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People Lab

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1 Day

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Face to face

ENGIE People Labs have been launched in January 2018 at the initiative of ENGIE University and of the ENGIE Communication Department. Each People Lab addresses a different topic (such as climate, education, artificial intelligence, silver economy, circular economy etc.) by bringing in a societal approach.

Organized 4 to 5 times every year, the People Labs last one day and bring together members of ENGIE’s internal communities (~70%) as well as students, external changemakers, partners, customers, influencers and experts (~30%).

They consist of three key moments :

> three inspirational pitches related to the chosen topic done by external speakers ;
> an ideation exercise by using new working methodologies such as design thinking ;
> pitches done by the participants on the business ideas generated during the ideation exercise.

Following this collective intelligence day and based on the solutions proposed by the participants a written deliverable is produced. Drawing on it, one or more proposals can be incubated by the People Labs’ sponsors.

Target: ENGIE’s internal communities & external changemakers, partners, influencers, students & experts

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The People Labs are accelerators of innovation, observation, ideas to support ENGIE and its societal innovation through connections and collective debate. Influence, transformation, highly influence impact, participatory democracy are the key words of these exercices of important societal value added.

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They tell you about it

  • March 2019

    The mind opening information session on circular economy and the possibility to meet colleagues from different Engie companies.

  • March 2019

    The relaxed and yet structured atmosphere which enabled exchanges, discussions.


This day of collective intelligence conists of three key moments:

> three inspirational pitches done by external speakers;
> an ideation exercise undertaken by the participants;
> pitches done by the participants on the business ideas generated.



Teaching approach

  • Design Thinking
  • Business models canvas
  • Experimentation
  • Group work



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