Circular Economy Accelerator
We want to initiate a transformation program that aims to instill a greater innovative and entrepreneurial mindset in our corporate culture
We have a 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 compliment 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 among start-ups team. Overarching themes in the program were building strategic partnerships, entrepreneurial mindset, and innovation.
- The average score for “How likely are you to recommend Vertical part of the program to your colleagues?” scored 8/10
- Custom marketing campaign
- 80 startups sourced & screened
- 3-months executive education program
- 3-months immersive program with 6 start-up teams
Stora Enso accelerated growth within their renewable material strategy. The entrepreneurial mindset gained a significant traction and Stora Enso got awarded as Finland’s most startup-friendly company.
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.