Talent Garden | VIENNA

12 & 13 March 2019

THE European Platform #1
for all leading ACCELERATORS,
DIGITAL transformators
and INNOVATION enthusiasts.

The event



A two days conference on Corporate Startup Engagement, Collaboration & Co-Creation, Incubation & Acceleration and Intrapreneurship.
The European platform #1 supports all Innovation Managers, Digital Leaders, Intrapreneurs and Change Makers in making a real impact everyday.

150+ participants learn from international experienced professionals, exchange on and discuss best practices with other ambitious intrapreneurs. Be inspired by Best Practice Slams, Speed-Workshops, Panels and Keynotes.

In spring 2019 Corporate Startup Summit together with Pioneers Discover are bringing Corporate Incubation and Acceleration Summit to Austria.

Why do we work together this time?

We are both ecosystem builders and have a common goal of supporting corporates in their innovation challenges.

CoInAAc Impressions from 2019

CoInAAc Impressions from 2019


Day 1 | March 12
Main Stage Workshop Area Networking Hall
12:30 – 13:00 Come together & REGISTRATION
13:00 – 13:15 Welcome & Opening Day 1
by Lukas StrnisteFounder @CorporateStartupSummit and
Anton Schilling, Manager Pioneers Discover @Pioneers and Heinz Grottenegg, Country Manager Austria @Talent Garden
13:15 – 13:45 Ice-Breaker
by Pioneers Discover
13:45 – 14:30 Keynote
“Lessons Learnt Scaling an Innovation Team from 20 to over 150”

by Kristian Luoma, Head of OP Lab @OP Financial Group

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:45 Round Table Discussions
Have the chance to discuss specific topics with your peers!
Table Captains:
  • Brian Sharkey, Head of Partnerships @Eagle Labs Barclays, UK // “Why Corporates Partner?”
  • Munya Chivasa, Head of Accelerator @MERCK, DE // “Cross Industry Collaboration”
  • Andras Fischer, Head @OTP Lab, HU // “Building Innovation Lab”
  • Aleksander Tõnnisson, Founder, Managing partner @Buildit Accelerator, EE // “External vs Internal Accelerators”
  • Alex Schuh, Innovation Counsultant @Pioneers, AT // “KPIs for Innovation Programs”
  • Tanja Kufner, Partner @dynamics powered by MHP, DE // “Are Accelerators outdated?”
  • Nicole Susenburger, IT Innovation Manager EMEA @Bosch, DE // “Raising internal sponsorship”
  • Priszcilla Várnagy, CEO @Be-novative, HU, USA // “How to engage people for Disruptive Innovation within a large enterprise?”
  • Torsten Kolind, Co-Founder @YouNoodle, USA // “Silicon Valley corporate startup trends”
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 18:15 Best Practice Slam:
“Creating an Attractive Program for Startups”

Learn how some of the top accelerators from Europe are making their programs
to draw the attention of top startups.
With a Jury of Startup founders this won’t be a session to miss!
  • Munya Chivasa, Head of Accelerator @MERCK, DE
  • “Rainbow and unicorns – the Startup fairy tale” by Christian Lindener, CEO @Wyara, DE
  • “How we built an efficient program: Process of value creation for corporate & start-ups” by Henri-François Martin, Innovation director @vente-privee.com, FR
  • “Shaping the future of work in a multi-industry environment” by Carolin Sophie Widenka, Heaf of Future of Work @Siemens, DE
  • Maximilian SchausbergerHead of Fintech Partnerships @Raiffeisen Bank International, AT

Facilitated Peer Group
“How to Create a Meaningful Startup Engagement Strategy”

Learn the Startup Engagement Canvas and discuss with your peers your individual approaches to startup engagement.

by Lukas Strniste, CEO @StartupZoom, DE

18:15 – 19:00 Dinner
19:00 – 20:00 “Match and meet” session

use a special internal platform to surf though participant’s profiles and schedule private talks in advance

20:00 – 22:00 Networking time
Day 2 | March 13
Main Stage Workshop Area Networking Hall
09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome & Opening Day 2
10:15 – 11:00 Best Practice
by Silvia Kaupa-Götzl, CEO @ÖBB-Postbus, ATPanel “Intrapreneurship Programs”
Hear how leaders are creating an Intrapreneurship culture within their organisation – from identifying employee readiness, to increasing engagement as well as implementation.

Moderated by Luke Christoforidis, Strategic Transformation Leader @Barclays, UK 

Networking area

Use a special internal platform to surf though participant’s profiles and schedule private talks in advance

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30

Facilitated discussion
“Erasing boarders between industries and ecosystems”

lead by Dr. Julian Kawohl, Professor @HTW Berlin, DE

with Dr. Christian Panzer, Head of Corporate Development @Wien Energie, AT

Florian Steger, Investment Director hub:raum @Deutsche Telekom, DE

and Natalia Gricovkanics, Senior Innovation Consultant @Pioneers Discover, AT

Networking area

Use a special internal platform to surf though participant’s profiles and schedule private talks in advance

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30










15:30 – 16:15

Best Practice Slam:
“Cultural Change Alert”

Heal real examples of how innovation experts have driven cultural change within organisations.


  • Christopher Widauer, Head of Digital Development @Vienna Opera House, AT
  • Why an innovation culture is critical at the 5G network era” by Jean-Luc Beylat, by VP Global Innovation Ecosystem Partnership @Nokia Bell Labs, FR
  • “How to build a minimum viable innovation team” by Christoph Bauer, Innovation Evangelist @Societe Generale, DE
  • Nicole Susenburger, IT Innovation Manager EMEA @BOSCH, DE
  • Andrea Miskolczi, Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer @Wolf Theiss, AT
  • Stefan Kreppel, Head of Open Innovation @Palfinger, AT

Panel “Corporate Venture Capital”

Understand how these Investment Managers are making strategic investments into Startups as a form of collaborations – from lessons learnt to best practice examples.

Moderated by Pioneers Discover

Facilitated Peer Group

“No Bla, Just Do it – Design your first Kickbox prototype”

by David Hengartner, Head of Intrapreneurship @Swisskom Kickbox, CH

Networking area

Use a special internal platform to surf though participant’s profiles and schedule private talks in advance

16:15 – 16:40 Wrap-up & Best Practice Slam session Winners announcement
Day 0 | March 11

Startup Engagement Workshop
(additional program // special ticket required)
The startups you want to collaborate commercially will not apply for your innovation challenge and will not show up for pitch competitions. They are mature startups and are defined by competence and corporate readiness.

Why Startup Engagement Workshop?
Startup Engagement became an essential part of innovation management approach of established companies. There are many organisational models of startup engagement with different focus & desired outcomes. The ways established companies approach startups for collaboration have evolved significantly. Lately, the focus is being put on enhancing the product portfolio and achieving economies of scale within the core business through optimized processes. Nevertheless, the exploration of new future markets and know how transfer are still very important focus areas.

We have developed a framework to successfully implement startup engagement within an established organisational structure. This framework gives you at the hand a set of tools for a company wide structured and conscious approach.

Key Learnings
1. An overview of diverse startup engagement models and their recent development as well as their possible advantages and disadvantages

2. Tools & Methods to structure your startup engagement using
– Startup Engagement Matrix
– Startup Engagement Canvas
– Startup Engagement Outpost
– Startup Engagement Intelligence
– Startup Engagement Accounting

3. Best & worst practices from your like-minded peers with highly qualified feedback and improvement suggestions

10:00 – 17:30, March 11th, 2019

Target Group
Innovators and change makers from established corporations and medium-sized business from the following areas Innovation Management, Corporate Strategy & Development, Business Development, Product Development etc.

Past Participants
Migros, Fraunhofer, Hornbach, PwC, Stadtwerke Gießen, Daimler, PostFinance, Deutsche Telekom, Kaspersky


Jean-Luc Beylat

VP Global Innovation Ecosystem Partnership @Nokia Bell Labs

David Hengartner

Head of Intrapreneurship @Swisscom Kickbox) & Innovation Lab Manager @Swisscom Pirates Hub

Alex Schuh

Innovation Consultant @Pioneers Discover



incl. Startup Readiness Full-day
Workshop on March 11, 2019
1549 Euro + VAT

on sale till Jan. 24, 2019
499 Euro + VAT

on sale till Feb. 21, 2019
599 Euro + VAT

on sale till March 8, 2019
699 Euro + VAT

Corporates Innovators meet this March in Vienna for a Peer to Peer exchange.
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