From October 2nd to 4th, 29 Worldliners gathered in Prague for a short but fast-paced trip focused on innovation. During 3 days, the winners of last year’s WIN Awards, our internal innovation contest, were immersed in a learning expedition that enabled them to explore some of Prague’s innovative ecosystem, while enjoying time visiting Prague’s emblematic landmarks.
Watch the highlights of their trip and get inspired by their discoveries!
WIN Learning Expedition, a journey to get inspired
A WIN Learning Expedition combines innovation with the discovery of a major European city. Through this immersive trip, several of Worldline’s most talented innovators are invited to discover some of the best innovative aspects and resources of a city and to make contacts, start discussions, imagine new ideas and identify new opportunities.
During three intensive days, the winners of the 2018 WIN Awards had the chance to meet various local players, visit innovative public and private organizations, leaders in their sectors and to take a deep dive into an inspiring and energizing ecosystem.
In Prague, our winning Worldliners had the opportunity to meet with Adastra, which shared its experience with mobile solutions in Asian markets; to discover GoodAI’s research activities towards General Artificial Intelligence; to visit Vodafone Czech Republic, which presented its latest digital products and services for the mainstream market; to learn with ELI Beamlines about the world’s most intense laser systems and their applications in physics, material science, biomedical research and astrophysics; to understand UP21’s approach in helping startups navigate towards success; to get insights into Avast’s innovative mindset and operational challenges; to get a grasp on the broad range of expertise of the Czech Technical University in Prague, from Artificial Intelligence, with the AI Center, to conversational agents and industrial robotics, with the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics, an amazing place of interdisciplinary cooperation.
During this trip, the visits were opportunities to exchange about our points of view on tech subjects, to help me in my work and my projects.
Why you should visit Prague too
There are so many reasons to go to Prague. Prague is playing a key role in the future of technology and is known as a business-friendly place. There is a strong local innovation ecosystem and lively entrepreneurial scene. Prague is also one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
The WIN Awards are Worldline’s internal annual innovation competition. This competition has been designed to promote innovation throughout the company at the global level, highlight advanced or completed innovative projects and reward the best of them. The WIN Awards are opened to everyone in Worldline. Employees can team up to post a project. Each innovation counts. It is why there is no restriction in terms of the kind of innovation you can submit. The WIN Awards are opened to all projects significantly advanced or completed in the previous year. Since its creation, the WIN Awards have gathered 4,000+ participants from 20+ countries and awarded 150+ innovators.
Kamel Nourine Elaid:
The discussions with the other participants were an opportunity to discover new personalities and get to know my colleagues better.
Photos credits: Frédéric Boyadjian
Video credits: Alexandre Switon