Benjamin Hamburger

Independant Strategy & Innovation consulting

Mesnil le Roi, France


Benjamin Hamburger is an experienced strategy consulting director and innovation expert with a deep passion for innovation, venture building, and keen on understanding and mapping the key trends that shape the future of business on different markets. For over 8 years, Benjamin has supported various corporates in their innovation and new business initiatives. ​He has helped to create open innovation structures, corporate venture capital funds, startup accelerators, and new business units across different industries, including health, mobility, and energy. ​ His expertise and skills have enabled him to successfully establish open innovation entities and develop operational models and processes, along with analyzing and prioritizing investment and innovation thesis for his clients.​​

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 8 years

Seniority Level: Manager

Sector Experience: 

Health Care Software and Services Transportation


Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Venture and minority investments

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office

Languages: English, French

Work Experience

Latest missions (2022)

Independant Consultant



- Now

- Mapping & analysis of R&D and open innovation initiatives for a T2 Automotive group - Large study exploring opportunities around mobility value spaces for a Private Equity Fund (Value chain, driving trends, market, players typologies..), focusing on diverse spaces, both upstream and downstream, ranging from autonomous vehicles, micromobility, fleet management softwares, among many others. - Startup scouting & evaluation for a European VC fund - Venture building mission: Strategy for the creation of large digital platforms (a Saas and a media platform) for the European Institute of Technology, Europe's largest organization supporting innovation

Aster Fab for Biogen

Strategy and Innovation Consultant



- 31/12/2021

- Set-up of the Open Innovation structure of Pharma company Biogen - Support of the strategy & set-up of the international health accelerators network - Support of the launch of a Startup Acceleration Challenge in Germany in collaboration with EIT Health

Aster Fab for TechnipFMC

Strategy and Innovation Consultant



- 31/12/2019

Aster Fab is the consulting arm of Venture Capital firm Aster Capital I worked on a Project of creation of an entity dedicated to Innovation and startups - a Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) practice for a large international Industry Group; my missions were: - Interview of other CVCs Executives and creation of a benchmark of Corporate Venture Capital practices on all aspects - Recommendations on CVC financial structure - Organization of large Workshops with company's experts and BU representatives to build a qualitative and quantitative internal view of the company’s priorities: assess and prioritize key technology themes for investment and collaboration with startups - Creation of an Investment Thesis on key Technology Trends (Analyze and prioritize key trends for investment and collaboration with startups on: Data, AI, IoT, robotics and automation and other themes) with Aster Capital investment team - Creation of Investment Strategy with Aster Capital investment and client team - Recommandations on: investment and collaboration processes, Governance and tools - Organization of workshops on various topics using facilitation methodology - Creation of a white paper describing the whole project


Strategy Consultant



- 31/03/2019

June 2018-February 2019 : Worked on an Agile Project for French Aeronautic Company Safran, creating a platform integrating the company services & expertises into one seamless digital experience : - Strategic Marketing: mapping processes and profiles, to identify potential value areas and new functions for the platform - Operational Marketing: support the group Key Account Manager into the promotion of the platform February 2019 : Mission on Blockchain and Traceability : produced a document with an introduction to Blockchain technologies for smart contract (Ethereum, Hyperledger's Fabric), IoT usage with blockchain, and a benchmark of use cases around Blockchain and Traceability

Capgemini Invent




- 31/08/2017

Consultant in the Digital Augmentation Center, an innovation center at Capgemini Consulting, my main missions were to: - Bring digital expertise and tools to Facilitation sessions - Stay ahead on innovation by constantly monitoring new technologies, building prototypes in a Lean Startup approach, and inventing new use cases for our clients (Virtual Reality, iBeacons, Chatbots,Vocal Assistants, IoT, Drones, Augmented Reality, Interactive Storytelling...) - Spread innovative methodologies, culture and tools around the DAC, to empower both our co-worker and our clients (Training sessions on simple digital tools to make video/website/prototypes, Helping people to identify the right technology according to their needs,...)

Velvet Consulting




- 31/12/2016

- Creation of a scope study of a clienteling app for an international cosmetic Brand in Mexico: Travel to Mexico to collect and define business needs, definition of the app's functional specifications, management of discussions with solutions' editors - Participation to the creation of a benchmark of Data Management Platform editors : benchmark, participation to the editors' presentation, evaluation of the needs coverage level VS prioritary identified use cases - Writing of a best practice book for Galeries Lafayettes sales, based on internal and external workshops - Participation to the writing of answers to calls for tender - Creation of a complete benchmark of consulting firms and agencies around the Data Management Platforms market - Trainer of the users of a new CRM solution for different Pharmaceutical companies - Test and reporting for Bayer new CRM solution


Junior Consultant



- 31/12/2014

Participation to Strategic recommandations, benchmarks and audits around digital strategy





- 31/12/2014



Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship



- 01/08/2016


Strategy and Marketing



- 01/08/2014

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