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This was Best of Kickbox 2022!

On April 6th 2022, the legendary "Best of Kickbox" event finally took place again at beautiful Kraftwerk Selnau. After a long break due to Covid, it was an amazing comeback!
Michael Hunkeler
Michael Hunkeler, Head of Intrapreneurship Swisscom Kickbox
21 aprile 2022

What is Swisscom Kickbox?

Swisscom employees who have an idea can easily start and grow it with Kickbox, the intrapreneurship program of Swisscom. To start their project, they receive:

  • A starting budget of CHF 1’000
  • 20% of work time for 2 months
  • A handbook for intrapreneurship + a personal Coach

In a multi-stage process, the idea is pushed forward, pitched to juries and - in the best case – launched as new product or service.

 

The best of Kickbox Event is the largest yearly gathering of the Swisscom Kickbox community, where we celebrate innovation in all its form within the company.

 

Kicking off in the afternoon, it was filled with highlights of 2021, exciting keynotes, mini-workshops, life-pitches, an exhibition of current innovation projects and much more. It was structured in 3 acts.

ACT 1. KICKBOX IN 2021

Michael Hunkeler, head of Swisscom Kickbox, presented the highlights of 2021. This was followed by a Keynote of one of our successful GoldBoxers and entertaining mini workshops about 3D printing, Creativity and more.

presented the highlights of 2021
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ACT 2. THE IOT FINALE

At the end of 2021, Swisscom called all employees to submit fresh ideas for the Internet of Things (IoT). The top 5 of these ideas now had the opportunity to pitch in front of a large live audience and the amazing jury. Stay tuned for more news in the future about the projects who received funding for their BlueBox phase. The block was concluded by the Kickbox fair, where guests could discover the hottest new Kickbox-projects.

discover the hottest new Kickbox-projects
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ACT 3. INNOVATION AT SWISSCOM

Lukas Hohl, CEO of Swisscom Blockchain, kicked off with an engaging keynote about "Organisational Ambidexterity” and its relevance for Swisscom. It was at this point that the audience could celebrate the winners of the IoT Pitches and congratulate them during the following apero.

 

We would like to thank everyone who made this event so memorable. We are looking forward to having you back next year and to celebrate the latest in innovation at Swisscom with you!

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About Swisscom Kickbox

Swisscom employees can easily start and grow their innovative idea at any time with Kickbox. The physical box contains

 

a starting credit of CHF 1,000

20% of the working time for 2 months

a manual explaining the idea validation process and providing valuable tips

 

In the multi-stage process, you will be accompanied by a coach to drive your idea forward, learn a lot and, in the best case, make your idea really big!

 

You can find more information on the Kickbox Program here.

 

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