Innovation, all are self-inflicted Traditional corporate innovation approaches (incubation and acceleration) fail to fully address them…

Excubate® Corporate Startup Campus

The effective way of business building Over the past years, every corporate decision maker witnessed technological change based on a single mega trend: Digitalization. While…

Startup Due Diligence: Nailing a moving target

Key takeaways: Traditional M&A DD approaches are too analysis-focused and stiff Outcome options are much broader (acquisition, cooperation, partnering) Decisions need a combination of data-driven…

Startup Cooperations: The way corporates enter the right partnerships and waste less time on legal paperwork

Startup cooperation is the new oil (for corporate innovation) In the past, corporates tried to diversify their portfolio by investing into or outright acquiring startups…

The digital operating model: How corporates can make digitalization happen (1/4)

The need for a digital operating model Digitalization is not a strategy, because strategy involves a choice. And, thus, the choice around digitalization is rather…

The digital operating model: How corporates can make digitalization happen (2/4)

The need for a digital operating model The operating model needs to be put into the overall strategic context of the firm. Starting with a…

The digital operating model: How corporates can make digitalization happen (3/4)

Elements of the digital operating model: DIPOC The digital operating model consist of five elements that logically build upon one another: Processes, decisions, capabilities, incentives…

The digital operating model: How corporates can make digitalization happen (4/4)

Implementation – The DIPOC action plan After outlining how the DIPOC elements should be designed to build a functioning digital operating model, we will now…

Corporate innovation needs a major makeover

The 7 rules of excubation For years, corporations have been going after the holy grail of innovation. The challenge of finding the right approach has…