How do you become future relevant, today?

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How do you become future relevant, today?

Innovation Realized is a full solution from innovation strategy, global ecosystem build, ideation and incubation to building future proof winning businesses. We leverage deep global sector experience and new technology platforms in our solutions.

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Today’s world of business is discontinuous. It is no longer linear nor predictable. Change is rapid and exponential, industries converge, new technologies are emerging, and new disruptive business models surface and challenge today’s industry leaders. Tomorrow’s winners embrace the change, and turn it into opportunities and create new growth engines fit for tomorrow.

EY helps leading businesses across the world to become future relevant, today. And we help on all innovation topics ranging from innovation strategy and global ecosystem scouting and building, to creating and scaling new ventures, and developing new operating models and ways of working.

Our key differentiator is blended teams of strategy and innovation experts, deep sector insights, and global reach – and ability to combine both technology, strategy and design thinking into the solutions.

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We work with both corporates and leading start-ups on their innovation agenda combining the best of both worlds.


Carlsberg is one of the world's leading brewery groups, with a large portfolio that spans core beer brands, craft & specialty and alcohol-free brews. Being a leading global brewer, Carlsberg’s local identity is evident through their international and local power brands. Carlsberg decided to turn to MillionYou’s creative community to harness crowdsourcing and co-create authentic and fresh advertising content that would resonate and help build close relationships with the local consumers.


Nilfisk is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment, and is on a journey to transform the world of cleaning with intelligent new cleaning solutions and services leveraging digital technologies. Nilfisk and EY has worked together to create a new compelling strategy and innovation agenda to drive the transformation.

Royal Caribbean:

Royal Caribbean is one of the world’s leading cruise line operators, and wants to leverage technology to innovate and take the customers’ cruise experience to new levels. Royal Caribbean and EY worked closely together to create and execute on a new customer centric innovation strategy which is radically transforming both the full business and the customer experience. Read more.


Velon is a global leading data provider for professional road cycling. EY and Velon launched an advanced cycling data-tracking system worldwide. It’s a new digital platform and app called VelonLive. It is all about bringing cycling fans closer to the life and performance of professional cyclists - and to create a new business model for the pro teams to monetize on. Read press release.

We have unique assets to help you take your innovation agenda to the next level


– extensive global insights on the future consumers to help companies become future relevant, today

EY has worked with over 200 futurists, client leaders and industry experts to enable clients to imagine, model and ultimately create or guide the future. The insights have been leveraged to create core hypotheses on the live of future consumers, and to tailor these beliefs to selected mega cities to give a global and regionally relevant perspective. We leverage this extensive study in innovation and transformation projects to help companies stress test themselves for the future and to become future relevant, today. Read more


– a powerful, cloud-based platform that brings ecosystems to life

Embryonic is a cutting-edge platform that tracks ecosystems of start-ups, corporates and VCs to help identify trends and make informed decisions. We use it on projects to help our clients create foresight on what happens globally within major innovation themes, to help assist on building global ecosystems, and to help guide decisions on a global M&A agenda that moves beyond the “usual suspects”.


– a collaborative technology platform for innovation

CogniStreamer is an innovation collaboration platform where users join forces to create, assess, and enrich innovative ideas. It is developed to help companies drive an open innovation agenda – both internally towards employees and externally towards start-ups, ecosystem partners, universities and consumers directly. We have the possibility to leverage CogniStreamer directly in projects – and also as a managed service to help our clients drive an open innovation agenda on a global scale. Read more

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We offer you access to our creative collaboration spaces where we run inspirational co-creation and deep dive sessions with leadership teams to help find solutions to transformative topics like new technologies (AI, robotics, automation, blockchain), industry 4.0 and sustainability. 

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