Gemalto has won the BearingPoint innovation management award – the Agile Innovation Award – for its think tank initiative Business Innovation Garage (BIG).
BIG provides Gemalto’s 10,000 employees company-wide with a structured process to submit and manage any innovative ideas they have. Ideas covering range of fields – from communication, payment, transport, Internet access, and machine-to-machine application – are systematically challenged, audited, developed and eventually selectively turned into incubation cells.
The award specifically recognized eGo, the new technology that uses intra-body communication properties to convey digital credentials onto devices such as a person’s car, phone or door-lock.
“The BIG process is remarkable in that it ensures the same level of employee buy-in, for both “go” and “no-go” decisions,” commented Isabelle Denervaud, associate director, Innovation and R&D, BearingPoint.