Member Summit 2014 - Innovation is in Our Genes

Innovation is in Our Genes: How DSM Fosters an Innovation Culture
Robert Kirschbaum, Vice President Open Innovation, Royal DSM 

DSM is a company that reinvented itself: it started as a mining company in 1902 and today it has turned into a leading global life science & materials sciences company. Incremental and truly disruptive innovation made this transformation possible.

This presentation details how a combination of organizational set-up and cultural change was instrumental in making this happen.

DSM’s remarkable journey is shared by lively examples in the area of external analysis and validation, innovation portfolio management and the roll-out of the ONE DSM culture program supporting (open) innovation. Participants should expect to walk away with a range of broadly applicable lessons learned.