\Sifted Corporate Innovation Directory

\Sifted Corporate Innovation Directory

Directory of Corporate Innovation

There is a growing trend for large corporations to run accelerators, open innovation programmes and corporate venture arms, but it can be hard to keep track of who does what. Sifted covers all of the key players for you.

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Ab InBev's logo

Ab InBev

Food and beverage

Belgium

Accelerator

Beer Garage Accelerator, 100+ Accelerator

Internal Programs

Beer Garage Incubator

Open Innovation

Beer Garage Incubator

CVC

N/A

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Lindsey McInerney, Global Head of Technology & Innovation

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ABB

Industrial Goods & Services

Switzerland

Accelerator

ABB Industrial AI accelerator

Internal Programs

Digital Lighthouse

Open Innovation

Open Innovation Center

CVC

ABB Technology Ventures

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Bazmi Husain - CTO & Head of Innovation & R&D, Guido Jouret - chief digital officer

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Adidas's logo

Adidas

Sportwear

Germany

Accelerator

Platform A

Internal Programs

Future Lab

Open Innovation

Innovation Portal

CVC

Adidas Ventures

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Christopher Robertson - Director FUTURE Global Innovation Management

Accelerator

Partner in YES!Delft

Internal Programs

AI Retail Lab

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Amar Singh - Director Strategy & Innovation

Accelerator

Accelair

Internal Programs

Air Liquide Shanghai Innovation Campus

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

ALIAD

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Frédéric Daubié - Innovation Director & Air Liquide Business Lab Founder

Airbus's logo

Airbus

Aerospace

Netherlands

Accelerator

Innovation[X]

Internal Programs

Innovation[X]

Open Innovation

Innovation[X]

CVC

Airbus Ventures

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Chris Lindener - VP Innovation & Company Building

Alcon's logo

Alcon

Health Care

Switzerland

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

Alcon Research Institute

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

N/A

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Michael Onuscheck - President, Global Business and Innovation

Allianz's logo

Allianz

Insurance

Germany

Accelerator

Accelerator Allianz

Internal Programs

Allianz Global Digital Factory

Open Innovation

Allianz Digital Innovation Hub

CVC

Allianz X

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Nazim Cetin - CEO of Allianz X

Amadeus's logo

Amadeus

Technology

Spain

Accelerator

Amadeus Next

Internal Programs

Amadeus for Developers

Open Innovation

Amadeus Explore

CVC

Amadeus Ventures

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Suzanna Chiu - Head of Amadeus Ventures

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Accelerator

Unearthed Solutions

Internal Programs

FutureSmart Mining

Open Innovation

FutureSmartTM Open Forums

CVC

AP Ventures

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Phil Newman - Head of Innovation

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ASML

Semiconductors

Netherlands

Accelerator

Get In The Ring

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Peter Wennink, President and CEO and Martin van den Brink, President and CTO

Accelerator

AI Accelerator w/ Microsoft

Internal Programs

Data Innovation

Open Innovation

Astrazeneca Open Innovation

CVC

Direct Investments

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Peter Fenici - Head Of Innovation

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AXA

Insurance

France

Accelerator

Kamet, AXA's startup studio.

Internal Programs

AXA Next, AXA REV (Research Engineering & Vision)

Open Innovation

The AXA Labs

CVC

AXA Venture Partners

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Delphine Maisonneuve - CEO of AXA Next and Group Chief Innovation Officer, Stéphane Guinet - CEO and founder of Kamet,

Francois Robinet - Managing Director of AXA Venture Partners

Accelerator

National Security Cyber Accelerator, Made Smarter Technology Accelerator

Internal Programs

FAST Labs, AI Labs

Open Innovation

Innovation Lab

CVC

Direct investment

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Nick Martin - Innovation & Growth Leader

Accelerator

Plug and Play Spain

Internal Programs

Entrepreneurship Awards

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Santander Innoventures

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Lindsey Argalas - Chief Digital & Innovation Officer

Accelerator

Barclays Eagle Lab

Internal Programs

Data Visualisation Programs

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Barclays Ventures

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Richard Morgans - Director of Innovation & Fintech

BASF's logo

BASF

Chemistry

Germany

Accelerator

Partner with Greentown Labs

Internal Programs

Chemovator, Creator Space

Open Innovation

OIP Agro

CVC

BASF Venture Capital

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Holger Ruckdaeschel - Head of Digital Innovation

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Bayer

Chemistry

Germany

Accelerator

Bayer G4A

Internal Programs

Leaps by Bayer

Open Innovation

LifeHubs

CVC

Direct Investments

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Monika Lessl - Head of Corporate Innovation & R&D

BBVA's logo

BBVA

Banking

Spain

Accelerator

BBVA Acceleration Program

Internal Programs

Employee skill training

Open Innovation

BBVA Open Innovation

CVC

Propel Ventures Partners

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Elena Alfaro - Global Head of Open Innovation & Client Solutions

BMW's logo

BMW

Automotive industry

Germany

Accelerator

BMW Startup Garage

Internal Programs

BMW Innovation Lab

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

BMW Ventures

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Esther Bahne - VP of Innovation

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