Innovation and Change

Driving Innovation Through Intrapreneurship at Chiesi

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Chiesi Farmacuetici developed a new program to create a more entrepreneurial culture in its Spanish division. The program was based on Lean Startup principles with employees moving from selecting an idea to developing a business. However, at the end of the program, unexpected challenges arose.
Bibliographic citation: Castelltort, Albert; Dávila, Antonio, "Driving Innovation Through Intrapreneurship at Chiesi", IESE, E-193-E, 01/2018
Date: 11/01/2018
Author(s): Castelltort, Albert; Dávila, Antonio
Document type: Case
Editor(s): Cátedra SEAT de Innovación; EIC - Centro de Iniciativa Emprendedora e Innovación
Department: Entrepreneurship
Sector: Physicians and health
Languages: Spanish / English
Year of the events: 2017
Geographic area: Spain
Learning objective The case can be used in MBA and Executive Education programs to discuss a specific methodology (Lean Startup) to create an entrepreneurial culture in a large company. It can be used in entrepreneurship or innovation courses.