- Technology - much more than process efficiency
- Innovation - we bring ideas to life
Innovation - we bring ideas to life
A playground for your ideas.
The engine of creativity.
The engine of creativity
We have blended three powerful methodologies – Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile development into an end-to-end innovation process that is one of the best in the market.
From the very first stage, we follow practices that boost creativity while maintaining focus on customer needs and business objectives.
How to make the future happen today
Innovation is tough. You want to deliver radical change, fast – but you’re constrained by legacy technology, regulation and the complexity of your own organisation? With GFT’s Helix approach, innovation happens alongside digital transformation.
It’s a two-speed journey where new ideas can come to life quickly, while ‘business as usual’ evolves to meet the future.
GFT Innovation Methodology
The Digital Innovation Lab in Barcelona is at the heart of GFT’s innovation landscape.
Bringing together the experience of our worldwide teams, it’s a place where you can explore demos and prototypes that simulate real-life environments. In this testing ground, you can explore how new technologies work in real business scenarios.
In the digital age you must collaborate to innovate. A successful digtal transformation requires the right blend of business, technology and culture. To promote co-creation we bring together customers, GFT experts, partners and specialist to offer you a dream-team for every project.
- Experience Lab: focus on innovation methodology, cultural transformation, experience design, customer journeys and design thinking.
- Technology Lab: leverage the Lab to evaluate fintech/start-up integration, implement and test newly launched technologies, research technology for specific use cases and learn how to scale it.
- Business Lab: the full Lab experience focusing on a specific business topic and the technologies supporting it.
Digital Innovation Lab timeline
The Lab incorporates new devices, including a 3D hologram projector, and various experiences around the GFT metaverse.
At the Industry area, we have implemented a high-tech refrigerator and set up a fully functional AI visual inspection space for customer projects. Furthermore, we have set up a collaboration space with Tickendy, a promising start-up offering a solution to digitise purchase receipts using NFC or photography.
- The Lab is extended to accomodate a larger insutry area with new gadgets such as wearables, new sensors, or a robotic arm
- New cryptocurrencies, visual inspection and indoor tracking demos
- In Covid times, the Lab continues to operate through digital sessions
- New industry area showcasing a connected car, a model factory and DLT-based solutions
- New IoT, AI & cloud-based experiences
- Integrated end-to-end retail omnichannel platform
- Winner of best testbed solution at IoT World Congress 2019
- The Lab is recognised by CB Insights as one of the top 30 innovation labs in banking
- Addition of Insurance Lab in Canada following GFT's acquisition of VNEO
- Digitalisation of all Lab spaces. New retail showcasing area fitted with interactive touchpoints
- Refurbishment of the Lab, new auditorium and co-creation areas
- Lab network reaches Brazil
- Insurance and private banking experiences added
- Extension of the Lab to include two showcasing areas: home and bank branch
- Establishment of a Lab network reaching Germany and the UK
- Launch of Digital Innovation Lab in Barcelona
- Lab conceptualisation
"Being collaborative is the starting point of innovation. At the GFT Digital Innovation Lab, we bring together our experts and know-how with those of our partners. Together we ideate and build experiences that help customers envision how new technologies will shape the future of business across all industries.”"
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