• INNOVATE, ADAPT,

    MOVE FAST, COLLABORATE

    Growth driven innovation is all about
    Open collaboration, Partnerships and Fast-paced movement.

  • LET'S NOT TALK ABOUT INNOVATION ANYMORE
    LET'S DO IT.

    85% of CEOs and corporate strategists talk about innovation because they know it is imperative to sustain growth. Few of them, however, are doing the real thing. Innovation theater (hackathons, challenges, startup events) are everywhere and incremental changes are touted as the solution to survive disruption. The real impact, however, is often nowhere to be found in the aftermath of such activities.

     

    The high performing companies of today are usually the first movers; bold adventurers who are experts at leveraging outside capabilities to frequently re-invent themselves.

    Today's business world is not about protecting competitive advantages anymore, but rather, focusing on the actual needs of customers and users, the missing elements in Porter's dying strategy thesis.

     

    No longer is innovation driven by R&D centers that have not taken an innovation to market since their inception. Nor is innovation a lengthy process of strategizing and planning. Innovation IS execution. Trying things, breaking things, solving problems, connecting and collaborating with others, failing and through failure, ultimately succeeding.

     

    This is what we strongly believe.

  • WE'VE EMPOWERED THEIR

    INNOVATION CAPABILITIES

    A few of our corporate friends amongst the XNode family

  • XNODE'S CORPORATE
    INNOVATION PROGRAMS

    For the last 3 years operating in the Shanghai innovation ecosystem, we’ve noticed and participated in an open innovation and lean trend that is rapidly gaining traction in China.

     

    We’ve learned through this journey 3 patterns of what corporates are looking for when embracing innovation:

     

    1. THINK LIKE STARTUPS

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

     

    2. WORK LIKE STARTUPS

    Corporates then replicate best lean practices and promote intrapreneurship.

     

    3. WORK WITH STARTUPS

    Finally they boldly engage with external startups for real impact.

  •  

    WORK WITH

    STARTUPS

    THE OUTSIDE-IN

    Reduce Startup's Investment Risk

    Assess compatibility by working with a startup before investing or acquiring it

    Accelerate Time to Market

    Accelerate through to commercialisation when partnering with startups

    Avoid Developing Slow Moving Projects Internally

    Projects that are usually crushed and killed by internal dark forces

    Start an Internal Transformation Journey

    Inspire your people by exposing them to the startup culture

    Explore, Screen and Track New Technologies

    Screen and track new technologies to understand their implication on your business

    Scout & gain access to over 1.000.000 startups worldwide

    through our AI powered scouting technology

  • HOW DOES OUTSIDE-IN WORK?

    An intense 4 to 6 months acceleration program with clear deliverables and outcomes.

    Reach us for more details.

    1

    You Decide

    2

    We Scout

    3

    We Both Select

    4

    We Launch & Accelerate

  •  

    WORK LIKE

    STARTUPS

    THE INSIDE-OUT

    Infuse an Intrapreneurial Spirit

    Attract and Empower intrapreneurs within your organisation and unlock their hidden potential

    Reduce Time to

    Market by 5X

    Apply the best lean startup methodologies to accelerate ideas to commercialisation

    Build an Internal Innovation Engine

    Mirror the best VCs approaches. creating real business impact

    Assess the Viability of Innovative Projects

    Decide quickly if the idea is worth your time, money and commitment

  • HOW DOES INSIDE-OUT WORK?

    Based on the same approach as the Outside-In, but adapted to the corporate reality.
    An intense 3 to 5 month acceleration program with clear deliverables and outcomes.

    Reach us for more details

    1

    Ideation

    2

    Concepting

    3

    Startup

    4

    Scaleup

  • THINK LIKE

    STARTUPS

    THE MINDSET SHIFT

    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.”

  • WANT TO BECOME A PARTNER?
    LOOKING FOR INNOVATION WITH IMPACT?
    OR CASE STUDIES?

    Feel free to reach out to us,
    we're happy to help and share our stories with you.

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