2020 Corporate Venturing Barometer

To what extent do established companies and start-ups in Belgium work together and what plans do they have for the future?

Corporate venturing is definitely on the rise

A growing number of corporations recognise the value of collaborating with start-ups to enhance their innovation powers. However, an important question remains: to make the cooperation a success for both the corporate and the start-up, and in the best possible way? 

To better understand the evolution of corporate venturing in the Belgian eco-system, as well as the key challenges to overcome, PwC and PwC Legal support Antwerp Management School (AMS) as a knowledge partner. In 2019 and 2020, AMS mapped out to what extent established companies and start-ups in Belgium work together and what plans they have for the future in that respect. This resulted in the Belgian Corporate Venturing Barometer (2019 and 2020).

Check the results of both studies in our interactive dashboard, and discover why your peers are engaging in start-up or corporate collaborations, through which goals they aim to achieve through different types of corporate venturing, and what the main challenges are for both start-ups and corporates in doing so.

Please note that the 2020 Corporate Venturing Barometer was conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we notice that the importance of corporate venturing initiatives has not decreased during the pandemic.

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Griet Helsen

Griet Helsen

Partner, Entrepreneurial & Private Business, Culture & Innovation, PwC Belgium, PwC Belgium

Tel: +32 475 89 16 21

Elise Carton

Elise Carton

Senior Manager, PwC Belgium

Tel: +32 488 80 94 09

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