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Innovating via consortia

Risks and opportunities from the GC’s perspective

There are various investment models through which large corporates can structure their involvement in new tech ventures, such as incubation, commercial co-operation, minority investment, or acquisition.

Here we look at putting together a consortium with other corporations in order to pursue a new tech venture based on our recent experiences advising a consortium of banks to set up a new “utility settlement coin” digital currency for settling and clearing financial transactions over blockchain, and advising another consortium of banks and industry players to launch the komgo blockchain platform to transform commodities trade finance.

Explore the key issues below and download the report to view a comparison of the major routes, including consortia.


Issues to address

When forming a consortium, corporations will have several categories of issues to address and several additional issues that have board-level  importance that may well be comparatively new territory for those individuals working on or in the consortium.


Questions as to how the funding requirements of technological development, roll-out and management of the consortium will be shared, as well as how any assets (especially intellectual property) that are contributed to the consortium by its members will be compensated for and protected.

Explore the report

Read the full article and explore why you should consider the consortium route.

Download the full Innovating via consortia PDF