INVOLVE Challenge France 2017

Together with INSA Lyon and emlyon business school

INVOLVE Challenge France 2017

Welcome to the INVOLVE Challenge France 2017!

An exciting competition for INSA Lyon and emlyon business school students to generate radical innovation ideas.

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This year we propose you to support the Volvo group in reaching the future of sustainable urban mobility.

You will be supported through several activities and workshops all along the competition in order to enable you to:

  • Mix improbable ingredients (products or concepts) from unlikely areas of expertise (medecine, cosmetic, astronomy, oenology …),
  • Stimulate your creativity in order to let emerge radical innovations,
  • Discover new tools and methodologies to refine and develop your ideas from desirability, feasibility and viability aspects.

At the end of the competition, the best team win a trip of 3 days in Sweden will give you the exclusive opportunity to present your project to the head of Volvo group’s Research & Innovation, visit our Labs & Offices, explore the lively little city of Gothenburg and experience the unique Nordic charm of the west coast Archipelagos.

PHASES DESCRIPTION:

Monday 25th Sept. 12:30-13:30:

Information session at emlyon business school in the amphi 1.
Introduction to the Involve Challenge and presentation of the Volvo Group.

Tuesday 26th Sept. 12:30-13:30:

Information session at INSA in the Amphi Freyssinet.
Introduction to the Involve Challenge and presentation of the Volvo Group.

Friday 1st Oct. 12:30-13:30: Application closure

Send us your team application by team of 2 at contact-involve [at] volvo [dot] com including:

  • Team’s nickname / School provenance
  • Names / Pictures / Mail addresses
  • The ingredient you picked
  • A short and compelling explanation (free format) on : "How this ingredient have the power to totally transform the employer branding of Volvo Group".

20 duos (per school) ONLY will be selected for the Challenge.

Thursday 5th Oct 18:30-22:30: INSPIRATION

At Volvo Group/Renault Trucks, 99 route de Lyon, 69800 Saint Priest (Bus Stop C25 –Paul Berliet).

  • Listen to inspiring speakers,
  • Meet other participants and explorers (Volvo group's collaborators and school professors),
  • Create your team of 4.

9th of Oct to 13th of Oct: FERTILIZATION

  • By team of 4, collaborate on a digital platform with explorers to go a step further in your ideas.

10 teams of 4 ONLY will be selected for the third part of the Challenge.

Tuesday 24th Oct:

8:30-12:30: IMMERSION
At Volvo Group/Renault Trucks, 99 route de Lyon, 69800 Saint Priest (Bus Stop C25 –Paul Berliet)
Take a deep dive in Volvo Group’s research center. Visit our facilities, test driving simulators and prototype vehicles.

12:30-22:30: CO-CREATION
At emlyon business school in the Learning HUB,
Integration of one explorer per team.
Go a step further in your idea with new tools and methodologies for creativity.
NB: Shuttle connections are planned for you at 12:30 from Volvo to emlyon Learning HUB and at 22:30 from emlyon to Metro station: Charpennes.

Thursday 5th Oct 18:30-22:30: INSPIRATION

At INSA in the bibliothèque Marie Curie (T1 – Albert Einstein) - Amphi Emilie du Châtelet.
Pitch your Idea in a limited time of 5 minutes to win a trip to Sweden.

Please note that each step is mandatory. If you are missing classes to join one of the activities, Attendance Certificates will be provided to excuse your absence.

It’s a unique opportunity for you to meet with Volvo Group’s representatives and learn more about the Volvo Group world and experience the INVOLVE Challenge energy!

For more information contact us at contact-involve@volvo.com.