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Union Network

Union is 100%Open’s innovation network designed for large organisations.

With over 1000 innovation and venturing professionals from across every sector of industry, Union exists for the sole purpose of creating value through fresh contacts across industries.

“I do all of my networking in one place these days, at the Union.” Alex MacAdam, Fujitsu

We meet up for an evening each quarter, hosted at a member’s HQ, in London and Geneva.

To give you a flavour, recent events have taken place at Google, The National Theatre and Arup in the UK and at Bacardi Martini in Geneva.union

Union meet-ups are inspirational gatherings that include 10 x 5 minute presentations around a theme where members and selected interesting small businesses get to outline their needs or their offers.

“The Union Network is where the suits meet the sneakers.” Matthew Grey,

We encourage members to creatively collaborate with each other across different sectors,  all in an informal and social setting. One of the barriers to effective open innovation is the inability to meet enough interesting and different people in the hurly-burly of corporate life.  Union enables members to quickly source innovative technologies or new partners for collaboration.

“If impact is how you measure it, I spent 2 hrs following up contacts and conversations today and if buzz is how you measure it I  left even more motivated than I arrived. Union events are energising.” Clare Cotton, WWF

aruppresenterJoining Union is free, yet valuable.  We don’t keep formal track of the business value that Union generates but we estimate that it has produced at least £50m+ over the past 5 years.

Such value is generated in collaborative projects, knowledge transfer and the mutual recommendation of relevant technologies, techniques or innovative small companies.

Join the Union

Union membership is free but limited. If you’re interested in joining please email us at

“The 100% Open team provided an excellent evening’s networking. Union enables a diverse range of people to come together in a friendly environment to give and get insight and opportunities.” Richard Copland, Logica