Toolbox: The Co-Innovation Builder

Are you a manager in a corporate company interested in getting more knowledge about identifying and launching successful collaborations with the most innovative start-ups?

Are you an entrepreneur looking for exciting partners with experience, resources and market access?


Are you a student interested in founding a business or working as an innovation manager in a corporate company?

There is so much potential in the collaboration between Start-ups and Corporates, but misunderstandings may arise between passionate entrepreneurs and more procedure-oriented established corporations.

The Corporate Entrepreneurship Toolbox will provide GUIDELINES and TOOLS for Corporates, Start-ups and Students to establish and improve their collaboration. In its center will be the “Co-Innovaiton Builder”. The first prototype will be available in December 2019.

The corporate guidelines will be developed and organized along 5 frameworks:

  • Understand your own limits and opportunities to start engaging with startups at a level that you can handle
  • Get your organization ready
  • Identify your innovation partner
  • Qualify your innovation partner
  • Get to clear agreements before any implementation

Start-ups & student guidelines will be developed and organized within the following 5 frameworks:

  • How to approach corporations
  • How to assess the corporation’s potential from day 1
  • Get to clear agreements before any implementation
  • Manage corporate relationships & comply with their process
  • Keep track of time – be aware whether you’re on track, should pivot or should stop the bleeding

The guidelines will be complemented with a practical selection of popular, but also less-known, self-developed, hands-on entrepreneurial tools.

CORSHIP – Corporate EDUpreneurship
Benefitting Startups, Universities and Corporates across Europe

CORSHIP is a diverse Knowledge Alliance between university, corporate and startup worlds.

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

CORSHIP, 2019, Creative Commons BY-SA license