25/11/2020 - Innovation and R&DOur key Innovation 2020 gathering took place on October 27th. The pitching sessions for our top six entries on our internal innovation platform, as well as our 4 start-up finalists in the Open Innovation Challenge, were available to watch live…
A highly successful event despite the health crisisBecause of the covid-19 pandemic, it was not possible for our coworkers to gather and watch the presentations together. Therefore, the different ideas were exposed in front of a camera, to a limited committee and not to a full room. The event was then broadcast live, and followed by about 700 Vallourec employees around the world.
Congratulations to our winners!The winners were selected by a jury and an interactive voting system which allowed our coworkers worldwide to choose their two favorite innovations. Two internal proposals particularly stood out during this session.
For a number of years, Vallourec’s innovation has been aiming to be collective, unifying, iterative and agile. We encourage our employees to share their innovative ideas and, thanks to the Open Innovation program, we have forged win-win partnerships with start-ups, such as Saagie or OpenField Technology, in new fields to strengthen our offer and to continue to serve our customers better. Once again, I am extremely proud of the creativity of our teams and the meaningful nature of the concepts proposed by the start-ups.Sylvie Dubois-Decool Innovation Director