We believe in people, curiosity & togetherness

At IKEA we are passionate about creating a better everyday life for the many people. We are curious about the future and how we can co-create innovations to solve the big problems, for people as well as our planet.

To create positive change for a better everyday life, we are opening up IKEA and inviting you to join us. Everyone’s creativity is needed – and wanted!

Startups

Startups

Launched May 2017

Working together with disruptive entrepreneurs to challenge ourselves in different ways.

We are looking for entrepreneurs who want to co-create with IKEA to find answers to everyday problems! Problems in people’s lives, for society and the planet. We want to be truly affordable, interact with the world around us and continue our journey towards a more positive impact on the environment. Together, we explore different perspectives and include outside insights when creating the products and services of tomorrow.

Our first startup activity, IKEA Bootcamp, has already launched. Find out more here.

University collaborations

University collaborations

coming September 2017

Partnering with universities to research areas of interest and encourage future talent.

As part of co-createIKEA, we will offer research opportunities to universities that specialise in our areas of interest.

Working together, combining the experience of IKEA with the in-depth knowledge and creative minds of research students to challenge and expand today's facts and possibilities. We look forward to meeting and encouraging more students at the beginning of their careers, and helping them see their research become a reality.

Innovation labs

Innovation labs

coming November 2017

Linking with established innovation communities around the world, to find the answers to the big problems.

At IKEA, we have some 'big problems' to solve so we can continue to deliver on our vision to create a better everyday life for the many people.

By partnering with existing innovation labs, we can explore our big problems together with other corporations, startups and NGOs to create future products and services that are affordable, accessible and sustainable.

Product ideas

Product ideas

coming January 2018

Everyone is invited to co-create the IKEA products of the future.

IKEA will soon open up an innovation community called Product Ideas. It’s an invitation to everyone who wants to turn everyday needs and frustrations into solutions. We’re extremely happy that it’s happening and super curious to see the results as we switch our product development from mono to stereo. Be sure to join in and help us create the products and solutions of tomorrow.

Makerspaces

Makerspaces

coming February 2018

Places to workshop, test, and prototype ideas.

Physical and digital prototyping is an important part of the development process, for testing ideas and concepts before we start up the big machines to create new products and services for our customers.

We want to make access to prototyping tools easier for everyone. That's why we're connecting with makerspace communities around the world, to release creativity around life at home and find new ways of solving problems.

More to come

More to come

We will keep looking for more ways to collaborate with the world – sign up for the co-createIKEA newsletter for updates on all our programs.

Jesper Brodin
“We believe that ideas, technology, and people will be the enabler to the big problems.” Jesper Brodin, Managing director, IKEA Range & Supply
Tony Sandelius
“With co-createIKEA we will together with the many people explore the future.” Tony Sandelius, New Business and Innovation manager at IKEA of Sweden.