The third edition of the internal entrepreneurship development programme of FS Group: Innovate kicks off.

The project perfectly interprets the ability to change so as to meet the challenges of the present times: #Untemponuovo – #ANewTime – for the FS Group. The spirit of Innovate is precisely to stimulate the development of ideas for avant-garde projects and novel business opportunities.

This year’s themes are:

  • Connectivity, automation and the Internet of Things – ideas that generate or improve products, services and processes by leveraging forms of connectivity, automation and the Internet of Things;
  • Energy and new materials – ideas that generate or improve products, services and processes through the use – alone or combined – of alternative energies and new materials;
  •  Customer experience – ideas that generate original ways of interacting with customers so as to generate new business opportunities through technological enablers.

The culture of innovation and the harnessing of new ideas and talent form integral aspects of the Group’s vision and play a key role in the Group’s evolution. 

In order to be able to participate and become part of the change, teams of FS Group employees can get involved individually or as a team, by satisfying some of the minimum requirements:

  • Gender diversity (no all-male or all-female teams);
  • A minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 members in the team.

An internal selection body will select the 10 teams to compete in the Bootcamp, a two-day event that shall pit all teams against each other. Only five will have the chance to join an acceleration pathway that will ultimately reward the project with the most value for the Group. At the end of the Bootcamp, Innovate will give special mention to the team to have best integrated the innovation of the proposal with the diversity amongst team members (in terms of gender, age, seniority, culture, skills, experience, background and so on).

Innovate 2021