Moving the needle on innovation within the EUC
On the 23rd and 24th of March 2022, from the early morning till long after working hours, EY Antwerp wavespace™ welcomed 70 BMS employees from the Nordics, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Benelux. They travelled to Antwerp for a high-paced 2-day hackathon, aimed to empower the BMS EUC community to collaborate on driving dynamic solutions for some of BMS’ most pressing areas of transformation.
Over a span of 36 hours, 9 teams, each consisting of 6 BMS cross-border and cross-function colleagues, intensively prepared their pitch for a project they desire to see developed within BMS. On the first day, prof. Koen Kas from HealthSkouts, inspired the participants with a keynote on healthcare and innovation. The teams, spread around the entire wavespace centre, carried this new knowledge with them in their continuous brainstorming, design thinking processes and business model mapping of their projects. During the hacking hours, EY mentors (a collaboration of EY The Factory, EY wavespace, EY VODW, EY Germany, and EY HR) advised the BMS groups in shaping their thinking, strategy, product and ultimate pitch. Everyone was also invited to follow workshops throughout the 2 days, one on Business Model Innovation and one on Pitching, given respectively by EY innovation enablers Jan De Clippeleer and Johnny Waterschoot.