Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have an idea or a project before attending the event?
There is no need to come up with an idea in advance. The Ideation Days are designed to encourage the emergence of innovative concepts while taking account of everyone’s ideas.
However, be prepared to share your good humour, creativity and personal experiences (because in the end, we’re all customers!).
And if you do have any ideas, don’t hesitate to share them! This is an ideal opportunity to turn an idea into a project.
Does my team need to be made up in advance?
The teams will be made up by the organisers of the Challenge prior to the event to ensure their diversity. This will be an excellent opportunity for the different entities to work together.
However, if you would like to work with a particular employee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does the Incubation phase involve?
The 6 teams (with around 5 members) selected will embark on the incubation phase in which they will spend 5 days (between 18 March and 12 April) following the sort of process typically used by start-ups to define solutions or projects. At the end of this process (on 15 April), they will present their projects to a Grand Jury which will select the winners, whose projects will be implemented in an experimentation and development phase.
What happens if I am not available to participate in the incubation phase?
If you belong to one of the 6 teams selected to continue the adventure but are unable to participate for any reason whatsoever, simply mention this to the organisers of the Challenge during the Ideation Day on 12 or 14 March.
Do I have to use my annual leave to take part in the Ideation and Incubation phases?
You do not have to use your holiday entitlement, but it is preferable to notify your manager so that he or she can arrange to cover these absences.
What happens during the Ideation Days?
During one of the Ideation Days (or idea-generation workshops), you will step into the customer’s shoes, with the support of a facilitator, in order to develop and formalise innovative concepts. The only requirements are a smile, an open mind and a willingness to be guided through the creative process.