Ready to show Novo Nordisk your talent?
Join our Master’s students competition on 4 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
For over 95 years, Novo Nordisk has been proud to be making leading medicines within diabetes, obesity and other chronic serious diseases. However, unfortunately many patients still do not treat to target or achieve their desired health outcomes. Going beyond the product is a must in order to ensure that people living with diabetes, obesity and other serious chronic diseases receive the right support to achieve better outcomes. Patient motivation is key!
But what drives
motivation when it comes to adhering to your treatment plan? We know
patient support programmes and self-educational initiatives drive
motivation and better treatment adherence, but there is still a gap.
Help us bridge the gap by showcasing innovative solutions
that focus on the unmet needs of the patient, to motivate them to
stay on their treatment and succeed with their disease management.
These solutions can be either digital or non-digital, and will be
assessed on their simplicity and impact on the motivation of the patient.
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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, using
solution-based methodologies, to find an innovative solution to a
real and relevant business challenge for Novo Nordisk. Each group
will get the opportunity to 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 2019 and will open for applications:
9 September – 23 September 2019
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
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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