Andrew Backs (Founder / Chief Innovation Strategist at Pilot44). The changing face of the Corporate/Startup Partnership and the '3rd Wave' that is on the horizon.

The Catalysts Podcast

Aug 2 2021 • 33 mins

Host: Ken Valledy (Partner/Co-founder at Progressive)
Progressive helps organisations unlock and commercialise new growth opportunities more rapidly than their competition and more effectively than traditional innovation programmes.

The Catalysts Podcast focuses on the key benefits of corporates and startups working together and how these partnerships can become a catalyst for change for the future. In each episode we will discuss a key topic area behind these partnerships with either a startup or a senior corporate stakeholder.

In today’s episode, I want to address one of the big ‘elephants in the room’ within large corporations and that is how to make Innovation work (with start-ups). Within large corporations, Innovation seems to open up a ‘Pandora’s Box’ of questions - what does Innovation mean, who is responsible, what can it deliver, what can’t it deliver, what are the key factors to be considered etc and the questions go on. So what does successful Innovation look like in some of the world’s leading corporations? To help me in this quest, I am really pleased to have as our guest Andrew Backs, Founder and Chief Innovation Strategist at Pilot44, a SF based company that revolutionizes the way big companies (like P&G, Nestle and Sanofi to name but a few) innovate and grow.  Andrew and I discuss many areas, including the many 'waves' of corporate innovation and what the '3rd Wave' could look like in a few years time.

Andrew's contact details:
Email: andrew@pilot44.com
Website: https://www.pilot44.com/
LinkedIn page:https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewbacks/

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