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Corporate Innovation

We help Asian companies future-proof their businesses by developing global innovation strategies and enabling them to collaborate with the best innovators around the world.

You may be looking to raise your productivity through automation or digital transformation, to achieve significant carbon reduction targets or to grow your sales by creating brand new businesses.

Whatever your goal, our hands-on specialists in the foremost tech clusters in Europe, North America and Asia will help you transform your business for the years ahead.

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Corporate Innovation

A vital element of our work in this field is the Intralink Innovation Network – our members’ group of many of the world’s most innovative universities, incubators, accelerators and VCs.

These pioneering organisations play a key role in enabling Asian corporations to re-engineer their businesses. If you're one them, feel free to sign up.

Our services include:

Market research

Whether it’s to sell your products, source ideas or collaborate with partners, we’ll research your opportunities in Europe, North America or southeast Asia.

We’ll help you size up the market potential, understand your competitors, assess the innovation ecosystem and identify local partners and customers. Where necessary, we’ll also help you secure licences and regulatory approval.

Innovation strategy

You may, for example, be facing growing competition, a shrinking home market, acute labour shortages or changes in employee work habits. We will work with you to develop a global innovation strategy to address your challenges and position your business for long-term success.

Together, we can find ways to make your operations cleaner and more efficient, improve your existing products and create new lines of business.

Technology scouting

The problem is rarely insufficient information – it’s usually too much! How do you asses the thousands of ideas, technologies and startups to identify those that best match your requirements?

Our teams in North America, Europe and Asia will find the most suitable cutting-edge companies for you to collaborate with, invest in or acquire. And, drawing on our unparalleled connections and the Intralink Innovation Network, we’ll introduce you to each region’s innovation ecosystem.

In-country support

What do you do if you have a global innovation strategy but no one in Europe or America to execute it?

We can provide you with the on-the-ground support to engage your innovation partners and manage conversations, evaluations and negotiations. We’ll perform all the functions of your own innovation team - with a laser focus on achieving tangible results.

If you'd like to discuss your innovation programme, get in touch.

"Intralink has been indispensable in helping us host our annual Open Innovation contest in 15 cities worldwide. The strength of their sourcing ability is unparalleled."

Kotaro Zamma, Head of Open Innovation and Business Incubation - NTT DATA

Client stories

Challenge
Challenge:Understand the European cashless ecosystem
Market
Market:Europe
Targets
Targets:Fintech startups, VCs, research institutions and government bodies
Results
Results:Comprehensive report and innovation strategy recommendations

Japanese IT giant Fujitsu appointed us to support their innovation programme to explore new fintech business models and technologies. We were asked to identify and facilitate discussions with some of the top European startups and partner organisations in the space.

We used our extensive network to secure face-to-face meetings for Fujitsu and its partners – over a four-day visit – with 14 organisations in the UK, Germany and Denmark.

At the end of the visit, we organised a panel discussion with UK fintech industry experts. We also facilitated one-on-one workshops to help the client delegation zero-in on consumer trends and opportunity areas in the 'cashless society' in order to refine its innovation strategy further.

Cashless payment ecosystem

"Both the UK and Japan-side members of the project team were strong communicators and well-versed in the thought processes and business customs of Japanese corporates."

Seigo Kato, Operating Officer - Nikkei Media Marketing

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