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Corporate venturing & Enterpreneurship Summit 2020Academics X Practitioners

29 September 2020 | Van der Goot Building, Campus Woudestein, Erasmus University

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Corporate Venturing and Entrepreneurship summit brings together every year an international audience of academics and corporate practitioners, in a setting where they can interact , exchange experiences and discover new concepts and ways of working.

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Josemaria Siota

Josemaria Siota

Executive Director at IESE Business School

Josemaria Siota is the Executive Director of IESE Business School's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, and has been designated Expert on Corporate Venturing at the European Commission and the World Economic Forum. He leads cutting-edge research on open innovation, corporate venturing and technology transfer, working around the world with successful Chief Innovation Officers and top-tier academics, to create a positive impact in society.
Considered "one of the world's most influential speakers on corporate venturing" by the newspaper South China Morning Post, he has published books and studies on these topics for Harvard Business Review, MIT Technology Review, PwC, Oliver Wyman, the European Commission, McGraw-Hill, Springer, Forbes, and more. He spoke at conferences in Harvard Business School, London Business School, Mobile World Congress, Web Summit, Global Corporate Venturing Symposium, to name a few. Previously, he worked at Deloitte.

Title of the talk: The 7 Myths of Corporate Venturing​

Since 2013 the number of corporate investments in startups has nearly tripled from 980 in 2013 to 2,795 in 2018, and their value has risen from $19 to $180 billion. Yet the success rate of initiatives such as corporate investments, venture builders and corporates accelerators is low. Research we conducted with 350+ chief innovation officers shows that around three quarters of these initiatives fail. Discover the lessons learnt by the one quarter that succeed.

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Rob van Leen

Rob van Leen

Former Chief Innovation Officer DSM

Rob van Leen is a tenured expert in the food ingredients, biotechnological and chemical space, with more than 30 years' experience in the field. Currently, he is on the Supervisory Boards of RegMed XB (since 2019), Houdstermaatschappij Zuid-Holland (since 2017) and Merus (since 2016). He is also serving as Chairman of the Supervisory Board for NV Industriebank LIOF (since 2019, member since 2018)). Rob was employed at Koninklijke DSM N.V. for over twenty years between 1998 and 2019 in a range of roles. Between, 2006 and 2019, Rob held the position of Chief Innovation Officer, also serving as member of the Executive Committee from 2015 until August 2019. He was previously the Business Group Director for DSM Food Specialties between 2003 and 2006, and Business Unit Director for Dairy Ingredients between 1999 and 2003. Before joining DSM, Rob was Research & Development Director for Food Specialties at Gist-Brocades NV between 1995 and 1999. Other jobs at Gist-brocades in the period 1987 - 1999 include roles as research scientist in biotechnology related topics in food, pharma and industrial enzymes, strategic planning and a commercial role in industrial enzymes.

Title of the talk: Driving Innovation through Internal and External Ventures ​

A view on driving innovation after more than a decade of experience with internal and external ventures

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Anu Wadhwa

Anu Wadhwa

Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship Imperial College London

Anu Wadhwa is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the department of Management and Entrepreneurship at Imperial College London. Anu’s research examines patterns and processes of entrepreneurship in established firms, the impact of corporate entrepreneurship on organizational innovation, how entrepreneurial actors make decisions under extreme uncertainty and how pre-entry experience and knowledge impact post-entry innovation choices and outcomes. Her research has been published in leading international journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Product Innovation Management and Industrial and Corporate Change. Her work has also appeared in the Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, and the AoM Best Paper Proceedings.

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Deepa Gautam-Nigge

Deepa Gautam-Nigge

Head of the SAP Next-Gen Innovation Network

Deepa is heading the SAP Next-Gen Innovation Network in Munich. SAP Next-Gen is a vibrant community for “innovation with purpose” related to the UN Global Goals of sustainability with SAP’s strategic and most innovative customers, high class Universities with their Entrepreneurship Centers, top-notch StartUps and successful Venture Firms to jointly drive future innovation.
In this role is mainly focusing on corporate innovation initiatives and driving those using an open ecosystem approach. She is Representing SAP (as a founding partner) in the Steering
Commitee of de:hub mobility and Chairperson of BVDW (Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft) for “Connected Mobility. In addition she is Digital Advisory Board Member at a
"Hidden Champion" in the logistic industry.

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Markku Maula

Markku Maula

Professor of Venture Capital Aalto University Finland

Markku Maula is Professor of Venture Capital, Head of the Institute of Strategy and Venturing, and Deputy Head (Research) of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Aalto University, Finland. His research interests include venture capital, corporate venturing, mergers and acquisitions, and, more generally, the intersections of strategy, entrepreneurship, international business, innovation, and corporate finance. His research has been published in refereed journals including Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Venturing, MIS Quarterly, Organization Science, Research Policy, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Strategic Management Journal. He serves as Editor of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. He was the Founding Director of Aalto Ventures Program, has served in many scientific committees and organizations, and acted as an advisor to many firms and government agencies in issues related to his areas of expertise.

Title of the talk: Paradoxes in corporate venture capital

Corporate venture capital is an important phenomenon, but rife with tensions. We examine the progress during the past four decades in understanding these tensions and paradoxes and discuss their practical implications and avenues for future research.

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Maarten van Herpen

Maarten van Herpen

Social entrepreneur

Maarten van Herpen, former founder of Philips Africa Innovation Hub, has served as the unit’s director for five years, working with a team of corporate social intrapreneurs on inclusive health innovation (explored 35 innovations of which 5 transitioned-to-scale). He has now founded Acacia Impact Innovation to continue his career as an innovation consultant and social entrepreneur to help social impact innovators & funders be more successful, especially in the field of inclusive and humanitarian innovation. He has recently worked with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the European Commission, and is supporting a number of social enterprises including www.inuka.io (a start-up in mental health).

Throughout his career, he has combined his technical and business background and has extensive experience in public-private collaboration. He is known for his many innovative ideas and entrepreneurial mindset, that resulted in a large number of patents (>100 granted patents) and new business models. Maarten served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Social Innovation, and he is an alumnus of the Global Young Academy of Science (200 young scholars who combine excellence in research with a demonstrated passion for delivering positive social impact). He holds a PhD in physics and master’s degree in business innovation.

Title of the talk: Corporate Social Innovation & Intrapreneurship

 

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The Corporate Venturing & Entrepreneurship Summit is organized by the Corporate Venturing Network, Tilburg University and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM)

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