Success thanks to innovation - from the inside and with the outside
This is how innovation works at Implenia
Fundamental changes in the construction and real estate industry as well as the needs of our customers help us to drive innovations forward in a targeted manner. Our main focus is on the future of living, mobility and working. An internal Innovation Hub, consisting of a dedicated innovation team, takes care of the acceleration of internal innovations and deals with the cooperation with external partners. In doing so, internal knowledge is constantly expanded, megatrends are reacted to in a well-considered manner and we work together with our network. The focus is always on customer benefit.
Added value through innovation
We are transforming from within and bringing forward ideas from our people.
We use the knowledge and entrepreneurship of our employees to provide good, promising and sustainable solutions. These are to enable the development of real estate and the construction of buildings and infrastructure to meet future needs for modern living, working and mobility. With intrapreneurship, we also actively encourage our employees to drive internal improvements in all areas; whether it is processes, products or new business models: Innovation starts with people. In this way, we want to actively shape the fundamental change in the planning and construction industry, because this benefits our clients as well as our employees and shareholders. In order to promote intrapreneurship, we rely on the Kickbox programme.
We rely on our broad network of industry, technology and research partners for innovation.
In order to realise an even stronger customer centricity and to offer new digital as well as innovative solutions, we work closely with our network partners, such as the Fraunhofer Institute, ETH Zurich or EPFL. In a project lasting several years, a sustainable and innovative lightweight wood-concrete panel system is being developed together with ETH Zurich and the engineering firm WaltGalMarini. In addition to research, we also actively support start-ups, thereby helping to actively drive innovation in the construction and real estate industry. Together, current and future challenges are mastered and solutions are developed. One example is the development of an energy-autonomous façade in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute. Read more here.
We observe and inform ourselves about the trends of the future in order to always develop and offer the best solutions.
Urbanisation, mobility, connectivity, individualisation and sustainability: all megatrends that are changing construction. For example, by 2050 around 70% of the world's population will live in cities, people's mobility requirements will become more individual, multi-layered and complex, society is networked and the trend towards pure self-determination is changing a society's values, consumer behaviour and everyday culture. Knowledge of what the megatrends are and where the opportunities and risks lie in each case has a significant influence on our daily work. We can react to them at an early stage and thus quickly offer clients suitable solutions.
See some of our current innovation projects here
The Hyparschale in Magdeburg, a column-free hall and at the same time one of the best-known structures in the state capital of Saxony-Anhalt, is being refurbished with carbobeton technology
Implenia is reinforcing the roof shell of the listed hall with carbon concrete on the top and bottom sides and strengthening the supports and tension bands with shotcrete.
From architectural outdoor space briefing to optimised and customer-centred design
Clients' design and product wishes are incorporated into the property planning at an early stage of the design process. In this way, we ensure that on the one hand the needs of future residents are covered and on the other hand that construction can also be more cost-efficient.