“I do all of my networking in one place these days, at the Union.” Alex MacAdam, Fujitsu
“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
“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
Union is 100%Open’s innovation network designed for large organisations.
With over 700 innovation and venturing professionals from across every sector of industry, Union exists for the sole purpose of creating value through fresh contacts.
We meet up for an evening each quarter, hosted at a member’s HQ.
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 meet-ups are inspirational gatherings that include a limited number of 5 minute Give|Get presentations where members and selected interesting SMEs get to outline their needs or their offers.
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.
Joining 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 around £100m 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 limited. There is no membership fee at present. If you’re interested in joining please email us at union@100Open.com