Global innovation support for large Corporates

Pulling century-old companies into the future

You don’t want to be the next Nokia or Blackberry. New startups are challenging the business models of companies that existed for ages. We help the intrapreneurs within your organization to find new & sustainable sources of profit.

  • How do I kick-start innovation within my organisation?

  • How to boost intrapreneurship?

  • What are the options to tackle disruption in our market?

Empowering high-end innovation teams

 Our consultants offer specialized help for your innovation team. Get to know our tools & frameworks via the different training modules or just work together on a real-life innovation challenge.

  • How to make my innovation team more efficient?

  • Learn new tools to complement our existing flow?

  • How to structure my internal accelerator?



Sector focus? No thanks.

We don’t specialize in one specific sector. Our consultants jump between industries. Cross-fertilisation is key in our domain. Imagine how business models from the Fashion industry could be adapted to a Chemical partnership model.


  • Automotive

  • Chemical

  • Heavy industry

  • Energy


  • Telecom

  • Banking

  • Publishing

  • Consumer goods

  • Ecommerce

It was really amazing to see how BoI has succeeded to get even cost-saving minded industry people to creative ideas and out of the box thinking, concluding with very successful business case pitches for generating new revenue streams.T. Kratochwill, Executive Director Sappi

I was really impressed by the workshop. Thanks to the excellent tools, real-life examples, and hands-on approach, Board of Innovation helped us shift from a corporate mindset to a startup mindset.Dirk Kamphaus, Senior Product Manager at Adidas AG

From our clients

Innovation pathways for Valmet
Securing new profitable innovation growth whilst developing an intrapreneurial innovation culture and mindset

Scoping digital opportunities for Roche
Bringing diagnostics and pharmaceuticals to the same table to draw a joint digital innovation strategy

Fostering an intrapreneurial culture within Unilin
On the frontier of the flooring industry: a story of intrapreneurship, talent management, innovation and technology

Innovation capabilities for ING
Building internal innovation capabilities for 52,000 ING employees globally, to reduce time to market and to apply the ING PACE methodology in incremental, adjacent & disruptive developments

How-to-startup coaching for Thomson Reuters intrapreneurs
Coach Thomson Reuters intrapreneurs to enhance the strength of the business propositions and empower them with intrapreneurial capabilities

Design thinking transformation program for Proximus
Creating a design thinking community of practice to foster innovation capabilities and to transform Proximus into a champion of customer centricity

Assist Pepal to facilitate social innovation in Myanmar
Scale up and achieve sustainability of high quality HIV prevention and treatment services in Myanmar, with testing and treatment for those co-infected with Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis

A Design-Sprint for Danone in Shanghai
Defining a new strategy and 8 novel concepts for food & beverages for the Chinese market to feed Danone’s innovation pipeline

Corporate startup coaching for Vanderlande
Implementing the lean startup methodology within Vanderlande, by leveraging intelligent autonomous vehicle technologies

Ideation & Acceleration during KLM’s Disruptive Field Day
KLM reached out to Board of Innovation to facilitate their yearly Disruptive Field Day, a day to guide the KLM team through the unknown and to identify new digital opportunities

Innovation pipeline filling for AB InBev
Create and deploy an ideation campaign to fill the pipeline of innovations for Jupiler, one of AB inBev’s leading beer brands

Sappi: 8-month strategic innovation project

Sappi is a worldwide leader in the paper and pulp industry – an industry in distress. Our mission: find new market opportunities for growth, and make an industrial enterprise innovate like an agile startup. With an amazing team of 15 people, we translated trends and new technologies into 100+ new business opportunities. Through different bootcamp sessions, we eventually developed 3 pitches for Sappi’s executive team to invest in. After investment, we coach the new intrapreneurs. Exciting!

It was really amazing to see how BoI has succeeded to get even cost-saving minded industry people to creative ideas and out of the box thinking, concluding with very successful business case pitches for generating new revenue streams.T. Kratochwill, Executive Director Sappi

eBay: local + mobile business modelling

How will the future of local commerce look like? What would come out of blended location-based services, mobile payment and social networks? We believe this is an extremely interesting scene to watch in the coming years! At eBay we have explored different business models that connect local businesses with their customers. Working with a team from different departments and countries we generated and evaluated a range of business model scenarios.

Truvo: Lean Startup development of Gen Y concepts

We all know – or knew – the Yellow Pages, right? But what’s next for Yellow Pages companies? Truvo builds on its heritage in Yellow Pages and worldwide directories, and has a clear mission now: to be the first choice in local search and advertising. Within this mission, we generated a set of personas and 20 new products and services targeting Generation Y, of which a couple of them are already on the market now. We support Truvo in launching their new digital offerings in a Lean Startup way – much faster and more customer-oriented.

O-I: Design & implement this Fortune 500’s innovation strategy

O-I is a Fortune 500 company and manufactures about half of the world’s glass packages such as wine and beer bottles. We have co-created an ambitious Innovation Strategy setting out the innovation process, clear business goals, innovation domains, and engagement model within the organization. We developed an internal accelerator program as a platform for intrapreneurs to develop new offerings for O-I.

Valmet: Innovation Accelerator

Valmet has partnered up with Board of Innovation to design and facilitate an exciting and challenging Innovation Accelerator program with selected strategic B2B partners in order to drive and speed-up new disruptive innovation to market in a traditionally slow-moving industry.

La Poste: from postal to digital offerings

La Poste is France’s incumbent postal company. In a challenging and drastically changing market, La Poste is leveraging its existing assets in the development of new digital services. Our mission: develop new business models for La Poste’s current and future digital offerings. Discover Digiposte – online document management; and IDN – a certified identity system to enable Collaborative Consumption platforms like CitizenCar and MorningCroissant.

I really very much appreciated the workshops that have been animated by the Board of Innovation. The objective of making corporates innovate like startups is certainly attained. Excellent methodology, excellent animators and the dynamics of the group.

N. Svarinska, Business Development Manager, GDF Suez

Acceleration go-to-market of innovation projects Lafarge Global

We facilitated a 3-day workshop with Lafarge departments of 6 countries to boost the speed and execution of innovation. This workshop was a collaboration between Board of Innovation & Futurelab. Fun fact is that the location of this workshop was a cathedral.

Thank you very much again for this nice and lively workshop. I also had a very good feedback from the team. Thank you also for giving us the presentation of that day, it was very inspiring!

I have recommended you to my colleague from Audi!D. Canis, Design Strategist Service Innovation, Volkswagen Group

Chemical Leasing®: sustainable and disruptive?

In a quest to reduce the negative effects of chemical substances, Cradle to Crade and Chemical Leasing are seen as promising models. In a Chemical Leasing model the client pays for the services enabled by the chemical substance, not for the volume of chemical consumed. The project investigated the feasibility of a lease-sale business model for concrete cases, and actually developed partnerships into feasible commercial models – together with industrial companies including Johnson & Johnson, Tessenderlo Chemie, and Solvay.

Philips: Hackathons for Connected products

Philips has an impressive range of global consumer goods. In Hackathon programs, multi-disciplinary teams join forces and work intensively to develop a new range of connected products and services. We have partnered with Philips’ innovation team on a number of highly interesting projects, and have contributed specific expertise on creative business modelling. #StayTuned

Board of Innovation facilitated the idea generation process and created value based on pragmatic insights through real life examples of things happening in the world. Further, the usage of frameworks helped stimulate new perspectives and made us think beyond day-to-day business constraints.

Happy to recommend BOI for generating new and exciting ideas. I would love to work with BOI againManager at a large European Bank

Telenet: Intrapreneurship Bootcamp in Telecom

What’s next after Telcos’ quadruple play? A great starting point for an intensive Innovation Bootcamp with 20 brilliant minds from Telenet. After an ideation phase during Summer, we kicked off the bootcamp with 20 great ideas. During the 4-day bootcamp, the teams developed 5 ideas into a first prototype, first validation with customers, and a clear business model. Ending with an exciting investment pitch to the company’s CEO, CFO and executive colleagues!

We think global

We strive every day for spreading innovation mindset on a global scale: our innovation programs have been delivered in any geographical scope and cultural context, from Brussels to New York, from Stockholm to Naypyidaw.


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