WHAT IS SWISSCOM KICKBOX?
The concept of the KickBox originally came from Adobe. The software company created an internal innovation programme with the aim of encouraging employees to develop and test new ideas.
In concrete terms, this means that any Swisscom employee who has an idea can easily apply internally for a KickBox. The physical box contains a starting credit, 20% of the working time for 2 months, contacts to internal and external innovation experts as well as a manual that explains the process of idea validation and provides valuable tips. In a multi-stage process, the idea is advanced, pitched in front of juries and, in the best case, approved for the next stage.
Watch the video to find out more about how you can implement your idea as an employee:
In just half a day, you will learn the most important design thinking methods and the entrepreneur mindset that underlies these methods.
Some examples of our successful Swisscom KickBox projects:
There are different stages in the process, which we know as RedBox, BlueBox and GoldBox.
Validate and pilot your idea and create your dream job.
The RedBox phase lasts 2 months. You validate your idea and its potential. In return, you receive a budget of CHF 1,000, 20% of your working time, access to internal and external experts and much more. At the end, you have to convince sponsors with a pitch presentation.
Once you have found your sponsor, the 4-month BlueBox phase begins. With a budget of CHF 10,000-50,000, you run a pilot with real customers. In addition, coaching, sprint workshops and access to helpful innovation modules are available to you.
If you can prove that there is real business potential behind your idea, the GoldBox starts. Congratulations, you have created your dream job and are now working 100% on the project! This can be within a line organisation or as an independent spin-off.
We are ready to accompany you on your intrapreneurship journey.
Head Swisscom Kickbox
Lourdes leads the Swisscom Kickbox program. She has worked as a Design Thinking Catalyst for many years and brings a lot of Swiss and international experience in Startup & Leadership Coaching, User Experience Design as well as Agile Transformation. She wants to continue to strongly position Swisscom Kickbox as a top intrapreneurship program.
Kickbox Innovation Manager
Fabienne studied Business Innovation and brings experience from the startup sector as well as consulting. Within the Kickbox team she is responsible for various operational and strategic topics.
Content & media presence
Michelle is a businesswoman in her 3rd year of training. At Kickbox, she is mainly responsible for the media presence and content.
Pascal is a media technician in his 3rd year of apprenticeship. In the Kickbox team he is mainly responsible for designs.
Christoph brings to the Kickboxers his over 10 years of experience in the innovation environment. As a facilitator, Agile coach and in other roles, he has been able to find and build new innovations in a wide variety of industries and fields and also accompany teams in them.
Roman helps teams innovate faster and more accurately. He studied design management, was a start-up founder and has already coached more than 200 KickBoxers
Hans Peter Wyss
Hampe is an experienced facilitator who helps kickboxers bring their ideas to life. He has a master's degree in arts education, was a researcher in technology and now builds bridges to connect people and disciplines.
TOP MANAGEMENT HAS YOUR BACK
The aim is to promote new innovations and further training for employees.
Chief Digital Officer
We don't want to lose sight of internal innovation drivers: The KickBox shows what our employees are made of.
Chief Personnel Officer
We are all convinced that the freedom KickBox creates fuels Swisscom's spirit of innovation!
Digital Business Unit
Group Human Resources
Business to Customers
IT, Network & Infrastructure
Business to Business
We help you with your project.
Market research expert
A few times a year, campaigns are held looking for ideas in a certain area. Ideas from all areas can be submitted at any time. However, if your idea fits into a campaign, the chance of advancement increases significantly, as more funding budget is available.
There is no deadline for good ideas! You can submit your idea at any time. An exception are the campaigns. If you would like to submit your idea for a campaign, please note the deadline communicated there. If you miss the deadline, you can always submit your idea, but it will no longer be considered for the campaign.
You start the next chapter of your innovation journey by finding internal sponsors to fund your BlueBox.
Yes, very much so! Any Swisscom employee can register on the platform. We would be delighted if more people joined the community to share their expertise, knowledge and experience.
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