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Vodafone Open Innovation Program Designing holistic innovation with promising open innovation methods
Innovation is created at the interfaces between different business sectors, scientific fields and technologies. Therefore the Vodafone Innovation Park is a combination of services and environment to enable and support innovation development successfully. Since 2014, HYVE together with the experts of the Vodafone Innovation Park aim developing digital and physical products as well as service solutions and business models in order to satisfy customer needs and to expand the product and service portfolio of Vodafone.
In the course of this program, HYVE offers a support to Vodafone along the entire innovation process from generating inventive ideas based on new technologies and trends to bringing new products and services to the market based on existing and future customer’s needs. One of the major goals of the program is to enlarge Vodafone’s partner network across industries in order to establish different innovation ecosystems in various fields such as IoT, Healthcare and Virtual & Augmented Reality amongst others.
Whether idea generation, concept elaboration or market entry, depending on the specific goal, HYVE applies different formats in order to encounter the above mentioned Goals.
Global Idea Contest “Connected X Goal”
8-week online idea contest with active community management to encourage the crowd to find new use cases and solutions for Narrowband-IoT technology.
2-day cross-industry workshop with innovation professionals, experts and creative minds from different fields. Aim is to the generation, conception and elaboration in small groups applying a variety of creative tools & methods as well as the immediate visualization and rapid digital prototyping of concepts by HYVE designers.
Cross-industry working mode extending over several months. Further development of selected concepts that emerged from the innovation camps together with relevant partners. Also development, testing and validation of digital prototypes is included.
Entrepreneur in Residence @HYVE Haus der Innovation
With the application of lean startup methodology & business modeling a 6-month elaboration, validation and testing of a product and/or service concept aiming at founding a venture is included. This is supported by professional coaching and mentoring by HYVE entrepreneurship experts