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Where to start when launching a digital soap brand: the case of Ecover

Business Innovation Strategy Management

As part of the “Deplastify the Planet” class, my team and I were assigned to work with Ecover, a Belgian company that manufactures ecologically sound cleaning products, to create an elevated experience for packaging free soaps.

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In Vietnam, a youth leadership to deplastify the planet

Business Innovation Strategy Management

Created in August 2019, Deplastify The Planet (DTP) is a one-of-a-kind project-based class offered jointly by UC Berkeley (SCET) and Schoolab where students work with companies on real-life challenges. With a single goal in mind: “deplastify & regenerate” the planet. Each team of students is paired with a corporate partner and spends the entirety of the semester brainstorming, building, testing, and solving the environmental and social challenges.

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100s of students clapping at the end of a Schoolab hackathon

5 good reasons to move from an innovation consulting firm to an innovation studio

Business Innovation Strategy Management

Innovation has become a real engine of growth and stock market value in the image of Amazon. Many companies now want to improve their competitiveness by using an external innovation consulting firm.

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3 essential skills for the innovators of tomorrow

Business Innovation Strategy Management

In recent years, and even more now due to the pandemic, post-graduation life has been difficult for young innovators and entrepreneurs. Indeed, standing out on the job market has become an impossible task.

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Students listening to the new challenges in the CPI

A digital innovation journey: in the heart of Tokyo’s Shibuya Scramble Square, from Paris with love

Business Innovation Strategy Management

After years of exchanging with various contacts and stakeholders, things suddenly took off in the second half of 2019, with 3 events in 6 months.

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The offices of one of Schoolab's startups

Digital Education: 4 Tips to create online learning events

Business Innovation Strategy Management

Schoolab had been commissioned by BPIFrance (the sovereign fund of the French government) to organize a week-long learning expedition in the Bay Area for some of France’s top deep tech scientists-entrepreneurs to learn from the Silicon Valley ecosystem.

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Students thinking about a solution to a challenge in the Deplastify the planet program

Predicting the future: 3 key take aways from a design fiction workshop

Business Innovation Strategy Management

For the past two months, Schoolab has been conducting an introductory workshop to Design Fiction "your life after Covid-19" focusing on challenged industries. Participants spanned many organizations, age groups, and across continents.

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An entrepreneur pitching his startup

How to choose well your startup incubator?

Business Innovation Strategy Management

Entrepreneurship and the creation of startups are on the rise. In 10 years, France has seen the birth of dozens of startup incubators.

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Students visiting startup incubators in Station F

Innovation: How to divide by half product development time ?

Business innovative Products

New product development: how to launch products and innovations faster? Lean Startup theories or rapid prototyping methods have completely changed the way innovative projects are launched.

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5 ideas for remote ice-breakers

Training innovation management

As Remote Work is becoming more widespread for many companies, and more and more training, meetings and workshops are now taking place 100% online.

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Entrepreneurs: 10 (good) reasons to join a startup incubator

Startup Entrepreneurs

In 2019, Kim decides to launch her full-time mobile app project to support and encourage women to travel alone. "Our goal is to encourage women to become globetrotters. Travelling is always a unique experience and a way of knowing who you really are.

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Startup founders in front of a computer coding

Breakthrough and technological innovation: 20 innovative products that will change the future

Business innovative Products

Uber, Apple, Facebook, Airbnb: From modest start-ups, these companies have become leaders in their field and have also had a profound impact on the company following a breakthrough innovation.

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Startup: The 5 Laws of a good Commercial Landing Page

Startup Entrepreneurs

In canvassing activities, creating a simple landing page is often the most effective way to test the value proposition of a product or service. However, for this landing page to be successful, some basic rules must be followed.

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A man writing on a board in a pitching and design thinking workshop

Entrepreneurs: The Ultimate Guide to Successful startup Fundraising with a Venture Capital

Startup Entrepreneurs

Fundraising is primarily used to finance and support the growth of a start-up, it must be seen as a lever and not as an end in itself.

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One on Schoolab's client participating in a marketing workshop

Entrepreneurs: why you need to learn how to sell above everything else

Startup Entrepreneurs

Throughout his career, Stéphane has had the opportunity to meet and accompany a large number of founders, but also to see the market evolve.

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2 entrepreneurs working on their startup

The ultimate guide to the partner pact in start-up!

Startup Entrepreneurs

Overall, the partner pact allows us to anticipate conflictsituations, to anticipate problems, in particular by getting some partners out in a framed manner and protecting those who remain.

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Carine a Schoolab team member presenting impact objectives in the Compass program

4 mistakes to avoid when creating a startup partner pact

Startup Entrepreneurs

You're there, that's it... It's time to contract with your associates. Good news? Yes, because it means your startup is starting to gain traction and it's time to take the next step!

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Talents from a client company in a design fiction workshop

The ultimate Guide for an effective start-up sales strategy

Startup Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs, don't get me wrong: your idea will inevitably evolve during the discussions you will have with your target audience, because it does not necessarily correspond to the real expectations of your prospects.

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2 talents working on their project in the project accelerating program

Disruptive innovation : 10 solutions to boost business innovation

Business Innovation Strategy Management

The technological innovations of the last thirty years have led society to an inevitable consequence: the permanent transformation of our lifestyles.

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Students from the Compass Schoolab program

Innovation consulting companies are dead: 5 reasons to switch to an innovation studio

Business Innovation Strategy Management

Globalization and the complexity of business models during the 20th century gave rise to strategy consulting firms, allowing organizations to streamline and optimize their activities. 

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Company clients taking notes at a Schoolab workshop

Design Thinking for dummies : the beginner’s guide

Training innovation management

What is Design Thinking, the phrase that is on the mouths of all intakers and intrapreneurs? Design Thinking, by its definition, is an innovative project design methodology, centered on the human and the concrete.

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Students chatting and discovering the entrepreneur lifestyle of Schoolab

Organizational change management : 10 tips for changing business

Business Innovation Strategy Management

As economic uberization spread, large companies are more and more aware of the need to adapt in order to survive. Organizational change management is at core of this adaptation.

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Students in the DTP program

Digital Acculturation: These 10 Innovative Methods Will Accelerate Your Company’s Digital Transformation

Business Innovation Strategy Management

To sustain your business, the key challenge in the economic context of recent years is to know how to conduct effective change.

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Students in the Compass program

Agile like a startup: 10 tips on how large corporation can create business innovation

Business Innovation Strategy Management

What's a startup? According to Steve Blank, one of the popes of Silicon Valley, it is "a temporary organization in search of an industriable, profitable economic model, enabling exponential, repeatable and scalable growth".

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What is business innovation and how can it be stimulated in corporations? – Definition of innovation

Business Innovation Strategy Management

It can be applied to all industries and has the ability to radically transform the consumption patterns of all individuals. It is trendy, the media and companies have only it in the mouth.

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5 types of Learning Expedition trending in 2020: innovation lab, legal tech, Estonia…

Business Innovation Strategy Management

Do you want to unite a team around common values? define the strategic axes for the years to come? or align the vision between the different participants?

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A startup founder and his team coding and growth hacking

How Schoolab has brought Design Thinking to France : the Innovative Product Creation

Business Innovation Strategy Management

The idea was born in Stanford, in the late 90s, where Jean-Claude Charlet spent three years, at the time of the birth of Google and other web pioneers

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