Join Innovation in Action 2019

Ready to show Novo Nordisk your talent?

Join our Master’s students competition on 4th October 2019 and solve a real case

Bring your ideas to life at Novo Nordisk’s case competition Innovation in Action for Master’s students from all academic backgrounds. During the 1-day workshop, you and your group will work together to find an innovative solution to a real business challenge Novo Nordisk is facing.

Get a snapshot of what Innovation in Action is from last year’s case competition:


This year’s case: Motivating patients through innovation

Going beyond the product is a must if we want to make sure that people with type 2 diabetes and obesity get the best possible experience with their medical treatments. Research shows that people with type 2 diabetes and obesity tend to drop out of their treatment plans during the first year due to a variety of behavioral and psychosocial reasons. We see how patient support programmes and self-educational initiatives drive motivation and better treatment adherence. Help us bridge the gap by identifying great innovative solutions, either digital or non-digital, that can motivate people with type 2 diabetes or obesity to stay on their treatment and succeed with their disease management.

The case competition is a 1-day intensive development process where students will be placed in groups of 5 - 7 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.

The winning team will be offered “A day with Novo Nordisk” and a screening interview with assessment feedback. This is a great way to build relations with employees at Novo Nordisk and get a feeling about “How it’s really like to have a life-changing career!” 

Innovation in Action 2019 will take place on 4 October and will open for applications: 

9 Sept – 23 Sept





"I learned a lot about Novo Nordisk at Innovation in Action, particularly the care that the company places on its employees and its products. Innovation in Action also paved the way for my internship at Novo Nordisk by exposing me to key figures in the organisation"


Dina Elnaggar, participant at Innovation in Action 2018, intern in Global Early Talent

Who can apply?

To apply for participation in Novo Nordisk’s 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 by sending your CV and a short motivation letter describing: 

“What is your contribution to this year’s challenge at Innovation in Action?”

In short we are looking for:

• Enrolled Master's students from all academic backgrounds

• Talented, innovative mind-sets eager to solve our challenge

• Team-players


Previous Events

Curious to learn more about what it is like participating in Novo Nordisk Innovation in Action?

Check out some of the videos from previous Novo Nordisk Innovation in Action events.


2017 - Children with Type 1 Diabetes


2016 - Cities Changing Diabetes


2015 - Obesity


2014 - Recruiting patients for trials in new Growth hormone therapy (GHT) drug development.



Innovation in Action 2019 will take place on 4 October and will open for applications: 9 Sept – 23 Sept. This year’s challenge is about how to motivate patients through innovation 




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