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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Safran's logo

Safran

France

Accelerator

Made Smarter Technology Accelerator

Internal Programs

Safran Innovation Awards

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Safran Ventures

Key Innovators

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Stéphane Cueillem - Senior EVP, R&T & Innovation

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Saint-Gobain

Construction and materials

France

Accelerator

Greentown Labs InNOVAte

Internal Programs

Glass Tech Hub

Open Innovation

NOVA

CVC

NOVA

Key Innovators

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Tolu Akindunni - Director, Innovation & Lean

Sanofi's logo

Sanofi

Pharmaceutical industry

France

Accelerator

Startup Creasphere

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Sanofi Open Innovation Portal

CVC

Sanofi Ventures

Key Innovators

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Ameet Nathwani - Chief Digital Officer

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SAP

Technology

Germany

Accelerator

SAP.iO Foundries

Internal Programs

SAP.iO Venture Studio

Open Innovation

SAP Innovation Center Network

CVC

Sapphire Ventures

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Frederic Puche - Innovation Director

Accelerator

Yes

Internal Programs

Runs an in-house accelerator

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

Key Innovators

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David Rafalovsky - Chief Technology Officer

Schneider Electric's logo

Schneider Electric

Goods and Services

France

Accelerator

SE Ventures

Internal Programs

Innovation at the Edge

Open Innovation

Innovation at the Edge

CVC

SE Ventures

Key Innovators

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Heriberto Diarte- Head of SE Ventures, Emmanuel Lagarrigue - Chief Innovation Officer, Jean-Louis Stasi - VP Startup Partnerships

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Siemens

Goods and Services

Germany

Accelerator

Siemens Technology Accelerator

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Digital Open Innovation

CVC

Next47

Key Innovators

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Paul Brookes - Head of Innovation

Accelerator

Catalyst

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Open Innovation Platform

CVC

Direct investments

Key Innovators

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Claire Calmejane - Group Chief Innovation Officer

Accelerator

SuperCharger FinTech program

Internal Programs

Innovation Lab

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

SC Ventures Fintech Bridge

Key Innovators

Rene Keller - CIO

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Swiss Re

Insurance

Switzerland

Accelerator

InsurTech Accelerator

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Direct Investments

Key Innovators

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Christian Mumenthaler - CEO

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Telefónica

Telecommunication

Spain

Accelerator

Wayra

Internal Programs

Telefónica Sustainable Innovation Initiative

Open Innovation

Telefónica Innovation Ventures

CVC

Telefonica Ventures

Key Innovators

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Tonia Nagle - Head of Innovation

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Tesco

Retail

U.K.

Accelerator

Incubator programme

Internal Programs

Tesco Labs runs hackathons

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

Direct investment

Key Innovators

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Claire Lorains - Innovations Director

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Total

Petroleum

France

Accelerator

Plant 4.0 Startup Incubator

Internal Programs

Innodays

Open Innovation

Tesco Red Door

CVC

Total Energy Ventures

Key Innovators

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Jean-Charles Pierre Guillet, Head of Innovation, Philippe Sauquet, President of Strategy & Innovation

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UBS

Banks

Switzerland

Accelerator

UBS Innovation Lab at L39

Internal Programs

Wealth Innovation Lab

Open Innovation

UBS Y Think Tank

CVC

Direct Investments

Key Innovators

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Lee Fulmer - Global Head of Innovation & Chief Data Officer

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Unibail-Rodamco

Real estate

France

Accelerator

URW Lab

Internal Programs

URW Lab, URW Link

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

Key Innovators

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Christophe Cuvillier - Group CEO; Julie Villet; URW Lab and CSR Director

Accelerator

UniCredit Start Lab

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Unicredit EVO

Key Innovators

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Marco Pusterla - Head of Innovation Orchestration & FinTech

Unilever's logo

Unilever

Food and beverage

Netherlands

Accelerator

The Unilever Foundry

Internal Programs

N/A

Open Innovation

Yes

CVC

Unilever Ventures

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Bahram (Baz) Saidieh – Global Head of Unilever Foundry Peter ter Kulve – President, Home Care and ex-Chief Digital and Growth Officer Conny Braams – Chief Digital and Marketing Officer

Vinci SA's logo

Vinci SA

Construction and materials

France

Accelerator

DataCity programme

Internal Programs

BIM FM Lab

Open Innovation

AiREAS project

CVC

Vinci Capital

Key Innovators

Peter ter Kulve – President, Home Care and ex-Chief Digital and Growth Officer -

Accelerator

Accelerator Engagement Network

Internal Programs

Abbey Road Red incubator

Open Innovation

N/A

CVC

N/A

Key Innovators

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Félicité Herzog Chief Strategy & Innovation

Vodafone's logo

Vodafone

Telecommunications

U.K.

Accelerator

Tomorrow Street

Internal Programs

LaunchPad

Open Innovation

Bright Sparks

CVC

Vodafone Ventures

Key Innovators

Sifted Take

Paresh Modi, Head of Business Dev and Innovation, Vodafone Group; Cilia Kanellopoulos, Business Development Innovation Manager

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