Ifinity was officially named the most innovative startup on the Polish market. The company won the Initiator of Innovation 2015 competition organised by Newsweek in cooperation with PwC, the Ministry of Economy and the National Research and Development Centre.
Jury of the Initiator of Innovation 2015 competition appreciated Ifinity for developing an application, that helps the visually impaired to navigate in an urban setting and visit public offices. The company outran competition from more than 30 industries, not only in the IT sector which annually spends over a billion Polish zlotys on research and development and employs a total of 44 thousand people. Ifinity was awarded along with such companies as and CD Projekt, developers studio that has created most popular computer game “The Witcher” and Polpharma.
Being innovative is not only about technology. It’s about the people who constantly undertake new goals upon themselves – said the special guest of the event, Minister of Economy, Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski.
Winners among the submitted applications were selected by the jury of Polish leaders in business, science and media: Bozena Gargas (President of the Institute of Industrial Design), Leszek Grabarczyk (deputy Director of the National Centre for Research and Development), Krzysztof Klincewicz (Professor, Department of Management, University of Warsaw), Tomasz Lis (editor in chief of Newsweek Poland), Piotr Przewrocki (entrepreneur, business angel) and Beata Tylman (director of team Innovations and R&D Grants at PwC).
Someone who pays close attention to what Ifinity does, would probably say we are maniacs. As a company, instead of exploiting well known and distributed technology, we constantly try to disrupt it. But the market of the Internet of Things, which we are a part of, proves that it’s the only right way to grow. – says Adam Jesionkiewicz, Ifinity CEO and co-founder.
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