MOOC: Startup corporate collaboration

Online course / Independent work with weekly materials and assignments.


How can startups help established companies to innovate?
What are the mutual benefits when large companies collaborate with startups?


The future seems to be unknowable and unmeasurable, whilst the business environment has become more and more complex and uncertain. Therefore, innovation has become a precondition of business survival. Future-oriented corporations are creating opportunities and co-operating with fast, creative startups to jointly disrupt whole industries. Corporations’ interest towards startup collaboration has reached a new level due to the digital transformation. Research results have also shown that collaboration with startups affects positively corporations’ business transformation.


However, only a few companies utilise fully this collaboration potential. This MOOC will guide you on the path towards a mutually beneficial collaboration, both from the perspective of corporates and startups.

Registration dates 01 December 2023 12 January 2024
Course dates 15 January 2024 18 February 2024
Registration is now closed
MOOC: Startup corporate collaboration

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the key concepts
  • Recognize the benefits and challenges of Startup-Corporate collaboration
  • Examine partners in co-innovation processes and distinguish and explore existing formats of collaboration

Course content

  • Concepts of corporate entrepreneurship
  • Intrapreneurship and open innovation
  • Benefits and challenges of startup-corporate collaboration and the urgency of innovation
  • Formats of collaboration
  • Characteristics of partners and how to facilitate co-innovation


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