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Track III - Enriching the Ecosystem
Track III - Enriching the Ecosystem

1 June 2017

11:00 - 12:30 First Parallel Session

Track III – Enriching the Ecosystem
Physical Co-creation. Unlimited Ways of Collaboration

  11:00 - 12:30
  Room: Panorama

Moderator: Maria de Bettencourt Tavares, Head of collaborative Innovation, Givaudan, Switzerland

Speaker 1: Viola Gauci, Program Lead, Google X, USA
Speaker 2: Wim Bens, founder of interim management and consultancy firm Bens & Partners, the Netherlands

Innovation is undoubtedly enriched when there is collaboration between different parties who bring their experience, know-how, networks and challenges to a project therefore enhancing and strengthening the outcome. Nevertheless, physical distance, and hectic daily lives, require such collaborations to be led with a certain rhythm and cohesion, ensuring that value is captured and participants don’t drift away.

In this session, we will hear from two expert institutions: one is exploring how to identify and establish, critical strategic alliances with selected academic centres, while the other has taken advantage of physical proximity of universities, technology parks and established industry to foster and support and innovative ecosystem.

Go beyond the established and be inspired by these examples on how to set-up your own successful collaborative environment.