Circular Economy Accelerator
Vertical is happy to be a trusted partner to Stora Enso for the past three years in delivering the talent training program for internal innovators. Original demands set by the clients were:
We want to initiate a transformation program that aims to instill a greater innovative and entrepreneurial mindset in our corporate culture
We have the vision to integrate a corporate accelerator program with a synergistic executive education curriculum.
We want Stora Enso pioneers to live entrepreneurship and innovation via an accelerator program that puts them side by side with real start-up entrepreneurs.
We want participants to complement their startup experiences with state-of-the-art Executive Education in entrepreneurship innovation and leadership.
We proposed, in co-creation with Aalto ENT, an executive collaboration program combining Executive Education Program with an immersive entrepreneurial experience based on piloting with the startup teams. Overarching themes in the program were building strategic partnerships, entrepreneurial mindset, and innovation.
Stora Enso accelerated growth within its renewable material strategy. The entrepreneurial mindset gained significant traction and Stora Enso got awarded as Finland’s most startup-friendly company.
A custom marketing campaign has helped a broad recognition of Stora Enso as an innovation agent in their industry vertical. Amid program attendees, the average score for “How likely are you to recommend Vertical part of the program to your colleagues?” is 8/10
in 2019 alone
within the 3 months
Other Case Studies
Revolution in Fashion & Textiles
VTT experts have kicked-off partnership negotiations with 9 companies in circular fashion. Some of the teams have an immediate interest in the running projects and some will apply with VTT for extended research and development funding.
Innovative Patient Solutions
With the aim of promoting good health in every way, Pfizer works to help patients with life-long illnesses. Pfizer aims to create a rounded support system for chronic patients that will go beyond the pill and support a person 365 days a year.
KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, collaborated with a Finnish IoT startup, Kaltiot, and USA based startup, Sixgill, in the area of logistics and positioning at construction sites.