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“So You Think You Can Innovate?” – presented by ELEVATE by Garage48

Get access to the global best practices of corporate innovation during Latitude59! As part of the side events at Latitude59 2018, ELEVATE by Garage48 is hosting an inspirational and practical session with local case studies and the latest insights from Fortune500 companies.

“So You Think You Can Innovate?” – presented by ELEVATE by Garage48

They promise you the most action-focused, no-beating-around-the-bush type of insights you can get from a 4-hour mindstretch morning where “corporate” and “innovation” are used in the same sentence.

Only 50 seats available so grab your Corporate ticket now

Session Details

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Time: 09:00 – 13:00

Venue: Arhitektuurikeskus Gallery Hall at Kultuurikatel

The session will be conducted in English.

Highlights of the session

  • Insights into the innovation mindset of Fortune500 companies like CocaCola, Airbus and others
  • Learn what Germany’s enterprises have learned from collaborating with startups
  • Down-to-earth, practical case studies from two very different and very successful companies based in Estonia: Mooncascade and Telia
  • Meet  and connect with the makers and shakers of the corporate innovation scene in Europe


09:00 – Gathering and coffee
09:20 – Welcoming words
09:30 – Sean Watson: “Fortune500 and innovation”
10:20 – Priit Salumaa: “Corporate Innovation- Avoiding Death Traps”
11:00 – Coffee Break
11:20 – Andres Peets: “VUNK- Fostering Intrapreneurship in Telia”
12:00 – Andrea Rosen: “Don’t Believe The Hype”
12:50 – Final words and wrapping up

Who is this inspiration session for?

  • Middle and senior level managers in companies both large and small

  • People working with innovation, business development, marketing or any other strategic areas

  • Anyone interested in launching or accelerating their organisation’s innovation initiatives

From this inspiration session, you will:

  • Learn how to think about or start with innovation in your company – doesn’t matter if you’re big or small

  • Benefit from valuable insights shared about corporate+startup collaboration possibilities

  • Understand how to assess your company’s current “innovation health”

  • Gain tons of practical insights and inspiration


Sean Watson, Singularity University, Innovation Partnership Program –

“What even Fortune500 companies don’t get about innovation”

Sean Watson drives strategic partnerships, curriculum development, and content for Silicon Valley-born Singularity University’s Innovation Partnership Program, a joint venture between XPRIZE, Singularity University, Deloitte and 30 firms in the Fortune 500 including Coca-Cola, SAP, Google, Dow, Genentech, Caterpillar, Macy’s, Airbus and others. IPP is an innovation ecosystem helping Fortune 500 senior executives harness exponentially growing technologies (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, 3D Printing, Digital Biology, Virtual & Augmented Reality and Crowdsourcing), adopt emerging business models, and tap into up and coming tech ecosystems around the globe.

In his presentation, Sean will give an overview about where the world around is heading, what does that mean for established businesses who are still feeling very comfortable and also  his insights into Fortune500 companies innovation initiatives.

Andrea RosenCube Global

“Don’t believe the hype”

Corporate and startup relationships are all the hype now in the tech and entrepreneurship ecosystem environment. But is it working? If so, why are we still so confused about it? Is it harder from the corporate side or startup side? Are we disrupting, or just feeding into a future of the same with corporates?

In this keynote, Andrea, the Chief Innovation Officer at CUBE, will explain how she works with some of Germany’s top corporates, as well as give insights on a methodology for scaling innovation.

Priit Salumaa

“Corporate Innovation – Avoiding Death Traps”

Priit is the co-founder of Garage48, ELEVATE, Latitude59, Mobile Monday and IT company Mooncascade. This means he has been collaborating with different kind of companies on their innovation initiatives for several years. Priit is going to share about what he sees as the main pitfalls on why innovation initiatives and projects die inside corporates and the mistakes to avoid.

Andres Peets, co-founder and business catalyst at VUNK Labs

Case Study: “VUNK: Fostering intrapreneurship in Telia”

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About ELEVATE by Garage48

ELEVATE is a family of business innovators, technology experts, visionaries and entrepreneurs grown out of Garage48 Foundation and focusing on corporate innovation. We bring the entrepreneurial mindset and co-creation power  from the startup world to established businesses. We design and facilitate the whole process from management board onboarding to ideation, hackathons and post-hackathon incubation. Our clients are companies like Kühne+Nagel, Telia and Levira.

Find out more about ELEVATE by Garage 48

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