Creating Scandinavia’s leading innovation hub
Sopra Steria and EGGS Design join forces
Sopra Steria and EGGS Design join forces
Sopra Steria and EGGS Design join forces to create the leading design and innovation environment in Scandinavia. Together, they are already the largest in Norway.
This is a press release announcing the partnership between EGGS and Sopra Steria, shared on October 28, 2021.
- EGGS Design is a solid company that has positioned itself as a beacon within design-driven innovation and business development. I am proud to share that they will soon be a part of Sopra Steria, and we’re looking forward to building a new future together. In total, we will count 300 employees in the design and innovation segment, shares Kjell Rusti, CEO at Sopra Steria Scandinavia.
- For a long time, Sopra Steria has been the consultancy with most designers. Our clients, and ourselves, see how important design is to succeed in digitalization and sustainable business development. For this reason, we want to accelerate our investments in this area. With EGGS onboard, we are positioned with another strong brand in our market, a significant number of incredibly talented people, and rock-solid client references in innovation for all sectors. We will maintain EGGS as a separate business unit in Sopra Steria, collaborating closely with our other business areas. We are approaching this as a partnership, says Rusti.
Design-oriented methods with a focus on sustainability and people are becoming increasingly instrumental to succeed with business transformation processes. Well-crafted and user-centred solutions need innovation based on design thinking, business design, service design, industrial design, digital design, and much more. With new organizational forms, where cross-disciplinary and flexible or agile teams are at the core, it becomes more important than ever to have design competence across the organization.
Ulla Sommerfelt is EGGS' CEO and also one of the co-founders when EGGS was founded ten years ago. She has always had ambitions for growing the company internationally and has for a long time wanted to find a partner to help accelerate the growth:
- With Sopra Steria we feel that we have found a partner that share our values and ambitions. I couldn’t imagine a better partner to develop what we think is the world’s best workplace for creative people. Sopra Steria and EGGS have shared values, and we share how we value people. Both are ambitious companies driven by growth and entrepreneurship, she says.
For Sommerfelt, it is key that the new partnership will strengthen the relationship with their existing and future clients.
- We have already set short-term goals for what we want to achieve in the market. With this technology and design partnership we will have a more complete joint offering for our clients and create a stronger positive impact in our society.
Like Kjell Rusti, Sommerfelt sees design as a strategic tool to trigger change.
We use design methodology not only to develop new products, but also for example to create new business models, holistic services for users, and better global partnerships. The world is facing enormous changes, and the designers’ toolbox and competencies will only become increasingly important, Sommerfelt concludes. Sommerfelt will be part of Sopra Steria's leader team and continue to lead the EGGS Design business unit.
EGGS has 120 creatives in Scandinavia, while Sopra Steria Scandinavia has 2800 employees. About 180 people work within design and user-centred innovation.
Sopra Steria, a European leader in consulting, digital services and software development, helps its clients drive their digital transformation to obtain tangible and sustainable benefits. It provides end-to-end solutions to make large companies and organisations more competitive by combining in-depth knowledge of a wide range of business sectors and innovative technologies with a fully collaborative approach. Sopra Steria places people at the heart of everything it does and is committed to making the most of digital technology to build a positive future for its clients. With 46,000 employees in nearly 30 countries, the Group generated revenue of €4.3 billion in 2020.
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EGGS Design is a design and technology consultancy that delivers innovation services to companies within most private industries and the public sector. EGGS has a strong focus on creating the world’s best workplace for creative people.
EGGS has a cross-disciplinary approach to creating the best solutions for users, organizations, society and the planet. The company specializes in design-driven innovation across technology, industrial design, digital design, service design, brand design, and business design.
EGGS Design has 120 creative people spread over five locations: Copenhagen, Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim, and Bergen.
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