The School of Innovation is a training program that involves over 100 Avanade employees, companies, universities, and research centers across the world. The goal is to promote the culture of innovation, inspire and develop a new generation of talents.
The program runs six months and culminates with the Makeathon: a competition for companies that propose their business challenge and carry out a project with our professionals, according to the Open Innovation model.
The best projects will be presented in a final event, in which the innovative project of the year will be announced.
The School of Innovation is a free initiative open to companies interested in co-creating highly innovative projects with us. It is an exclusive program that offers the chance to get involved, developing fresh and useful ideas to generate new business opportunities.
The School of Innovation is part of our Innovation Program.
The project includes a series of initiatives supported by our Innovation Leads. The purpose is to develop revolutionary ideas and collaborate with customers and partners, promoting an innovative vision of work.
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Steps of the initiative:
Phase 1: The school (February-April)
- Stimulate the growth mindset of participants thanks to vertical sessions tailored to students and companies.
- Establish relationships with our global innovation network: colleagues, customers, partners, research centres and universities.
- Access co-innovation funds to implement the ideas of greatest impact.
Phase 2: The Makeathon (May-June)
- Propose a business challenge that meets the company's innovation needs.
- Receive the constant support of work teams, made up of Avanade professionals, who have a thorough understanding of the company and market dynamics.
- Participate as a jury of the final event in which the best innovation project will be proclaimed.
"Avanade's innovators will support companies in understanding their innovation needs to identify the most promising and functional initiatives for their goals"