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GERMAN X facilitates a smooth entry for corporates into global innovation ecosystems. Hereby our aim is to support the acceleration of corporate innovation and strengthen the global innovation point of view. To help our partners gain a foothold in foreign markets we provide strategic services and extensive networks.Join now
Let us help you find the right startup that fits your individual strategy and goals as a company by leveraging our strong network of partnerships in global ecosystems. We bring you together one-on-one and provide additional support once you have found each other.
As such, we combine the speed and agility of startups with the expertise and strengths of enterprises. Startup Scouting keeps you up to date on current developments and future innovations in your industry and market. Informing you about trends, technologies and new players entering or disrupting your industry, we provide you with early access to new innovations.
Embracement of an innovation mindset
Expansion of existing innovation funnel
Identification of trends and developments
Access to passionate promising startups
For individual scouting, the objective of the company is defined as well as the requirements for the startups are determined.
Databases, network partners and the scouts are informed about the search request. Startups relevant to the specific need and industry are identified.
As a first evaluation, longlists are regularly compiled and placed to pre-filter the analysis.
The scouting report contains a detailed analysis of the relevant and selected startups. Strategies for cooperation, innovation or product development are provided.
Our startup programs go beyond startup scouting. Corporate experience is combined with startup agility. The programs pursue the goal of establishing a cooperation between corporates and startups. Together we want to accelerate your company’s innovation efforts as well as your individual innovation strategy through tailor-made programs.
To foster innovation in the company you can choose between Innovation Challenges, Power Innovation Week, Startup Mentoring and Corporate Accelerator. Encourage multidisciplinary groups to participate in an Innovation Challenge, develop solutions together with a startup in a short time frame, support startups as a mentor and learn from them yourself or look forward to pilot projects with startups from your industry.
Expansion of the innovation network
Reaching valuable industry impulses
Exploration of agile working methods
Access to new innovative technologies
Jointly, we discuss the company’s goals, the challenges it is currently facing, and which startup program might be most appropriate to address them.
Based on the findings of the initial consultation, an individual program design tailored to the company’s goals is designed.
The program is then announced in the startup scene, accompanied by media and the applicant pipeline is built up in order to attract appropriate partners.
The program is carried out with the respective stakeholders and relevant actors, focusing on the identified goal achievement.
True inspiration comes from the outside, not the inside. We take your intrapreneurs and decision makers on a 1-week tour of the local startup ecosystem in the foreign market.
The goal, in addition to the ecosystem itself, is to meet the most innovative entrepreneurs and talents in your industry. Get an authentic behind-the-scenes glance at promising startups, learn how they work and meet passionate founders. Attend presentations, participate in interactive sessions, find investment opportunities, and establish strong collaborations for your future ventures.
Access to local talents
Exploration of a new culture
Meeting passionate founders
Embracement of a change of perspective
The target country is identified, the requirements for the local ecosystem tour are defined and ideas and desires for the tour are discussed.
Based on the findings of the initial consultation, an individual tour tailored to the company’s goals is designed. Workshops, keynotes and company visits are planned.
Prior to the on-site tour, a virtual workshop is held with the participants to share essential information about the tour, as well as to provide details about the schedule and the objectives set.
Intense days on site familiarize the firm with the respective ecosystem, various stakeholders and experts. A closing dinner with startups, founders, investors and mentors completes the tour.
To ensure that an idea does not remain just an idea, we support you in developing new business models. We help you define, brainstorm, prototype and test your idea on the market and accelerate the process of developing and implementing successful innovations.
In collaboration with experts and stakeholders new value for your company is created. Based on your individual needs we develop customer-focused business models, concepts, solutions, products and services for the relevant target market. Let us enable cross-functional collaboration and co-creation by bringing together startups, innovation experts and other talents as consultants. Together, we build your competitive advantage.
Expansion of own skills
Incorporation of local innovations
Enhancement of local engagement
Improvement of customer orientation
In an initial session, the existing business model is examined, possible new business areas are identified, and the company’s goals are specified.
The milestones for the business model development are set, and the methods and procedure are defined.
Cross-functional collaboration with relevant stakeholders is ensured. An intensive development period for the new business model including ideation or prototyping begins.
The business model is tested on the market, the development is reviewed and the model is finally introduced. The company still will have an advising partner at its side.
From design thinking, agile and lean startup to business model design, ideation and change management – we offer a wide range of company and department workshops and trainings to your executives and intrapreneurs.
We equip your employees with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to drive change and create impactful, customer centric solutions. Our innovation experts and devoted coaches will inspire new ways of thinking and train your employees to become innovation champions. Our workshops are enabling them not only to adapt to change but indeed to create and thrive on it.
Learning from best practices
Transfer knowledge and training
Encouragement of new ways of thinking
Embracement of a change of perspective
There is a need to know what is going on in your own industry, the local ecosystem, and the world.
In terms of business performance, we compile reports designed to examine an assessment of a specific topic, set of circumstances, or financial operations. We provide both general reports on topics such as emerging technologies, market dynamics in global innovation ecosystems, or current investor behavior, as well as specific reports with information and insights tailored to your business.
Access to current global trends
Improvement of decision making
Realization of practical case studies
Obtaining insights on specific topics
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