The RocketSpace Corporate Innovation Program fosters relationships between technology startups and the leading corporate brands.
Our ecosystem includes over 10,000 technology startups, top-tier business schools, seasoned venture capitalists and forward-leaning corporations focused on innovation as a strategic imperative. From corporate partnerships to ventures, we have seen an increase in the number of symbiotic relationships between mature brands and startups. Within the RocketSpace Corporate Innovation Program, we facilitate early access to innovative products and capabilities from Silicon Valley and beyond for our partners, by enabling efficient identification, evaluation, and integration of emerging technologies. The program is comprised of three areas: active discovery, developer evangelism, & corporate innovation.
1. Retained Discovery
Our team of analysts continuously survey the early-stage startup landscape and highlight top companies in emerging verticals and segments. Using a proven methodology and taxonomy, we locate and provide insight into top startups based on our members’ strategic objectives. Our custom reports include detailed startups analysis and recommendations grouped by business concepts. Based on your interests, startup introductions are facilitated through private demo days, product pitches, and partnership meetings. Our brand members such as Pearson, SONY, and AB InBev tend to be more active in this area.
When it comes to digital innovation, we do not expect new ideas to come just from our own internal startups and teams. By partnering with RocketSpace and having a presence within these communities we are able to make it easier for entrepreneurs to work with Pearson and also provide access to our global network of businesses, partners and contacts.
- Diana Stepner, Head of Future Technologies at Pearson
2. Developer Evangelism
The program includes event space, conference rooms, desks, and corporate signage to help you establish a physical presence in the heart of the Silicon Valley startup community. By providing access and maintaining visibility at RocketSpace, you can accelerate platform adoption, technology integration, and partnership formation. Effective formats include speaker panels, demo days, workshops, developer events, office hours, or work sessions. Our platform members such as Dropbox and Microsoft tend to be more active in this area.
3. Quarterly Innovation Reports
Join other top innovation executives at our annual Innovation Summit and quarterly innovation roundtables, where participants share insights and best practices for driving innovation within their company. For more coordinated organizational development efforts, we encourage our members to host teams at RocketSpace on a rotating or permanent basis. Creating a bridge to Silicon Valley and establishing internal visibility is critical to your competitive advantage in capturing innovation and developing strategic partnerships.
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