SERVICES FOR PARTNERS

Transform Your Business through partnerships with leading startups.

Traditional sources of innovation are about to decline, and many large corporates expect to source innovation mainly through the startup ecosystem in the years to come. With our proven approach and solutions, we support corporates in building up an innovation friendly culture and a systematic process to identify and strategically benefit from top startups.





SELECTION OF OUR PARTNERS

Bluelion Partner Logo Zürcher Kantonalbank
Bluelion Partner Logo Swisscom
Bluelion Partner Logo Stadt Zürich
Bluelion Partner Logo ETH Zürich
Bluelion Partner Logo Wenger Vieli
Bluelion Partner Logo University of Zurich
partner projects coached
+300
partners over the years
20
venture clienting partners
10

HOW OUR PARTNERS BENEFIT

Fastest way to drive corporate innovation.

Getting Results within 6-12months

Innovation teams are being given less and less time to demonstrate measurable success. We help you innovate 10 times faster than in-house through our startup collaboration approach.

Create Direct Business Impact

Through collaboration with startups, not only can disruptive projects be pursued, but also very pragmatic “low-hanging fruits” can be realized, generating direct and short-term tangible value.

Overcome “Not invented here”

Without the support of the organization and its employees, even the best startup project is destined to fail. We assist you with approaches to bring internal staff on board as enthusiasts for your innovation speedboat.

Diversify Innovation Project Risks

Instead of realizing a limited number of internal projects, our approach allows more projects to be implemented with fewer resources and therefore better risk diversification.

HOW WE SUPPORT OUR PARTNERS

Startup Collaboration with a proven system and measurable outcomes.

Leverage the knowledge of many iterations and learnings with other partners that culminated in services that are easy to apply and scale within your organization.

Startup Culture

Culture Assessment

Elevate your organization with cutting-edge capabilities, inspired by the startup world. From strategic planning to seamless process and organizational integration, we offer solutions to create and scale innovation effectively. Well will do an assessment of your status quo and together decide on a strategy on how to push a cultural change within your organization. This is the basis for the following programs described below.

Impact Academy

TOP DOWN

The Impact Academy is a 5-month program bringing together senior corporate staff and impact-driven entrepreneurs. It promotes mutual learning: corporate leaders apply skills to create tangible impact while refining leadership, coaching, and learning from entrepreneurs’ challenges. We hold sessions on vital topics like impact management and investing, aiding startups in becoming investment-ready, and overcoming hurdles. For corporate partners, it offers skill-based volunteering, cross-corporate coaching, exposure to sustainable business models, impact assessment tools, and networking opportunities with curated startups.

Timeline

The Impact Academy takes place twice a year.

Intrapreneurship

BOTTOM UP

The Intrapreneurship Program drives innovation by empowering employees through modular tools, coaching, and access to a supportive community. It’s customizable for companies, progressing through Redbox (idea validation), Bluebox (proof of concept), to Goldbox (scaling). Benefits include tailored implementation, toolkits, coaching, a network of experts, and risk-free pilots. Start with a pilot to explore its potential for your company.

Timeline

The Intrapreneurship Program can be started anytime during the year. There are two options, A: to have it as a package, all included, or B: as a slimmed-down version to provide throughout the year.

Venture Clienting

Onboard & Define

Before the program starts, we offer a strategy and structure assessment covering the alignment of the venture clienting campaign with your innovation strategy. Together with you, we will define the goals and scope of the call.

Timeline

This program can be started at any time throughout the year.

Discover & Assess

Instead of  investing in startups, companies purchase and adopt their products. By becoming clients (purchaser) of ventures (startups), corporations gain immediate and measurable strategic advantages.

We will start and mediate a Call4Innovation, to communicate and scout for matching startups. We then assess the startups and provide you with a long list of startups.

Timeline

This program can be started at any time throughout the year.

Select & Test

Select the best startups from the shortlist and test the solution through pilot projects.

Timeline

This program can be started at any time throughout the year.

STARTUP CULTURE

An innovation-friendly culture is key. We offer established and easy-to-implement programs to foster an entrepreneurial culture within larger organizations.

VENTURE CLIENTING

Immediate and measurable strategic advantages, thanks to startup collaborations. We support our partners by using our process and tools to systematically profit from startups at the forefront of innovation.

Culture Assessment

Elevate your organization with cutting-edge capabilities, inspired by the startup world. From strategic planning to seamless process and organizational integration, we offer solutions to create and scale innovation effectively. Well will do an assessment of your status quo and together decide on a strategy on how to push a cultural change within your organization. This is the basis for the following programs described below.

Impact Academy

TOP DOWN

The Impact Academy is a 5-month program bringing together senior corporate staff and impact-driven entrepreneurs. It promotes mutual learning: corporate leaders apply skills to create tangible impact while refining leadership, coaching, and learning from entrepreneurs’ challenges. We hold sessions on vital topics like impact management and investing, aiding startups in becoming investment-ready, and overcoming hurdles. For corporate partners, it offers skill-based volunteering, cross-corporate coaching, exposure to sustainable business models, impact assessment tools, and networking opportunities with curated startups.

Timeline

The Impact Academy takes place twice a year.

Intrapreneurship

BOTTOM UP


The Intrapreneurship Program drives innovation by empowering employees through modular tools, coaching, and access to a supportive community. It’s customizable for companies, progressing through Redbox (idea validation), Bluebox (proof of concept), to Goldbox (scaling). Benefits include tailored implementation, toolkits, coaching, a network of experts, and risk-free pilots. Start with a pilot to explore its potential for your company.

Timeline

The Intrapreneurship Program can be started anytime during the year. There are two options, A: to have it as a package, all included, or B: as a slimmed-down version to provide throughout the year.

Caroline Wiedemer
 Program Lead

Onboard & Define

Before the program starts, we offer a strategy and structure assessment covering the alignment of the venture clienting campaign with your innovation strategy. Together with you, we will define the goals and scope of the call.

Timeline

This program can be started at any time throughout the year.


Discover & Assess

Instead of  investing in startups, companies purchase and adopt their products. By becoming clients (purchaser) of ventures (startups), corporations gain immediate and measurable strategic advantages.

We will start and mediate a Call4Innovation, to communicate and scout for matching startups. We then assess the startups and provide you with a long list of startups.

Timeline

This program can be started at any time throughout the year.

Select & Test

Select the best startups from the shortlist and test the solution through pilot projects.

Timeline

This program can be started at any time throughout the year.

OUR SERVICES

A proven and systematic approach that leads you to clear and measurable outcomes.

Leverage the knowledge of many iterations and learnings with other partners that culminated in services that are easy to apply and scale within your organization.

Strategy & Structure

Together we define the strategy and tactics based on your business units KPIs.

Startup Culture

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Venture Clienting

Use the proven venture client approach to collaborate with and profit from startups at the forefront of innovation

Hub & Community

Our prospering Startup Hub and founders community facilitate and foster the collaboration between innovators and leading organisations.

Idea Management

Generate, capture and execute valuable ideas has become a key strategic advantage.

With our proven module you get a structured process and an easy to adapt toolbox to help new ideas grow.

Innovation Campaigns

Get fresh innovative ideas and stimulate the creativity within your organization. We help you to address and channel the collective intelligence of individuals within and outside of your organization.

Startup Collaboration

Startups are at the fore-front of innovation , bringing disruption, agility, and a hunger for growth. We help you recognizing Startups in your strategic business fields and to validate new collaboration opportunities

OPEN CALLS & PROGRAMS

How our partners do it

Tech for Impact Awards

Join UBS and Julius Bär to leverage the potential of impact-driven tech entrepreneurs. Access the latest trends and pick your Award category based on your area of interest.

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Sustainability

Axpo Call for Innovation

Axpo and Bluelion join forces for a greener future. Together we support disruptive tech startups that contribute to Switzerland’s Net Zero targets.

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Axa Call for Innovation

AXA is looking for collaborations with promising tech startups to jointly support SME’s reaching their Sustainability & Climate goals.

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Swisslife enables Talents

The right culture can change the art of what’s possible in organizations. Swisslife transforms its corporate culture by enabling talents within their organisation to validate their innovation projects while learning all aspects of design thinking

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Samsung 4 Impact

Samsung developed together with Bluelion and SEIF an acceleration program. Five startups, five ideas, one goal: to develop solutions that make life easier for people aged 65 and older in Switzerland. The program helps taking their business to the next level to create the highest impact possible.

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ZKB Züribox Academy

Are you an aspiring impact driven entrepreneur? Take part in the Züribox workshop series focusing on the hot topics for early-stage startups.

JOIN US

Discover a world of innovation opportunities

Community

Our prospering Startup Hub and founder’s community facilitate and foster collaboration between innovators and leading organizations.

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Events

Join us for different events and workshop formats, meet interesting startups, find potential solutions and benefit from best practice exchanges.

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TESTIMONIALS

What others say

Chris Renfer
Chris Renfer Zürcher Kantonalbank

With the Kickbox we apply a systematic method that allows intrapreneurs to independently promote developments of new products and services

Tanja Schiess
Tanja Schiess Kinderspital Zürich

«The University Children’s Hospital Zurich has decided to become a member of the Bluelion Foundation’s Digital Health Vertical. This collaboration with well-known healthcare providers and companies with many years of experience in the healthcare industry strengthens our innovative power.»

Denise Richard
Denise Richard Microsoft Schweiz

«Working closely with our customers and partners, Microsoft is committed to accelerating the digitization of the Swiss healthcare system for the benefit of patients. This is why we are very excited to be an active partner in Bluelion’s Digital Health Vertical.»

Birgitta Doppstadt
Birgitta Doppstadt Roche Pharma Schweiz

«At Roche we are consistently engaging with various patient journeys and identify potential areas for improvement. Together with Bluelion, we are looking for the best innovations in Switzerland to improve healthcare in a sustainable and patient-oriented way.»

Damir Kusar
Damir Kusar Axpo

Bluelion is a reliable partner to support our intrapreneurs professionally. Axpo uses the Corporate program to strengthen innovation techniques & to try out new & fresh ideas that fall short in day-to-day business.

Ready to take your corporate to the next level?

Contact us for a personal meeting and let’s figure out together how we can support you best. We look forward to learning more about your challenges and expanding our corporate offerings.