We chose Wide Ideas to enable the employee centric knowledge sharing and ideation across the organisation. The tool greatly enhances the employee experience by making it easy to collaborate, communicate and connect with others.
SVP for Strategic Development
Overview of Initiative
Vattenfall is a leading European energy company. For more than 100 years they have electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernised our way of living through innovation and cooperation. Above all, their goal is to offer all customers climate-smart energy and enable a life free from fossil fuels within one generation (read more).
Vattenfall run an innovation initiative each year focusing on specific themes. The primary objective is to solve the problems of tomorrow in the energy market, where various events are hosted for employees to engage in. For instance, innovation workshops and inspiration sessions are open to all employees to participate in. Likewise, the Wide Ideas digital innovation platform is available to capture and develop new ideas.
Innovation Process Cycle
FREE Case Study
Do you want to take an in-depth look at the Vattenfall innovation initiative? In this FREE case study you will learn about their innovation process cycle, timelines, and how they structure their yearly competitions to engage employees in ideation.
Vattenfall Innovation Results
De-icing rotor blades on wind turbines with infrared heat
- 10% reduction in generation losses
- saving of up to 1 Million SEK per turbine
- enhanced safety protocols
The members of the jury saw many excellent proposals, all feasible in a reasonably near future provided that the ideas are further developed. However, the winning idea had a proposal with a high level of innovation. More importantly, it was well worked-out, had a very good business case, and as the icing on the cake had a great story too.
With Wide Ideas we now have an outlet for our creativity. It is good for our customers and it is good for Vattenfall, which gains more motivated employees and perhaps ultimately makes some money.