One in a hundred.
Last month we shared the story of “pacTris”, the winning idea presented at Digital Life Day. This app makes packing your vehicle easy, saving you time and effort by showing you how to pack your car as efficiently as possible. The concept impressed the jury and the audience so much that they told the “pacTris” team to start working immediately! To develop the idea from concept to reality, Daimler Business Innovation provided financial support to Toni, Gabriel and Sebastian and introduced them to their mentor Frank Maruna. Once the wheels started turning several challenges such as; how to coordinate teams from around the globe? came into focus.
As the three team members were involved in different project assignments, they needed to work from their international offices in; Stuttgart, Bangalore and Beijing. This meant that they sometimes had to meet at unusual times, managing their time and their workload. Initially this was seen as a challenge but turned out to be a blessing in disguise. All three locations were able to support each other every step of the way; In Beijing it was the IT Innovation Lab, in Stuttgart it was Business Innovation and in Bangalore it was a team of expert advisors at MBRDI.