Digital transformation

Identify your areas of innovation
THE AMAZEMENT WORKSHOP

WORKING TOGETHER

from problem to solution

Even today, many companies are too often innovating on the basis of the push technology model, without having taken into account market needs or having addressed the real issues encountered by their staff.

MARKET NEEDS

In contrast, at IoT Valley we are convinced that for every business-related problem, there exists a startup solution, and that it is in working hand in hand with the staff in the field that sustainable innovation can be generated.

FOR EVERY BUSINESS-RELATED PROBLEM ENCOUNTERED, THERE EXISTS A STARTUP SOLUTION

It is for this reason that we have organised more than 20 Amazement Workshops with our partners. During this 3 to 4-month support phase, our project managers, backed up a delegation comprised of IoT Valley staff and startup CEOs, work alongside the employees of a company to identify the hurdles that they encounter in going about their work, and propose solutions for deployment.

A 3-4 month SUPPORT to recommend STARTUP SOLUTIONs

A 3-step

workshop

1

PREPARING THE TERRAIN

The first phase of an Amazement Workshop is the conducting of investigations amongst the teams within the partner company and the identification of the most relevant problems to be addressed.  At this stage the work will consist primarily of:

_ Refining the strategic challenges faced by the company (operational improvement, cost reduction...)
_ Working together to define the scope of innovation
_ Holding discussions with business units and conducting site visits
_ Selecting the problems with the greatest impact with a view to resolving them

2

ONSITE WORKSHOP

The big day - the workshop is divided into two parts. The morning session consists of a visit to the partner company's site and the presentation of the issues faced by the business units on the ground. The afternoon is focussed on the co-construction of optimal solutions to these issues, in mixed working groups (startups, IoT Valley, company) within the IoT Valley premises. The objective for the day is to:

_ Involve players within the innovation process (operationally and on a decision-making level)
_ Examine and prioritise the business-related issues raised by those on the ground
_ Feed back the initial potential solutions conceived to the entire group

3

THE HUNT FOR STARTUPS

With the agenda for the day complete, the Amazement Workshop then continues for the IoT Valley teams, who search for and evaluate startup solutions throughout Europe that are already offering a response to these issues. This stage is spread over 2 months and aims to eliminate the risk involved in the future collaboration between the company and the startup. In order to do this, we will:

_ Continue to examine the issues and their impact
_ Make contact with the identified startups
_ Evaluate their suitability with regard to the needs of the respective business units and the constraints within the company
_ Recommend the best solutions to the partner company and propose a schedule for the deployment of the solution

4

CREATION OF AN IOT PILOT PROJECT

If no solution is found or deemed feasible, and a market has indeed been identified, IoT Valley is equipped to create an IoT pilot project that responds to the issue at hand, and can also conduct PoC testing. This is a tailored service offering and entails:

_The internal development of a prototype
_The conducting of a PoC for the prototyped solution
_The training of users within the company

AMAZEMENT WORKSHOP

the view from inside

It is interesting to see how with a little skill, coupled with data intelligence, operational solutions can be identified, saving our teams valuable time

— Thierry Dutilloy,
Operations manager, Argedis
IoT Valley's role was to give us time to ask ourselves questions, with a view to identifying all of our problems, in black and white, to reference them and reflect on possible solutions

— Bertrand Saint-Paul,
Property asset manager, Promologis

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