How open innovation can increase your revenues and ROI

We are delighted to invite you to the event "How open innovation can increase your revenues and ROI", taking place online on 8 June 2021 from 9am to 12pm. This event is co-organised with HYPE Innovation, our partner for innovation management software and services.

An Open Innovation program offers the possibility to identify new business models, products, services, and partners, and to add new opportunities to your own internal innovation. It also brings new challenges which will be addressed by our guest speakers:

  • What types of Open Innovation scenarios can provide an opportunity to grow your business?
  • What processes underlie an Open Innovation program?

  • What does it mean to build a full innovation ecosystem and how to scale it up?

  • How to generate disruptive ideas that create new business opportunities and help attract partners? 

  • What technologies, new skills & talents do Open Innovation programs imply?

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Date & Schedule

The session will take place on Tuesday 8 June 2021 from 09:00am - 12:00pm CET.


9:00 - 9:15 Kick-off/ Intro (Gregory Weber, PwC Experience Center)
9:15 - 9:45 Open Innovation: 3 intensity levels and the benefits of each (Oana-Maria Pop, HYPE Innovation)
9:45 - 10:15 Paint the Future: Building a successful collaborative innovation ecosystem (Mignon D'arnaud, AkzoNobel)
10:15 - 10:45 From open innovation to ROI: managing the innovation process (Laurent Probst, PwC Luxembourg)
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:50

The program includes 3 expert presentations followed by 2 roundtables/ deep dives into your topics of choice:

  • How to create and sustain the engagement of open innovation partners: an interactive exercise (Oana-Maria Pop, HYPE Innovation and Mignon D'arnaud, AkzoNobel)
  • Key challenges for increasing the ROI on innovation (Laurent Probst, PwC Luxembourg)
11:50 - 12:00 Wrap up (Gregory Weber, PwC Experience Center)

Description of 2 roundtables:

How to create and sustain the engagement of open innovation partners: an interactive exercise

When companies purposefully partner to scout, transform, accelerate and/ or make the process of innovation less expensive, more effective, and even more democratic they are setting themselves up for success. Sustaining this success, however, is not always straightforward. In this roundtable, we will discuss what it takes to create and sustain engagement at each step of the way with various partners and partner types. Oana-Maria Pop at HYPE Innovation and Mignon D'Arnaud at AkzoNobel will share practical insights from some of the biggest and most successful innovation ecosystems today. 


Key challenges for increasing the ROI on innovation

End-to-end solution lifecycle management with monetisation outcomes. Starting from new client needs, new regulation, external ideas, decoding the future business opportunities and the time to market, finding new partners up to revenues. Laurent will reveal how open innovation could help you to understand the new business opportunities in this upcoming regulation deluge, how to reinvent your business & delivery model, attract the right mindset and skills and match and convert these ideas into new revenues or corporate value.

Contact us

Laurent Probst

Advisory Partner, Industry & Public Sector, PwC Luxembourg

Tel: + 352 49 48 48 2199

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