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22 November 13:00 - 17:00Epicenter Amsterdam

Create The Future

Innovation remains on the top of the agenda of all organizations, big and small.
Unfortunately there is no such thing as a “One size fits all” innovation strategy or innovation activity that works for every organization. However – there is a huge opportunity to learn from each other. That is why nlmtd and Epicenter team up to gather the best Innovators for half a day workshop to learn, connect and be inspired. 

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Speakers

Patrick Mesterton
CEO & Co-Founder, Epicenter

Cohost Create the Future

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Pieter Paul van Oerle
Founder nlmtd

Cohost Create the Future

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Mike Hoogveld
Founder nlmtd

Think like a startup

Changes in the market are increasingly faster and deeper. As a result, traditional ways of working are now falling short. Therefore, you need to think and act differently. In that respect, a lot can be learned from successful startups. Mike shows how you can become smart, fast, agile and innovative in creating value for the customer. He thereby concretely addresses aspects such as culture, leadership, cooperation and ways of working.

Mike Hoogveld is an expert in the field of agile business and lean startup. He is a partner at nlmtd, is speaker an author, conducts academic research at Nyenrode and teaches at various universities and business schools. His bestselling books were nominated for Management Book of the Year and the PIM Literature Prize.

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Mahesh Kumar
CEO Result

Corporate Innovation –10 lessons to move from innovation theatre to innovation with impact

In this hands-on interactive working session, we will look at why more than 7 out of 10 innovation labs, accelerator units, corporate Dev initiatives do not drive impact. We will explore the root causes behind why 84% of digital projects within enterprises have 0 or -ve ROI. While there is no silver bullet, we will share best practices to drive impact.

Key takeaways

1. Common pitfalls to avoid when setting up innovation units

2. Picking a portfolio of projects to pilot

3. Best practices to crush immune system to scale the pilots that work

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Ingrid Tappin
Founder, Culturefest

Culture at the heart of Innovation Success

As the saying goes; culture eats strategy for breakfast, and technology for lunch. Whether you are a start-up, scale-up or grown-up, without the right company culture, any innovation initiative is doomed to fail. In this break-out session Culture Design expert Ingrid Tappin will introduce you to the key people principles behind innovation success. You will get to put culture design into action by getting insight into your own innovation purpose and learn how to spark innovative behavior in your organization.

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Berit Fuss
co-founder Blockchain Village

Leveraging the innovative power of blockchain through the development of ecosystems.

During this workshop we will do a quick deep-dive into the relevance of blockchain technology and how it contributes to innovation across industries as well as the public domain. (don't worry we won't go into too many technical details here!) After that we will have an open conversation on how to organize (tech-driven) innovation and the relevance of ecosystems by using the example of Amsterdam based blockchain-hub-in-progress "BlockchainVillage".

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Maarten Smakman
co-founder Blockchain Village

Leveraging the innovative power of blockchain through the development of ecosystems.

During this workshop we will do a quick deep-dive into the relevance of blockchain technology and how it contributes to innovation across industries as well as the public domain. (don't worry we won't go into too many technical details here!) After that we will have an open conversation on how to organize (tech-driven) innovation and the relevance of ecosystems by using the example of Amsterdam based blockchain-hub-in-progress "BlockchainVillage".

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Aleid Haenen
Co-Founder & COO, YourConnector

Design Your Innovative Mindset

To be open to change means that people have to admit and embrace that their organisation is in constant transformation. This is a mindset that doesn't always come natural to people. During a one hour workshop we use the Design Thinking method to deep dive into the mind. We use the different steps in Design Thinking to get new insights on how to create an innovative mindset. 

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Myrthe Bastings
Strategic HR Consultant, YourConnector

Design Your Innovative Mindset

To be open to change means that people have to admit and embrace that their organisation is in constant transformation. This is a mindset that doesn't always come natural to people. During a one hour workshop we use the Design Thinking method to deep dive into the mind. We use the different steps in Design Thinking to get new insights on how to create an innovative mindset. 

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Teresa van Oerle
Director of Business Development , Innovation Cast

How to scale your organization’s innovation capabilities, engaging more talent for higher business impact!


Leading innovation inside an established organization can be a tough assignment. In this session, you will learn about the problems and pitfalls that companies usually face when they try to innovate.  Teresa will show you how a leading coffee company (2019 winner of Innovation Leader’s Impact Awards) has built a collaborative and open innovation ecosystem, with the support of InnovationCast platform. Key topics will be addressed to build and manage your organization’s innovation capabilities, such as unlocking innovation talent, end-to-end process, incentives for employees, measuring progress, among others.

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Wopke Dost
Innovation Program Manager, TNWx

Scout like a pro

Collaborating with startups is hot. But how do you know what is the best startup to collaborate with? And how do you increase your chances on successful collaborations? We'll get into depth on how to set up an effective scouting process from start to end within your own company. You will find out how to engage with the tech ecosystem and how to narrow that often overwhelming amount of startups down to that one innovative solution that will help you solve the biggest challenges in your organization.

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Willem Knaap
Manager Open Innovation, Rabobank

Scout like a pro

Collaborating with startups is hot. But how do you know what is the best startup to collaborate with? And how do you increase your chances on successful collaborations? We'll get into depth on how to set up an effective scouting process from start to end within your own company. You will find out how to engage with the tech ecosystem and how to narrow that often overwhelming amount of startups down to that one innovative solution that will help you solve the biggest challenges in your organization.

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Menno van Leeuwen
Head of Business Development Moneyou/ ABN AMRO, Program lead Impact

When Innovation meets Sustainability

  1. The digitization age has pushed businesses to act on innovation, using all the agile, lean innovation, design thinking techniques to transform to more distinctive business model. Especially banks. Now we have entered the sustainability age where all innovation lessons learned have to be used to create double impact: green/social and commercial. Learn and discuss ‘how to create double impact’ with Menno van Leeuwen, corporate innovator. He will share cases of Moneyou ‘lowering financial stress’ & Impact Nation (ABN AMRO, TNW, Impact hub) accelerator of sustainability challenges.

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Alexandre Janssen
Co-Founder, Minkowski

A 1000 Moonshots

At Minkowski, we believe the world needs more Moonshots. Moonshots are bold and audacious ideas that create change.

Conventional thinking will not solve some of the biggest issues society and organizations are currently facing. All institutions, companies and citizens are part of the solution and they have to start to think radically different.

That’s why we’ve developed an easy approach for everyone to develop a Moonshot, whether it’s to solve problems for our world, society or for organizational challenges.

During this session, the facilitators of Minkowski will teach you how to apply Moonshot Thinking within your organization.

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Jan Paul Grollé
Founding Partner, Teeming

How to work with Startups without risking your career?

Many established businesses are engaging with startups nowadays. Their leaders feel that their innovation needs some inspiration and impulses from outside. Alas, there is anecdotal evidence that circa 55% of collaborations fail. If you are involved in collaborations with startups, how do you make sure you are not wasting everyone's time or worse, jeopardizing your career, or certain failure? In this interactive workshop, you will learn about suitable and unsuitable goals for corporate-startup collaboration, ways to prepare the organization and plan the execution, and most importantly: how to manage mutual expectations and trust between the partners.

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Sander van der Blonk
Founder Scoutely

How to work with Startups without risking your career?

Many established businesses are engaging with startups nowadays. Their leaders feel that their innovation needs some inspiration and impulses from outside. Alas, there is anecdotal evidence that circa 55% of collaborations fail. If you are involved in collaborations with startups, how do you make sure you are not wasting everyone's time or worse, jeopardizing your career, or certain failure? In this interactive workshop, you will learn about suitable and unsuitable goals for corporate-startup collaboration, ways to prepare the organization and plan the execution, and most importantly: how to manage mutual expectations and trust between the partners.

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Gijs Braakman
Head of Commercial Partnerships , Singularity University

SingularityU Benelux Global Grand Challenges Rapid Ideation-workshop

At Singularity University, we believe that leveraging the convergence of exponential technologies will set us on the path to solve our global grand challenges and shift from an era of scarcity to abundance. There are twelve global grand challenges (GGCs). Explore as many ideas as possible using exponential technologies to solve massive-scale problems. Build comfort with rapid ideation and divergent thinking processes.

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Adrian McDonald
Partner, Result

Acccelerating Scale-ups – sharing experience

During this 2-hour workshop, you will gain insights on what it takes to scale quickly and how to apply some of the best practices from around the world to your company. The goal of the masterclass is to provide clarity on what the most important strategies are to take your company to the next level, and how you can get help from proven entrepreneurs as well as our global network along the way.

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Joost de Leij
Founder Limelights

Lightning Decision Jam – Impact Sprint

A Design Sprint is a compact, usually 5-day, process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers. We believe in the power of the sprint for accelerating positive impact; we need your help to translate the methodology so it can be used for sprints around topics as the Product Innovations with impact, Sustainable Development Goals and engaging employees around you Purpose. You will be learning by doing. And helping us while you are at it…

Together we'll explore the possibilities in a mini design sprint, a so called Lightning Decision Jam. A tasty acquaintance with the process of working together alone!

Lightning Decision Jam is a framework that cuts out unnecessary discussion and replaces it with a rapid creation of a number of ideas and then voting on the best one. Using this approach, you are able to speed up the time it takes to make decisions. By having each person take some meaningful time by themselves to come up with ideas, we are able to make sure everyone’s opinion is heard. Coming together to find the best ones based on a vote, allows that the best solutions are acted upon. The rapid pace forces you to learn from mistakes quicker. Note — Vote — Decide.

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Bart Lacroix

Lightning Decision Jam – Impact Sprint

A Design Sprint is a compact, usually 5-day, process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers. We believe in the power of the sprint for accelerating positive impact; we need your help to translate the methodology so it can be used for sprints around topics as the Product Innovations with impact, Sustainable Development Goals and engaging employees around you Purpose. You will be learning by doing. And helping us while you are at it…

Together we'll explore the possibilities in a mini design sprint, a so called Lightning Decision Jam. A tasty acquaintance with the process of working together alone!

Lightning Decision Jam is a framework that cuts out unnecessary discussion and replaces it with a rapid creation of a number of ideas and then voting on the best one. Using this approach, you are able to speed up the time it takes to make decisions. By having each person take some meaningful time by themselves to come up with ideas, we are able to make sure everyone’s opinion is heard. Coming together to find the best ones based on a vote, allows that the best solutions are acted upon. The rapid pace forces you to learn from mistakes quicker. Note — Vote — Decide.

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Michael Massa
Co-Founder, Ozarka

From Innovation to Circulation – Transition towards Circular Economy for Planet AND Profit

The Circular Economy conversation has taken off in the last few years and so have the discussions around technology having a key role in the circular transition. The link between innovation and circularity may be easier than many would think but many organisations miss the opportunity for leverage. From strategy, trough economic benefits, to design thinking. Let’s explore how your innovation efforts can help to build not only circular propositions – but prepare your organisation for the future.

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Eva Nedelkova
Co-Founder & Partner MissionC.

From Innovation to Circulation – Transition towards Circular Economy for Planet AND Profit

The Circular Economy conversation has taken off in the last few years and so have the discussions around technology having a key role in the circular transition. The link between innovation and circularity may be easier than many would think but many organisations miss the opportunity for leverage. From strategy, trough economic benefits, to design thinking. Let’s explore how your innovation efforts can help to build not only circular propositions – but prepare your organisation for the future.

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Wouter Bakker
Business Director, GoodUp

Purpose led innovation

GoodUp will share how to best tap the power of your employees: bottom-up purpose led innovations

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Daan de Geus
Strategy Designer, Business Models Inc.

Let’s disrupt! Circular business model innovation

In this energetic one-hour session, we’re going to team up and turn a linear business model into a disruptive, circular one. Backed up by dynamic business model innovation tools, you will together go through an ultra-fast brainstorming session on new concepts. And then, of course, you get the chance to pitch the idea that your group has come up with. Business Models Inc. will create the right atmosphere and ensure that you will leave with fresh ideas for innovation.

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Schedule

Registration

30min

Introduction by Pieter Paul van Oerle & Patrick Mesterton

15min

Think like a start up

30min

Coffee break

15min

Workshop round 1

Choose your workshop when signing up.

60min

Coffee break

15min

Workshop round 2

Choose your workshop when signing up.

60min

Closing, Drinks & networking

120min

All you need to know

When

Friday November 22nd,  13.00 till 17.00 – with the best VrijMiBo of NL directly after

Who

Innovation Leaders & Innovation Practitioners from leading organizations

Where:

Are you coming by bike? Awesome, many spots are available in front of the building. Are you coming by car? 

  1. There is a park & ride underneath the Olympic stadium: Stadionplein 44 (day ticket via Olympic parking website €17,5)
  2. At the open spots in the Fred. Roeskestraat (paid parking via coupon machine in the street!)

You can reach us easily with public transport, check https://9292.nl for the directions.