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ABC&EDG Enterprise Accelerator - innovation in corporations

With its Enterprise Accelerator ABC&EDG offers a globally based program for companies looking to radically transform their innovation capability. With this program, we offer a fully inclusive and comprehensive approach for companies to:

  • exploit the innovation potential inside the company,
  • connect them with other critical players in the ecosystem, and
  • provide them with the practical tools, practices and structures required for the entire innovation cycle – from exploration of opportunities all the way to full market implementation.

The program offers a number of unique modules that enable companies to find the optimal level of engagement with us depending on their existing levels of competence and need. Where appropriate we help clients develop systems of innovation inside their companies that allow them to effectively exploit opportunities for innovation that come from digitalization and other disruptive developments – be they technological, demographic, or environmental. We have programs focused on the generation of innovative ideas and the formation of teams.

Enterprises have different circumstances, i.e. readiness to accept and make use of external ideas vs. in-house ideas; or readiness to collaborate with external members of innovation teams vs. focusing on members from their own company. Furthermore, they can be in different phases of innovation execution. That’s why we approach each company individually to find out what the specific needs are, which phase of innovation they are in, and to mutually define the key challenges of the company and select the local team that will be included in the program.

PROGRAM STAGES AND MODULES

While the overall flow to the program has proven to be successful, the stages are tailored to your needs and the modules can be easily added, dropped or combined.

Stage 1 - Leading the Way [~2 days]

 

  • Signals of The Future: Exploring Disruptive Trends and Significant Opportunities
  • Strategic Innovation Blueprint: Creating a Roadmap to the Future
  • Leading Innovation: Harnessing the Creative Genius of your People
  • Innovation Fitness Check: Surveying Your Company’s Current Innovation Capabilities
 

Stage 2 - Extreme Creativity [~2 days]

  • Business Challenge: Identifying Profitable Problems and Highly Valuable Opportunities
  • Hackathon: Creating Value with CO-STAR and Collaboration

Stage 3 - Value Optimization [~3 months]

  • Proof of Concept: Rapid Testing and Enhancement of Projects and Teams
  • Internal Demo Day: Presentation and Evaluation of High Potential Ideas
 

Stage 4 - Business Incubation

  • Building the company’s internal mindset, skill set, and tool set for innovation and business digitalization

Stage 5 - Business Reality Check

BTC Living Lab – External Incubator

  • Testing the solutions in the real market environment of BTC City and participating in the BTC Living Lab
 

Optional - for executives and senior managers:

  • Silicon Valley Immersion: Experience theInnovation and Uncover the Secrets of Silicon Valley (5 Day Program)
  • Beyond Leadership: The Art of Connecting

OUR CLIENTS

AXA
AirBUS
Alibaba
Apple
Audi
BBC
DormaKaba
IBM
Intel
Kaiser Permanente
LIDL
Logitech
Lufthansa
Panasonic
Samsung
Stanford University
Swiss Post
SwissAir
Swisscom
Toyota
Travel Channel
US Air Force
UniCredit Group
Vodafone