Future growth for large companies in an ever changing economy depends on the ability to innovate. Digital transformation lies at the heart of innovation. It is the catalyst that propels a business forward boosting productivity and profitability. Many large businesses today lack the internal structures to innovate nimbly and proactively.
The Innovation Exchange helps by:
- Providing a framework to support the innovation journey from ideation to procurement.
- Helps clearly articulate your business challenge and identify the right solutions providers
- Provides access to a readymade network of pre-screened solutions providers, making the supplier landscape more accessible and timely.
- Exposure to a wide range companies that are innovating in different ways
- Increasing your competitive advantage and speed to market
If you’re an established business looking to increase your competitive advantage by innovating faster and more successfully in collaboration with SMEs we’d love to hear from you.
Learn How The Innovation Exchange Works
Watch Brian Leahy, Digital Incubation Hub Manager, Glanbia and Majella Murphy, Consultant with Furthr tell us why The Innovation Exchange helps accelerate digital transformation for large corporates.
How The Innovation Exchange has worked for Glanbia
“ The Innovation Exchange has been hugely positive for Glanbia, bringing value with every step of the process. It has given us exposure to lots of different companies, innovating in lots of different ways that can help Glanbia accelerate at speed.”
Why Corporates should get involved
Established businesses today are facing disruption, fierce competition and a battle for scare resources and talent. Constant innovation is the only way to tackle these challenges head on. The Innovation Exchange is very timely in that it promotes and facilitates corporate innovation in a unique way. It provides a framework that enables an understanding of the innovation journey from ideation to procurement.
What Our Collaborators Say
As a startup, being part of the Innovation Exchange has accelerated our potential to partner with world-renowned brands. This adds huge value to us at this stage and into the future. The opportunity to listen to business leaders and hear the problems they wish to solve also makes collaboration a much more time-efficient process.
Innovation Exchange is a great initiative from Furthr. It enables early and mid-stage start-up get in front of targeted bigger players in the market and build a potentially long-term collaboration. It is probably The Ideal . It is hugely beneficial for Empeal having been able to present to potential collaborators – hopefully something will come out of it in the long run.
AerNua received huge value from the Innovation Exchange Programme. We worked with an excellent event coordinator, we were provided with the opportunity to pitch to multinational key decision makers, and permitted to attend very informative training events where our questions were heard, and valuable answers and direction received. We received both financial and moral support as we began this long journey as a start-up company. The Innovation Exchange put us in contact with the necessary resources which we required to address our weaknesses and to develop opportunities.
AerNua hopes to continue this new relationship we have established with the Innovation Exchange programme and Furthr.
The Innovation Exchange is a fantastic programme that helps small, early-stage companies with ‘warm introductions’ to large enterprises that are pre-disposed to working with startups and potentially interested in the innovations they offer. The programme helped us to meet senior people in leading Irish and Global enterprises, produced tangible leads for us to pursue and was efficiently and professionally run by the team at Furthr throughout. We’d happily repeat the process!
The Innovation Exchange has been hugely positive for Glanbia, bringing value with every step of the process. It has given us exposure to lots of different companies, innovating in lots of different ways that can help Glanbia accelerate at speed