“An inspirational and collaborative space which will serve as the Group’s hub for innovation with external partners”. This will be the Electrolux Innovation Factory, that the company is going to open in a refurbished building within the company’s manufacturing site in Porcia, northern Italy. The Electrolux Innovation Factory will provide an agile, open environment where solutions can be tested instantly at production lines and R&D centers next door. This will, in turn, speed up the pace of innovation and execution.
«This collaborative space will drive open innovation and generate a multitude of great ideas that will lead to new value for our consumers – said Jan Brockmann, Electrolux Chief Operations Officer. – We’re truly excited about how this will help us combine the global scale of Electrolux with the agility of our partners.»
The facility will include demonstration and test areas for both product and process solutions For example, a “Fab Lab” (Fabrication Lab) will explore 3D printing and other advanced systems such as testing collaborative robot (COBOTS) integration and innovative wearable technologies for operators in Electrolux factories.
Public calls for proposals and partners as well as specific project briefs will be regularly announced on the Electrolux Innovation Factory website: www.innovationfactory.digital. The first call will be made in May.