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Cresco Law: Masterclass 5 - Ecosystem Design

Mar 28, 2023
09:00 - 11:00
KUL - Collegium Veteranorum 109 - 20
Sint Michielsstraat 2-4
3000 Leuven
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Free for Leuven MindGate members - €50 for non-members

Growth companies, corporates and research institutions are increasingly establishing comprehensive partnering strategies, building ecosystems of partners, encompassing joint-go-to-market strategies, funded development and joint development initiatives, as well as (corporate) venture capital, joint venture and M&A transactions.

Cresco has written the management book “Innovate. Collaborate. Grow!“ and developed the Corporate Partnering Framework, providing strategic and practical guidance for the analysis, design, negotiation and implementation of a broad range of corporate partnering transactions.

Cresco offers eight Corporate Partnering Master Classes to the members of Leuven MindGate, diving into a variety of topics.

You can find the details of the various masterclasses below. You can subscribe for one or multiple masterclasses through this link.

Masterclass 5 - Ecosystem Design

21st of March '23 - Leuven

Companies should establish an ecosystem around them to increase their geographical, functional and technological competencies.

Establishing a partnership strategy and model permitting a company to enter into different partnerships with third parties, both bilaterally and multilaterally, will significantly improve the competitive positioning.


  • Creation of comprehensive partnership strategy and model with different partnership categories
  • Establishment of referral, resale, distribution and co-creation partnerships
  • Positioning and operation of a company as central gatekeeper and catalyst within the ecosystem

What will you learn:

  • How to establish a partnership strategy and model whereby your company forms the center of an ecosystem
  • How to design and implement different partnership categories
  • How to determine the appropriate terms (risks – rewards) for each partnership category
  • How to make co-creation a part of your ecosystem



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