In the course of our work on Hack Belgium, we talk to a lot of innovation managers. And we mean A LOT. In every industry. In companies of all sizes. We often hear the same requests: I would love to see what other innovation managers are doing. How do other companies try to change culture? What are key success factors for innovation? Acceleration programs and bootcamps – what are the best practices? Now that I have a digital tool for idea submission in place, how do I improve quality of ideas? I wish I could start working with other innovation managers on a few Open Innovation projects, one-on-one and maybe in larger groups too.

 

In the season 2 of our Open Innovation meetups, we’ll bring you outstanding innovation practitioners who will share their hands-on experience and answer any questions you may have.

 

But beyond answering your questions, we have a secret plan. Our long-term goal is making more Open Innovation happen in Belgium. And this is how we will make is happen:

1 – Bring together like-minded innovators and establishing trust between them through ongoing exchange of experience.

2 – Work out together the essential “rules of engagement” for Open Innovation and sharing these rules within the innovator community.

3 – Trigger Open Innovation opportunities sector by sector through a series of dedicated events (we’re actually starting on those already with our Hack-and-Cheese events… and of course Hack Belgium)

 

DATES, SPEAKERS AND TOPICS

 

October 26, 2018

Startup experience of working with corporates, from the man who’s been on both sides with Denny Wong, Co-founder of Faqbot.

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February 1, 2019

Internal acceleration programs and open innovation projects with Tom Verheyen, Innovation program manager at EDF Luminus.

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April 26, 2019

With Jurgen De Backer, Global Business Development Manager at Barco.

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WHO’S INVITED?

 

  • C-level executives focused on innovation.
  • Corporate, government and SME innovation managers (regardless of their titles).
  • University researchers and technology transfer professionals.
  • Outstanding product and interaction designers, facilitators and engineers.
  • Academic researchers in the field of Innovation.

(Strictly invitation-only. It’s a closed community for open innovation… yes, we’re aware of the irony).

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