Electrolux Open Innovation team has issued a call for partners to develop solutions to real-time challenges. The company seeks proposals from start-ups, SMEs and university spin-offs to join the Open Innovation Booster Program. Launched in 2018, the program enables Electrolux to connect with some of the best thinkers in the market, while giving partners the chance to work alongside a global company with deep engineering expertise, R&D resources and manufacturing network. For the 2021 program, Electrolux once again seeks solutions that advance its commitment to sustainability. A second priority is digital operational excellence, an area in which dynamic young companies may be able to make a significant contribution. The overall goal is to turn initial solutions into workable products, technologies and processes that address specific challenges related to Electrolux company strategy. “The Booster Program – Electrolux explains – has achieved some amazing results so far: more than 370 prospective partners reviewed, over 100 solutions screened, 10 solutions shortlisted, 8 ‘minimum viable products’ fully developed, and 2 projects in the scale-up phase. The previous Booster Program wrapped up in October, with all five partners delivering interesting business and technical solutions while working with dedicated project teams at Electrolux for 12 months. Two of the solutions were chosen for further development and have entered the rollout phase”.