At Pioneers we build a future where organizations are empowered to create sustainable value for society and the planet.

We guide companies through their transformation, empower them to unlock their innovation potential, and co-create and scale innovative products, services, and business models.

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Working on Three Layers of Innovation

Innovation Strategy

We accompany the development of long-term innovation goals and innovation areas.

Innovation Setup

We help to create the right environment and structure for innovations.

Innovation Execution

We implement new ideas and business models and create value for people, planet and the company.

Client Voices

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Nives Bukovac

Senior Expert Low Carbon Business Projects, OMV

" The Pioneers team helped us to set up a global intrapreneurship program and provided deep methodology know-how to guide our teams in the validation of new business models. "

Christian Huter

Innovation Manager, ÖAMTC

" Partnering with Pioneers to get our corporate venture studio, 120 Ventures, off the ground was a key move. Their practical approach to developing innovation & growth strategies and their supportive role in our venture building process really helped us move forward. It's been a collaborative effort all the way, blending their insights with our goals. "

Juan Rosenzweig

Innovation Manager, RHI Magnesita

" Partnering with Pioneers for our product development from concept to prototype proved to be a strategic choice. Their deep knowledge in developing physical prototypes was evident every step of the way, paving the way form what has the potential to be a new product offering from RHIM after final client tests. "

Harald Asböck

Manager ANDRITZ Ventures

" It was a pleasure to work with the Pioneers team on the ANDRITZ Ventures Startup Contest. They collaborated effectively with our intrapreneurs and provided valuable know-how around corporate venture building which was crucial for the success of our program. "

Wendy van Leeuwen

Program Manager for

" Pioneers are an ideal partner to support us in creating condensed, yet impactful programmes that will empower startups with the actionable plans and assistance they need to kickstart their further growth. "

Stefan Schlumberger

Business Innovation Manager, SPAYCE

" Since the joint setup of our lab, Pioneers has supported the customer-centric development of several innovative ideas. The team's hands-on working style, deep methodology knowledge, and strategic competence bring great value to our projects. "

Franz Zöchbauer

Managing Director, VERBUND Ventures GmbH

" We are excited about the outcomes from our partnership with Pioneers. The joint project has been instrumental in unlocking future potential through collaboration and innovation with startups. Huge thanks to everyone at Pioneers for making this happen! "

Rey Buckman

Airbus Bizlab

" The wide variety and quality of Pioneers scale-ups provided an accurate overview of global innovative trends: great value for us. "

Tobias Weber

Head of SPAYCE

" The startup-driven mindset and style of working of Pioneers was a perfect match to support the launch of SPAYCE. Their methodological support and flexibility were essential to set the basis for our innovation lab. "

Florian Steiner

Head of Strategy, Porsche Holding

" With Pioneers' expertise PHS has successfully established a new innovation community. Their support in strategy development and innovation framework setup has been key to our effective implementation. "

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Portfolio of References

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Intrapreneurship Program

3 years venture development
3 new business streams
7+ tested pilots
3 launched new products
1000+ end customers reached

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Innovation Lab Setup

2 projects started in 100 days
2 training days implemented
400+ ideas developed
200+ customers interviews
1 new product on the market

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Open Innovation Challenge

Innovation topics defined
8 top startups scouted
8 design sprints implemented
2 scale-ups selected
2+ ongoing partnerships

Strong Footprint in Many Large Organizations

Our Unique Way of Consulting

Challenging ourselves and the client

In our work, we always prioritize the impact on people and the planet, continually evaluating and adjusting our strategies to ensure meaningful results.

Thinking and acting entrepreneurially

Born in the startup scene, Pioneers has always been home to explorers and innovators. Today, our team consistently seeks new opportunities for us and our clients.

Balancing full-speed and positive vibes

We take on innovation execution at full speed and hands-on. At the same time, we prioritize a positive mindset and fun atmosphere in all our endeavours.

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