Are you sure you want to create an innovation lab?

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Innovation Strategy, Startups | No Comments
Are you sure you want to create an innovation lab?

In the third part of the “Are you sure”-series about corporate innovation, Aldo de Jong, Yannick Rennhard and Pascal Bouvier take a closer look at another way of how corporates try to imitate startup innovation approaches – Innovation Labs. Based on their experience, they summarise the major problems with this approach and suggest a more effective way to spark innovation, based on thinking first, and then doing.

Smart Cities Expo: Barcelona

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Events | No Comments
Smart Cities Expo: Barcelona

Barcelona is welcoming Smart Cities industry leaders next week. Smart Cities Expo World Congress will be happening from Tuesday to Thursday at Fira, Barcelona. We’re excited to be involved in two ways. Smart Cities Council Workshop At Claro, we’ll be hosting a special workshop for the Smart Cities Council. We will explore the impact of […]

TU Automotive event, Munich

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Events | No Comments
TU Automotive event, Munich

Claro Partners is partnering with TU Automotive Europe Conference & Exhibition. Cyril Maury, will moderate a panel of experts on ‘Mobility as a Service: from “Niche” to scale’, on Monday 6th November at 4:50pm, leveraging our recent research work on the Future of Urban Mobility. Session details can be found here. TU Automotive is Europe’s […]

Future FinTech Retreat

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Events | No Comments
Future FinTech Retreat

Claro Partners in collaboration with Payments International will host the 1st “Future FinTech Retreat”, in London on September 15th. The retreat will provide a unique experience to the attendees. No suits; no stage; no PowerPoints; no speakers; but a group of expert facilitators, domain experts and small topic driven working groups. There will be 6 […]

Vote for our two panels at SXSW

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Events | No Comments
Vote for our two panels at SXSW

This year we’re proposing two sessions for SXSW 2018. We need your votes to have them selected. Voting opens August 7th and closes August 25th. Will we become avatars of our digital selves? This panel will bring together speakers from Technology, Design and Speculative Fiction to explore a future where AI augments digital identities. What […]

Are you sure you want to organise a hackathon?

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Innovation Strategy | No Comments
Are you sure you want to organise a hackathon?

This article was co-written by Aldo de Jong and Yannick Rennhard. The idea of a hackathon is quite intriguing: bring together a group of developers and let them forget their daily routine for a moment. Let them explore. Let them collaborate with no agenda, with just fellow developers, their creativity and their code. Letting go […]

Don’t miss our next workshop on the Future of Urban Mobility at Money 20/20!

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Events | No Comments
Don’t miss our next workshop on the Future of Urban Mobility at Money 20/20!

Aldo de Jong and Alejandro Ugarte will next be holding a workshop on “Co-creating financial services to enable the future of Mobility”, at Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen, on Monday 26th of June at 5PM. This will be an interactive session with participants to explore and co-create financial products and services. Claro has identified key opportunity […]

Claro Partners to join at TU-Automotive Detroit, 2017   

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Events | No Comments
Claro Partners to join at TU-Automotive Detroit, 2017   

Chris Massot, partner at Claro, will moderate a panel together with other industry experts on June 8, 11:40-12:10 at TU-Automotive, Detroit. His session will be on how to unlock new automotive revenue streams (see program here). The discussion will cover ways to untap income from existing resources in the current automotive ecosystem. It will also […]

An interview with Aldo de Jong, IESE MBA alumnus

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Claro Conversations | No Comments
An interview with Aldo de Jong, IESE MBA alumnus

This article first appeared on the IESE Innovation & Design Club blog. The interview was conducted by current IESE MBA student, Michael Mathieu. Aldo de Jong (pictured) is a 2004 alumnus of IESE’s MBA program and the co-founder of Claro Partners, an innovation and service design consulting firm based in Barcelona. Claro Partners have been […]

Claro Partners at the new festival of technology TECH XLR8, London

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Events | No Comments
Claro Partners at the new festival of technology TECH XLR8, London

Cyril Maury will join Internet of Things World Europe and Connected Cars & Autonomous Vehicles in London. The events will be part of TECH XLR8 within London Tech Week, June 12-16th, 2017 IoT World Europe  is the most comprehensive IoT event to engage enterprises across both Industrial and Consumer IoT. At Connected Cars & Autonomous […]

Are you sure you want to innovate like a startup?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Innovation Strategy | No Comments
Are you sure you want to innovate like a startup?

Co-authored by Aldo de Jong and Harry Wilson from Claro Partners and Pascal Bouvier, fintech venture capital investor. Let’s paint some broad strokes: a startup throws mud at the wall and see’s what sticks, with a 0.2% success rate or less. A corporation makes more planned, but slower, moves and hits around a 12.5% success […]