HEC Lausanne start-up RiskTalk takes off


RiskTalk – a start-up created at HEC Lausanne – is now operating outside the university, having successfully completed a one-year action research phase that validated its relevance and commercial potential. The start-up, which benefited from InnoTREK funding, is building up a select client base of companies and has secured seed funding from Venture Kick. It is a story of a project that successfully combines insights from social science and application in managerial practice.

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The first kicks of 2018!


RiskTalk empowers any employee to report anything, directly to their organisation’s leadership, completely anonymously, via a simple app. In a ‘back office’, risk controllers will see issues flagged and sorted by organizational priorities – which then directs attention and follow-up action, with the back office team remaining in contact with the reporter. RiskTalk automatically removes metadata from attached files that could be used to identify users.

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RiskTalk: can a better conversation help fend off disaster?


SwissERM is partnering with the University of Lausanne to test the effects and uses of RiskTalk, a reporting and control application, which aims to help organizations stave off lazy thinking, and prevent risk incubation.

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