How might we be able to do an agile exchange and evaluation of Start-Ups onsite and asap?

Through our scouting activities, we witness a lot of radical new approaches and potentially disruptive innovations. A lot of those innovations are rooted in the start-up environment. Start-ups are used to work quick and agile – a working style that differs to the mode big corporations as the Audi AG are used to work in, based on the experience of their technology experts.

That’s why we set up an agile concept that enables us to assess start-up based innovations: we call it “Easy Collaboration.”

In this workspace, we want you to challenge our concept with your ideas, experiences and feedback. Let us know what you think – what are your needs as a start-up? What prerequisites are essential to start a collaboration?

Dr. Volker Kaese

Senior Director Innovation Management Product Volker studied mechanical engineering in Hanover, where he also gained his PhD about absorbable metallic implants. He founded a successful start-up in the field of magnesium-implants, and eventually joined the Volkswagen group. Beside other tasks he was Innovation Manager and the Head of technical project management of the Volkswagen XL1. Today, Volker is Senior Director of the Audi Innovation Management Product. He is responsible for the predevelopment portfolio, road mapping, and for the Audi transformation to a open, agile and radical innovation culture.

Jörg Imberger

Innovation Management Product Jörg studied Business and Engineering Management in Mannheim. With a background as an Electronics, he developed a passion to innovations. Ideation methods of open innovation or design thinking, technology and trend scouting and future forecasts have been his major topics within the Audi Innovation Management. Today he scouts for radical and disruptive innovations majorly out of the Start-Up ecosystem.


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