Innovation in Action is a case competition relevant for graduate students from all academic backgrounds, specialisations, nationalities and universities. Innovation in Action is a unique opportunity to show us your talent, develop your analytical skills and network with other talented students. In addition, you will meet and collaborate with employees from Novo Nordisk on a real topic or challenge, that Novo Nordisk is currently facing.
Innovation in Action 2017 was held on 7 November in Novo Nordisk Headquarters in Bagsværd.
The topic was children with Type 1 Diabetes. Being diagnosed with diabetes can be confusing and worrying for children. They may struggle to understand their condition and find it difficult to explain to friends and others around them. Learning through play puts diabetes management into a language that children can understand, helps reduce fears and barriers and gives them the opportunity to better understand diabetes and how to find a good balance living with it.
We were calling for an innovative approach on planning the rollout for a dialogue tool created to help children with diabetes enjoy a better childhood by offering playful education and support.
Meet Xiang and Emma - former Innovation in Action participants and hear why they think it was a good idea to participate in 2017.
The case competition is a 1-day intensive development process where students will be placed in groups of 5 - 6 people. The groups will be created across different educational backgrounds and be challenged to work together, to find an innovative solution to a real and relevant business challenge for Novo Nordisk. Ultimately the groups will present their best solution to a jury of Novo Nordisk employees.
Innovation in Action is held at our Headquarters in Bagsværd, Denmark.
To apply for participation in Novo Nordisk Innovation in Action case competition you must be enrolled in a master's programme and have a valid student ID. All academic backgrounds, specialisations, nationalities and universities are accepted.
To be selected you must demonstrate that you have a creative and innovative mind-set. This should be done when answering the selected video-recorded question when you apply. You should also upload your CV in English.
In short we are looking for:
, theme: Recruiting
patients for trials in new growth hormone drug development
Video from 2013, theme: Changing Diabetes in Colombia
Video from 2012, theme: Change diabetes in Indonesia through sustainable partnerships
Video from 2012, theme: Reputation Management and Social Media
See pictures from previous events here.
Q: Will Novo Nordisk reimburse my travel costs for getting to the event?
A: If you travel from outside of Greater Copenhagen, Novo Nordisk will reimburse of to DKK 500 of your travel costs. Remember to keep any receipts for public transportation.
Q: Besides being a master student - what do I need in order to qualify for being a participant in IIA?
A: When selecting the participants, we will be looking for ambitious and passionate team-players with creative and innovative mind-sets.
Q: Is there a prize for the winning team?
A: The winning team will be invited to spend World Diabetes Day 2017 at Novo Nordisk Headquarters in Bagsværd, where they will take part in activities arranged by Novo Nordisk to create awareness around diabetes. The winning team will also participate in an exclusive CV workshop and get individual feedback on CVs and LinkedIn profile.
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