Take a step.
The “mia” innovation process is divided into four clearly defined steps:
Discover – Develop – Decide – Do it.
To help us pick out the most promising entries, we have developed a structured selection process.
Discover a need.
The only way to get an answer is by asking a question – and you can only create a solution if you’ve identified a need.
We’re looking for ideas that:
- Solve customer-specific challenges
- Integrate new technologies into existing applications
- Uncover new fields of application for our products and solutions
- Preserve resources – for motan or for the plastics manufacturer/processor
- Increase user and service friendliness
- Pave the way for new business models
If you think that even the best things could be made that little bit better, that proven processes could benefit from fine-tuning and that there is a shorter way to reach your goal, then you have already taken the first step to answering our question: you have identified a problem. And now you are ready to create a solution.
Develop your solution.
You can work on your solution alone or in a team. Teams foster creativity, encourage people to ask more questions and ultimately help to increase market acceptance.
Please provide a detailed description of how you developed the solution, including how it adds value for users, manufacturers and the environment.
You’ve got the idea, we’ve got the strategy.
The smallest steps often help us advance the furthest – and the most unlikely ideas trigger the biggest changes.
We meticulously assess every solution in terms of its feasibility, with a particular focus on the benefits it delivers: to you, us, our customers and the world of raw materials handling.
The five most promising entries will be selected for our shortlist. We will then inform their creators and launch the test phase.
It’s what you make it.
We will pull out all the stops to make your idea a reality. Hand in hand with you, we will perform preliminary tests and initiate collaboration with partners and research institutes.
Step by step, we will begin to put your solution through its paces.
Throughout the entire process, we continue to assess the feasibility of your solution and incorporate any test findings into the project.