OPEN INNOVATION EVENTS FOR NEW IDEAS AND
Every company that takes innovation seriously faces two problems: connecting internal innovation efforts to a broader ecosystem, and rapidly training a substantial number of team members in innovation and entrepreneurship.
FIVE ANNUAL “HACK” EVENTS
Participants will work on tough, complicated problems in their respective industries to create “hacks” – ingenious and unorthodox solutions and clearly defined next steps to implement them.
Each event will help you tap into a relevant ecosystem, forge new collaborations and explore new technologies. And, each event will quickly and effectively introduce basic innovation and entrepreneurship skills to your colleagues.
here’s what the participants thought of our first Hack event, Hack Utilities
Innovation Lead at Seth & Dunn
HOW IS THE CONTENT OF
EACH HACK CREATED?
We start by interviewing professionals across each of industries that we’ll be “hacking” to find out what big, strategic issues they and their respective companies and organizations face. Those become the Themes of our Hack events.
Then, we identify specific problems – the Challenges – and validate those Challenges in our online Ecosystem Workshops, one workshop per Theme.
Here’s how all of the
Hack events work
- Deep dives in the problems and opportunities delivered by a cross- functional team of experts
- Two rounds of ideation and networking
- Technology briefings: case studies of technology implementations from Belgium and abroad
- Team formation and networking sessions
- Idea stretching and validation with experts and users
- Solution mapping, elaboration and validation with experts & prosumers
- Presentations to peers and panelists
- Reception & networking
IN-PERSON EVENTS FOR THE COVID-19 ERA
Experience shows that online events do not provide the kind of human connection and collaborative creativity necessary for a successful innovation experience.
Hack Healthcare will take place in person with full range of precautions: number of participants within permitted limits, disposable masks and hand gels, overnight cleaning, etc.
In case tightened regulations make the events impossible on their scheduled dates, the events will be postponed by approximately 3 months.
Who should take part?
Hack events have been created for hands-on professionals: engineers, operations specialists, innovation managers and business developers. However, everyone in your company can benefit from taking part – from front-line staff to middle management to senior leaders.