Tag Archives: Innovation


#welovestartups: Oracle startups program with Dominique van Deth

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Currently looking after Oracle France corporate responsibility, Dominique van Deth always thought that companies could have a significant impact on Society. For 5 years, Dominique has been managing startups programs, and he launched in 2014 a structured program to engage volunteers in helping startup grow. I met him at Les Hacktivateurs afterwork, and he kindly accepted to tell us more about Oracle startups program. Continue reading


Secrets from Silicon Valley’s Entrepreneurs, with Guillaume Villon de Benveniste

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Guillaume Villon de Benveniste is an innovation consultant, and blogger at the Innovation and Strategy blog. Herea are some chosen pieces from his book ‘Secrets from Silicon Valley’s Entrepreneurs. Continue reading


Faster Innovation Mash-Up in London

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Mash UK was organizing a mash-up on Faster Innovation, where they’ve kindly invited me to share the ‘Rapid Innovation Platform‘ experience. Mash says: Our recent research with innovation, brand and insight professionals from across industries suggested that speed was the … Continue reading


Scaling-up your innovation internationally, with Sihem Jouini and Christophe Midler

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Sihem Jouini and Christophe Midler, heading the PIC Master at Polytechnique Engineering and HEC Business School, just published a book on ‘Innovation management and globalization’, encompassing the research work and internship experience of their students. Continue reading


“Futurs Publics”: innovative modernization of Public action

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Maxime Barbier has been heading Public Innovation Project since 2012. He has extended the development of ‘Futurs Publics’, the innovation lab of the French government, to a success. He shares with us this compelling story. Continue reading


Living Innovation at Merck Serono, by Ulrich Betz

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Dr. Ulrich Betz is Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Incubator’ at Merck Serono. Merck Serono initiated recently a great variety of open and participative innovation initiatives: Innospire Idea Competition, Innovation Boost 2015, Innovation Cup, Open Compound, Open Call for drug discovery, and Outcubation. Continue reading


Innovation in the Chinese way, with François Jullien

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In what ways innovation perception differs between China and Europe? François Jullien does not ‘explain’ the gap, he ‘tells a story’, and he’s a master storyteller! Continue reading