To foster collective intelligence and an increasingly agile organization, as well as speed up innovation cycles taking advantage of both internal and external skills in complementary areas, Orano has set up places for sharing, moments of inspiration and openness to the world, and new working methods:
The technical communities were designed to promote transversality and collective intelligence. They are aimed at pooling Orano's expertise, jointly-build a shared vision, concretely manifested by roadmaps, around key themes for Orano. They encourage the emergence of technical breakthroughs and new industrial processes.
Every Thursday, between 1 PM and 2 PM, live web conferences are held, sharing innovation and news about the digital transformation to the Group's employees.
Some of the topics addressed include:
Truly dedicated to sharing and innovation, the FabLabs are places open to each and every employer. They foster curiosity, initiative-taking, and the “Do It Yourself” spirit, and develop the innovation potential of all employees or “makers”. The makers come up with ideas and are motivated to implement them in order to quickly turn their project into a prototype. The FabLabs are equipped with 3D polymer printers, prototyping equipment, electronic equipment and immersive spaces. They are often paired with ideation spaces workshops, Design Thinking and can, in some cases, host digital spaces.
Under the Orano Innovation SME initiative, fuelled by over 1,000 innovative start-ups and SMEs in different areas of activity, meet-up events are held between the SMEs and Orano employees, through innovation days and themed seminars. Because these start-ups and SMEs propose new ideas and solutions that complement those developed within the Group, the inspiring exchanges that result speed up the development of the innovation culture and often lead to the implementation of collaborative projects.