Corporate Venturing Network is a successful network of corporates and ecosystem players active in corporate venturing and open innovation

CVN’s creed is ’CVN; for the members, by the members and through the members’. We are a peer-to-peer network organization sharing best practices and collaborating on creating tangible leads and global new business initiatives. We operate as a professional association for corporate innovation and venturing professionals.

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Collaborative Discovery Programme

Goodbye Matchmaking. Hello Discovery.

In a new reality, corporate innovation requires more than one-time events. When data and opportunities seem to be overwhelming, we'd like to distill the noise. We'd like to explore with you a new way to discover global startups & scale-ups: KLEVER Decision Rooms - virtual workspaces to make strategic tech decisions collaboratively

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MedLimwhich is a MedTech startup accelerator program initiated by Medtronic and LIOF, together with the expertise centers Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus, Medace, and imec.istart.

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Wellspring published a report on the changes in the innovation agenda in 2022, discussing the impact of the pandemic and the inflation following it.

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Exploring and sharing on Corporate Venturing & Enterpreneurship

CVN is the cofounder together with RSM/Erasmus university and University Tilburg of the Corporate Venturing & Enterpreneurship community. We are an international community of corporate venturing professionals, researchers and entrepreneurs. We exchange the latest insights on corporate venturing, collaborative innovation and entrepreneurship and discover together new concepts and ways of working.

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Corporate venturing, e-book

'This is an essential reference for anyone interested in corporate venturing. It is full of helpful insights, and is illustrated with loads of great examples.' (Henry Chesbrough, professor at UC Berkeley and author of Open Innovation). In this book Corina Kuiper and Fred van Ommen describe how Corporate Venturing is part of the company’s ‘innovation family’, where babies and teenagers are the new business initiatives and the parents and grandparents represent the established business.

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  • Achmea
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  • Alliander
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  • ASML
  • BOM
  • Cosun
  • Damen
  • Dela
  • DSM
  • FujiFilm
  • Horizon
  • IMEC iStart
  • Impuls Zeeland
  • ING
  • Innovation Quarter
  • Lely
  • LIOF
  • Medtronic
  • NOM
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  • Philips
  • Port of Rotterdam
  • Rabobank
  • ROM InWest
  • ROM Nederland
  • ROM Utrecht Region
  • Sabic
  • Thermofisher Scientific
  • TNO
  • Vanderlande
  • VGZ
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