Identifying and Creating New Competitive Advantages IE works as an extension of your in-house innovation capabilities.

Innovation

Corporate Innovation

In today’s increasingly fast-paced environment, organizations need to manage innovation agilely in order to seize opportunities for competitive advantages as they arise.

IE works with you to design and develop the next innovation for your organization, bringing to bear our global capabilities, the deep and diverse knowledge of our academic experts, and the enormous potential of the entrepreneurs that make up our ecosystem.

As an extension of your in-house innovation capabilities, IE can help give your organization its next competitive edge.

An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Unlike other innovation models, our global, diverse, and entrepreneurial ecosystem promotes the agile design, development, and implementation of solutions to produce results in the shortest time possible.

To achieve this, we take a startup approach to corporate innovation.

The technologies we use support this philosophy, enabling innovations to be quickly transferred to today’s increasingly demanding and changing market.

IE’s Corporate Innovation Solutions

  • Area 31

    Area 31 benefits from the momentum of the more than 250 startups that join our ecosystem every year, an ecosystem that also includes investors, programmers, government agencies, corporate partners, and enthusiastic innovation champions. We invite you to invest, sponsor, support, or acquire the ideas developed in Area 31.

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  • Student Projects

    IE classrooms are filled with top-tier, global, and diverse student talent, eager to contribute ideas and collaborate on the development of innovative solutions. Our corporate innovation ecosystem integrates this talent into our innovation processes with your organization.

INNOVATION FARMS

IE Innovation Farms are open, tech-neutral ecosystems created to cultivate early-stage corporate innovation and experimentation. We work with senior corporate leaders to transform their business ideas into tech deliverables ­– prototype apps, algorithms, bots, software, business models – sourcing through our network of partnerships, expert talent and technology platforms required to make it happen.

CUSTOMER ANALYTICS FARM

Algorithms, apps, bots, and new digital business models to boost customer-centricity.

CUSTOMER ANALYTICS FARM

LAW X

Automation, analytics, and smart technologies to digitalize and optimize the practice of law.

LAW X

OPERATIONS ANALYTICS + INDUSTRY 4.0

Algorithms machine learning and advanced technologies to reveal insights and transform operational performance.

OPERATIONS ANALYTICS + INDUSTRY 4.0

Insights

Insights

New Centaurs and Leadership

By Milo Jones. Is our current discomfort with artificial intelligence different from the discomfort that accompanied...

26 / 09 / 2017

Competitiveness & Growth,

Innovation,

Strategy,

Talent

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How Do You Measure the Value of Strategic Decisions?

By Francisco J. López Lubián. Measuring the value of a strategy requires combining traditional valuation techniques...

20 / 09 / 2017

Competitiveness & Growth,

Finance & Control,

Strategy

Insights

Social Business Hybrids

In this video, Marco S. Giarratana, Andrea Fosfuri, and Esther Roca explain the dilemma faced by social business hybrids...

19 / 09 / 2017

Competitiveness & Growth,

Sales & Marketing,

Strategy

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On challenges…

With Linda Kasonde, President of the Law Association of Zambia.

15 / 09 / 2017

Competitiveness & Growth,

Entrepreneurship,

Talent

Insights

Is the Internet Changing Human Beings?

By Andy Stalman. We are not in an era of change, but rather a change of era, and this transition—like others before it—is...

14 / 09 / 2017

Human Behavior,

Technology

Insights

Digital Transformation: An Opportunity for Emerging Markets

Shailendra Kumar Rai discusses the challenges, opportunities, and economic and social impact of digital transformation.

12 / 09 / 2017

Competitiveness & Growth,

Entrepreneurship,

Finance & Control,

Innovation

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