Fostering an intra-preneurial culture.
Founded in the sixties, UNILIN is a world player in the flooring industry. In 1990, UNILIN patented Quick-Step, a glueless flooring solution, and is the company’s bestseller today. Quick-Step is just an example of the approach of this company, which bets on innovation, technology, and human capital to provide their customers with products that are increasingly easy-to-install, eco-friendly and durable.
In 2016, UNILIN asked Board of Innovation to foster an intrapreneurial culture within the organization and to equip UNILIN’s employees with innovative mindsets and methodologies. Nice to have: actionable innovation projects to further develop.
Innovation thrives on entrepreneurship. Arena brought a lot of positive energy and made our most entrepreneurial employees step forward, coming up with refreshing new business ideas to be part of it. Focused boot camps and Board of Innovation’s lean start-up coaching of Arena finalists led to validated business cases in less than half a year. Jorrit Gillijns Innovation Manager, Unilin