Cross-functional group of Tikkurila employees were gathered together at Urban Mill for a two-day bootcamp on the 25th and 26th of April. The sponsors of the Innovation Accelerator -program, Tikkurila CEO Elisa Markula and Senior VP of Offering Meri Vainikka, visited also Urban Mill and gave very interesting speeches to encourage us to innovate new sustainable processes, products and services.
Prior to the bootcamp we arranged a global idea competition and the most promising ideas out of 85 good ones were then chosen to be further developed in the bootcamp. There were six 4-6 member teams working on these sustainable topics and developing them into concepts. The work continues in 3 half-day workshops and on the 14th of June there is a pitching event where the winner innovation idea is chosen.
Urban Mill as a place was great for innovation and it was easy to work in teams as there where many places to gather up as a group. Thank you for your hospitality and hopefully we get to come there to innovate again!
Text and photos: Jutta Järvinen, Customer & Market Insight Director, Tikkurila Group
Logo: Tikkurila Oyj