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Speed up corporate-startup collaboration

Use the ITONICS Innovation OS to streamline the venture clienting process.

  • Identify the most promising startup partners
  • Match startup solutions with your business unit challenges
  • Assess and manage partnership risks effectively
Startup Scouting with the ITONICS Innovation OS
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Why venture clienting?

Venture clienting is a relatively new model for prosperous corporate-startup collaboration. Large companies act as clients to startups, providing them with early-stage revenues, feedback, expertise development, and access to markets. In return, startups provide innovative solutions that can be integrated into the larger company's business operations. Although it poses challenges, the rewards in terms of tapping into innovation and getting a competitive edge are substantial.

Augment startup identification

Use the ITONICS Foresight software for startup scouting, scanning, and monitoring. Discover emerging startup opportunities before the competition does. AI-enabled signal feeds provide real-time information relevant to your industry, geography, and field of interest.

Save time by allowing all teams to scout on the same system and collect information about startups on the go at trade fairs or in workshops with the ITONICS Inspirator App. Discover and clip relevant web content with the ITONICS Web Clipper.

Visualize your startup landscape on the ITONICS Radar to easily identify the most relevant partners for venture clienting. Establish a rigorous selection process through collaborative ratings using experts in your organization.Research the startup ecosystem and organize all the data with ITONICS best-practice templates on one digital platform.

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Receive startup submissions and evaluate collaboratively

Set up effective channels for startups to contribute towards your innovative solutions. Define the challenges faced by your business units with ITONICS Ideation then use integrated matching mechanisms to easily align these to startup solutions. ITONICS External Forms allow easy idea submissions from external partners. Bring startup solution submissions together on one platform to establish your startup ecosystem.

Successful companies such as BMW and Bosch are using venture clienting to select promising startups, provide them with paid engagements and support, and facilitate their integration into the company's business operations. Open Bosch uses ITONICS as an open innovation platform, which allows them to easily access and coordinate idea submissions for defined search fields and co-create with startups, universities, and other experts.

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Prioritize and execute projects

Startup relationship management requires understanding the status and performance of all activities involved in the partnership. ITONICS supports phase-gate partnership management, where you move startups through a workflow and easily view their status in one view to maximize efficiency.

Bring all potential initiatives and projects into view with ITONICS Portfolio. Analyze your whole portfolio and related investments at a glance on a Matrix and Kanban Board. Prioritize startup partnerships and align your resources to the opportunities that matter most for your organization.

Move innovation projects to implementation and roll them out on one end-to-end platform integrated with your scouting data. Use ITONICS Roadmap to visualize multi-layered projects involving startups and get everyone moving in the right direction.

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Accelerate innovation with venture clienting

Content Management

One solution to bring all your innovation efforts together, enrich it collaboratively and evaluate it across different views.

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Seamlessly integrate ITONICS into your existing IT infrastructure or 3rd party tools for an enriched and more connected approach.

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Cut through the noise with an environmental scanning engine that connects the latest developments with what’s important to your business.

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Filter and Visualize

Distill vast amounts of data with advanced filtering to easily visualize and emphasize what matters.

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Startup Radars

Accelerate the realization of your innovation goals by finding relevant startups to partner with.

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Customizable criteria enable team members and external experts to rate content in a way that combines collective knowledge.

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Inspirator App

Capture inspirations on your phone while on the go. Now anyone, anywhere, can be a scout.

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Kanban Boards

Manage work-in-progress, maximize flow, and prioritize your most valuable initiatives using interactive Kanban Board.

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Open Innovation

Incorporate external expertise from anywhere using ideation tools – for 10 or 100,000 collaborators.

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Phase-Gate Workflows

Implement phase-gate processes for evaluation and control in projects and ideation campaigns, to ensure efficient resource allocation and higher success rates.

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A single point of truth to manage your startup portfolio

Read more on our unique, proven methodology that covers the following innovation questions: Where to Play, How to Win, and What to Execute.

Startup Scouting Process

Best-practice stories from true innovation rockstars

Podcast Ronja Stoffregen, DB Schenker


Next-Level Venture Clienting

Together with Ronja Stoffregen, Head of Global Startup Management at DB Schenker, we explore how DB Schenker has embraced Venture Clienting, moving from 'push' to 'pull' and transforming its relationships with partners. Ronja also shares insights on ensuring pilots deliver tangible results and provides real-world examples.

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Podcast Bosch und Digetiers

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Partnering for Innovation

Dr. Eva Mitterreiter, Head of New Business Building & Innovation, Consulting at Bosch, and Jennifer Graf, Partner at digetiers are partnering to combine their strengths and offer transformation and business model innovation consulting services.

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Fintech Radar at DZ Bank


Accelerating innovation with the Fintech Radar at DZ Bank

To understand changes in the value chain within the banking industry, Germany’s second-largest financial institution, DZ Bank, monitored the fintech startup landscape using ITONICS Radar. The Fintech Radar helped them to gain a company-wide overview of all potential fintech cooperations and identify gaps in the innovation portfolio.

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