Jan 28, 2015  Jakarta

Henkel Innovation Challenge 8

Inspiring students on campus

Henkel participated in a series of career fairs and talks at selected top universities in the Philippines and Indonesia. At the University of the Philippines, De La Salle University and the University of Indonesia, Henkel’s department heads and managers presented the Henkel Innovation Challenge (HIC) and interacted with students.

Already in its eighth year, the HIC is an international student business competition which encourages participants to create an innovative product or technology for a Henkel brand in 2050 which will contribute to sustainable development. In previous years, the teams from Southeast Asia have come up with interesting ideas such as waterless styling shower caps, and recyclable 3D food printing cartridges.

Tess Labesores, Human Resources Manager, Henkel Asia Pacific Service Center, believes that such events and competitions give students great exposure to the working world. “They help students to understand the working culture at Henkel, which advocates that success can be achieved with the right motivation, mindset and attitude.”

A total of 35 submissions were received in the Philippines and Indonesia this year. They will compete for a spot in the international finals, which will be held in Vienna in spring 2015. The winning team of the international HIC competition in Vienna will receive an around-the-world ticket worth 10,000 Euro. The second and third-placed teams will also receive travel vouchers. All three teams will have the opportunity to meet Henkel’s Chief Executive Officer, Kasper Rorsted, in person and present their innovation concepts.

Philippines: Freddie Corpuz, Head Finance Operations; Rollen Ancheta, Senior Specialist Recruitment, HR; Carolynne Aguilar Claveria, Head of Business Operations; Tess Labesores, Manager, HR; Roberto Emilio Hernandez, Project Manager, Business Operations

Students signing up for HIC in the Philippines after understanding more about careers at Henkel