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Running a Successful Corporate Innovation Program: Andritz Case Study

  • BDO Canada LLP - Vancouver Suite 600 - 925 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC, V6C 3L2 Canada (map)
Vancouver corporate innovation labs presents Andritz

By applying a startup approach to product development, corporations can encourage the urgency and agility that is often hard to achieve in large entities. Andritz created an artificial intelligence platform for industrial plant automation using a structured intrapreneurship model, taking the product from concept, through prototype, to winning Goldcorp's 2019 #DisruptMining contest in under a year.

Join us in our second session of the year as we dissect this successful corporate innovation case, and discuss the opportunities, challenges, and methods in creating innovative products in established corporations.


About The Speaker

Arthur Gooch is the Director of Innovation at ANDRITZ AUTOMATION. A mechanical engineer by training, most of his career has focused on process automation projects for the mining and pulp & paper industries. From his background in control system configuration and commissioning, he now directs the creation of artificial intelligence and simulation technologies for industrial control.



6.30pm - Reception and Networking
6.45pm - Andritz Case Study
7.30pm - Ideation workshop
8.15pm - Closing and Networking


Who should attend this event?

Managers, directors and executives interested in learning how to set up and/or improve existing corporate innovation and continuous improvement initiatives. We expect to discuss some of the most common thorny aspects of innovating within an organization:

  • Executive support

  • Leading without authority

  • Ideas generation

  • Triaging and ideas selection

  • Financial support

  • Winning hearts and minds

  • Showcasing innovation results

  • Marketing innovation

Note: Food and drinks will be provided.


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