Practitioner Case: Follow the Money – Building Blocks to Successfully Spot and Catch Future Opportunities

To drive innovation,  companies are more and inspired by the vibrant eco-system of startups, accelerators and venture funds. Designing a process, tracking the developments and selecting investment targets is a mixture of true insights, intuition and a having a future vision.

The presentation will provide a number of building blocks which are essential to successfully spot and catch these future opportunities and will highlight several successes and failures. 

Key Takeaways

Speaker Profile

Ubald Kragten is the founder and owner of EyE on I∞, advising start-ups, investors and innovative companies on their insights, investment and innovation strategy and processes. He’s broad industry experience and knowledge in areas like the food and agriculture transition, the energy transition, mobility, urbanization and more. He’s working together with leading future focused companies and technology experts in various domains creating the leverage to support both small and large companies and connect market needs with technology opportunities. Prior to starting his own company, he was co-leading the design, implementation and execution of the future trend spotting and opportunity shaping process at DSM, a global company focusing on health, nutrition and biosciences. He was also leading several pre-seed venture activities targeted at securing seed investment. He was strongly involved in shaping the long-term innovation portfolio of DSM, defining strategies to enter these areas, and developing strategies and key market insights for the selected growth areas.