Join Novo Nordisk's Innovation in Action
What is Novo Nordisk Innovation in Action?
Innovation in Action is a workshop relevant for master students from all academic backgrounds, specialisations, nationalities and universities. The Innovation in Action workshop is a unique opportunity to show us your talent, develop your analytical skills and network with other talented master’s students. In addition, you will meet and collaborate with employees from Novo Nordisk on a real business topic, chosen by our top management.
The purpose of the Innovation in Action workshop is to challenge students to create the basis for new and sustainable business ideas that Novo Nordisk can use to position itself for future growth, leadership and the ability to combat diabetes globally.
The workshop takes place in both Aarhus and Copenhagen.
What will happen at the workshop?
The workshop is a 6-hour intensive development process where students will be placed in groups of 5 - 6 people. The groups will be created across different educational backgrounds and challenged to work with and ultimately present their best solution to a real and relevant business case.
Apply by Monday Nov 4
Application deadline is on Monday the 4th of November. Press the apply-button and fill out the application blanket. Here you will be asked to write a couple of quick words about what innovation means to you. Afterwards you must send your CV to email@example.com.
This year's case
Do you want to help Novo Nordisk change diabetes in Colombia?
Along with economic growth and a changing landscape of the healthcare system, an increasing number of Colombians are suffering from chronic diseases including diabetes. In 2030, nearly 4 million people will suffer from type II diabetes but only 300,000 will achieve desired outcomes.
In order to improve the medical education in terms of chronic diseases in Colombia, Novo Nordisk decided to establish the Diabetes Academy in May 2012 as a strategy to change the way Health Care Professionals (HCPs) learn about diabetes and broaden their knowledge of modern insulin and treatment.
During the Innovation in Action workshop, students are encouraged to provide a sustainable solution to improve the methodology and implementation of an effective educational strategy to end the medical inertia of HCPs that diagnose and treat patients that suffer from diabetes in Colombia.
Prior to the workshop the students will receive information on the narrative-based approach, the strategy implemented during the first stage of the Diabetes Academy and medical inertia.
To apply to participate in Novo Nordisk Innovation in Action you must be a master student and have a valid student ID.
We welcome master students from all academic backgrounds, specialisations, nationalities and universities to apply for a place at Novo Nordisk Innovation in Action. To be selected you must demonstrate that you have a creative and innovative mind-set. This should be done when answering selected questions in relation to this year's topic when you apply. Places are limited at each workshop and you can only apply to attend one of the workshops.
When applying you agree that, if you should be offered a place, you will attend for the full duration of the workshop.
Aarhus: Tuesday, 26 November 2013, from 13:00-19:00, at Aarhus University
Copenhagen: Thursday, 28 November 2013, from 13:00-19:00, at Copenhagen Business School
We will serve snacks and drinks during the workshop. From 19:00 there will be tapas and drinks and a chance to network with the other students and Novo Nordisk representatives.
The deadline for applications is Monday, 4 November 2013.
If you have questions or comments, please contact:
Caroline E. Bloch Poulsen-Hansen
+45 3075 9124
Irina Petrova Stambolska
+45 3075 7835
- Expand your network
- Develop your ideas
- Show your talent
- Work on a real-life business case
- Boost your CV
- Help us create a sustainable future
The Novo Nordisk Innovation in Action workshop is your chance to work on a highly relevant topic with qualified students from different educational backgrounds. Further, you will meet Novo Nordisk employees from diverse areas within the company and gain an understanding of the complexity of developing business solutions in the pharma industry. You will get an impression of working at Novo Nordisk, while we get the opportunity to gain fresh ideas from a broad range of talented master students.
Joining the workshop is a good opportunity for you to get to know Novo Nordisk, and for us to get to know you. Previous years, the workshop has functioned as an introduction for some of our current Graduates in Novo Nordisk.
You can help us shape the company's future by developing innovative, sustainable business solutions that will ensure Novo Nordisk a position to defeat the global diabetes epidemic now and in the future. The winning solution will work as a great source of influence to the concrete business project.
Curious to learn more about what it is like participating in Novo Nordisk Innovation in Action?
See pictures and videos from previous Novo Nordisk Innovation in Action events in both Aarhus and Copenhagen
Video from 2012, theme: Change diabetes in Indonesia through sustainable partnerships
Video from 2012, theme: Reputation Management and Social Media
Video from 2011, theme: The Future of Work
Video from 2010 , theme: Changing diabetes at the base of the pyramid in India
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