There are two main aims: to ensure the Group’s long term profitability and to anticipate major changes… and maybe even create them!
To give meaning to its actions and define its fields of innovation, Le Lab works by looking ahead to the short, medium and long term with the Lagardère Innovation Committee and its own Advisory Board.
LE LAB: LAGARDÈRE’S INNOVATION HUB
Lagardère’s innovation ecosystem operates within and outside the Group.
In order to amplify and ensure momentum, Le Lab has four main duties:
1- Identify and lead the community of innovatorswithin the Lagardère group
From the Innovation Awards to seminars for innovators, Le Lab works on a cross-functional basis within the Group to mobilise employees to look at common innovation challenges.
2- Step up the pace of divisions’ projects by meansof innovation
Le Lab helps the Group’s divisions to push forward their innovations. This is crucial in winning new markets and boosting results in the short and medium term.
3- Identify innovative partners
Le Lab introduces the Group’s divisions to potential suppliers and partners and investment opportunities that will help to speed up innovation within their business activities. For example, Le Lab organizes “Lagardère start-up pitches”, meetings within international ecosystems, or even link-ups thanks in particular to partnerships with investment funds Idinvest and Magma Venture Partners.
4- Create innovative start-ups withLagardère’s DNA
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The Lagardère group is a global leader in content publishing, production, broadcasting and distribution, whose powerful brands leverage its virtual and physical networks to attract and enjoy qualified audiences.
The Group's business model relies on creating a lasting and exclusive relationship between the content it offers and its customers.
It is structured around four business lines.
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