Corporate Innovation

Matching innovative ideas with the world's most respected brands.

Corporate Innovation

Corporate innovation and venture programmes are part of Innovation Catalyst

The benefits for everyone of collaboration between corporates and small and medium sized businesses is well documented. Corporates innovate more quickly by working with qualified scale up companies with great ideas: smaller businesses can fast track access to new markets when partnering with a corporate to extend their proposition.

Corporates invest in new ideas through direct investment, mentoring and business skills training. These relationships are sometimes not easy to start or manage so the team at Innovation Catalyst will help smooth the journey for you.

Arrange a visit today and discover what we can do for your business.


VitalSix brings its knowledge to Innovation Catalyst

For the last few years VitalSix has been pivotal in successfully managing open/collaborative innovation projects with a number of corporates to enable joint development to rapidly build new products and services. VitalSix will bring this knowledge to Innovation Catalyst. Projects and partnerships include:

The Good Kitchen, one of the KellyDeli Foundation's projects, provides funding, business training & mentorship for organisations working to solve food poverty wherever it's found. VitalSix partnered with The Good Kitchen, Europe's first accelerator to tackle food poverty.

Centrica's Ignite Programme, the UK’s first impact investment fund with a focus on energy. Energy entrepreneurs have a vital role to play in building a better society and this programme helps them achieve their potential. The Ignite Big Energy Idea invests people and money into emerging and mature organisations that have a clear vision of how they benefit society. Thanks to backing from Centrica, £10 million will be invested over the next ten years with up to £2 million invested in the UK.

Jaguar Land Rover and the connected car - JLR is continually seeking software developers and potential new partners to create vehicle centric apps. VitalSix and its technical partner Rishtec, have worked with JLR over the past few years to find, introduce and help manage new product development projects that resulted in the commercialisation of great new apps for JLR’s connected car technology platform.