Ever since ING’s beginnings as a savings bank for ordinary people, innovation has been in our DNA.
Over the course of our existence, we’ve pioneered easier payment systems, spearheaded the rise of internet banking, and seamlessly transitioned to the mobile era. Today, our spirit of innovation burns as brightly as ever.
Powered by a dedicated Innovation Office, which facilitates and accelerates innovation across the organisation, we’re constantly developing new ways to improve the lives of our customers.
Every colleague is invited to participate through our international Innovation
Innovation Bootcamp challenges ING employees worldwide to come up with smart ideas and then turn them into reality.
The first edition of Innovation Bootcamp in 2014 generated 774 ideas, of which eight received support to be launched commercially.
In its second year, employees from across the ING world submitted 1806 ideas in response to five strategic challenges. The 100 best ideas entered Innovation Bootcamp and were developed by international teams of employees, supported by innovation mentors.
The best eight pitched before a jury, in front of an all- employee audience. ING employees from 10 countries also shared the excitement of the event in a live stream webcast and many other ING people could also watch it via a webcast stream.
Awards for the top three ideas and a People’s Choice Award were handed out by CEO Ralph Hamers and Chief Innovation Officer Brunon Bartkiewicz.