• INNOVATE, ADAPT,

    MOVE FAST, COLLABORATE

     

    The innovation ecosystem of today is definitely one to be feared. Corporates are challenged to become more agile, adaptable, and advanced / adroit by having a structured, effective game plan.

    And here’s where we, XNode, come in:

     

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  • XNODE'S CORPORATE
    INNOVATION PROGRAMS

    We help you to discover innovation from different angles, understand the entrepreneurial mindset and witness best practices in innovation. We will shift your perspective to install a new mindset and vision on innovation to drive real changes.

     

    Corporates' innovation journey starts with learning about new innovation practices.

    We help you improve your internal innovation capabilities and processes. By innovating like a startup, you can decrease time-to-market by 5X and bring new innovations to market with lighting speed.

     

     

    Corporates then replicate best lean practices and promote intrapreneurship.

    We help you scout, select and accelerate world class startups to innovate & solve business challenges.

     

     

     

     

    Finally, they boldly engage with external startups for real impact.

  • WORK WITH

    STARTUPS

    THE OUTSIDE-IN

    30 STARTUPS

    SUCCESSFULLY

    COLLABORATED

    WITH CORPORATES

    HOW DOES OUTSIDE-IN WORK?

     

    • A tailored list of startups, based on your specific needs
    • Pilots and Proof of Concepts to prove or disprove the innovation applicability in a real context
    • 3 month of highly-intensive acceleration
    • A bankable business case for future collaboration or investment
    • The opportunity to track, identify and leverage emerging technologies for scale

     

    An intense 3 to 6 months acceleration program with clear deliverables and outcomes.

  • You Decide

    We Scout

    We Both Select

    We Launch & Accelerate

    [Reach us for more details]

    corporate.innovation@thexnode.com

  • WORK LIKE

    STARTUPS

    THE INSIDE-OUT

    47 INTRAPRENEURS

    PROJECTS GRADUATED

    WITH REAL RESULTS

    HOW DOES INSIDE-OUT WORK?

     

    • 3 months of highly-intensive acceleration
    • A full skillset, methodology and toolkit to innovate like a startup using state-of-art lean startup, customer development and design thinking methodologies
    • A 5x faster time-to-market for your innovation projects
    • Retain and train your most promising employees
     
    Based on the same approach as the Outside-In, but adapted to the corporate reality.
     
    An intense 3 to 5 months acceleration program with clear deliverables and outcomes.
  • Ideation

    Concepting

    Startup

    Scaleup

    [Reach us for more details]

    corporate.innovation@thexnode.com

  • THINK LIKE

    STARTUPS

    THE MINDSET SHIFT

    230+ EXPLORES
    WITH INSPIRED

    COLLISION

    The Wake Up Call

    A 2 to 5 day program to open your eyes to the trends impacting your industry. Meet the disruptors and A-players that are re-inventing your business environment and discover the power of lean methodologies.

    China Learning Expedition

    We invite you to discover Chinese innovation from different angles, understand the entrepreneurial mindset, and see some of the best innovation practices in your industry.

    The Innovation Outpost

    Be physically immersed in the ecosystem by setting an innovation outpost in one of XNode's Spaces, and creating constant learning and mingling opportunities with Shanghai innovation stakeholders.

    Corporate Innovation Roundtable Series

    Dive into Shanghai’s innovation and startup ecosystem by meeting inspiring entrepreneurs, startup founders and corporate innovators. Each roundtable is built around a specific innovation theme. You can expect real tips and feedback from practitioners who have hands-on experience.

  • Kapil Kane

    Director of Innovation at Intel China

    Co-founder of Ideas2Reality

    “XNode has played a pivotal role in the success of I2R by helping us accelerate our internal projects the startup way. With their cutting-edge tools, an effective network and the people who are a delight to work with, XNode is truly a world-class innovation platform.”

    Holly Yuan

    Chief Operating Officer of SAP Labs China

    Head of Venture Labs China

    “As a corporate, what we can and need to do is to provide the team with the proper culture, support and inventive mechanism that is suitable to promote innovation. This is to encourage willing employees to rely on the platform provided by the company to access targeted entrepreneurial training, tutoring and resource matching.”

    Olivier Marescq

    Senior Project Manager of Pernod Ricard China

    “We were looking for innovation experts able to understand the specificities of our “excubation” project. XNode was the right choice, not only they tailormade their acceleration program to fit our needs but also shown a deep and sincere engagement with the teams that participated. They played a vital role in the success of this initiative.”

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