The IMA Group Innovation Strategy
IMA Benelux’s innovation strategy is fully integrated in that of the IMA Group
Innovation and InvestmentBy creating a structure dedicated to experimentation and innovation, as well as a development fund, the IMA Group aims to create new business models in order to offer a simpler, optimised experience, enhanced with new services.
Data and the information systemEssential to a successful client experience, the use of data and our information system bring us into our shareholders’ and partners’ digital world to offer seamless client journeys.
The IMA L@b: touching, testing and understanding
Touching: to explore the future and identify potential uses linked to assistance and services, the l@b is open to everyone, allowing them to learn about and share future technologies and uses.
Testing: to begin to construct future innovations, the IMA Group has created an environment and a structure for rapidly creating MVPs (Minimum Viable Products) to test products’ technical and economic relevance.
Understanding: in addition, a livingl@b open to all group employees allows testing and use of new products and services to facilitate acculturation, ideation and open-innovation.
Innovation is nourished by openness
That is why we support and nurture a whole ecosystem, to enhance our products, our services and our tools. Taking an open innovation approach, we have developed partnerships with startups including Pop Valet, Mobility 24 au Portugal, Liberty Rider, Coorganiz, Oohee, Hopways and My Jugaad. This openness is a commitment that has taken on an even greater dimension with the commitment within the regional initiative accelerator French AssurTech, of which the IMA Group is a co-founder.
A winning innovation strategy!
Gold Award for digital innovation in 2019 for IMA W3WA service allowing the geolocation of an assistance call if the beneficiary is in an unknown location when an incident occurs.
Gold Award for policyholders in 2019 in the Services category for ASK JacquesThis platform makes IMA’s services available in digital mode in addition to the assistance services currently included in insurance policies.
Bronze Award 2019 in the Client Relations Innovation category for IMA DirectA white-label website, giving users real-time tracking of the progress of their assistance request and third-party intervention.