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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Grant for research on effect of Covid-19 on innovation and corporate venturing

Which factors determine whether innovation and corporate venturing activities survive a crisis such as Covid-19? Prof. Vareska van de Vrande from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and Corina Kuiper director of Corporate Venturing Network have been awarded a ZonMW grant as part of a subsidy by the Dutch Ministery of Health, Welfare and Sport and national research organisation NWO: ‘Covid-19 Science for Society’.

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Matching Europe’s best SMEs to business challenges: EIC Multi-Corporate Day

The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services brings with Cumulus Park and Corporate Venturing Network together four Dutch Corporate giants (Eneco, KPN, Rabobank and Unilever) and invites EIC funded SMEs to discover business opportunities with them in a dedicated online EIC Corporate Day next 29 and 30 June 2020.

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Corporates, SME's and startups against Corona Virus

There are several initiatives to fight the Corona virus

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Are you ready to team up with startups or corporates?

Find out whether your startup is ready to collaborate with corporates, or is your corporate ready to tyeam up with startups? Benchmark your scores with many other corporates and startups and read about best practices using our Ready To Team Up survey tools .

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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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