“Design Thinking helps us to continuously involve the customer into our innovation process,” says Lea Im Obersteg. She has been Design Thinking Champion at GF since 2018. Through her role and with the help of Design Thinking, GF aims to strengthen its innovation capabilities and customer centricity.
"My vision is that Design Thinking becomes an integrative part of our corporate culture" says Laura Barrabia Gil, Strategic Project Manager at GF, in the Universum Top 100 interview (only available in German and French). She explains how the method supports GF employees and what motivates her to work for GF.
At the end of July 2018, 16 GF apprentices travelled to Bolivia for a development project week. There they worked with local pupils and young people. The apprentices shared their experiences in the Bolivia blog.
The Entrepreneurial Leadership Seminar provided 18 students from the ETH Zurich (CH) with a very rewarding learning opportunity: A real case on strategy and innovation. During two months, the students worked in teams on a specific Strategy 2020 project.
The Swissloop team of ETH Zurich is building a transportation pod for the Hyperloop project put forward by Elon Musk. GF Casting Solutions, a division of GF, is supporting the team as main sponsor and developer of lightweight chassis parts.