Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances, based on deep consumer insight and developed in close collaboration with professional users. We offer thoughtfully designed, innovative and sustainable solutions for households and businesses, with products such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances.
Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 60 million products to customers in more than 150 countries every year. In 2015, Electrolux had sales of SEK 124 billion and about 58,000 employees.
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Open Innovation at Electrolux
Electrolux has recognized in the open innovation model the only way to accelerate innovation: a new way to do business, through the synergy between internal and external networks, new ecosystems beyond the trusted network, composed by “innovators” with different “DNAs”. Electrolux stimulates creativity of all people who have innovative ideas: start-ups looking for funding to deliver their business, universities proposing new technologies, other industries playing in different tech and business sectors, and even inventors building prototypes in the garage.
Electrolux invites industries, start-ups, research centres, universities to send their proposals about:
1. Technologies or technical solutions to create new functionalities for the use of home & professional appliances
2. Product concepts to satisfy consumers
3. Components to be integrated into products to improve performances
4. Industrial processes to add new value in the manufacturing areas
6. Partners to collaborate
7. New businesses…