Where innovations get good company
Teeming is a trusted third party helping big and small companies innovate together
Innovation needs partnering. Do it right.
Disruptions and opportunities loom everywhere. No company is big enough to innovate alone.
But most innovation partnerships fail. Companies just waste time. Careers are hurt.
Why? Processes and cultures can be miles apart.
What if a trusted third party could help set goals, foster trust and help deliver results?
Create good company
Collaborative innovation requires quite some work and attention: articulating expectations, creating chemistry and securing ‘click’.
As a trusted third party, Teeming knows what questions to ask, so you and your partner give each other the right answers.
This reduces risk and complexity, and boosts confidence and mutual trust.
Do's and don'ts
To understand what innovation partnerships can and cannot deliver. Helps scope ambition and next steps. Half to two hours. Suitable for teams from 5 to 500. Can be combined with corporate strategy heydays or retreats.
How to execute
To design and execute a collaborative innovation strategy, using proven frameworks and playbooks. Half or full-day. Suitable for 5-20 people. A standalone event or combined with strategy heydays or board meetings.
To get all potential partners sharing consistent expectations, prior to collaboration. Will it click, on hard and soft aspects? Suitable for corporate/startup collaboration and consortia-in-the-making.
To measure how your collaboration is doing, using effective and proven criteria. Identify pain points, show early success to keep buy-in, and the link with ultimate outcomes. Propel the business for all parties involved.
How we work
We specialize in the relationship side of collaborative innovation, mixing up consultancy and coaching. Our questions and observations are direct. We speak truth to power.
Using insights from practice and research, we structure high over but also dive deep into the nitty-gritty practical details. We make the implicit explicit, to find common ground between companies that are different.
Our clients range from the biggest corporations to the smallest startups. Some have a lot of experience in innovation partnering, others are still new to it.
Who we are
Our personal experiences have led us to empathize with innovators of all kinds. We cannot help but think about the challenges they face. We like to help them. That's what drives us.
In two digital decades, from junior to board level in Reed Elsevier,
Jan Paul learned first-hand how to make innovation happen in large enterprise. The last 5 years he has coached startups and led two sector accelerators. As partner in Teeming, Jan Paul reviews innovation strategies, and coaches on setup and execution of innovation partnerships.
van der Blonk
20+ years of digital venture building experience. As they say: Sander drove the bus, not gotten a ride in the back. And still, hunger to do it again and again. Today, he is an angel investor and a plug-in digital innovation leader. As partner in Teeming, Sander is eager to actively help develop innovation partnerships.
van de Vrande
As a professor of collaborative innovation and business venturing, Vareska has more than 15 years of research experience on corporate-startup collaboration and corporate venturing. Now it is time to put this research into practice. As a partner in Teeming, she is keen to translate research into actionable tools and models.
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