Leonard’s Intrapreneurs program is aimed at the Group’s employees with a proposal for an innovative project linked to the transformation of our activities, and more generally of cities and infrastructures. The environment, safety, and productivity are key challenges for our business lines. The Intrapreneurs program nurtures the spirit of innovation within VINCI to tackle these challenges creatively!
Incubation and acceleration: from idea to market
This two-phase program aims to train project leaders in entrepreneurial methodology, to help them go from idea to market. An initial 4-month “incubation” phase challenges the initial idea, and the relevance of the project is validated with the help of internal sponsors. During this phase, the project leaders devote 20% of their time to the program.
At the end of this phase, a committee decides whether the project will move on to the so-called “acceleration” phase, during which the project leaders devote themselves full-time to the project for 4 months. The objective of this phase is to test the project’s structuring key hypotheses by experimenting with a first version of the offer on the market (a Minimum Viable Product, MVP) with the strategic, operational and financial support of the internal sponsors. This phase ends with a seed committee that decides on the outcome of the project and confirms the commitment of the sponsors and intrapreneurs to launch and commercially deploy the new activity. This launch can take different forms: creation of a new offer, creation of a new business unit, integration within an existing business unit, or spin-off.
- 1st october 2022: Closing of applications (2022 cohort)
- November 2022: Selection committee and announcement of selected projects
- January 2023: Kick-off of the program (duration 4 months)
Since the creation of the program: 16 new activities!
The Intrapreneurs program has incubated 57 projects and accelerated 21 to date. It has also led to the creation of 16 new activities, including Waste Marketplace, a digital solution for waste management, Greendeed, a complete solution for improving the energy performance of industrial sites combining diagnosis, financing and implementation, and e-béton, the reference platform for optimizing the management of low-carbon concrete from order to delivery.
And above all, it’s 6 classes and a total of 86 intrapreneurs trained in the entrepreneurial spirit.