Externalize innovation with full control: we are an external dedicated structure that complements R&D’s competences, collaborates with BUs, enables talents to contribute to innovation, and ensures fast and agile idea development. Clients retain full control: they can decide which innovation suits their strategy and can be developed with a stage gate process. Once an idea is developed into a start-up, client organizations become shareholders with special rights to increase operations’ control and buyout Corporate Hangar at any time.
Break down compliance and political barriers: as an external innovation factory, our model allows to develop innovative solutions at the boundaries of the organization, where processes allow agile development and ideas can overcome organizational politics.
Unleash the energy of entrepreneurs: we are a team of professionals and entrepreneurs with enough energy to overcome technical and business barriers posed by innovative projects. We can unleash the full potential of corporate entrepreneurs supporting them in structuring their ideas, staffing their teams and developing their projects.
Reduce the risk of failure in innovation: we operate with a lean methodology; we leverage on the competences of our partners to test ideas, and on our established network of suppliers to solve technological challenges. Our start-ups are created with a clear market opportunity in mind, and client organizations can fully step-in only when success is proven.
Tap into an open innovation eco-system: we are a multi-functional team of talents with expertise in business, engineering, product development, industrial design, and material science that collaborates with a network scientists and industry experts. We have solid relationships with IIT (Italian Institute of Technology), ENEA, Bocconi 4 Innovation, Statale Lab (Università Statale di Milano), Politecnico di Milano and several other organizations.
Leverage on the strengths of the large organization: we ensure a close collaboration with our client organization by supporting BUs in designing their innovation strategy; we have a direct link with the top management of the organization and we are open to have a new member of our board of directors coming from the client company; at least 1 member of the board of directors of our start-ups is appointed by the client organization to ensure full control; last – but not least - we work with talents staffed by client organizations to our innovation factory with a project-based formula. This setting allows the start-ups a smooth integration within the client organization.