Innovation is often symbolized by the image of a few friends toiling in a garage at night to create something new and disruptive. Many of today's industry giants were built from modest beginnings - literally in someone's garage.
If you'd like to co-innovate with us or just want to know more about this Nokia Garage, please contact our team.
Open innovation space
Le Garage was introduced at Bell Labs Villarceaux as a place for innovation powered by Bell Labs but open and accessible to all staff. It seeks to connect and catalyze innovative projects which do not fit the mainstream product lines. Nokia offers the space for people to work on "different" projects - either alone or in groups - and to share their results, both good and bad, for greater insight into "why".
In the span of 4 years, Le Garage has evolved and is now structured into two programs:
- An incubation program, open to all Nokia employees, for fast prototyping and experimentation of early stage projects
- An acceleration program, In residence, based on the hybridization of internal teams from our Mobile Network Digital Innovation Acceleration program and external ones, including startups, partners, suppliers and student teams for co-innovation projects.
From thought to reality
Le Garage provides 100 m2 makerspace for fast prototyping.