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.
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.
Since the program was created: 12 new activities!
45 projects have been incubated and 16 projects have been accelerated through the Intrapreneurs program to date. The program has also led to the creation of 12 new business units, including Waste Marketplace, a digital solution for waste management, Roadcare, a platform for optimising road monitoring using AI, and Nooco, a tool for optimizing the carbon footprint of construction projects. And above all, 5 cohorts and 64 intrapreneurs in total have been trained in the entrepreneurial mindset.
Applications open until October 15th 2021
Applications for the 2022 Intrapreneurs program are open until October 15th 2021, exclusively online:
- October 2021: Closing of applications (class of 2022)
- November 2021: Selection committee and announcement of selected projects
- January 2022: Kick-off of the program (duration 4 months)
>> Projects currently being accelerated – Cohort 2021
Carapace: Dyke monitoring solution. With Natacha Robert (Sixense Mapping) – Sponsor: Sixense Mapping
Greenwatt: Global solution, from project design to financial engineering, for industrial clients implementing energy efficiency projects. With Emmanuel Fleurier and Eddy Sovic (VINCI Facilities) – Sponsors: VINCI Energies, VIA IMC (Eurovia Germany)
Renov’on: Platform offering package deals for the thermal renovation of residential buildings. With Myriam Pradat (VINCI Concessions) – Sponsor: GTM Bâtiment
CO2 Footprint app: Platform that informs, tracks, and monitors employees’ CO2-producing activities while providing targeted recommendations to its users. With Kristin Vanselow (Axians) and Josephin John (Omexom) – Sponsors: Axians Germany, VINCI Energies Germany
VISCO: Platform that helps cities and municipalities collect real-time data on infrastructure, road safety, road conditions, cleanliness, and the environment. With Patrick Naujoks (Eurovia Germany) and Julia Himmelsbach (Axians Austria) – Sponsors: Eurovia Germany, Axians Austria
>> New VINCI Business Units led by Intrapreneurs
La Ressourcerie du BTP: platform for listing and reusing used materials to facilitate the reuse of materials at the end of a construction site. With Sophia Ouabi Aïssi and Héloïse de Bokay – VINCI Construction France
SunMind: BU specializing in the construction and financing of self-consumption photovoltaic plants. With Maxime Varin – VINCI Concessions
Waste Marketplace: BU for the digitalization of waste management. With Jérôme de Tomasi – VINCI Construction France
Resallience: BU dedicated to the resilience of infrastructures and territories. With Karim Selouane – Sixense
Rehalib: Digital services department for building renovation. With Damien Bahon – GTM Bâtiment
Trust’in: Digital sourcing agency. With Samir Bengelloun – VINCI SA
Avus: Buried network modeling department. With Sébastien Magat – Ringway UK / Eurovia
Synaps’Up: Optimisation of linear infrastructure routes (roads, rails, pipelines, etc.). With Alexandre Cousin – VINCI Construction France