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What unites us all at Henkel is our purpose "Pioneers at heart for the good of generations" and a common strategic framework.
Fritz Henkel laid the foundation for the success of our company. In a virtual exhibition, we accompany him through his life.
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November 9, 2023
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Henkel will publish its 2023 Annual & Sustainability Reports on March 4, 2024.
Why do investments and partnerships have to go hand in hand? That's what Michaela Bessell, responsible for Ecosystems and Partnerships at Henkel dx Ventures, discussed at the Innovation Roundtable® last week. 💡 In her keynote, she emphasized how Henkel dx Ventures invests in start-ups and facilitates collaboration with Henkel’s business units and shared the lessons learned on building successful partnerships. 🤝 Michaela’s presentation gave a perspective on how corporate venture capital can support the strategic innovation pipeline of the business She covered various aspects of the set up from maintaining a balance between closeness of partnerships with the business and distance of investment management, uncovering competitive advantages and identifying potential startup partners, the decision-making criteria for partnering and investing in startups, facilitating startup collaboration through use case collection, ecosystem screening, and matchmaking, and advancing collaboration beyond Proof-of-Concepts by securing business commitment and budgets. #InnovationRoundtable #CorporateVenturing #CVC
Is e-commerce shifting towards digital commerce and what is the difference between both? While the most common tool of e-commerce is the online shop, digital commerce provides businesses with numerous opportunities to expand their reach and connect with customers in new and innovative ways. 🛍️ From online marketplaces to social media shopping and virtual reality experiences, the possibilities are endless. Companies that embrace digital commerce have seen a notable increase in customer engagement, positively impacting their bottom line. Especially fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies must adapt to meet the growing demand for digital experiences, leading to an increased level of personalization and easy-access reselling platforms. Our Henkel dx Ventures team, the corporate venture capital arm of Henkel’s consumer goods business, has made digital commerce a focus area for investment. More important, the team adopts a holistic approach, balancing financial investments with strategic partnerships. Join us in exploring the potential of digital commerce and driving the future of e-commerce together. 🚀 #DigitalCommerce #ecommerceopportunities #DigitalMarketing #HenkeldxVentures
How can consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies grow in this highly volatile and environment? While COVID-19 lockdowns, supply chain challenges and inflations have been causing commercial and operational disruptions, consumers still expect a seamless and personalized experience. To adapt products and services to the need of value driven consumer, it is crucial to embrace outside-in innovation through Henkel dx Ventures in the areas of hair and washing disruption. 👩🦱👨🦲🧺🧼 Our Henkel dx Ventures team, the corporate venture capital arm of Henkel’s consumer goods business, has made CPG Innovation an additional focus area for investment. More important, the team adopts a holistic approach, balancing financial investments with strategic partnerships. Join us in exploring the future of consumer packaged goods. 🚀
Henkel dx Ventures is investing alongside 40 investors and companies in Startup Insider. 🚀 The platform publishes the newsletter and podcast with the broadest reach in the German startup scene, connecting all players within the ecosystem. The company will use its funds from the second closing seed investment round to further enhance their platform. You can learn more in Startup Insider’s press release about Henkel dx Venture’s latest investment. The link can be found in the comments. ⬇️
And the winner of Xathon 2023 is: Filestage! 🎉 On Friday, we hosted the #Xathon for the fifth time. Six female-led start-ups were invited to pitch their solutions to our AI Open Innovation Challenges. And we were presented with exciting ideas from all founders. But ultimately, there could only be one winner to win the Proof of Concept with Henkel, worth 25,000€! Congratulations to Jennifer B. and her great team from Filestage. 👏 Filestage provides an AI-powered solution for Henkel’s artwork process, boosting the efficiency of the review process. Congratulations to the winning team and a big thanks to all finalists for pitching their start-ups! 🚀 Also, many thanks to our partners, who have provided generous prizes for our participating start-ups! Adobe SAP.iO HTGF | High-Tech Gründerfonds Telekom TechBoost Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
rowth rarely happens alone. ✨ That’s why, at this year’s #AdaLovelaceFestival, our Henkel ada fellows dared to go “beyond the visible” together. At the festival, they discussed the impact of #technology and reimagined the skillset needed to shape and lead our future – in which technology and humanity go hand in hand. 🤝 In our new reel, you can see how our fellows experience the diverse line-up of expert keynotes, panel discussions, interactive co-working sessions and networking formats about hot topics like #AI, the future of work, and climate change. 🌎 We’re so excited about the new impulses, ideas, and inspiration that our Henkel ada fellows bring into our organization to make Henkel even more future-ready! 🚀🙌 #AdaFellowship #WeAreHenkel
A decade of growth towards the future 🐉 Our Dragon Plant in #China – Henkel’s largest adhesive production site worldwide – celebrates its 10th anniversary. The plant in Shanghai delivers Henkel Adhesive Technologies products to a variety of industries: from packaging and medical, to automotive and electronics. What makes the plant even more remarkable is its high standard for #sustainability and #digitalization: ♻️ 100% of the electricity used in the Dragon Plant comes from renewable sources. 💻 The plant operates with a Smart Factory System (SFS) and is equipped with cutting-edge digital innovations such as big data, #IoT, and #automation. Take a look at the anniversary celebrations below. 👇
To meet the goals of the #GlobalBiodiversityFramework businesses must take action #ForNature. 🌱 New guidance developed by Business for Nature, WBCSD – World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and World Economic Forum launched virtually yesterday at #ClimateWeekNYC. It sets out the priority actions businesses across 12 sectors must take to contribute towards a #NaturePositive future. Together with WEF, Henkel was thrilled to contribute to the chemicals and household and personal care product sector reports. Nature is our best ally in achieving climate goals and securing a thriving economy and society. It is the responsibility of businesses of all sizes, geographies, and sectors to play their part. Learn more by clicking on the link below. 👇
Ready – set – Xathon! 🙌 The 5th edition of Henkel dx Ventures' #Xathon is right around the corner & this year, we changed things up a bit: We’re inviting women-led startups to take part in an #OpenInnovationChallenge where they’ll be challenged to find solutions to Henkel’s real business demands in the space of #AI. 💡 Doing so combines both our desire to support young female entrepreneurs & promote greater gender #diversity in the tech industry as well as our will for #innovation. 🚀 At the final pitch event on 27 October at the Henkel dx Innovation Hub in Berlin, the winners will receive a proof of concept with Henkel which is worth 25,000 euros & additional prizes from our Xathon partners. Applications are open until 13 October : 👇