Innovation comes from innovative companies in collaboration with large companies to scale up faster and become leaner.

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Ecosystem innovation is (a) the way to innovate.

innovation dawn enables you to grow your business through a rich, dynamic program that:

Boosts your connections

Grow (personal) relationships with corporates and people of interest to you.

Nourishes your knowledge

Align your vision with the corporates' needs, and build a mutually beneficial environment. Understand the future markets and the priorities of the corporates as an insider.

An ecosystem to connect, grow and inspire.

"P&G has a special interest in innovation linked to our site vision and areas of interest such as Sustainability, where we need open innovation to create a truly circular economy."

Stuart Askew

Senior Director Home Care & Open Innovation at Procter & Gamble

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Our ecosystems

Check out our partners and decide where you want to start your innovation journey.

P&G is the largest FMCG company in the world, reaching close to 5 billion consumers worldwide with numerous well-known brands.

Focus: a.o. sustainability, packaging, recycling, digitalisation, 50L Home, decarbonization.

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Timelex is a leading niche law firm in the heart of Europe, specialised in the legal aspects of IT, GDPR, intellectual property (IP), media and electronic communication.

Focus: digitalisation and new business models.

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Decathlon S.A. is a French sporting goods retailer. It focuses on promoting product quality and user experiences which eventually generate the most inexpensive marketing strategy of word-of-mouth and community’s trust.

Focus: sport, sustainability, end-to-end consumer innovation and circular economy.

With the power of water-soluble technology and our brilliant team of chemists, engineers and innovators, we create safer, simpler and more sustainable solutions for a range of industries.

Interested? More info

Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) is a global specialist in raw materials, engineered solutions and flooring solutions for the residential and commercial markets as well as upholstery fabrics.

Interested? More info

Belfius is the only integrated bank and insurance company that is 100% Belgian and present everywhere in Belgium. Sustainable business is in our DNA - it is part of our history and is woven into the core of our purpose: “Meaningful & Inspiring for Belgian Society Together”

Interested? More info

Bekaert is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide.

Interested? More info

During the year, we hold a series of activities per ecosystem.

Discover the different possibilities and what an ecosystem can bring you.

Learn from mentors

Learn from mentors

Connect and present your company to experienced professionals and explore collaboration possibilities.

Your spotlight moment

Your spotlight moment

Shine in dedicated pitching sessions and get the chance to present your company, innovation, services to a large corporate audience.

Within corporate walls

Within corporate walls

Join their physical space (Decathlon and P&G), use their testing facilities or participate in their virtual activities (P&G).

First-hand insights

First-hand insights

Get access to valuable information from the corporate perspective: practical insights on different sustainability, business, digital challenges and their vision on the market and where it’s heading.

Work on challenges

Work on challenges

Work together on projects. Inspire by pitching the joint solution and put your innovation on the map.

365º Connectivity

365º Connectivity

Stay connected with all ecosystem members thanks to our digital platform: chat, search for documents, post, advertise.

Advantages per community

Reach out to members of your ecosystem, talk to mentors, connect with suppliers and naturally grow your network.

100+ members

Startups, scale-ups, suppliers, universities and spin-offs joined the network of innovation dawn in order to co-innovate with our partner companies.

20+ events per ecosystem

Ranging from masterclasses, webinars, inspiration sessions, quickfire sessions or tech pitches, we'll make sure you get the best connections and visibility with our corporate partners to inspire them.

20+ pilot projects

Where corporates started exploring and scaling new collaborations.

Interested in joining one of our ecosystems?

We are eager to hear from you and see if we can meet your needs.