Our partnerships in action

Partnerships in action

Capgemini Invent - Leadership Development Programme

The University of Exeter collaborated with Capgemini Invent to develop and deliver a Sustainability Solutions Leadership Development Programme. This brought together a large group of Capgemini Invent consultants with the University’s top researchers in different fields of sustainability and its implications for business. The Programme aimed to help Capgemini Invent stay ahead of the game in bringing different aspects of sustainability science ‘into the boardroom’, equipping the consultants with the knowledge and confidence to address this complex but critical topic with their clients.

Capgemini case study


Schneider Electric - Lean Innovation Masterclasses

With a presence in 100 countries, 137,000 employees worldwide and a revenue of €25.7 billion in 2018, Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation. Over 90% of the company’s business encompasses energy demand, covering four main markets: Residential & Building, IT (Data centers & networks), Industrial and Infrastructure.

Schneider Electric is a forward-thinking company, always looking for opportunities to improve ways of working and creating value throughout the entire business. As such, they were looking for ways to improve ways of working for the development of innovation within the company.

Erno Tornikoski, Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Exeter Business School, worked with leaders of Schneider Electric to design, develop and deliver a series of masterclasses themed around Lean Innovation. The masterclasses provide the key concepts and tools to accelerate innovation projects by individuals working on new offer creations across the organisation.

Participants are provided with the means to accelerate internal offer creation projects and gain the skills to do this. The masterclasses are delivered purely online and are accessible to employees globally. All participants are in some way connected to the Offer Creation process within Schneider Electric, for example, marketing, engineering, architecture, software, sales or legal.

We are continuing to deliver the masterclasses monthly during 2022 and creating new bespoke content, ensuring company needs are always met. 


INDEX - An Introduction to Digital Transformation

The team from the INDEX research centre led a three-day introduction into digital transformation for large legacy organisations. The content was centred on latest academic research and real-world case studies and was aimed at international senior public servants and elected officials to equip them with the confidence and expertise to transform public services to meet the needs of their citizens.

The programme consisted of three modules, spread over 3 months, and a combination of live interactive sessions and on-demand content.