You are a senior executive in a large company
Your business sector is impacted by the digital revolution. The rules of competition have changed in the digital age by lowering barriers of entry. A plethora of innovative start-ups threatens incumbent businesses by disintermediating existing models and launching disruptive new concepts.
To face this new competition, you need to instill this start-up spirit within your teams and leverage external ideas and new technologies in Open Innovation mode.
Minh-Viêt Pham, Innovation Director, La Poste (FR)
Véronique Sinclair, CIO, Sacem (EN)
The Paris Digital Lab gives you the opportunity to get a fresh perspective from top Gen-Z Digital Entrepreneurs who will propose disruptive ideas and develop a prototype to test proposed solutions.
3 phases of a project at the Paris Digital Lab
Upstream of the prototyping, you get your teams to consider the question: If you were a start-up in this industry, what would you do differently to create value?
Applying our Design Thinking and Agile Development methodology, students proceed to develop a Minimum Viable product prototype.Hack your future
One or two of your senior managers spend 20% of their time on the Paris Digital Lab project over a period of six weeks to come up with a workable prototype.
Tap into the next generation of the “French Tech”
Working with students allows you to:
- Come up with user-focused solutions free from company-specific constraints
- Be challenged by a fresh point of view from the perspective of the Generation Y
- Test the relevancy of new technologies
You use the prototype to:
- Federate your in-house teams across departments. Much more effective than lengthy PowerPoint presentations!
- Test a concept and evaluate its viability
- Fast track in Open Innovation mode to bypass internal barriers and move on a market opportunity
You already have an in-house digital lab ?
Working in Open Innovation mode with the Paris Digital Lab gives you an opportunity to bring a fresh perspective to your team and to network with companies in non-competing sectors at the leading edge of innovation.
Your are a startup CEO or CTO
To be the first to capture a market you identified, your key factor for success is speed-to-market.
You need fast thinkers trained in the latest technologies able to take on multi-pronged challenges.
Bill Langdon, High Tech Consultant (EN)
To diversify your skillset, you can get one of the Digital Year Program students on board for a 6-month internship outside France, or recruit them after their third year in software development specialization.