Innovation and entrepreneurship pose demanding challenges to large corporates. The Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship Center (ICE), jointly founded by B4i and SDA Bocconi, is a catalyst for research, training and business support. It aims to boost the entrepreneurial energy of corporates, while also supporting them managing the firm and the sources of uncertainty in the market to reduce the barriers to innovation.
A set of customizable services are available for both individuals and corporate teams to support and boost the identification and development of innovation opportunities.
Following ad hoc preliminary meetings, ICE typically offers a tailored pathway to understand and tackle the major innovation challenges the corporate client is facing. The current offering aims to provide corporates with information about best practices, business and technology trends, while also putting them in contact with early-stage business ideas and startups to investigate business development opportunities.
While every company requires a certain level of customization of the Innovation Journey, it may follow some common steps.
Map and assess your current innovation strategy and processes, compare them to what benchmark companies do and outline avenues for accelerating the capacity of your company to innovate.
Get direct access to our exclusive network of technical experts, opinion leaders, and startuppers to discuss your innovation challenges.
Back up your arguments on an innovation issue with the support of SDA Bocconi faculty or secondary data.
Attend the annual innovation conference and get an expert view on new technologies and business models, access to our startup pipeline and an exclusive network of peers.
Identify your next core business in a corporate strategy workshop.
Use our structured and unique approach to define your innovation strategy.
Unleash your employees' innovation potential by scouting high-potential innovation opportunities in a systematic way.
Identify the startups that will shape the evolution of your industry and learn how to engage with them.
Turn unstructured ideas into business plans and prototypes to speed up time to market.
Focus your innovation efforts by developing and using an effective methodology to make investment decisions.
Accelerate your innovation processes by co-developing innovative ideas with experts from all technical and business areas that you need.
Get early market feedback by pro- or pre-totyping your product or service idea.
Set the right incentive and control systems to align the interests of all innovation stakeholders.
Support the development of your startup with the 4-months business acceleration process.
Contact us and we will be happy to give you more details about our services and their potential.