Corporate startup summit in Zurich


The corporate startup summit is a two-day conference on corporate startup engagement, collaboration and co-creation, incubation and acceleration and intrapreneurship. Players in the corporate world will meet to discuss and learn more on corporate innovation. The summit will also award the best corporate activities in four categories.


The 7th Corporate Startup summit will be held on 27th and 28th November at Kraftwerk Zurich. The brings together over 150 innovation managers, digital leaders, intrapreneurs and change makers from Europe and beyond to learn from experienced international professionals, exchange and discuss best practices.

During the two days, more than 40 international experts will share their experience in corporate innovation on the stage in different sessions. The keynote will be held by Professor Solomon Darwin, Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at UC, Berkley-Haas School of Business. He will open the program with a topic "Expand Your Markets Through Open Innovation".

“Peer-to-peer communication and experience exchange is crucial for innovators from different countries. It enables them to observe things from different perspectives, identify opportunities for improvement and further development. We have international participants and experts on stage from more than ten different countries. Having the Summit visiting Zurich this year is also a great opportunity for the Swiss corporates to extend their network by meeting experts from Europe and the United States,” said Iana Karpova, Project-manager of the event.

One of the highlights of the summit is the Corporate Startup Award, which puts Intrapreneurs from around Europe and their initiatives in the spotlight. The best of them will be awarded in altogether four categories. Best Corporate Startup, Best Corporate Incubator/Accelerator, Best Corporate Entrepreneurship and Most Impactful Intrapreneur. 

A detailed Agenda is now available online.