Earlybird, an Australian firm that has developed a global open innovation ecosystem that allows for early adopters, innovators, and subject matter experts (SMEs) to work together in speeding up technology advancement and adoption in an organization, want to point out that they can help companies solve employee health and safety needs with the development of innovative solutions. EarlyBirds can help all kinds of organizations in identifying innovative health and safety solutions that are most suitable for them. Organizations can discover how they are able to improve their technology adoption by becoming an early adopter.
It is important to note that digital transformation has been changing the way safety is managed in the workplace and job sites. The use of technology can help in reducing risks and compliance costs while boosting productivity. Digital transformation can do this by streamlining and/or getting rid of processes that take too much time including administrative work, determining possible safety risks at the workplace or job site, and providing data and insights that allow contractors to make more strategic decisions for each construction project and the business as a whole.
The field of health and safety has been mostly paper-based but this is changing very fast with new developments in technology and communications. Things like drones, Jobsite safety apps, wearables, training and education, onboarding staff, safe equipment, hazardous material handling, diagnostics, analytics, prevention and treatment solutions, and more have all been made better with the application of new technology.
Advancements in technology have also been helpful with regard to safety regulations and compliance. The European Commission has made the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) responsible for developing a standard for quality and reliability in health and wellness apps. And the initiative has become an international effort through its cooperation with ISO. This standard will allow organizations to be assured of the quality and reliability of various safety tools and the know-how of various tools compare based on key criteria.
Meanwhile, EarlyBirds can help all kinds of organizations in coming up with new and better health and safety solutions that are assured to be the best fit for their specific needs. While the advantages of digital transformation have been shown to be effective across many industries, some organizations still lag. Despite the increase in available innovative solutions, such as virtual reality, job site management platforms, digital apps, sensors, robots, drones, and more, some organizations find it confusing as to which technologies are suited for them and how to overcome the obstacles that hold back digital transformation. These obstacles can be cultural, the absence of a strategy, high upfront costs, and problems with ease of use. Organizations that become early adopters in the EarlyBirds marketplace get to work with innovators and SMEs and can get insights on the various health and safety technologies and which ones to choose.
Meanwhile, companies developing health and safety solutions can participate in the EarlyBirds open innovation ecosystem and get to interact with potential customers. Together with early adopters and SMEs, they can put their minds together and develop solutions that benefit everyone.
The EarlyBirds open innovation ecosystem has its award-winning platform with over 4 million innovators and two enabling programs. The first one is the Explorer program which can help speed up the technological innovation process for the entire organization as a service. The Explorer program has several features, such as a nominated SME for the business; weekly webinars to help stimulate innovation in the organization; quarterly and monthly innovation days; a focus on specific types of innovations; and a platform enterprise license. The second program is the Challenger program, which is for organizations that prefer to focus on just one specific problem or challenge at a time. Earlybird also offers the Edzlity framework that can be used by organizations to help with their continuous improvement activities for the purpose of improving their organizational agility and competitive edge.
Those who are interested in knowing more about the Early Birds Marketplace and how they can help organizations come up with health safety innovations can check out the EarlyBirds website at earlybirds.io.