Registration Form Get Ready To Team Up


Ready to Team Up Presentation

Capacity: 100 Starting: 16 November 2017 11:00 - 13:30

Are you ready to team up?

During Ready to Team Up Presentation prof. dr. ir. Vareska van de Vrande and Corina Kuiper (CVN) provide corporates with the newest insights in the collaborative innovation research and discuss the first results of the Corporate Startup Readiness Tool. Based on these results they show how startups and corporates can successfully work together. Attending corporates will be invited to fill in the Ready to Team Up Tool and benchmark their organization in terms of ‘startup-readiness’.

After the presentation, lunch will be provided and you will get the chance to share your experiences and skills with peers. This is a great opportunity to learn from other companies’ best practices and exchange knowledge of and experiences with corporate-startup collaboration. Based on these conversations you will be able to assess how ready your company is to collaborate with others and identify your company’s strenghts and weaknesses in this area

The Ready to Team Up Presentation takes place on November 16th, during Get in the Ring the Netherlands, which is part of the Global Enterpreneurship Week. Get in the Ring provides a platform of high potential startups. It offers a full program for startups to connect with corporates using pre-selected matches. A great opportunity for corporates interested in great potential! More info here.

Why collaborative innovation?

“As product cycles are shortening and innovations are originating from new and unexpected sources, the internal development of new products and services is often not enough, and collaborative innovation is becoming more important (Van de Vrande, 2017).” 

Today’s business environment is rapidly changing and increasingly complex. In order to boost innovation and support entrepreneurial initiatives, more and more existing organizations reach out to startups for collaboration. The inflow of external ideas and technologies to the new business development process is neccessary for growth. With innovation being one of the main drivers of growth and competitiveness, the potential of corporate-startup partnerships to contribute to innovation and growth is high. Collaborative innovation refers to these new business development efforts in which external partners play an important role.

More information about ECE’s research in the collaborative innovation field can be found here.

Get in touch

Curious to learn more about the Get Ready to Team Up Tool and how we might be able to support your organization in the area of collaborative innovation?

Get in touch with our Head of Research & Education, Annique de Greef.
Phone: +31 10 302 1331



prof. dr. ir. Vareska vd Vrande

Open Innovation & Corporate Venturing

Corina Kuiper

Board Member Corporate Venturing Network


Workshop Ready to Team Up16 November11:30 - 13:30
Get in the Ring Matchups16 November14:00 - 17:00
Get in the Ring Award Show16 November18:30 - 20:00

Rotterdam Science Tower

Marconistraat 16





afbeelding locatie


Annique de Greef


Get in the Ring the Netherlands

Are you a startup and ready to Get in The Ring? Apply now to be part of this worldwide startup competition.

Starting: 16 November 2017

Seats: 800

more info

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