The Inogesis model mitigates much of the strain and risks facing multinationals by conducting a rigorous and exacting process to curate communities, or clusters, of innovative SMEs who can solve specific challenges facing their company.
By sponsoring a cluster of SMEs focused on issues ranging from cyber security to supply chain logistics, multinationals can fast-track bespoke solutions for their customers whilst benefiting from access to disruptors who are working on the next wave of ground-breaking technology.
Corporates are attracted to join a virtual cluster as a:
- Sponsor: Major organisations who offer the possibility of revenues from commercial relationships or R&D partnerships. The Sponsors define the overall strategy, execution and governance of the cluster.
- Partner: Professional advisors, each offering a business scale-up service in a defined category. Areas of expertise range from IP protection to employee benefit schemes.
For the disruptive small companies, membership is free and requires no commitment other than to adhere to a Code of Conduct. The absence of any charge or demand for equity allows our clusters to operate as a complementary programme to existing sources of innovation, accelerators and incubators.
The virtual and real world connections of the Inogesis model provide a variety of means for each cluster community to collaborate with their peers as well as connect to external bodies such as IP-rich university research facilities.
A community manager is provided by Inogesis and the process is governed by a Board consisting of representatives from the sponsors and Inogesis.
Success is determined by commercial success (“Impact”) – namely the quantifiable financial benefit accruing to the sponsors through collaboration with the Inogesis cluster member companies.