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The event dedicated to innovation managers in the U.S.

After celebrating the 10th anniversary of INNOVATE Bonn in Germany, the home of our European Headquarters, we're proud to announce the second edition of INNOVATE Boulder!

During two days packed with presentations, workshops, and roundtables, participants will learn from each other's experiences and share their successes and failures. Attendees will leave feeling energized with insights and deeper connections to those working as innovation practitioners.



Hans Klein
Hans Klein Sr. VP, Fellow, Analog CTOat Cypress Semiconductor
Katherine Hills
Katherine Hills Sr Director of Communicationsat UC Irvine
Stephen Whelan
Stephen Whelan Executive Director, People Services at UC Irvine
Michael Kaufman
Michael Kaufman Strategic Innovation & Technology at PwC
David Willetts
David Willetts Commercial Director / Head of Innovation at Baxi Genuine Parts
Beth Davis
Beth Davis Innovation Consultant at Toyota North America
Frank Henningsen CTO and Co-Founder of HYPE Innovation
Colin Nelson
Colin Nelson Director of Enterprise Innovation at HYPE Innovation
Jennifer Dunn
Jennifer Dunn Director of Customer Success at HYPE Innovation
Katrin Windsor
Katrin Windsor Country Manager at HYPE Innovation

Agenda - October 16 and 17
More details to come

October 16
8:30AM 9:00AM
9:00AM 9:10AM
Welcome Katrin Windsor, HYPE Innovation
9:10AM 9:50AM
Hopes and Fears Colin Nelson and Jennifer Dunn, HYPE Innovation
9:50AM 10:30AM
The Tough Part of Your Innovation Program: Making and Keeping it Relevant Hans Klein, Cypress Semiconductor
10:30AM 11:10AM
Coffee Break
11:10AM 11:50AM
Toyota Innovation's Fairs Beth Davis, Toyota
11:50AM 12:30PM
Innovating Communications at UC Irvine Katherine Hills and Stephen Whelan, UC Irvine
12:30PM 2:00PM
Networking lunch
2:00PM 4:00PM
Breakout sessions - Workshops TBA
4:00PM 4:30PM
Coffee break
4:30PM 5:00PM
Trends in Online Innovation Jennifer Dunn and Colin Nelson, HYPE Innovation
5:00PM 6:00PM
Optional 1:1 Meetings
6:30PM 00:00AM
Dinner and activities
October 17
9:30AM 10:00AM
Introduction and Surprise Katrin Windsor, HYPE Innovation
10:00AM 10:40AM
Innovation Attitude! Creating Environments Where Culture and Strategy Eat Breakfast Together David Willetts, Baxi
10:40AM 11:20AM
Coffee Break
11:20AM 12:00AM
Client's presentation TBA
12:00PM 1:00PM
HYPE Product Roadmap Frank Henningsen, HYPE Innovation
1:00PM 2:00PM
Networking Lunch
2:00PM 4:00PM
Breakout sessions - Roundtables TBA
4:00PM 4:15PM
Wrap-up & Takeaways Katrin Windsor, HYPE Innovation
4:15PM 6:00PM
Optional 1:1 Meetings


The networking part of our events,  as well as the open atmosphere, is a signature part of our forums. The agenda is punctuated with several breaks and networking evenings to ensure you have multiple opportunities to talk to everyone and exchange directly with the other participants about your best practices and lessons learned. Our networking evenings include:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 15: The night before the official start of the forum, we like to bring everyone together for a get-together dinner. Gathering in this informal way gives participants a chance to break the ice, get to know the other participants, and feel comfortable with the entire audience before the forum. This dinner is included in your ticket.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 16: On the second evening, participants will enjoy another dinner with some fun activities in order to relax after a full day of presentations and breakout sessions. The location will also be announced later, and this dinner is also included in your ticket.


  •  Thursday, Oct. 17: If you choose to stay in Boulder Thursday evening, we invite you to join us for an optional, informal dinner. The location will also be announced later. This dinner is not included in your ticket.


For the first time, we will also offer an app for you to manage your schedule, interact with participants, ask speakers questions, and book meetings with attendees and/or HYPE team members.


Get inspiration and new ideas for your innovation program
Learn blueprints for success from experienced innovators
Share your experience with others
Enjoy an intimate setting for honest discussion
Build relationships with your fellow innovation professionals
Develop yourself as an expert in your field
It's a party too! Have fun, learn lots, enjoy
Free swag, drinks, and food at a fabulous location

Venue and Lodging


Located right in the center of the city of Boulder, the Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery offers a unique venue to host our forum in an inspiring and modern environment. Like last year,
providing a unique environment to learn, share, and network is a top priority. No boring conference rooms for us!




The registration fee doesn't include your accommodations that you have to book on your own.
We have listed below some hotels nearby the venue hosting the forum:

Hotel Boulderado
B2B rate available by  calling directly the hotel and mentioning your are attending HYPE Innovation forum. Rate may vary.

Hilton Garden Inn Boulder
Special rate at $179/night from Oct.15 to 18 - Click here

Embassy Suites by Hilton
Special rate at $199/night from Oct.15 to 18 - Click here

HYATT Place Boulder
Boulder Marriott
Residence Inn by Marriott Boulder


Regular Registration Rate: $250
Additional offer: Buy two tickets and get a third one for free!
Cancellation policy: If you unfortunately have to cancel, please let us know before June 30th, 2019 
and you will receive a full refund.
Cancellations after August 1st, 2019 won't be refunded and registration fee is due.