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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Glaxosmithkline

Health Care

U.K.

Accelerator

Digital Accelerator in APAC

Internal Programs

Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre

Open Innovation

Open Lab

CVC

SR One

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Ashley George - Global Head of Innovation & Consumerisation

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Glencore

Basic Resources

U.K.

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Expande, and an innovation program with NORCAT

CVC

N/A

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Kevin McAuley

  • Director - Sustainability, Technical Services & Innovation
Heineken's logo

Heineken

Food & Beverage

Netherlands

Accelerator

Frontier programme

Internal Programs

HEINEKEN innovation

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

N/A

Key Innovators

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Alison McMahon - Head of Innovation

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Hermès

Personal & Household Goods

France

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

Hermès Innovation

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Hermès Venture

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Axel Dumas - CEO

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HSBC

Major Banks

U.K.

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

HSBC Ventures

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

HSBC Venture Capital

Key Innovators

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Catherine Zhou - Global Head HSBC Ventures

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Iberdrola

Electric utility

Spain

Accelerator

Marine Life Startup Challenge

Internal Programs

Global Smart Grid Innovation Hub

Open Innovation

Supplier Innovation Program

CVC

Open Innovation Ventures

Key Innovators

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Jose Maria Gallardo Calles - Innovation Manager

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Imperial Brands

Personal & Household Goods

U.K.

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

Nerudia

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Fontem Ventures

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

David Newns - Innovation Director

Accelerator

Organic Cotton Accelerator

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

Key Innovators

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Carlos Crespo - CEO

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Inno.Wafer

CVC

N/A

Key Innovators

Sören Jehmlich - Head of Business Excellence, Lamin Ben Hamdane - Head of Startup Cooperations

Accelerator

N/A

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Inno.Wafer

CVC

N/A

Key Innovators

Sören Jehmlich - Head of Business Excellence, Lamin Ben Hamdane - Head of Startup Cooperations

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ING Group

Banking

Netherlands

Accelerator

Annual Innovation Bootcamp

Internal Programs

ING Labs

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

ING Ventures

Key Innovators

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Annerie Vreugdenhil - Head of ING Neo

Accelerator

Intesa Accelerator

Internal Programs

Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Centre

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Neva Finventures

Key Innovators

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Roberta Profeta - Chief Innovation Officer

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Kering

France

Accelerator

Fashion for Good Accelerator

Internal Programs

Digital EP&L hackathon

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Direct investments

Key Innovators

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Grégory Boutté - Chief Client and Digital Officer

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Kone

Industrial Goods & Services

Finland

Accelerator

Combient Foundry programme

Internal Programs

Kone High-Rise Laboratories

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Henrik Ehrnrooth - Preseident and CEO

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L'Oréal

Personal and household goods

France

Accelerator

Partner w/ Founders Factory & Station F

Internal Programs

Station F programmes

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

BOLD

Key Innovators

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Jacques Challes - Chief Innovation Officer

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LafargeHolcim

Construction & Materials

Switzerland

Accelerator

LH Accelerator

Internal Programs

LafargeHolcim Startup MAQER

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

N/A

Key Innovators

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Edelio Bermejo - Head of Lafarge Holcim R&D, Innovation and IP chez LafargeHolcim

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Linde

Chemicals

Ireland

Accelerator

Partner w/ PlugnPlay & Startup Autobahn

Internal Programs

Global Innovation Challenge

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

ITM Linde Electrolysis

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Steve Angel - CEO

Accelerator

Social Entrepreneurs programme

Internal Programs

Innovation Lab

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Lloyds Development Capital

Key Innovators

Miranda Drummond - Head of innovation culture and community

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London Stock Exchange

Financial Services

U.K.

Accelerator

ELITE

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Direct Investments

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Ed Rainer - Head of Operations, LSEG Technology

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Lonza

Health Care

Switzerland

Accelerator

Startup Creasphere

Internal Programs

Collabo Innovation Center

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Prolog Lonza Consumer Fund

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Widmer Stefan - Head of Innovation

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