Lactalis Canada unveils Next Ventures, an innovation program designed to spur and accelerate future thinking, innovation and creativity by empowering employees and leveraging internal crowdsourcing to explore ideas and bring to market new products, processes, technologies or business models. The 2022/23 program will focus on waste reduction.
Following an open innovation model, contributors with the most inventive and potentially viable proposals will have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive program to further explore and develop these new ideas from inception to implementation through the facilitation of mentorships, collaboration, resource support and external partnerships. The program’s goal is to positively impact the future of Lactalis Canada’s organization, people, customers and communities while promoting continued intrapreneurship at Lactalis Canada.
“The best and most disruptive ideas can often come from within an organization and Lactalis Canada Next Ventures further opens our innovation funnel to tap into the talent, creativity and expertise of our own people with the potential to work with external partners to discover the next big idea for our business,” said Mark Taylor, president and CEO, Lactalis Canada.
Lactalis Canada Next Ventures will be an annual program with a new theme unveiled yearly. The program will kick off in 2022 with a focus on finding solutions to reduce waste in any form including, but not limited to time, abilities, financial resources, food, processing, packaging, energy and material resources.