We want to accelerate open innovation effort to co-create new innovations with start-ups. Together with them, we want to find long-terms mutual benefits in finding and creating new solutions to increase the productivity at construction sites, and also to provide value added to our customers. We want to find cutting edge technologies/products to further innovate people and material flow whilst increasing revenue and margins from customers.
We also, want to gain more out-of-the-box thinking and speed in development of new ideas and experiences.
We proposed to create collaboration between KONE and Start-ups working on digitizing the construction industry and smart supply chain management.
We leveraged KONE’s knowledge in people flow and its access to construction sites to offer to mature start-ups to create MVP’s at live construction sites that would help them innovate in the material flow and smartification of construction.
Some key deliverables:
- KONE collaboration readiness assessment
- Marketing campaign to promote KONE’s Open Innovation effort.
- 171 start-ups sourced a screen
- Elaboration of two collaboration projects roadmaps and respective KPIs with Sixgill and KaltIoT
- MVP’s on construction sites in Finland and Malaysia to validate technical solution and end-user adoption.
KONE has been able to validate some assumption made from prior market research and confidently move forward with its investment in the creation of new value added service for their customers.
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