Innovation also breaks through traditional corporate boundaries. After all, if we want innovations to come flooding into the company from outside, the process must be open for partners. PFLab is looking to work with other corporates and to spearhead innovation projects together. Each company will bring to the table their own strengths, market knowledge and specialist expertise in specific development areas. A prime example of this is Ormera – a company that provides smart energy billing solutions using blockchain technology – which is based on a partnership between PostFinance and the Berne-based power supply company, Energie Wasser Bern (ewb).
CorporatesOpen innovation with companies
PFLab is developing forward-looking innovation projects, even outside of banking. It is very important that our innovation process is opened up to the outside world, and that we work with other companies as innovation partners.
PFLab services for companies
- Innovation development: open innovation, co-creation, collaboration and methodical support in the innovation process. Implementing joint PoCs, MVPs, CO-STARs, RATs, pilot projects and experiments
- Specialist expertise: access to networks, external partners and the innovation community of PostFinance and the Swiss Post Group
- Access to useful knowledge and information: talks, lectures, workshops, tours of the lab
Johannes Höhener, Head of FinTech at Swisscom
We have a digital-savvy partner from the financial sector in the form of PFLab, and with their help, we can develop and drive forward FinTech ideas together. We really value the inspiring, productive partnership we have with PFLab.
Christian Schüpbach, FinTech expert at Swisscom
PFLab shows us that innovation is also possible in a corporate environment. As well as the extremely smooth cooperation, we also really like PFLab’s entrepreneurial mindset and the rapid decision-making processes.