The KICKBOX process

      Validate and become the CEO of your Idea


      Validate Box


      The RedBox phase lasts 2 months. Your goal is to validate your idea and its potential. During this time you are granted 1,000 coins, access to internal and external experts, and much more. Eventually, you have to convince a sponsor with your pitch presentation.


      Pilot Phase


      Once you find a sponsor, the 6 months BlueBox phase starts. Equipped with an additional budget you will run a pilot with real customers. During this phase you will get access to coaching sessions, sprint workshops and many useful innovation modules.


      Implement Phase


      After you prove, that your idea had a real business potential, you will get the GoldBox. Congratulations!!!


    • The KICKBOX world

      Start, explore and support innovation projects

      Submit your idea and start your
      own Kickbox project

      Find your expert or support Kickbox projects with your skills

      Find services that support you in validating your Kickbox idea

      Discover the many ZF Kickbox projects of other employees

      Submit an idea for a ZF campaign and start your own service innovation

      Become a ZF Kickbox investor and support RedBox projects

    • FAQs

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      We are ready to support your intrapreneurship journey

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      Shirley, UK

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