Innovation conference for DEME

The Context
In the past, DEME has been at the forefront of multiple technological innovations, such as offshore wind and environmental remediation. To continue this frontrunner approach, DEME put together a three-day conference. 

The Challenge
The participants started from DEME's global challenges to identify relevant opportunities. 

DEME conference

The Trajectory
Futureproofed joined DEME in this three-day conference in Rotterdam. DEME's employees have been inspired by various speakers. They have been encouraged to identify, weigh and filter opportunities. 

DEME workshop
DEME discussion

Results and Resolutions
1600 innovative ideas from DEME's employees came out during this conference, resulting in 200 potential opportunities. These will be used to guide and focus future initiatives.

In the end, this conference triggered team recognition, inspiration, motivation, buy-in and connectedness.

Alain Bernard DEME
Think differently, unconventionally and from a new perspective. Serge and his team assisted us in the organisation of a three-day conference in Rotterdam. We experienced Futureproofed as a highly professional and competent facilitator. They’ve challenged our employees and I was more than happy with the quality of new ideas that came out of the conference. Plans are already underway for a next event
— Alain Bernard - CEO DEME
Philip Hermans DEME
Futureproofed assisted us in the conception and organisation of a convention on innovation for DEME. Serge and his team were very pro-active, quickly familiarised themselves with the very specific challenges, and moreover, really helped us define ways to turn these challenges into opportunities for our company over the course of the process. I cannot recommend Futureproofed enough as project facilitators - their input and structured approach enabled our employees to come up with no less than 1600 innovative ideas resulting in 200 potential opportunities. Futureproofed will continue to accompany us in refining these further.
— Philip Hermans, General manager DEME
Luc Vandenbulcke GeoSea
Futureproofed has supported DEME and GeoSea to discover the real force of innovation, always in line with true sustainability!
— Luc Vandenbulcke, Deputy COO, Managing Director GeoSea

Country: The Netherlands
Client: DEME
Sector: Dredging, Environmental & marine engineering
Services: Sparring, coaching; Sustainable business innovation
Year: 2015