Visionary collaboration program accelerated Stora Enso’s transformation
The Aalto ENT Co-creation Platform offers a unique immersive co-creation experience that empowers participants to live entrepreneurship and innovation, take an entrepreneurial mindset back to their organization, fuel the organization’s transformation, and learn how best to cooperate and partner with startups.
The pressure on large organizations to come up with new innovative opportunities is stronger than ever. Yet many corporates still struggle to find the tools, methodologies, and practices needed to be more agile and search for scalable innovations resulting in new growth opportunities. The Aalto ENT Co-creation Platform enables its clients to connect with the best-fit hand-picked startups to promote genuine collaboration and explore clear joint innovative business opportunities.
The Aalto ENT Co-creation Platform offers large corporates a custom-fit experiential program that “throws participants in the deep end” of entrepreneurship, agility, and innovation.
The collaboration between the corporation and the startup is designed to explore new business potential or focus on trends and phenomena challenging current markets, such as digitalization, sustainability, circular economy, demographic change, or platform economy. The startup cases are selected according to the company's specific strategy or where it sees a future business-upside potential.
The Aalto ENT Co-creation Platform is not a traditional training program. The impact of the hands-on solution comes from a systematic process of nurturing an idea to a scalable business case through a continuous loop of testing and iteration. The guided process enables you to truly accelerate your innovation and halve the time spent on creating a proof of concept.
The program solution is created in collaboration with Vertical, which connects the corporation to the startups and facilitates collaboration. Aalto ENT offers state-of-the art executive education that challenges the participants to think out-of-the-box to discover innovation and business growth while applying the core frameworks and tools provided by world class faculty.
The Aalto ENT Co-creation Platform is aimed at corporations looking for radical opportunities to help transform their business. The work carried out during the program aims at identifying clear joint business opportunities between the corporation and the startups. For example, work we have carried out has led to global strategic collaboration, technology licensing, new joint services in the market, and hundreds of millions of saved costs in process improvements.
Startups are looking more and more to explore go-to-market and collaboration opportunities with established organizations. The Aalto ENT co-creation programs are joined by startups who want to help develop their business and explore opportunities for genuine long-term cooperation with a corporate partner whose goals are aligned with their own.