Submit your idea and become an intrapreneur!
How does KICKBOX work?
KICKBOX is a company-wide entrepreneurial programme for all our employees who have an innovative business idea.
It offers you the opportunity to develop, validate, test and finally implement your ideas in 3 stages. With Kickbox, we're helping you develop new skills and aim to better involve you in the innovation journey and give you an active role.
The KICKBOX Process
Validate and pilot your idea and create your dream job!
The RedBox phase lasts 2 months. Your goal is to validate your idea and its potential. Therefore, you get a CHF 1'000.- budget, 20% of your work time, access to internal and external experts and much more. Eventually, you have to convince a sponsor with your pitch presentation.
If you manage to find a sponsor, the 4 months BlueBox phase starts. Equipped with a higher budget you will run a pilot with real customers. Beside that, you get access to coaching sessions, sprint workshops and many useful innovation modules.
After you prove, that your idea had a real business potential, you will get the GoldBox. Congratulations, you have created your dream job! From now on you will work 100% on your project. This can be within the business line or as a corporate spin-off.
Our top management supports you
The goal is to create new innovation and to further educate our employees
Senior Vice President Technology & Services
Entrepreneurship is not just a matter for the management - every employee can make a contribution to driving innovation at RUAG.
Head of Business Area RIO
Innovation is any major or minor change that moves our business forward. I look forward to hearing your idea. Get started today, because your contribution makes a difference..
Innovation only exists if there are ideas. KICKBOX is the right tool for anyone who wants to grow their own idea. Each of us can actively contribute to creating innovation and making RUAG even more future-oriented.
Innovation is about bringing people together to discover new ways: KICKBOX will help you with this so that your ideas to further improve the security of Switzerland will get the best chance.
You are the entrepreneur within RUAG, bringing relevant and innovative business ideas to the front and increasing our ability to react in our volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. YOU are the CEO of your idea!
KICKBOX Ambassador Ground
We are the technology partner of the Swiss Armed Forces. In order to fulfil this task in the long term, we want to develop continuously and with an eye to the future. Use KICKBOX, become an entrepreneur in the company and make a valuable contribution to the successful future of RUAG with your idea.
KICKBOX Ambassador Air
Innovation in business never comes from being in your comfort zone and it will distinguish between being a leader or a follower in technology. I believe that KICKBOX will help make us a leading innovator and technology partner for our customers.
RUAG KICKBOX Agents
Motivate employees to develop their ideas and answer questions regarding the KICKBOX process.
With the RUAG brand, we position ourselves as a future-oriented company in the field of security. To be able to keep this promise, we need innovation. With KICKBOX, we have the right tool.
Let's kick together! I will accompany you in your first steps with KICKBOX. Our employees have a lot of great ideas that can bring us forward with big steps - I am convinced!
Intrapreneurship and innovation are the characteristics of an attractive employer and contribute a lot to our corporate culture - let's get on!
What would the world be without progress? Dear experts, your expertise makes you the best source of innovation. With KICKBOX you have the opportunity to turn your ideas into reality. Let's get started!
I find it intrinsically motivating to foster intrapreneurship leading to innovations for more security in Switzerland.
Those who change nothing go on living the same way tomorrow as they did yesterday! KICKBOX is an exciting approach for RUAG and at the same time a starting signal for taking a step toward a new "more digital" age with innovative methods, tools and new collaborative models.
I believe KICKBOX is a great springboard to inspire every employee to bring out the entrepreneur within themselves. Developing not only an idea, but also the personality of a person and increase their awareness in taking responsibility.
Innovations move us forward! KICKBOX is a tool that can help RUAG accompany and support innovative ideas in a structured way. I want to provide kickboxers with support in the KICKBOX process to help them feel good and develop their potential.
I think KICKBOX gives employees a great opportunity to move their innovative ideas forward at RUAG, using modern methods and tools. Whether it's as an intrapreneur, expert or as a coach.
Use the KICKBOX method and network to get your project done!
You can't force innovations or generate them just like that. However, you can try to create an environment in which new ideas have a realistic chance and don't get nipped in the bud. KICKBOX provides precisely this environment and allows all employees to be a crucial part of our further development.
An idea's value lies in its implementation. KICKBOX gives you THE opportunity to achieve this.
All RUAG employees are specialists in their fields and are often able to recognize untapped potential in their day-to-day business. KICKBOX makes it possible to unlock this very potential while simultaneously supporting and encouraging RUAG employees. To be successful as a company, it is important not only to stimulate innovation from the top down but also to embrace it from the bottom up.
I love innovation and think KICKBOX is a way of supporting this process. My job as coach is to ask the right questions and steer an idea towards becoming an achievable solution.
The slogan of a car developer was: “What good is horsepower without steering?”
The same applies to innovations. What good is an innovation if there isn’t any way of transforming these ideas into great products and services for customers?
Got a new idea? Be curious, jump into KICKBOX with both feet and give it your best shot. What do you have to lose? I can't guarantee success, but I promise that you will learn something along the way. I agree with Einstein, who believed that curiosity and imagination are more important than knowledge. Let's get started!
RUAG KICKBOX World
Submit your idea and start yourown KICKBOX project
Find your expert or support KICKBOX projects with your skills
Find services that support you in validating your KICKBOX idea
Become a member of the RUAG KICKBOX team as an Agent or Coach!
Support our employees in the use of KICKBOX. You can let us know of your interest via the form and will then be contacted by Athos.
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