The Innov8rs Community is a space for corporate innovators to connect, share and learn, in order to effectively lead innovation at organizations. Since 2011, Innov8rs hosted 28 conferences in 28 cities from all over the word plus online events.
The Barcelona Online Event took place on 22 April 2020 offering the opportunity to innovators to learn from the talks from experts and peers.
Ramon Lopez, Open Innovation Manager at SUEZ and Coordinator of the Go Seeds program, talked about the lessons learnt from the different Corporate Venture initiatives led by SUEZ in Spain during the last years. Go Seeds is the consequence of creating a venture client instrument, less capital intensive than an incubator and with a faster access to the technology. There is a growing number of corporates choosing this tool when the final objective is becoming clients of the services or products offered by the start-ups.
The sessions included the presentations form experts and entrepreneurs plus the representatives from corporates like Nestlé, Engie, Telefónica, Airbus, SAP or GE Healthcare.
The Barcelona event is the online version of the original conference that was going to take, but due to the COVID-19 crisis, was postponed to 9-10 December