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This presentation examines how Telefonica’s organization and innovation have evolved since our last evaluation, published in 2013. It is part of a series that explores and assesses how telcos innovate in their businesses.


  • As a large, successful player in the innovation space, Telefonica has embraced its open innovation programs under the Open Future_ umbrella, covering the whole lifecycle of innovation, from inspiring talent through to investing in developing start-ups to drive further growth.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses how Telefonica has structured its internal and external innovation programs and partnerships to integrate innovation into its businesses.
  • Explores how the diversity of Telefonica’s innovation programs provides a range of options to promote innovation and partner with innovative people and companies.

Key questions answered

  • How has Telefonica organized itself to deliver innovation benefits to its businesses and customers?
  • How is Telefonica applying lean start-up principles to internal innovation?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: How Telcos Innovate: Telefonica

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