Innovate with Us

Collaboration accelerates innovation. The Electrolux Open Innovation team builds collaborative networks with partners ranging from startups to universities, to corporations and garage inventors to accelerate innovation that creates impact.

THE PURPOSE
Why we are running open innovation




CONNECT.

EXPLORE external opportunities, ENGAGE with innovators, INFORM and PROMOTE new trends and BRIDGE with the inside

ACTIVATE.

INITIATE and SUPPORT the transition of open innovation opportunities into applicable solutions

EMPOWER.

ENABLE innovators and Electrolux people to work together, ENCOURAGE an open mindset and SUSTAIN self-driven OI initiatives

WHAT WE DO
Open innovation initiatives


TECHNOLOGY SCOUTING.

WHY. Get inspired from new technologies and solutions to shape future scenarios. Landscape the best or emerging technologies in predefined specific focus areas

WHAT. Identify and assess relevant innovation opportunities in given focus areas (e.g. technology domain), with detailed insights on solutions and innovators


  

TARGETED INNOVATION CAMPAIGNS.

WHY. Approach and solve a definite company challenge or pursue a new business opportunity consistently by transferring an outside-in solution

WHAT. Define problem statement, investigate background and expectations involving all relevant stakeholders, scout and pre-assess relevant solutions based on requirements


  

BOOSTER PROGRAM.

WHY. Accelerate the validation and introduction of innovative opportunities and leveraging best-in-class innovations, capabilities and know-how.

WHAT. 12-month collaboration with external innovators to turn an innovation opportunity into an applicable solution (MVP) for Electrolux use case, by sharing resources, competences and assets

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THE APPROACH
How we work in open innovation



Innovation PUSH


Technology already exists
Find different applications
Find market opportunity

Opportunity PULL


See need / problem
Develop technology to fulfill need / solve problem

INNOVATION FACTORY
The Hub where open innovation comes alive


Bringing talent together from both Electrolux and external ecosystems to create, share and accelerate innovation.
Based in a state-of-the-art space close to Venice, we have 1.000 square meters to enable a sharing-driven collaboration model, where ideas can flow freely.

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WHO WE ARE
Meet the Team


BEATRICE MAESTRI

Open Innovation Manager
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CHRIS HOY

Open Innovation Project Leader
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GIANCARMINE LUONGO

Open Innovation Project Manager
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FEDERICO BAMBI

Open Innovation Specialist
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