From strategy to innovation

We support companies in the development of their long-term innovation strategy as well as the definition of playing fields

  • Map key trends and innovation challenges – megatrends and industry trends
  • Define innovation fields of play – white spots and search areas
  • Connect strategy to innovation and formulate an innovation strategy – make innovation strategy visible and communicate
  • Develop long-term smart and measurable innovation goals – input, throughput, output
  • Map innovation opportunities in 3 horizons – improve core, extend core, create new & disrupt
  • Define an innovation roadmap – innovation funnel in stages
  • Define an innovation value creation path – financial value, customer value, ecological value, societal value

Set up a strong innovation environment

We help you build the right environment for talent, processes, methodologies, and external partners to drive innovation.

  • Manage dual transformation of core and new – different set-ups are key
  • Foster a culture of innovation across all units
  • Build up a talent pool of innovators – activate the innovation power of your employees
  • Connect to the start-up community and open up innovation to other entities
  • Create innovation transparency over all stages
  • Set up the right instruments to manage the innovation funnel
  • Secure sufficient resources for innovation – change the logic of resource allocation

Execute innovation and build new businesses

We execute the internal development of new business and support in the collaboration with external startups

  • Increase speed to market and to innovation value creation – Pioneers in residence help you speed up
  • Optimize your innovation funnel and introduce latest validation and scaling methods
  • Our technical venture architects help to connect the dots between business and the Tec & IT-world
  • Pioneers ecosystem for innovation implementation is giving you a boost
  • Build new ventures – set-up, grow and integrate

Venture Building

We help validate early-stage business ideas through a wide range of customer-centric testing methods.

  • Facilitating internal teams to build new ventures through structured design sprints and innovation labs
  • Training teams in prototyping and wireframing techniques
  • Supporting internal teams through co-creation and hybrid innovation formats

Corporate Venture Studio

Together with our partner HYVE, we help companies build and run their own corporate venture studio to develop innovative business models outside the core.

  • We define a strategic portfolio for positioning and building future ventures
  • We conceptualize a venture process ready to roll-out
  • By connecting existing processes, we ramp-up the venture studio program and start the ideation, evaluation, and selection of promising opportunities

Startup Collaboration

We run a variety of startup collaboration programs – ranging from scouting to accelerators, incubators, hackathons, innovation days and co-creation programs.

  • With access to our extensive and global startup network, we make sure you collaborate with the best-in-class startups
  • We scout and match top external players with your business needs
  • We facilitate collaborations and take on project management for implementation


We deliver programs that enable your talent to create positive change through entrepreneurship and innovation.

  • Training, upskilling and facilitating culture change through mindset formats
  • Supporting internal teams to build ideas and products
  • Coaching and mentoring internal startups from idea to roll-out


The Digital Platform for Startup Driven Innovation

Large part of the success of Pioneers, Partners and Customers lies in their ability to discover and connect to a broad range of early stage startups.
In order to achieve this, we’ve built a software solution that enables users to achieve just that.
More than 16.000 unique startups have participated in 130+ startup projects managed by our system in the last 2 years.

Reference Cases

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