As Garage Innovation Hub, we create value with internal innovation competencies and collaborate with the external innovation ecosystem. Innovative ideas come to flourish with cutting-edge technologies and new business models.
We act as a bridge between the ecosystem and Arçelik by working as a facilitator in order to benefit from the knowledge, experience, and connections among ecosystem players such as startups, mentors, investors, and relevant non-governmental organisations, private and public institution representatives.
We hope to share and bring innovative ideas to success by working together through the entrepreneurship and innovation activities and events that Garage Innovation Hub hosts both inside and outside the institution.
As Garage Innovation Hub, we have two main missions:
- To create, expand, and spin-off new technologies and business models in areas other than Arçelik's core competencies (Blockchain, Extended Reality, Metaverse).
- To implement innovation and entrepreneurship programs both within and outside of Arçelik.
Seek and Adapt to changes smartly and rapidly; learn from mistakes, start and fail.
Imagine what is on the horizon next, see the opportunity; set the right goals, believe in the idea.
Create & look for new ideas based on market potential and customer needs.
Impact the world. Start each day with the determination to make better, do better and be better for our customers, employees, and our partners.
Embrace differences, working in cross-functional groups as one team.
Collaborate with global entrepreneurs and partners to discover new business opportunities and form the right solutions with added value.
Turn solutions into a spin-off business that maintains and develops new variations.
Create the right processes for venture building projects, startup collaboration.
Start small, think big, seek products & services that can be globally scalable.
Although corporate organisations' collaboration with new generation startups has become a powerful trump card, it is not always easy to work together efficiently, set mutual expectations, and act in accordance with different ways of doing business.
As Arçelik, we started to develop Startup Friendly Applications in order to develop and expand cooperation alternatives with startups. In this context, we have established Arçelik Startup-Friendly Applications on the following three verticals (Dare, Connect, Venture) based on the Arçelik Innovation strategy, and we have listed the startup-friendly applications that we have implemented so far under each heading:
We believe that in order to stimulate innovation, it is essential to try new things on a regular basis. We're always on the search for something new, and we aim to learn something new with every try. Regardless of the outcome, we consider every new experience a win, and we are not hesitant to develop or implement new technologies that are consistent with our corporate strategy.
We believe that being open to cooperation with everyone and every institution and diversity is necessary to develop innovation. We establish and encourage collaborations where we can inspire and get inspired by shared success. We collaborate, listen, and encourage communication with all partners in the global ecosystem as part of our open innovation policy.
We believe it is necessary to develop and improve in order to create value through innovation. We understand that by taking into consideration all potential stakeholders, we can mutually create social and commercial benefits. The critical players of the ecosystem know the expectations of the enterprises. We, on the other hand, aim to expand the ecosystem through practices that protect mutual benefit. And we take new steps to reduce the bureaucracy barrier with each passing day.
As Garage Innovation Hub, we continue to increase our efforts in a focused and motivating way to enable Arçelik to do sufficient and respectable work in the global innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem with a great team from many different fields of expertise.
We are delighted to share with you our incredible team, with various characters but sharing the same values that brought all these achievements to life, some of which you can witness on the Garage Innovation Hub Portal.
Contact us for information and partnership opportunities.