Lean Studio has been requested by the R&D department of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world to animate an innovation program called a ‘Techathon’, and aimed at identifying new ideas able to generate value for the firm.
The program has been organised in successive steps over a period of 3 months:
- Call for applications and ideation phase. Wide themes are defined which call for new technologies such as 3D printing, nanotechnologies, or big data.
- Invitation of 40 participants to a Sprint session of 2 days to select the most promising ideas and establish teams of 3 to 5 participants. External partners and experts were invited to support the teams. At the end of the Sprint session, 7 ideas were selected by a jury.
- Acceleration phase over 6 weeks at the end of which the teams pitched their projects in front of a large assembly of colleagues and a diversified jury.
At the end of the program, 3 projects have been selected and integrated within the operational departments of the company.