THE
ACCELERATION
PROGRAM

Through the acceleration program we seek brilliant people who, through their solutions, can inspire and give us support to bring our company into a new technological era. Smartest solutions are accelerated in the Innovation Factory side-by-side with Electrolux teams being part of the “shape living for the better” Electrolux purpose

THE
ACCELERATION
PROGRAM

Through the acceleration program we seek brilliant people who, through their solutions, can inspire and give us support to bring our company into a new technological era. Smartest solutions are accelerated in the Innovation Factory side-by-side with Electrolux teams being part of the “shape living for the better” Electrolux purpose

2018-2019 EDITION
“SMARTER APPLIANCES, EASIER OPERATIONS”

2018-2019 WINNERS - ACCELERATED PROJECTS

3Dnextech

3DNextech srl

Provides an innovative 3D printer for surface post processing to make the additive manufacturing process more efficient and to improve surface finishing results

Area

Aera Technology

Develops technology that allows companies to be self-driving through a cognitive operating system. Its machine learning cognitive platform will be applied to improve the chemical pre-compliance process

Digitalviews

Digital Views

Provides a calibration system for correcting optical precision limits, learning the response model from inspection illuminators, and detecting anomalies independently

Linup

LinUp srl

Automated solution to evaluate working postures and to optimize the work-station ergonomics in real-time through motion-tracking devices

RLab

RLAB by ROLD

Develops an innovative Filtering and sensing membrane receptive of pathogens/allergens able to sense and to filter target molecules

2018-2019 PROGRAM/FOCUS AREAS

Aim of the 2018-2019 program was to identify start-ups, spin-offs and other small & medium businesses that have developed solutions (at least at MVP or prototype level) that best fit in the following focus areas.

EIF

Industrial operations

WEARABLES
New solutions to promote and support proper ergonomics and employee safety and well-being (like support systems and exoskeletons)

QUALITY CONTROL
Vision and non-destructive systems for automated, 100% quality control for production lines

EIF

Advanced Technologies

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
Technologies and solutions for post processing and finishing for plastic parts with aesthetical or strict surface requirements

ADVANCED ANALYTICS
Big data analytics to support chemical compliance and certification procedures

EIF

Robotics & Artificial Intelligence

BIOSENSORS
Sensing solutions to detect biological airborne pathogens and allergens and technologies to monitor disinfection effects on bio-matter

SENSORS AND MACHINE LEARNING
Solutions to detect and monitor customer behaviors and interaction with appliances

EIF

Connectivity

REMOTE SUPPORT
Leverage consumer devices and smartphones to facilitate remote diagnostics and/or repair process of appliances

RETROFIT CONNECTIVITY
Cost-efficient and consumer friendly solutions to retrofit connectivity on white goods to act as a communication channel and data management

WHY JOIN US

The acceleration program is a glimpse of future in the home and professional appliances developing new solutions to address Electrolux challenges. We aim to partner with startups, spin-offs and small-medium businesses that can make the difference in innovation
  • World wide scale
    Jump on the springboard for your gateway to more than 60 million products sold every year through our brands, including Electrolux, AEG, Anova, Frigidaire, Westinghouse and Zanussi, in more than 150 markets and manufactured across 45 factories and production plants located in all regions
  • Access to the most advanced labs and facilities
    Get access to facilities and services such as: prototyping tools, labs, production and assembly lines, advanced technologies, whether you are developing cutting-edge services or developing products
  • Learn from the top players in home and professional appliances
    Access to our technology experts, mentors and advisors. After 90 years in R&D and innovation, we are one of the global leaders in home and professional appliances
  • Strategic partnerships
    Have the chance to connect with our network of strategic partners and suppliers to speed up the “go to market” process
  • Professional mentorship
    Free mentorship and coaching for each team invited to the Electrolux Innovation Day




1. CALL4INNOVATION

Proposal submission! Electrolux seeks innovative solutions (at least at MVP or prototype level) to be accelerated inside Innovation Factory that best fit the selected Focus Areas

2. SCREENING

Electrolux assesses the applications and selects the solutions that best match the requirements of the Focus Areas. If you are among the shortlisted teams, you will be invited to the Innovation Day to present your proposal


3. INNOVATION DAY

The shortlisted solutions pitch in front of the Electrolux stakeholders and the team that will be your partner during the acceleration program. At the end of the Innovation Day, the winning solutions are announced


4. ACCELERATION

The winning solutions (and their team) join the acceleration program inside the Innovation Factory, supported by Electrolux experts and assets. Together, we investigate the opportunity to develop a project to make your solution part of the Electrolux portfolio

ACCELERATION PROGRAM

Winning solutions out of the call4innovation, enter the unique acceleration program aimed to SPEED-UP THE INNOVATION PROCESS of a joint Electrolux project.

Focusing on specific Electrolux needs and opportunities of winning solutions, the acceleration program offers a tailored approach, FROM MENTORING TO MASTERCLASSES. Together we define the project scope to target by the end of the acceleration period. For each team that joins the program we assign a corporate tutor to encourage fast innovation with minimal roadblocks.

In addition, we provide free office locations inside the Innovation Factory in Porcia, with the chance to access our competences, facilities, network of Electrolux partners and the Innovation Factory community.

The Acceleration program last up to 12 months according to project scope and solution.

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