CoreNet Global Summit, Madrid 2018
Madrid | 25 - 27 September 2018 | NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding
The largest gathering of corporate real estate professionals in Europe

Incubate to Accelerate

26 September 2018 | 15:00 - 16:00

Incubate to Accelerate

We live in an age of disruptive innovation. Established industries have been revolutioinised by technology driven start-ups. A growing number of major corporations are harnessing the potential of start-ups by creating corporate incubator programmes and innovation spaces. Incubators support start-ups at an early stage by giving them access to expertise, mentoring, physical workspace and sometimes investment. This session will delve into a case study of a corporate incubator programme with representatives from both the host incubator, and an 'incubatee' start-up company. The conversation will focus on what is driving the movement and the motivations for a corporate to set up their own incubator programme. The panel will discuss their motivations, successes, and lessons learned.

Key Takeaways:

  • Appreciate the growing phenomena of incubator programmes. Understand what the corporate drivers are for starting an incubator programme and what the benefits are to both the corporate host and the start-up incubatee.
  • Assess the value of starting an incubator programme with a specific case study of how it has been done well and what value was brought to the host corporate.
    Gain a practical framework for considering your own incubator programme what to do, what not to do, and what ˜bear traps’ to avoid.