9th Open Innovation Conference: Unlocking hidden opportunities
October 27, 2021 (11 - 13:15h)
9th Open Innovation Conference: Unlocking hidden opportunities
October 27, 2021 (11 - 13:15h)
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Join us to learn and network with chief innovation officers, corporate investors and innovation leaders through panel discussions and a networking session

The speakers are:

  1. Telmo Perez, Acciona Chief Innovation Officer
  2. Manuel Cantalapiedra, Santander Bank Chief Innovation Officer
  3. Kiko León, Decathlon Chief Innovation Officer, Spain
  4. Carmen del Campo, Mutua Madrileña Chief Innovation Officer
  5. Guenia Gawendo, Telefonica Ventures Managing Director
  6. Christian Lindener, Airbus Global Head of Innovation X
  7. Ainhoa Campo, BBVA Global Head of Open Innovation
  8. Gonzalo Martínez de Azagra, Cardumen Capital General Partner
  9. Yovanna Blanco, Business Insider Editor In Chief, Spain
  10. Mª Julia Prats, IESE Business School Academic Director
  11. Josemaria Siota, IESE Business School EIC Executive Director

Learn how to:

  • Increase speed and reduce cost in your corporate-startup innovations
  • Anticipate opportunities before competitors
  • Craft a differentiated corporate value proposition to entrepreneurs
  • Identify the most effective enablers to support your innovation process
  • Maximize the integrated value in those collaborations

The event will be conducted in English and Spanish. Moreover, the attendees will:

  • Receive access to a new report published on the day
  • Network onsite with the speakers in a safe environment
  • Visit the new building of the IESE Madrid campus


  • 11.00h Opening
  • 11.05h First panel discussion
  • 11.45h Second panel discussion
  • 12.30h Conclusions
  • 12.40h Networking cocktail
  • 13.15h End


Corporations are under extra pressure to innovate faster with tighter budgets. An opportunity or resource today may be gone in 30 days. Those who decide to innovate with startups are also struggling to beat more competitors hunting the same top-tier entrepreneurs: the number of firms collaborating with startups (so-called corporate venturing) has increased fourfold. Meanwhile, the boundaries of who does what in corporate venturing are getting blurry, and deal-flow is getting democratized.

Corporate giants such as Alibaba, Henkel or Amazon are already innovating with startups by leveraging the capabilities of corporate venturing partners such as private accelerators, venture capital firms, research centers, and more. Discover the results of our new study, based on 90+ interviews with chief innovation officers and experts.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
IESE Campus | Camino del Cerro del Águila, 3, 28023, Madrid, ES


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