After the success of the first edition of the IEA (Innovation Ecosystems Agora) which took place on December 2 2014, it was decided to renew the event.

IEA 2015 which takes place during the Global Entrepreneurship Week aims to be the first Forum on Innovation Labs.

NB. By Innovation Labs, we mean corporate labs set up by large enterprises (or other institutions) as well as external labs (living labs, fablabs, techshops ...).

Topics covered: benchmark of innovation labs, best practices, tools and methods, impact on strategy and management, open innovation approaches, interactions with startups and incubators, etc.

This Forum will be the occasion to present a preview of the results of French and international studies on innovation labs. Concrete cases will also be presented and discussed.

The program (work in progress ...) is articulated around two roundtables in plenary with in-between two series of workshops.

This conference will be an opportunity to preview the results of French and international studies on innovation labs.

New for this 2015 edition: a speed business meetings session will be held on the event. Stay tuned for more information.


November 17th 2015 from 08:30 AM to 06:45 PM GMT 1

Pôle Léonard de Vinci - Paris La Défense

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Previsionnal program

08:30 am - 09:00 am
09:00 am - 09:05 am
Welcome / Presentation of the day
09:05 am - 10:30 am
1st plenary session
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Break 1
10:50 am - 12:05 pm
Workshop 1: Living Labs and open innovation 2.0 european policy
10:50 am - 12:05 pm
Workshop 2: Cooperation between large corporations and startups
10:50 am - 12:05 pm
Workshop 3: Tools & methods for innovative design
10:50 am - 12:05 pm
Workshop 4: Talents & skills for Labs
10:50 am - 12:05 pm
Workshop 5: Make Place for Innovation at Work

Many leaders consider innovation to be an important part of their culture, though still few workplaces are designed to nourish the creative process, collaborative work and the play. In this hands-on workshop, you will discover an innovative approach of designing user-centered innovation spaces and you’ll learn how putting your employees at the heart of the workspace transformation will put innovation in motion. 

12:05 pm - 01:50 pm
Labs speed meetings
12:05 pm - 01:50 pm
Léonard de Vinci Fablab visit
12:50 pm - 01:50 pm
Lunch break
01:30 pm - 02:30 pm
2nd round of workshops
01:50 pm - 03:05 pm
Workshop 6: Labs & Digital
01:50 pm - 03:05 pm
Workshop 7: Impact of Labs on organizations and management
01:50 pm - 03:05 pm
Workshop 8: Tools and methods for prototyping

Speakers : Olivier Picard, Eric Tardy, Jean-Louis Compeau, Mikaël Mangioku

Moderator : Valérie Mérindol

01:50 pm - 03:05 pm
Workshop 9: Innovation Labs, what value creation?
01:50 pm - 03:05 pm
Workshop 10: Your Digital Business Card Box 3.0 (in english)

We believe, peoples imagination and creativity is the key to an organisation´s success - and people can and want to do well. We imagine business modelling as a complex adaptive process that people live, imagine and create - not a simple document stored away. The Digital Business Card Box 3.0 is a thinking, communication, and creative problem solving technique for groups. It develop and deliver the framework for and value of getting groups to see and understand the entire interdependent business models they are part of. By creating a dynamic digital box of complete business network picture cards the team gain insight, structure, confidence and commitment to envision and prepare scenarios in dealing with their current and future business models. The digital business card box 3.0 is launched as a freemium platform with clear distinctions between free and paid value offerings directed at interactive research based hands on inspiration for value propositions, revenue models and networking.

An international team of researchers and entrepreneurs from Denmark and Malta within an interactive workshop giving an overview and practical exercises , what can be an optimal start-up & entrepreneurial skills-set to attract your potential clients, customers, investors from the very beginning of the Ideation process.

​The presenters will demonstrate an understanding of exactly what you need the money for, what you’ll do with it and how you plan to make money on the back of it. Sounds simple, huh?

01:50 pm - 03:05 pm
Workshop 11: forthcoming
03:05 pm - 03:25 pm
Break 2
03:25 pm - 04:40 pm
Workshop 12: Market trends & forecasting
03:25 pm - 04:40 pm
Workshop 13: Importance of places for Labs
03:25 pm - 04:40 pm
Workshop 14: Labs & social innovation
03:25 pm - 04:40 pm
Workshop 15: The Technion, a pillar of the startup Nation
03:25 pm - 04:40 pm
Workshop 16: Innovation by Design Thinking

Speaker : Intervenant : Olivier Picard, Co Creation & Design Director - Altran Lab

In this workshop, you will discover the basics of "Design Thinking" method of design through its values and concepts and also its application in two concrete examples within a largest Telecom operator and a industrial SMEs:

- Interaction Design: overhaul of SFR webmail in a sustainable development perspective

- Product Design: Innovation product for Bernard Controls by using a user-centric "design" approach  

04:40 pm - 05:00 pm
Break 3
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
2nd plenary session
06:00 pm - 06:45 pm
Cocktail / Networking


Work in progress
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