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About i-propeller

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  2. 2. i-propeller is commercially active since Q4 2007<br />The first clients<br />
  3. 3. SocialBusinessInnovation<br />Mission: Propelling Social Business Innovation<br />
  4. 4. Innovation Services<br /> i-propeller designs new services that are innovative, social and profitable<br />SocialBusinessInnovation<br />Research<br />About social business<br />innovation and social<br />entrepreneurship<br /><ul><li>Incubator forSocial Entrepreneurs
  5. 5. Idea Lab </li></ul>Propelling Social Business Innovation<br />
  6. 6. The i-propeller Innovation Services focus on how organisations can innovate towards today’s major emerging societal trends and increase their competitive edge.<br />Social trends are important growth markets<br />Important growth markets<br />
  7. 7. i-propeller has unique access to, and intelligence about social entrepreneurs and social business innovation<br />i-propeller designs new services that are <br />innovative, social and profitable<br />Innovation services<br />
  8. 8. i-propeller consultancy services<br />Innovation Services<br /><ul><li>Opportunity identification
  9. 9. Crowdsourced ideation
  10. 10. Concept & Business plan development</li></ul>Developing new services that are both innovative, social and profitable<br />Performance management(KPI definition, governance, embedding, etc.)<br />Workshops & facilitation <br />Communication<br />Creating and maintaining management frameworks & tools to initiate, motivate, measure and communicate change<br />Change Management<br />Idea management systems (e.g. Idea Jams)<br />Network processes <br />Community management & operations support<br />iCoach(new business incubation)<br />Developing & managing the methodologies and processes to implement system change to be more sustainable and social at local, national, European levels<br />Open Innovation Networks & Platforms<br />
  11. 11. Our open innovation methodology<br />A methodology fuelled by social entrepreneurs, as lead users<br />Social Entrepreneurs focus on (*)(1) innovation (2) market orientation(3) public benefit (*) Source: Alex Nichols, Saïd Business School (Oxford University)<br />Social Entrepreneurs innovate and…<br />
  12. 12. Christopher Benz, Craftnetwork<br />Jamie Oliver, Fifteen<br />Muhammad Yunus, Grameen Bank<br />…fuelled by Social Entrepreneurs<br />
  13. 13. Geographic coverage of our network<br />Access to over 1500 Social Entrepreneurs <br />via an extensive academic and non-academic network<br />60% in Europe<br />10% in <br />North America<br />10% in Asia<br />10% in Africa<br />10% in <br />South America<br />
  14. 14. Unique Innovation Methodology<br />
  15. 15. Define company’s key area of activitysubject to high impact by (new) social trends<br />Module 1: identifying the challenge<br />
  16. 16. Crowdsourcing: identify the right match of ‘pioneering’ social entrepreneurs’to help solve the innovation challenge.<br />Idea creation: stretch the innovation threshold and expose pioneering solutions to the innovation challenge<br />Select: assess and select with you the solution that has the most potential to improve your company’s competitive edge.<br />Module 2: crowdsourcing and idea creation<br />
  17. 17. Developinga business plan<br />Optional:i-design workshop<br />Module 3: i-design<br />
  18. 18. <ul><li>After i-propeller has designed the new service concept and worked out its business plan, it assists its clients in the prototyping and launch phase of the new service.</li></ul>Module 4: prototyping and launch phase<br />
  19. 19. i-propeller supporting activities<br />Innovation& Action Lab<br /><ul><li>Incubator for social enterprises
  20. 20. Laboratory for social service innovation
  21. 21. Creative meeting space for open innovation networks and platforms
  22. 22. Focus on social business innovation and social entrepreneurship
  23. 23. Ex1: Social Entrepreneurs as Lead Users for Service Innovation (SELUSI – EU FP7)
  24. 24. Ex2: Corporate Social Responsibility becoming Corporate Social Opportunity (Vlerick)</li></ul>Research<br />
  25. 25. Research Partners<br />
  26. 26. i-propeller board of directors<br />Co-founders<br />Investors<br />KoenraadDebackere, General Manager KULeuven (KULeuven)<br />Jan Lamers, Board Member Triodos Bank,former CEO De Tijd (Triodos Invest)<br />Catherine Verhoeven, Financial Analyst GIMB (BruStart)<br />Independent<br />Philippe Naert, acting Dean UAMS,former Dean of Insead, Neyenrode, TiasNimbas<br />
  27. 27. i-propeller team<br /><ul><li>Team of 13 persons, six nationalities
  28. 28. Expertise in entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and academia
  29. 29. Understanding of societal trends and needs of companies
  30. 30. Specializations in service innovation and business model development
  31. 31. Strong links with social economy actors in Belgium and abroad, including CSR
  32. 32. Backgrounds in strategy, finance, marketing and change management
  33. 33. Deep experience in open innovation methodologies</li></li></ul><li>Social business makes sense<br /><ul><li>A better business:
  34. 34. Sustainable
  35. 35. Coherent
  36. 36. Long term focus</li></li></ul><li>For more information, please contact:<br />Toon Diegenant, partner i-propeller n.v.E-mail: toon@i-propeller.com<br />www.i-propeller.comRue Ducale 41 Hertogsstraat1000 Brussels<br />Tel: +32 2 2 740 750 – Mobile: +32 475 50 75 52<br />