Use Case

Internal Innovation

Internal Incubation

Need

Wien Energie is one of the biggest utility companies in Austria with more than 2.500 employees. The aim was to support Wien Energie in setting up an innovation strategy within the organization and run a first pilot program to validate the fit between culture and strategy.

Solution

WhatAVenture supported Wien Energie in setting up a pilot project, to validate selected business ideas that were generated in a company-wide ideation challenge in prior. 30 employees from different departments were empowered to validate and execute the ideas with lean and customer centric approaches. Teams conducted customer interviews, built lean prototypes and tested hypothesis.

Benefit

By training employees from various business units with lean innovation methods a change within the organization can be achieved. Every participant of the program gained knowledge and used tools and processes to independently create innovations and to quickly validate new business ideas by applying customer centric approaches. Repeatable processes were installed to foster innovation in a long term within the organisation.

Internal Incubation

The aim was to support Wien Energie in setting up an innovation strategy within the organization and run a first pilot program to validate the fit ... "

Bei den Teams sind die Jungs von WhatAVenture extrem gut angekommen. Dynamik, Power und Expertise waren eine gute Mischung.
Testimonial

Markus Wild

Forschung & Innovation, Wien Energie



Für uns war ausschlaggebend, dass WhatAVenture uns dabei unterstützt, nachhaltige Strukturen aufzubauen, die uns als Innovationsteam dabei unterstützen, eigenständig Innovationsaktivitäten in regelmäßigen Abständen durchführen zu können. Die profunde Expertise und die vielen Best-Practice Beispiele, die WhatAVenture in den Diskussionen eingebracht hat, haben uns sehr geholfen unsere eigenen Prozesse zu definieren.
Testimonial

Martin Höller

Leiter Forschung & Innovation, Wien Energie