We were finalists at the National Innovation Award

We were finalists at the National Innovation Award

Check out how we were recognized in the Innovation Management category

We were among the top 3 finalists at the National Innovation Award in the Innovation Management category – medium size companies. The award ceremony happened on Monday (June 10th) in São Paulo at the Expo Exhibition & Convention Center to encourage and recognize the successful efforts on innovation and innovation management from Brazilian companies. It is a Mobilização Empresarial pela Inovação – MEI – (Enterprise Mobilization for Innovation in English) initiative in partnership with Confederação Nacional da Indústria – CNI – (National Industry Confederation in English) and Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio às Micro e Pequenas Empresas – SEBRAE – (a Third Sector endeavor similar to the Small Business Associations on the USA).

A large number of companies that are contributing to the National Innovation scene participated. Among them big companies, such as Grupo Boticário, Natura and WEG. Grupo Boticário competed in the Product Innovation and Marketing Innovation categories; Natura in the Product Innovation, Process Innovation, Marketing Innovation and Management Innovation categories; and WEB in Product Innovation and Management Innovation.

Carlos Alberto Jayme, CINQ’s Chief Growth Officer, talks about the experience of the IT Multinational being among the top 3 finalists: “This is an extremely special moment for all of us at CINQ Technologies, for being among the 3 finalists at the National Innovation Award, Innovation Management category, fills us with pride and gratitude. Innovation is in our DNA, in our brand. If we have been in the market for over 27 years is because the company has always sought to transform itself over the various economic and technological cycles adapting and even anticipating impactful changes. Therefore, we surfed the various technological waves and grew even in times of crisis.”

To compete, the companies went through a rigorous 4 stages selection process. 1) The (Inscription) application stage, which included 60 self-assessment questions to determine the applicant’s innovation profile that led to which categories the company could compete. 2) The virtual validation stage, in which companies had to evidentiate that they were innovating in the category they applied; everything was thoroughly analyzed by the committee. 3) The evaluation visits stage, when the committee visited companies to perform an in-company evaluation. 4) The final stage, when a panel of judges evaluated the results and selected the finalists and winners.

The category of innovation management, in which we have been elected from the virtual stages for the face-to visit, encompasses organizations that through the implementation of processes, methods, techniques and tools have produced a fruitful environment to the generation of innovation. The evaluation identified the level of innovation capacity, due to adherence to a set of fundamentals and the degree of effective results obtained by the organization.

The Innovation Management category, that we were one of the top 3 finalists, encompasses organizations that, through implementing processes, methodologies, techniques and tools, created a pro-innovation environment. The evaluation criteria, guided by a set of parameters and the effective results obtained, identified the innovative capacity of the organization.

Jayme describes CINQ as “a company that explores and quickly learns new technologies that are relevant to develop innovative solutions to its customers in Brazil and abroad. This is the focus of innovation at CINQ. We work on the edges of technologies and trends and this imposes risks.”

About the Innovation Management category, Jayme commented-“We have two noble environments in innovation in our company: an open area for experimentation, CINQ Lab, and a large area of learning, sharing, training and Design Thinking, CINQ Tech. The innovation that in the beginning depended on some professionals, today is part of our organizational culture. I believe that this important recognition arrives at the right time, because we left a model of processes of innovation management for a model of culture management of innovative thinking, experimentation and learning. These initiatives have engaged the team.”

According to Nôga Simões, Innovation and Marketing Manager here at CINQ Technologies, “It is very rewarding to be part of a company that has innovation in its DNA, from the name, which considers the three pillars – commitment, innovation and quality, which permeate all the CINQ Team, to value deliverables to our internal and external customers. This recognition belongs to the whole company, for we have experienced a period of great internal and external digital transformations, through the use of Design Thinking, agile methods and our professionals taking ownership for their own learning and for growing the company. After all, innovation management is a process of culture transformation “.

Congratulations to our team for being among the top 3 finalists at the National Innovation Award, this recognition at the national level means a lot to the company and reflects the efforts, activities performed and applied programs that have been developed. “This achievement is the fruit of many hands and initiatives. CINQ has always sought to participate in several external ecosystems to broaden its connections, but it was through the encouragement of internal connections, that the culture of innovation and learning expanded. I dedicate this important recognition to all the #CINQTeam and to all customers and partners who always stimulate us to think outside and far away from the box “, concludes Jayme.