ESAC Team : students help firms to discover new business opportunity in this Covid crisis.

The EDHEC Chair for Foresight Innovation and Transformation and EDHEC students are launching a call for applications to companies that would like to benefit from this solidarity support

Written on 27 April 2020.


As Covid-19 crisis is challenging companies, there is a way to explore and transform uncertainty into opportunity. Futures leaders, entrepreneurs of tomorrow will certainly be those who apply a new way of thinking, who identify actions that they have not thought about before: those who direct sufficient attention to structural changes that might affect their industry and markets.

The EDHEC Chair for Foresight, Innovation and Transformation (FIT) supports the « EDHEC Students Against the Crisis » initiative:

Student volunteers help the businesses to navigate the crisis in finding opportunity and making robust strategies with scenario-based planning method.
ESAC Team functions with group of 3 to 5 students engaging 25 hours in 3 weeks to support leadership teams.

René Rorhbeck and Karine Kollenz, professors of strategy, trains student teams and provides them with the Strategic Foresight Toolkit.

Companies advantages

- Access to cutting-edge tools and creative energy of tomorrow’s buyers

- Reperceive the business environment, discover and develop opportunities

Students advantages

- Gain insights and experience by helping firms in crisis

- Training on strategic foresighting tools

« Over more than a decade we have empowering managers to adapt their approach to making long-term choices during crisis. ESAC team initiative is a solidarity and pedagogical mission.

EDHEC contributes to reimagine and rebuild our economies and societies through our energic students involved, who will leveraged scenario crisis and strategic foresight » says René Rohrbeck, FIT Chair Director.

The FIT Chair is officially calling for applications to companies that would like to benefit from this solidarity support. To do so, nothing could be simpler than to contact us by clicking below. ESAC Teams will select companies on the 18th May for projects starting end of May/Early June (first round), and on June, 15 for projects starting in July/August (second round).

Apply Now

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