The InGenius platform serves as a breeding ground for innovation and a forum where employees can collaborate and grow ideas into tangible business opportunities. More than 35.000 Nestlé employees from 40 countries have created 1.500 new ideas and counting.
Nestlé has embraced bimodal thinking and speed with a process that takes innovations from idea to deployment within six months in an effort that emphasizes learning fast.
Nestlé’s approach is a leading example of how to succeed with executing Mode 2 projects, a concept where many companies struggle. The InGenius platform encourages innovation and bimodal thinking by acting as an internal startup accelerator.
InGenius has deployed 20+ solutions since starting-up 3 years ago to address challenges around the globe, from low-cost sensors for small-holder farmers to check soil moisture of their crops, to an app that enables employees to check product freshness and on-shelf availability in 26 markets around the globe.
Core to our team's work is digital acceleration, design thinking, user research and prototyping to help the idea owner to refine their idea, pitch it to executives for seed funding (around CHF 50k-100k) plus the freedom to operate (internal man-days) and eventually, to build the product hackathon-style. InGenius supports global communities (R&D, Marketing & Sales, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Finance, HR and Procurement) and is currently also experimenting with local markets (Nestlé Switzerland, Nestlé Korea & more).
Our employees have enjoyed and benefitted from working in a start-up-style environment, learning new design, technology and pitching skills as well as from the exposure to senior Nestlé executives.
To deliver state of the art solutions, we work with many different partners from different fields, some of them are: