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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Accelerator

BNP & Plug n Play

Internal Programs

Innovation Hub

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Direct investments

Key Innovators

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Solveig Bachellery - Head of Innovation

BP's logo

BP

Oil & Gas Operations

U.K.

Accelerator

Launchpad

Internal Programs

Helios Awards

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

BP Ventures

Key Innovators

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Morag Watson - Chief Digital Innovation Officer

British American Tobacco's logo

British American Tobacco

Personal & Household Goods

U.K.

Accelerator

The BAT Accelerate Program

Internal Programs

BAT Science

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Better Tomorrow Ventures

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Marina Trani - Head of R&D Next Generation Products

Accelerator

FinTech Innovation Labs

Internal Programs

Strategic sponsored challenges

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

NEXT Investors

Key Innovators

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Claude Honegger - Group Head of Innovation

CRH's logo

CRH

Construction and materials

Ireland

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

CRH Innovation Centre for Sustainable Construction

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

Key Innovators

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Richard Frost - Head of Sustainability, Innovation & Risk

Daimler AG's logo

Daimler AG

Automotive industry

Germany

Accelerator

Lab1886

Internal Programs

1886Ventures

Open Innovation

Startup Autobahn

CVC

Daimler Technology & Venture

Key Innovators

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Alexander Nediger - Director, Cooperation & Innovation Management

Danone's logo

Danone

Food & Beverage

France

Accelerator

IMPACT Accelerator

Internal Programs

Manifesto Innovation Accelerator

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Danone Manifesto Ventures

Key Innovators

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Nigyar Makhmudova - EVP, Growth and Innovation

Deutsche Boerse's logo

Deutsche Boerse

Financial Services

Germany

Accelerator

Fintech Accelerator

Internal Programs

Innovation Lab

Open Innovation

Open Innovation Forum

CVC

Digital Asset Holdings

Key Innovators

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Stephanie Eckhardt - Head of Product Development

Accelerator

Partner with Plug n Play

Internal Programs

DHL Innovation Center

Open Innovation

Open Innovation competition

CVC

Far Eye

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Matthias Heutger - SVP & Global Head of Innovation

Deutsche Telekom's logo

Deutsche Telekom

Telecommunication

Germany

Accelerator

Hub:raum

Internal Programs

T-Labs

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners

Key Innovators

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John Calian - Head of T-Labs

Diageo's logo

Diageo

Food & Beverage

Germany

Accelerator

Diageo-backed Distill Ventures

Internal Programs

Diageo Innovation and Research Centre

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Diageo Technology Ventures

Key Innovators

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Nicholas Aspinall, Steve White - Head of Innovation, Europe & Africa

E.ON's logo

E.ON

Electric utility

Germany

Accelerator

E.ON Innovation

Internal Programs

Tomorrow Lab, Energy Innovation Days

Open Innovation

EU Open Innovation Call participant

CVC

Future Energy Ventures

Key Innovators

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Thomas Boermans - Head of Innovation Trends & Strategy, Thomas Birr - Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Enel SpA's logo

Enel SpA

Electric utility

Italy

Accelerator

Enel Innovation Hubs

Internal Programs

Make it Happen!

Open Innovation

Open Innovability

CVC

N/A

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Ernesto Ciorra (Chief Innovability Officer)

Engie's logo

Engie

Electric utility

France

Accelerator

Le Village by CA & ENGIE

Internal Programs

Innovation Trophies

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Engie New Ventures

Key Innovators

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Andy Merrin - Head of Energy and Innovation

Eni's logo

Eni

Petroleum

Italy

Accelerator

Joule Management School

Internal Programs

R&D focused innovation

Open Innovation

CallForGrowth

CVC

ENI Energy Ventures

Key Innovators

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Guiseppe Tannoia - EVP Research & Technology

Ericsson's logo

Ericsson

Technology

Sweden

Accelerator

IoT Accelerator

Internal Programs

Innovation Awards, international innovation hubs

Open Innovation

Drive Sweden Innovation Cloud

CVC

Ericsson Ventures

Key Innovators

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Sarah Goss - Head of Innovation

EssilorLuxottica's logo

EssilorLuxottica

Pharmaceutical industry

France

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

Centers for Innovation and Technologies (US, France, China, Singapore)

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Hubert Sagnières - CEO

Experian's logo

Experian

Industrial Goods & Services

U.K.

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

Experian's DataLabs

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Experian Ventures

Key Innovators

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Gareth Rumsey - Head of Innovation

Fresenius SE's logo

Fresenius SE

Health care equipment

Germany

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

Fresenius Digital Transformation

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Fresenius Medical Care Ventures

Key Innovators

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Didier Leyman

  • Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at ID-Labz
Gazprom's logo

Gazprom

Oil & Gas

Russia

Accelerator

«On Your Marks!»

Internal Programs

Digital Innovation Centre

Open Innovation

Gazprom Innovation Development Program

CVC

New Industry Ventures

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Oleg Aksyutin - Part of Management Committee

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