THE
PROGRAM

Through the “Smarter Appliances, Easier Operations” program we are seeking brilliant people who, through their solutions, can inspire and give us support to bring our company into a new technological era.

Are you ready to MAKE THE DIFFERENCE? You have the opportunity to do it, so…DON’T MISS IT!

THE
PROGRAM

Through the “Smarter Appliances, Easier Operations” program we are seeking brilliant people who, through their solutions, can inspire and give us support to bring our company into a new technological era.

Are you ready to MAKE THE DIFFERENCE? You have the opportunity to do it, so…DON’T MISS IT!

OUR FOCUS AREAS

Aim of the program is 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. Smartest solutions will then be accelerated in the Innovation Factory side-by-side with Electrolux teams. You will be part of the “shape living for the better” Electrolux purpose.

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





07 May / 15 Jun 2018
1. CALL4INNOVATION

Submit your proposal! Electrolux is seeking innovative solutions (at least at MVP or prototype level) to be accelerated inside Innovation Factory that best fit the selected Focus Areas

16 Jun / 13 Jul 2018
2. SCREENING

Electrolux will assess your application and select 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


05 Sep 2018
3. INNOVATION DAY

If your solution is shortlisted, you and your crew will 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 solution for each Focus Area will be announced


10 Sep 2018
4. ACCELERATION

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

WHY JOIN US

“Smarter appliances, easier operations” is a glimpse of future in the home and professional appliances developing new solutions within the focus areas. We aim to partner with startups, spin-offs and small-medium businesses that can make the difference in innovation.
  • World wide scale
    Join the project! 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
    Join the project! You will 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
    Join the project! You will have 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
    Join the project! You’ll 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

ACCELERATION PROGRAM

If yours is a winning solution out of the “Smarter appliances, easier operations” call4innovation, you will 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 your solution, the acceleration program offers a tailored approach, FROM MENTORING TO MASTERCLASSES. Together we will define the project scope to target by the end of the acceleration period. For each team that joins the program we will assign a corporate tutor to encourage fast innovation with minimal roadblocks.

In addition, we will 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 will last up to 12 months according to project scope and solution.

JOIN THE INNOVATION
FACTORY

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