Sometimes good ideas come by chance and sometimes by dint of hard work. However, they rarely come just when you need them. So how do companies manage to find the necessary flash of inspiration to turn a multitude of ideas into new, marketable products and services? Straumann is the first company in the sector to set up a global, web-based innovation platform. The "Straumann Idea" portal is available for clients, researchers, clinicians and employees to pass on their innovative ideas to us.
Why innovation management? The dental implant industry is in a state of change. In the future, growth drivers in the premium segment will include sales processes, innovative solution concepts and incremental product improvements at a very high level. We therefore believe that it is essential to recognize and leverage this innovation potential at an early stage. A strategy that seamlessly ties into our core beliefs.
Step 1: Prepare the subsequent information for an online submission of your proposal: personal information and contact details, a short non-confidential overview about your idea. Attachments: max. 5 files/max. 10 MB per file, allowed formats: png, gif, jpg, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, pdf, txt
Step 2: Submit your idea in 4 quick and easy steps via the Straumann Idea Portal.1. Go to the Straumann Idea Portal 2. Read and accept the legal terms and conditions carefully 3. Enter your personal information and contact details 4. Fill in your short non-confidential overview 5. Provide information on the desired outcome and upload your attachments.
Step 3: Confirmation, reference number and contact at Straumann. After the successful submission of your proposal you will receive a confirmation e-mail including: an internal reference number, the expected feedback timeline, contact information for questions and support.
Step 4: Evaluation. Once a month, a forum of internal experts will convene to review your proposal. The evaluation process might include a confidentiality agreement and consists of the following steps: portfolio strategy, commercial potential, customer benefit, follow-up discussion
Step 5: Feedback. After the evaluation process has been brought to a conclusion, you receive a feedback via mail or phone regarding your input and the decision of the Innovation Forum.
Ready to share your idea with us? Go to the Straumann Idea Portal.